Husqvarna unveils 2017 Supermoto and Enduro 701 models

Single-cylinder engine gets 6hp power boost to 74hp

Husqvarna unveils 2017 Supermoto and Enduro 701 models

HUSQVARNA is boasting more and torque for its 2017 701 models, featuring the ‘most powerful single-cylinder engine ever developed’.

The updated 701 Supermoto (picture above) and Enduro make a claimed 6hp and 2.2lbft more than their predecessors while meeting strict Euro IV emission levels.

That means the 692.7cc single-cylinder plant shared by both models will make 74hp at 8,000rpm and 52.4lbft at 6,750rpm.

The engine also retains 6,000-mile service intervals.

The four-valve cylinder head has twin spark ignition with single overhead camshaft allowing for more exact valve timing at higher engine speeds.

Husqvarna says its engineers have added an extra 1,000rpm of usable power.

The 2017 incarnation also gains a second counter balancer-shaft to reduce vibrations to the rider through the seat, handlebars and footrests.

The throttle response promises to be smoothed out thanks to Keihin electronic fuel injection with a new 50mm throttle body.

701 Highlights

  • Increased power and torque of 74hp and 52.4lbft
  • An additional 1,000 rpm of usable power
  • Reduced oscillating masses for lower vibrations
  • New intake resonator for improved response at low rpm Long service intervals & low fuel consumption Single overhead cam
  • Double spark plugs large bore and short stroke [105 mm & 80 mm]
  • Forged aluminium piston
  • Ride-by-wire electronics
  • Competition-level brakes with Bosch ABS
  • Black anodised tubeless 17-inch wheels (Supermoto)
  • 21–inch front and 18-inch rear high-strength DID wheels (Enduro)

Both models are due to go on sale throughout Europe from next month with price to be confirmed.

The 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro

Read our reviews of the 2016 701 Enduro and 701 Supermoto.