2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Photos by: Alex Lee

We are very excited to have a brand spanking new Husqvarna 701 Supermoto as our April window bike! Since first seeing press photos online of the 701 we've been looking forward to checking one out in person and this bike did not disappoint.

Standing in front of the 701 it's hard to find fault with anything. There's usually something on most stock bikes that I'd want to tweak, change or massage but the quality of components, great design and, from what I've read the ride, add up to a bike that is definitely on our wishlist. It's hard not to imagine getting into some trouble on this moto, in the best possible way!

Thanks to Husqvarna Canada for loaning her to us for the month! If you're in Toronto please come by this month to view it in person!

For more technical specs please keep reading below.

ENGINE
DESIGN: Single cylinder, 4-stroke
DISPLACEMENT: 690 cc
BORE/STROKE: 102/84.5 mm
POWER: 49 kW
STARTER/BATTERY: Electric starter/12V 8.6Ah
TRANSMISSION: 6 gears
LUBRICATION: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
PRIMARY DRIVE: 36:79
FINAL DRIVE: 16:42
COOLING: Liquid cooling
CLUTCH: APTCTM slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
ENGINE MANAGEMENT/IGNITION: Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignition

CHASSIS
FRAME: Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
FRONT SUSPENSION: WP-USD Ø 48 mm
REAR SUSPENSION: WP-Monoshock with Pro-Lever linkage
SUSPENSION TRAVEL FRONT/REAR: 215/250 mm
FRONT BRAKE: Brembo four piston, radially bolted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm
REAR BRAKE: Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
ABS: Bosch 9M+ Two Channel (disengageable, offroad mode)
WHEELS FRONT/REAR: Spoked wheels with aluminium tubeless rims 3.50 x 17"; 5.00 x 17"
TIRE FRONT/REAR: ContiAttack SM 120/70 R17; 160/60 R17
CHAIN: X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
STEERING HEAD ANGLE: 63°
WHEEL BASE: 1,480 ± 15 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE: 270 mm
SEAT HEIGHT: 890 mm
TANK CAPACITY: approx. 14 litres/2.5 litres reserve
WEIGHT: approx.145 kg (without fuel)