Husqvarna have announced updates to the 2020 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro models, including new switchable ride modes, a Bosch cornering ABS system, “Easy Shift” function and lean sensitive motorcycle traction control, alongside the existing features which have made the model a favourite amongst owners.
For the first time, each model also has their own unique new graphics.
2020 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto & Enduro features
New switchable Ride Modes
New Bosch cornering ABS
New Easy Shift function
New lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control
New graphics and slim bodywork
Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame
Polyamide rear subframe with integrated fuel tank
The Australian market saw the 2019 701 Supermoto launched earlier in the year, arriving for $15,995 RRP. Australian pricing and availability of the 2020 models yet to be announced.
The Husqvarna 701 models feature a 692.7cc single-cylinder engine with Ride-by-Wire and producing 72 hp at 5000rpm. A Keihin EFI system includes a 50mm throttle-body controlled by the EMS.
A lightweight trellis frame is manufactured with chomium-molybdenum steel, with a self supporting rear subframe including an integrated 13 litre fuel tank in polyamide thermoplastic. A light-weight aluminium swingarm maximises traction and stability.
Suspension is provided by WP Performance Systems, with Brembo brakes and spoked wheels, with the Supermoto featuring 17-inch wheels, and the Enduro running a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear with 250 mm suspension travel at each end.
On the Supermoto suspension is WP USD split-function 48mm forks matched to a WP monoshock fitted with Pro-Lever linkage. A single 320mm rotor is matched to a Brembo four-piston caliper while a 250mm rear rotor is joined by a single-piston Brembo floating caliper.
2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR
Also joining the 701 line-up in 2020 is the brand new 701 Enduro LR (Long Range), which shares the same electronics as the 701 Enduro but offers additional touring capabilities for riders wanting to travel further.
Remaining a lightweight and nimble machine, the additional 12-litre auxiliary fuel tank increases the total fuel capacity to 25 litres, meaning a significantly bigger fuel range for more enduro capability. 701 Enduro LR availability is yet to be confirmed for Australia.
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