The existence of the upcoming 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto has always been confirmed by the factory. No spy shots or random spottings, just direct info from the Husqvarna factory at regular intervals on what the 701 Supermoto will be all about. The 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto will mark the Swedish firms re-entry into the league of road going motorcycles. The concept of which was shown late last year at the EICMA. Husqvarna has been very vocal about the 701 Supermoto. Every now and then they have been releasing bits of information about the motorcycle. In-fact what the final product is anything but a suspense. The basic core design is something we are already very familiar with, the single cylinder Duke 690. Where the 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto takes the game forward is in the area of technology and suspensions. Husqvarna are keen to provide the full supermoto experience even to new riders.
Technology wise the 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto will come with ride by wire technology, a slipper clutch and the new Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system. This ABS system allows for independent working of the rear and front ABS systems. In this particular case, being a supermoto it allows for full rear lock while the front has full ABS functionality. The front suspensions are fully damping and rebound adjustable with a travel of 215 mm, while the rear is gas powered with a travel of 250 mm. Both suspension systems are from WP. The engine being pretty much the same as that on the Duke 690, expect a power delivery at 67 horses. Combine that power delivery with an expected kerb weight of 145 kgs, you just know keeping that front wheel down is going to be a tough job, nor is wiping that grin out of your face.
The latest video of the 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto is an extension of the icy teaser we have seen before, only this time, it’s completely on-board footage. We leave you with the video below.