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ADV NewsNew Husqvarna 701 Enduro ‘LR’ Hits Dealer Floors Overseas

New Husqvarna 701 Enduro ‘LR’ Hits Dealer Floors Overseas

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

Published on 03.10.2020

Husqvarna has announced the international release of their all-new 701 Enduro model for riders seeking a bike that can go the distance — The 701 Enduro LR. 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 brand new LR also receives key updates and revisions that the standard version gets for 2020.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR hits dealer floors

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 (6.7 gallons) should be good for just about anywhere you’d want to ride.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR long rnge
An additional fully-integrated 12 liter front tank increases the total fuel capacity to 25 liters (6.6 gallons).

The 701 lineup, including the LR, gets updated electronic aids that Husqvarna says will improve both safety and performance. There are new 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. The engine is still a 74-horsepower, throttle-by-wire, 692cc powerhouse. 

Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR new model

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Extremely well-balanced and delivering impressive 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 250mm of wheel travel and great all-terrain capabilities.

Technical Highlights

  • 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 – amazing agility and stability
  • Aluminium swingarm – extremely low weight for maximum traction and stability
  • Polyamide rear subframe with integrated fuel tank – high-tech, single-piece construction
  • Dedicated graphics
Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR electronics
New switchable Ride Modes allow riders to change power characteristics on the fly.

Husqvarna also offers an extensive line-up of Accessories – high-quality items that add additional protection, durability and style to all 701 Enduro LR machines.

Availability and Price

The brand new bike is hitting dealer floors from March onwards with an MSRP of £10,699 in the UK. Unfortunately for those of us on this side of the ocean, Husqvarna is currently only releasing the LR in overseas markets including Europe, South Africa and Australia. We’ll share details about its release in North America if and when it becomes available. 

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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10 thoughts on “New Husqvarna 701 Enduro ‘LR’ Hits Dealer Floors Overseas

  1. I had hoped for a slightly more manageable seat height. The LR is in fact even higher than the standard bike. I am very well used to handling tall bikes (currently on a 790 @R with stock suspension), but there is a limit of what I can handle without constantly tipping over, as soon as the ground is not flat. Since this bike is aimed at a more long distances than extreme terrain, a slighty LOWER seat height than the standard bike would have been nice.