Husky’s Big Dirt Focused Dual Sport Offers up Big Range and is Headed For Our Shores in Late 2020
by Joe Appleton
Updated on August 27, 2020. In Motorcycle News
The fearsome Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR will be arriving on U.S. shores! Husqvarna Motorcycles North America just confirmed that the trail-focused 701 Enduro will now be available for serious long-range dual sport riders. And, for a price tag that seems fair. Headlight, mirrors, turn signals, license plate holder, impressive range, and serious off-road chops combine to create this latest generation Husky dual sport moto.
Like the stock model, the 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro features a punchy 692.7cc single-cylinder engine, with fast and responsive power delivery. It delivers the grunt exactly when and where you need it! In terms of actual power, the 701 Enduro LR produces a hearty 74 hp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque figure of 54 lb.-ft. at 6,500. It’s more than enough for nervous off-roaders and seasoned professionals alike.
The Rolling Chassis
It’s made better by the bike’s agile nature. Thanks to the lightweight Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame and practical hardware, the 701 Enduro can navigate tough terrain. The LR features fully-adjustable 48 mm WP XPLOR USD forks up front, twinned with a sophisticated WP XPLOR shock at the rear. The combination of the smooth and powerful engine with nimble handling makes for an exciting off-road package.
But wait, there’s more.
To make the 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR the ultimate enduro machine, Husqvarna fitted this beast with cornering ABS from Bosch, lean-angle sensitive traction control, a responsive Ride-by-Wire system, selectable ride modes, and Easy Shift technology (Husky’s fancy name for a slipper clutch) as standard. But, what sets the LR-designated models apart from the crowd is the addition of a tour-extending 6.6-gallon fuel tank.
For riders who like to get down and dirty, but can also appreciate a fine asphalt corner, the Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR is worthy of your attention. Especially if you’re looking for something that can give you an adrenaline rush under any and all circumstances.
It’s more than a KTM in different colors.
Pricing and Availability
And for the price? The 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR has an MSRP of $12,499. If you’re not daunted by the price, you can find them in authorized Husqvarna Motorcycle dealerships in the fall.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR be available in North America?
We should see this impressive dual sport at North American Husky dealers in the fall of 2020.
How much fuel does the 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR carry?
This long-range dual-sport offers a full 6.6 gallons of fuel onboard. You get a rear subframe mounted 3.4-gallon tank and a 3.2-gallon front tank.
How much range does the 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR offer?
Up to 310 miles range on a single fuel up.
What is the weight of the 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR?
The Husky 701 Enduro LR is 342 lbs dry. With 6.6 gallons of fuel on board, weighing 55-pounds, the wet weight of this dual sport is 397-pounds.
How much power does the 2020 Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR have?
The 692.7cc single-cylinder engine delivers a hearty 74 hp and a peak torque figure of 54 lb.-ft.
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