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ADV NewsHusqvarna Announces New Long-Range 701 Coming To North America

Husqvarna Announces New Long-Range 701 Coming To North America

 Added fuel capacity bumps the Husky 701 range to more than 300 miles.

Published on 08.21.2020

Husqvarna Motorcycles has just announced the release of the 2020 701 Enduro LR in North America. Previously, the 701 LR had only been slated for release in Europe, and we thought we may never see it here in the US. It seems the outcry of positive feedback on the new ‘Long Range’ 701 from this side of the ocean had an impact.

The new dual sport model is intended for riders seeking a bike that can go the distance. The LR stands for “long range,” and with a claimed ability to cover 500 kilometers (310 miles) between fill ups, the 701 LR can scratch that itch. Bred from the 701 Enduro, the LR also receives key updates and revisions that the standard version got for 2020.

Keep the Ride Going

The LR model adds a separate 12-liter (3.2 gallon) fuel tank to the bike, located where you’d find a traditional fuel tank, in front of the seat. (The 701s, like KTM 690s, carry their fuel in the combination tank/subframe that supports the seat.) Dual, switchable fuel pumps allow the rider to pull gas from either tank. Combined with the rear tank’s 13 liters (3.4 gallons), the total capacity of 25 liters (6.6 gallons) should be good for just about anywhere you’d want to ride.

An additional fully-integrated 12 liter front tank increases the total fuel capacity to 25 liters (6.6 gallons).

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The brand new 701 Enduro LR also provides an excellent power-to-weight performance, a Ride-by-Wire throttle system and carefully engineered ergonomics, making it suitable for extended, adrenaline-filled on-road or offroad adventures, with greater range between fuel stops.

The torquey, 74 horsepower, 693cc engine offers a linear power delivery in all riding conditions. Electronic aids for improved safety and performance include switchable ride modes, a Bosch cornering ABS system that takes lean angle into account, a new “easy” shift feature that shortens gear changes and supposedly improves rear wheel traction, lean-sensitive traction control, and new slimmer bodywork for improved ergonomics.

Well-balanced and delivering great agility and handling, the 701 Enduro LR comes fitted with fully-adjustable 48mm WP XPLOR upside-down forks and a WP XPLOR rear shock, offering 9.8 inches (250 mm) of wheel travel and excellent all-terrain capabilities. The 701 Enduro LR also comes with its own unique graphics that feature the iconic Blue, White, Yellow Husqvarna colors. .

Technical Highlights

  • Lightweight, integrated fuel tanks – additional 3.2-gallon capacity
  • Switchable Ride Modes – change power characteristics while riding
  • Bosch cornering ABS – lean angle specific braking technology
  • Easy Shift function – seamless up- and down shifting for a smoother ride
  • Lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control – perfect rear wheel traction
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame – great agility and stability
  • Aluminum swingarm – low weight for maximum traction and stability
  • Polyamide rear subframe with integrated fuel tank – high-tech, single-piece construction

Availability

The 2020 701 Enduro LR will be available at authorized North American Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers beginning fall of 2020. Pricing is yet to be announced.

For more info go to www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com

Husqvarna 701 LR Specs

displacement692.7 cc
Power55 kW (73.8 hp)
design1-cylinder, 4 stroke engine
bore105 mm
STROKE80 mm
starterElectric
transmission6-speed
coolingliquid cooled
clutchAPTC (TM) slipper clutch
rear suspensionWP shock absorber Pro-Lever linkage
Suspension travel (front)250 mm
suspension travel (rear)250 mm
front brakeBrembo twin-piston floating caliper, brake disc
rear brakeBrembo single-piston floating caliper, brake disc
front brake disc diameter300 mm
rear brake disc diameter240 mm
absBosch 9ME combined ABS
ChainX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Wheel front/rear21″/18″
ground clearance270 mm
seat height925 mm (36.4 in)
tank capacity (approx.)25 L (6.6 gallons)
weight without fuel155 kg (341.7 lbs)

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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4 thoughts on “Husqvarna Announces New Long-Range 701 Coming To North America

  1. But why an even higher seat height than the standard 701? As a long range version, it will probably used for allroad travelling, carrying also some kilos of luggage. If you ride long distances, you will normally not do that in extreme terrain (we disregard Australia, for a moment…). So why not make the suspension stroke slightly shorter, bring down the seat height two inches and make it more manageable with luggage on?
    For me this would the perfect bike (if it also had a little bit or wind protection), but the seat height is beyond manageable for me, being 1.71m with a 30″ inseam. Now don’t tell me “learn to ride bla bla bla…”, “you need just one foot down bla bla bla”. I am used to high bikes, currently on a KTM 790 Adv R. Because for us shorter folks there is a limit of what is practical. Making a long range version with extreme seat height simply does not make sense, in my opinion. And with strict European rules, none of the aftermarket tank solutions are legal, this makes the 701LR so unique.

  2. Everyone knows the previous 690 and 701 were lacking in fuel capacity, but why over compensate so much? Just adding another 1.5 gallons would have been more than sufficient. Also agree with the seat height comment. Most used 690/701’s come with an added rotopax and lowering link.

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