The Husky 701 is very dirt-oriented and features a single overhead cam with a two-spark-plug ignition and a slipper clutch. The 701 puts out 74 horsepower and uses a WP 4CS fork with just under 11 inches of travel and a WP linkage rear shock. The stripped chassis is rather naked compared to the heavily accessorized bikes in this group, but it does have a 21-/18-inch wheel size, 300mm front disc and a Ride-by-Wire where the EMS continually monitors the throttle valve for strong, clean power. There is no doubt that the Husky caters more to the dirt purist than the touring elitist.
With the ability to conquer urban environments and treacherous offroad terrain with equal composure, the 701 ENDURO reaches the next level of versatility. Bred from decades of enduro world championship-winning pedigree and mixed with over a century of motorcycle expertise, the 701 ENDURO combines high performance with typical Swedish functionality in a stylish and modern design.
The single overhead camshaft, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine features the latest in design and electronic technology. An outstanding maximum power output of 55 kW (74 hp) at 8,000 rpm and torque of 71 Nm at 6,750 rpm leave the rider in no doubt of the performance packed inside this lightweight unit.
The lightweight trellis frame is made of high-grade chromium-molybdenum steel and developed to ensure precise handling and instill complete confidence in the rider. Detailed feedback is transmitted to the rider thanks to precisely calculated torsional rigidity and longitudinal flex.
The high performance rear shock absorber made by WP Performance Systems is completely adjustable for compression and rebound. Connected to a linkage system with off-road geometry and 275 mm of rear wheel travel, the system ensures unbeatable all-terrain capability.
WP Performance Systems has developed a closed cartridge 4CS fork specifically for the 701 ENDURO. The four chamber fork has advanced damping characteristics and is also lighter than a conventional upside-down fork. As with all 4CS forks by WP, the clicker settings can be easily and quickly adjusted via the dials on the top of the fork tubes.
Design1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Secondary gear ratio15:45
ClutchAPTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMSKeihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition
Frame designChromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front suspensionWP USD Ø 48 mm 4CS closed cartridge
Rear suspensionWP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
Suspension travel (front)275 mm
Suspension travel (rear)275 mm
Front brakeBrembo twin-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Rear brakeBrembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter300 mm
Rear brake disc diameter240 mm
Steering head angle63 °
Wheelbase1504 ± 15 mm
Ground clearance280 mm
Seat height950 mm
Tank capacity (approx.)13 l
Weight without fuel145 kg