2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto to USA

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto to USA in February
2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

When we first reported on the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto after the bike’s release last November at EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show), Husky reported its new 67-horsepower motorcycle would reach dealers in fall of 2015.

Well, this was true – for European dealers. Now Husqvarna reports that its 701 Supermoto – the first Husky to officially return to street – will reach stateside dealers in February 2016.

The Husqvarna 701 Supermoto features the same powerplant found in KTM’s 690 SMC R Supermoto and 690 Enduro R. The 690cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder produces 67 horsepower at 7500 rpm and 50 ft/lbs of torque at 6000 rpm.

The engine, which features Ride-by-Wire, is mated to a six-speed transmission that uses a hydraulic APTC slipper clutch. The 701 Supermoto features three riding modes – Standard, Soft and Advanced. Another slick feature is a “Bad Fuel” engine map for gas stations with bad fuel.

Husqvarna, which switched ownership from BMW to Pierer Industries (owners of KTM) in 2013, has also launched a dedicated site to the 701 Supermoto.