Despite Husqvarna succumbing under the dominance of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, true connoisseurs recognize and respect its rich history and heritage. Thanks to the help provided by its parent company, KTM, Husqvarna has explored the opportunities to expand its lineup.
If there is one thing that Husky does well, it is concepts. They stole the show with their Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 401 concepts and now they are back to tease us with another Scandinavian tease-machine. Just like the previous concepts, the Norden 901 features a neo-retro design that masks its roots; KTM's 790 Adventure platform. What it does right, however, is the mix of design cues. It is clearly inspired by classic adventure bikes and upgrades.
You can clearly see its purpose in the auxiliary lighting, fork-guards, crash-bars, skid-plate, navigation tower, and a steep windscreen. Another great addition is the large TFT screen that can also be paired with a smartphone to nearly double the size of the instrument panel. It also comes with its own set of soft luggage that perfectly matches the look and feel of the motorcycle. The Norden 901 rides on 21" wheels up front and 18" in the back, both spoked for endurance and durability.
Historically speaking, Husqvarna has always honored its concepts with production versions so we do expect the Norden 901 to hit production lines. Husqvarna has mentioned nothing about the performance specs of the Norden 901