Husqvarna 901 Norden forges new path into ADV territories

The Husqvarna 901 Norden sees the Enduro MX specialists begin a new era as it enters the competitive large ADV tourer category for the first time

Husqvarna 901 Norden

The Husqvarna 901 Norden has made its long-awaited bow as the Swedish marque’s maiden foray into the competitive adventure-tourer motorcycle market, boasting clean, cool styling and trusty mechanicals borrowed from KTM.

Two years on from the unveiling of a thinly-veiled concept version at EICMA in 2019, the Husqvarna 901 Norden stays true to the original with its upright stance and recognisable family colourways that stand it out from the KTM 890 Adventure machine it is based on.

Also the largest and most powerful motorcycle Husqvarna has had on sale since the 900cc Nuda roadster was launched under BMW ownership, the 901 Norden is pitched as a more road-orientated tourer compared with its KTM donor bike, albeit without entirely ignoring the manufacturer’s Enduro and Motocross based heritage.

Signatured by a striking split-level circular headlight dominating the front-end, the 901 Norden adds bluff fairing and chunky bodywork to differentiate it from its KTM sister model.

Underneath things become more familiar with an 889cc parallel-twin engine punching out 103hp putting it on a par with the new Honda NT1100, while it tips the scales at 204kg too.

With a history forged on trails, though the 901 Norden represents a new segment for the marque, it still taps into Husqvarma’s experience off-road, promising a reinforced frame that is tough and durable, but light and agile to ensure comfortable cruising speeds.

It also comes with trick WP APEX suspension developed by preferred KTM specialists WP Suspension, plus Bosch ABS and a trio of pre-loaded riding modes (Street, Rain and Off-Road), as well as an Explorer Mode that allows you to adjust the rider aids, throttle response and traction control to your own liking.

Husqvarna 901 Norden - Specs and details

Engine type

2 cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC parallel twin 


889 cc


90,7/68,8 mm


77 kW (105 hp) @ 8000 rpm


100 Nm @ 6500 rpm

Compression ratio



Electric starter/12V 10Ah


6 gears

Fuel system

DKK Dellorto (Throttle body 46mm)


4 valves per cylinder / DOHC


Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Primary drive


Final drive



Liquid cooled with water/oil heat exchanger


Cable operated PASC Slipper clutch

Engine management/ignition

Bosch EMS with RBW

Traction control

MTC (lean angle sensitive, 3-Mode, disengageable, Explorer mode optional)



Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated


Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis, powder coated


 Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm

Front suspension


Front adjustability

Compression, Rebound, Preload

Rear suspension

WP APEX-Monoshock

Rear adjustability

Rebound, Preload

Suspension travel front/rear

220 mm / 215 mm

Front brake

2 x 4-piston caliper, radially mounted, brake disc Ø 320 mm

Rear brake

2 piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 260 mm


Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and Offroad mode, disengageable)

Wheels front/rear

Tubeless Aluminium spoked wheels 2.50 x 21''; 4.50 x 18''

Tyres front/rear

Pirelli Scorpion Rallly STR 90/90 R 21; 150/70 R 18


X-Ring 520


Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer

Steering head angle


Triple clamp offset

30 mm


106,9 mm

Wheel base

1,513 mm ± 15 mm

Ground clearance

252 mm

Seat height

854 / 874 mm

Tank capacity (approx.)

19.0 litres

Weight without fuel (approx.)

 204 kg


ABS Modes

Street (cornering sensitive) / Offroad

Ride Modes

Street, Rain, Offroad (Explorer - optional)

Engine Management Systems

MTC, MSR, Easy Shift

Cruise Control

Original Equipment


Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Call-In, Music Selection

Technical Accessories

Connectivity Unit, TPMS, heated grips & seats