Offering a visual insight into the future evolution of the brand, Husqvarna Motorcycles has unveiled a prototype ‘701’ supermoto bike at this year’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.
The concept bike’s design gives a visual indication of the direction of future Husqvarna products and the aesthetic philosophy that forthcoming models will follow. According to Husqvarna’s designers, body surfacing is set to become more understated, with an added focus on simplicity.
Technically, the 701 is characterised by a big 690cc single cylinder 4-stroke engine, which produces 75hp, harnessed within a lightweight chromoly steel trellis frame and suspended by WP fork and shock fixtures. The latest Brembo radial brakes deliver stopping power.
As well as the 701, Husqvarna displayed a full line of motocross and enduro bikes at EICMA.
The motocross range featured six machines, starting with the TC85 minicross for youth racers. The two-stroke TC125 and TC250 models sat alongside the four-stroke FC250, FC350 and FC450 models.
The enduro range consisted of seven models, with the two-stroke TE125, TE250 and TE300 models and four-stroke FE250, FE350, FE450 and FE501 bikes.