Husq­varna 701

Motorcycle News (UK) - - New Bikes Special -

73bhp | 145kg | Seat height 890mm

The 701 Su­per­moto is es­sen­tially the same ma­chine as last year, but with a new heart. Now pow­ered by the lat­est 2016 KTM 690 Duke mo­tor with its re­vised bore and stroke as well as new in­ter­nals, ex­tra bal­ancer shaft and a slip­per clutch. Power is up 6bhp while torque in­creases by 2.3ftlb, and the new mo­tor gives the 701 a whole new at­ti­tude. If you are in the mood for go­ing a bit silly, the 701 is hys­ter­i­cal. The new en­gine is not only in­cred­i­bly pow­er­ful for a sin­gle, it is ac­tu­ally quite re­fined with far less in­tru­sive vi­bra­tions than be­fore.

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