Husqvarna Norden 901 concept (7)
Husqvarna Norden 901

Husqvarna confirm Norden 901 adventurer

Husqvarna Australia has confirmed they will import the production version of the Norden 901 Concept model unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last month.

That was a quick move from concept to production confirmation.

However, Husqvarna Motorcycles say the concept was so well accepted by consumers they took no time in announcing their decision to go ahead.Husqvarna Norden 901 concept (7)

Husqvarna Australia has not yet released a scheduled arrival date or pricing, but we expect it some time in 2020.

Let’s hope they get the pricing right on this after the debacle of the overpricing for the single-cylinder 401 and 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen street models.

Sales were consequently so slow, they dropped prices between $3000 and a massive $7000 in August.

Norden specsHusqvarna Norden 901 concept (7)

The Norden will be only their second attempt at the street/adventure market since the company became part of the KTM group in 2013.

While specifications have not yet been released, it will be powered by an 889.5cc parallel-twin engine.

Like the 401 and 701 models, it will likely be a reworked KTM engine, possibly the new 799cc motor powering the 790 Duke and Adventure.Husqvarna Norden 901 concept (7)

Also, like the the Husky street models, it will be suspended by premium WP suspension which is also part of the KTM group.

If the concept is anything to go by, it will be shod with a 21-inch front Pirelli Scorpion Really STR front tyre for off-road ability with an 18-inch rear.

We are not sure how much of the attractive concept will make it into production.

However, these images show it will be set up for adventure touring with lots of luggage and protection options.Husqvarna Norden 901 concept (7)

Husky promises the slim and light adventure tourer will have comfortable ergonomics and “confidence inspiring handling”.

If it’s as successful as the KTM 790 Adventure, it will be another great option for adventure riders … so long as they get the pricing right!

  1. Whilst the 790R is in design denial using the in-ya-face gerald.kska “shock-orange” insect profile, with a FYI you-dont-need-crash-bars nor a cold weather fairing (when really they were just cheating the weight figures by removing them) – the Norden is the polar opposite as a neo-classic bike and has Dakar fans running to the front to see more of the traditional crash bars and weather fairing et al. The conservative colours of gunsite-logo sister brand from Matighoffen a litmus test of possible wider sales of the parallel donk sans shock-orange. But the weird part is although both designs come from opposite ends of the design spectrum, both come from two teams at KISKA, both designers sit in the same building and work for the same design boss, Mr Gerald. In AU a gut punch decision was taken (by smoking-man) to crank KTM&Husky price OTT and just let fans suck it up – ouch. The AU 790R is overpriced by $4K even after you convert overseas currencies like the USD or even the South African Rand – Aussies coped the 4K hit with their diahrrea-design purchase. But with AHG now selling back the middleman ground to KTM Austria, and a new CEO for Aus now in play, and record KTM sales for June 2020, we wait to see how the gouge-games continue for AU KTM(Husky) consumers who now have the T700 option on the plate, that bike selling like hot cakes at a fair price, with similar neo-classic looks, and rave reviews.

  2. The Norden looks the goods. I only hope that it is priced realistically and includes all major items needed for Adventure riding without breaking the bank on after market fixes. Hoping for a speedy market delivery. Good replacement for the wonderful KTM 990.

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