The Husqvarna Norden 901 was introduced to the public in late 2019 as a fresher, more modern version of the KTM 790 Adventure.
While it is widely known that the machine would go into production, it was unknown until now whether it would stay true to the concepts or not.
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Now, however, a leaked image that appears to be from an internal dealer presentation (God bless those loose-lipped dealers!) has confirmed that the machine looks just as good as it does in concept form.
It’s a pretty grainy picture, although it does confirm that the Norden will keep its modern fairing, headlight and fog lamp design.
In fact, the only real changes to the machine from concept to reality are the addition of homologation requirements.
The Husqvarna Norden 901 concept as announced last year
Under the hood, the Norden is powered by the same 889.5cc parallel-twin engine as the 890 Adventure. It’s tuned for adventure use, on-road refinement and off-road capability, while Husqvarna also promises best-in-class lightness. It sits on Adventure-spec 21″ front and 18″ rear spoked wheels. The bike uses high-quality adjustable suspension, supplied by the in-house manufacturer WP.
The Husky dives straight into the middleweight adventure sector, taking on the likes of the Triumph Tiger 900 and Yamaha’s successful Ténéré 700.
Pricing for the new model is yet to be confirmed, but with Husqvarna positioning itself as a more expensive brand than KTM, you’ll likely put a Norden in your garage next year and pay a premium for the bike. it is based on.