Husqvarna 701 Prototype Supermoto MotorcycleAt this week’s EIMCA Milan Motorcycle Show, Husqvarna unvieled a new concept bike – the 701 Supermoto.
The bike offers a look into the future of the manufacturer that was bought by KTM this year. The Husky 701 Supermoto “gives a visual indication of the direction of Husqvarna design, the philosophy that future Husqvarna’s will follow, where the surfaces of the bodywork are understated, focusing on simplicity.”Powering the 701 is a 690cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, which produces 75 horsepower. The engine is wrapped in a lightweight, Chromoly steel trellis frame, and suspension duties are handled by WP components. Stopping the 701 Supermoto are Brembo radial-mounted brakes.Husqvarna, which celebrates its 110th anniversary, will release additional details soon.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!