Husqvarna’s NORDEN 901 concept was one of the best received bikes at this year’s EICMA show – and following its hugely positive reception the Swedish/Austrian factory has confirmed that it will be going into production.
Following on from the success of its Vitpilen and Svartpilen —the factories first street-focused Husqvarnas since the ‘60s—the Norden will be Husqvarna’s first adventure tourer. At this stage, details remain scarce about the production version – but here’s what Husqvarna has confirmed so far…
The Norden 901 will be powered by a 889.5cc parallel twin-cylinder motor which will be tuned for ‘adventure usage’, come kitted out with spoked 21 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels and high quality WP suspension.
Looking closely at the images of the concept machine, it’s possible to glean a couple more bits of information about the new adventure bike from Husqvarna. Firstly, we can see a range of off-road ready equipment, including a bash plate, handguards, engine protection – in addition to a futuristic dual dash. It also looks like the shock is linkage-less and cantilevered at a 45-degree angle. And from what we can see those off-road ready wheels will be clad with a set of Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR’s. But we’ll have to wait and see if things stay the same for the official production model.
Although there’s been no suggestion of a specific timeframe, we reckon we’ll see the Husqvarna Norden 901 rolling into dealers for 2021 – which means we will likely see the consumer-ready machine at the big bike shows towards the end of next year.
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