Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2017

New for 2017, Husqvarna have announced a raft of changes to the already superb 701 Enduro.

A number of the changes have been made to ensure the new model complies with the latest Euro 4 emission levels, but the KTM owned Swedish motorcycle marque are also promising an increase in performance too.

The firm have developed their most powerful single-cylinder engine to date, which makes a claimed additional 6bhp – taking it up to 74bhp at 8,000rpm.

Husqvarna have also introduced a number of new solutions including active evacuation and forced lubrication of the crank case, giving riders long service intervals of more than 6,000 miles.

They have also added an extra 1000rpm of usable power with the single overhead camshaft technology, and efforts have been made to reduce vibration and increase rider comfort. They have also been working hard on improving the throttle response and overall ease of use at small throttle valve positions.

Husqvarna 701 enduro tyresOne thing that has remained the same is the firm’s choice of Continental TKC 80 tyres as original equipment fitment.

A proven 50/50 dual sport tyre, the TKC 80 just completes the package to make this a real go-anywhere bike for some serious off-roading.

Expect to see the new 701 Enduro and Supermoto on stage at Intermot in October.

Find out more about the TKC 80 range here.