Husqvarna 701 Supermoto gets a new engine for 2017.
With the arrival of the new generation KTM 690 Duke naked model this year, it was only naturally that other models based off it would get a similar update. A perfect example of this is the updated 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.
Avid supermoto fans would already know that this Swedish brand’s supermoto actually underpins the 690 Duke naked bike model from Austrian parent company KTM.
In 2017 form, the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto will adopt the updated 2016 KTM 690 Duke’s 693cc single-cylinder engine. Dubbed as the most powerful production single-cylinder engine in existence, the new mill also meets strict Euro 4 emission standards as well.
More importantly, the new mill offers an additional 6hp and 3Nm of otrque over the engine it replaces, bringing the figures up to 74hp @ 8,000rpm and 71Nm @ 6,750rpm.
The red-line has been raised by 1,000rpm too, whilst a new Keihin fuel injection system has a 50 mm throttle body that makes do without mechanical linkage to the throttle grip, offering riders with true ride-by-wire technology.
Additionally, Husqvarna also opted to keep this new engine’s service interval the same as its predecessor, which is every 6,200 miles – approximately 10,000km.
The updated 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto will make its public debut next week during the bi-annual INTERMOT 2016 show in Cologne, Germany. Sales will likely commence sometime later this year.
By the way, if you’ve the dirt-busting bug has bitten you, check out the 2017 KTM Enduro & Motocross models that was recently launched for the local market earlier this week.
2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto