Husqvarna’s New 701 Enduro LR
The adventure bike market has seen big growth in recent years, with many of the segment’s players scrambling to produce a lighter, more manageable and more affordable ‘mid-capacity’ version of their “maxi-enduro/travel” machines. And while it’s true that the gap between the “long-distance enduro” models (such as Husqvarna’s 701 Enduro) and “mid-capacity travel enduro” (such as Husky’s much-awaited Norden 901) is now smaller than ever, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still strong demand for a long-distance enduro model with a 400km-plus fuel range. That way, owners can still have their singletrack fun, and join their mates who own full-blown adventure bikes for longer-distance touring.
And that’s exactly why Husqvarna has released the 701 Enduro LR (“Long-Range”). It comes with all the advanced electronics found on the standard 701 Enduro, plus a 25-litre long-range fuel tank that’s claimed to be good for up to 500km between stops!
Here’s today’s PR from Husqvarna about the bike’s key features and impending release in Oz…
Bred from Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 701 Enduro, the brand new 701 Enduro LR provides astounding power-to-weight performance, a ride-by-wire throttle system and carefully engineered ergonomics. With its fully integrated 25-litre fuel tanks, it is the perfect machine for extended, adrenaline-filled on-road or off-road adventures, allowing up to 500km distances between fuel stops.
The renowned, torquey, 74hp single-cylinder 692.7cc engine offers a perfectly linear power delivery in all riding conditions. Fitted with cornering ABS, lean-angle sensitive traction control, switchable ride modes and Easy Shift as standard, the 701 Enduro LR is capable of serious adventure riding and long-distance touring.
Extremely well-balanced and delivering impressive agility and handling, the 701 Enduro LR comes fitted with fully adjustable 48mm WP XPLOR upside-down forks and a WP XPLOR rear shock, offering 250mm of wheel travel and excellent all-terrain capabilities.
The 701 Enduro LR comes with its own unique new graphics. Strikingly individual, it features progressive colours that guarantee they stand out in style.
- Lightweight, integrated fuel tanks – additional 12-litre capacity, +/-500km range
- Switchable ride modes – change power characteristics while riding
- Bosch cornering ABS – lean angle specific braking technology
- Easy Shift function – seamless up- and down-shifting for a smoother ride
- Lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control – perfect rear wheel traction
- Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame – for amazing agility and stability
- Aluminium swingarm – extremely low weight for maximum traction and stability
- Polyamide rear subframe with integrated fuel tank – high-tech, single-piece construction.
DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
Ensuring all 701 Enduro LR riders are fully prepared for their next adventure, the Functional Clothing Offroad 2020 collection offers high-quality items that guarantee protection, all-round functionality and comfort. Husqvarna Motorcycles also offer an extensive line-up of accessories – high-quality items that add additional protection, durability and style to all 701 Enduro LR machines.
The 2020 701 Enduro LR will be available at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers from May, 2020, at an RRP of $18,345 +ORC (which compares with $16,695 +ORC for Husky’s ‘standard’ 2020 701 Enduro).