2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro First Look

Adam Booth | October 28, 2015

Husqvarna Motorcycles returns to the street dual-purpose segment with the 2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro. Combining state-of-the-art equipment with unique bodywork, it offers functional Swedish-inspired design. The 690cc engine has a double spark plug ignition, selectable engine maps and ride-by-wire throttle. With its crisp throttle response, the engine allows riders of all levels to confidently tackle both their next off-road adventure as well as the daily commute aboard the 701 Enduro.

2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro

The 701 Enduro has bodywork featuring a long seat that reaches over the radiator shrouds with functional ribbing to improve grip in all conditions. The in-mold graphics on the subframe 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. Made of high-grade chromium-molybdenum steel the 701 ENDURO’s lightweight trellis frame has been developed to offer optimum feedback for both on road and off-road use. 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.

A super lightweight die-cast aluminum swingarm matches with the self-supporting polyamide rear subframe to further enhance the bike’s power-to-weight ratio. For optimal weight distribution, and long ride peace of mind, a 3.44 US gal fuel tank is integrated into the subframe. A set of anodized CNC machined triple clamps with precisely engineered flex adds to the 701 ENDURO’s extensive list of great quality components.

The most advanced ABS system with off-road specific settings, Brembo brakes and the hydraulically operated slipper clutch guarantee total control in all conditions. The 701 Enduro comes with high-quality black DID rims as standard, fitted with tried and tested Continental TKC 80 tires on the 21’’ (front) and 18’’ (rear) wheels.

2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro

701 ENDURO HIGHLIGHTS
Ergonomically designed, innovative bodywork.
Single-cylinder engine featuring latest technologies in design and electronics.
Chromium-molybdenum trellis frame optimized for precise handling and total rider confidence.
Competition-level WP 4CS fork and WP rear shock for outstanding control and adjustability.
Extremely low-weight aluminum swingarm designed to ensure the highest levels of traction and stability.
Polyamide self-supporting rear subframe with integrated 3.44 gal fuel tank.
Keihin 46mm electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle actuation for impeccable response.
Switchable engine maps to perfectly adapt engine characteristics according to conditions.
Cutting-edge switchable ABS with specific off-road mode.
APTC slipper clutch for maximum control under hard braking.

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Adam Booth

Off-road Editor | Articles | Enjoying single track in the mountains, hitting the motocross track or battling an EnduroCross track, if it's on two wheels Boothy will have a smile on his face. Adam has served a mega ton of years in the off-road industry as a photographer, writer and popper of wheelies.

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