Husqvarna Norden 901 concept debuts new model line at EICMA

Husqvarna Motorcycles reveals its new adventurer touring concept, the Husqvarna Norden 901, based on the KTM 890 Adventure

HUSQVARNA Norden 901

Husqvarna Motorcycles has given a glimpse of its future with the launch of a new adventurer tourer concept, the Husqvarna Norden 901, at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan

The Swedish manufacturer has been steadily updating and bolstering its motorcycle line-ups over the past few years, taking advantage of its close relationship with parent company KTM to develop a new line of models using the Austrian firm’s platforms.

The latest of these is the Husqvarna Norden 901, which debuts the Norden range based on the new KTM 890 Adventure, also revealed at EICMA.

For now, the Husqvarna Norden 901 is a concept machine only but even in its ‘party dress’ appears close to production, showcasing Husqvarna’s distinctive styling traits in a more rugged package.

Brought into line with the Svartpilen and Vitpilen models with its signature circular headlamp and familiar yellow, white and blue colour scheme in a nod to its Swedish heritage, the Husqvarna Norden 901 wraps it up in a sharp, practical suit designed to go further and longer than its small counterparts.

Under the skin, the Norden 901 features KTM’s new 889.5cc parallel twin engine tuned for adventure usage, as well as both on-road refinement and off-road capabilities. Husqvarna also promises best-in-class lightness.

Husqvarna Motorcycles at the 2019 EICMA show

As well as the Norden 901, Husqvarna revealed new colours, trims and graphics for the Vitpilen and Svartpilen 701 ranges, while the 401 models feature a new bolt-on subframe to aid improved pillion comfort levels.

Meanwhile, the 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro models gain new switchable ride modes. Allowing you to change power characteristics while riding, new Bosch cornering ABS, easy shift function for shorter shift times and new lean-angle sensitive motorcycle traction control.

The manufacturer also revealed its new entry for the Moto3 World Championship. Announced earlier in the season, the Swedish manufacturer will be represented in the class alongside KTM in what will be its return to the grand prix racing fold.