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2016-01-25 15:18

Dries van der Walt

LATEST HUSQVARNA IN SA: The Husqvarna 701 Enduro, sibling to the 701 Supermoto, features the same 690cc single but brings some trick features to the Dual Sport class. Image: Supplied

Cape Town - Husqvarna, one of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world, launched its 701 Enduro locally at a function at Puzey’s Biker Warehouse, Johannesburg in January 2016.

Brother to the 701 Supermoto, the Husqvarna 701 Enduro features the same 690cc single, but brings some trick features to the Dual Sport class.

Among those is a 15.6-litre fuel tank integrated with the rear sub frame, switchable engine maps with ride-by-wire throttle, separate ABS modes and a slipper clutch.

This new husky will sell for R 199 699.

'Reliability, durability and efficiency'

Featuring class-leading technology, the 690cc engine has a double spark-plug ignition, selectable engine maps and ride-by-wire throttle, which combine to provide a perfectly linear power delivery.

Mike Puzey of Puzey Motor Corporation: "Reliability, durability and efficiency are guaranteed by high-tech applications such as the active crankcase evacuation and the forced lubrication system, which reduce oil friction and pump losses. 

"The adoption of these innovative solutions brings long service intervals and extremely low fuel consumption."

Other features include:

  • Ergonomically designed, innovative bodywork.
  • Chromium-molybdenum trellis frame.
  • Competition-level WP 4CS fork and WP rear shock
  • Keihin 46mm electronic fuel injection
  • Switchable ABS with specific off-road mode.

Husqvarna says that the 701 Enduro is built from the ground up to lead in terms of power, weight, technology and performance.

The 701 features a long seat that reaches over the radiator shrouds with functional ribbing to improve grip in all conditions. The in-mold graphics on the sub frame protect the integrated fuel tank while also ensuring an elegant look to the rear of the bike.

Tightly wrapped around the engine and frame, the 701’s bodywork is ergonomically designed to connect the rider’s body to the bike.

WP Performance has developed closed-cartridge 4CS forks specifically for the 701 Enduro, which find their perfect match in the fully-adjustable WP rear shock. For perfect all-terrain riding capabilities both front and rear suspension offer 275mm of travel.

A super lightweight die-cast aluminum swingarm matches with the self-supporting polyamide rear sub frame to further enhance the bike’s astounding power-to-weight ratio. For optimal weight distribution the 15.6-litre fuel tank is integrated into the sub frame.

The bike also features an advanced ABS system with off-road specific settings, Brembo brakes and hydraulically operated slipper clutch, and rides on black DID rims fitted with Continental TKC 80 tyres on the 21’’ front wheel and 18’’ rear wheel.

Puzey also promises an extensive range of accessories that will allow riders to tailor the 701 Enduro to their specific needs.

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