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 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.
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.
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.
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!