Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Takes to the Ice
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Husqvarna has launched a microsite previewing its upcoming 701 Supermoto. Unveiled last fall at EICMA, the 701 Supermoto is Husqvarna’s first streetbike since the company was acquired by KTM‘s Stefan Pierer.
Which makes it a curious decision to launch the microsite with a teaser video with the 701 equipped with spiked tires and running on ice. And to release said video in late April, no less. Not that we’re complaining, since we’re big fans of ice racing here at MO.
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We’ll have more detailed information as Husqvarna releases it on the microsite, but we already know from EICMA the 701 is powered by a modified version of the KTM 690 SMC R’s Single with ride-by-wire throttle control, claiming an output of 67 hp. Other previously-announced features include WP suspension, ABS, a slipper clutch and a claimed weight of 320 pounds.
The 701 Supermoto will arrive at dealers in November. There’s no confirmation on whether that includes U.S. dealerships, but Husqvarna USA linking to the microsite on its Facebook page is a good sign.