This week almost everything happening in the motorcycle industry is emanating from EICMA, the annual industry show in Milan.
Back in 2013, Husqvarna showed off its concept supermoto at the show, and just one year later, at EICMA 2014, they have taken the covers off the stunning 701 Supermoto production bike. Based on the existing KTM 690 SMC, it is powerful, light and has a bigger fuel tank.
For their new Supermoto 701, Husqvarna have chosen to fit the ContiAttack SM, which will be familiar to many KTM 690 riders, as it also comes as standard equipment on those machines. It features light handling and outstanding grip, and a zero degree steel belt for excellent stability at high speeds and when under braking. Traction Skin minimises the scrubbing in period, and increases rider safety from the off, whilst our unique Black Chili compound delivers fast warm up times, even in cold conditions.
Husqvarna expect to have the model available for sale from Summer 2015.
Also unveiled was the new Husqvarna Black Arrow 401 concept, which was inspired by the famed 1955 Silver Pilen, a machine that was lighter, smaller, and faster than others on the market in its time. Husqvarna are said to be gauging opinion of their latest concept models at EICMA this week, and may look to put them into production if feedback is positive. The Black Arrow pays homage to the brands rich off-road heritage, and Husqvarna have chosen the Continental TKC 80 Twinduro tyre, which offers both on and off-road performance, to allow riders to exploit the bike to its maximum potential.
The tyre is the choice of leading adventure riders including GlobeBusters and Nick Sanders, and is at home both on some of the hardest terrain imaginable, as well as on the road, so the TKC 80 allows this latest bike from Husqvarna is a real scrambler, which truly can take you anywhere.
We have got our fingers crossed that this beauty goes into production….