Buyers Guide 2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto | Buyer's Guide

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto | Buyer's Guide
2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Returning to the world of supermoto, Husqvarna goes big for 2016 with the 701 Supermoto. Using the same basic package as the 701 Enduro, but with shorter suspension plus street rims and rubber, the big motor is all about torque and should be a huge wheelie machine.

The big 320mm front disc will haul the rider down, and there’s a high-end Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS system, which can be turned off if you like sliding that fat rear tire—the Continental tires at both ends are supermoto-specific.

WP suspension and Keihin ride-by-wire fueling, plus three power maps and a slipper clutch gives the rider plenty of control over the behavior of the 701 Supermoto.

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Specs:


  • Design: SOHC single
  • Displacement: 690cc
  • Bore x stroke: 102mm x 84.5mm
  • Maximum power: 67 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 49 ft/lbs @ 6500 rpm
  • Throttle body: 46mm Keihin
  • Starting: Electric
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: APTC slipper; Magura hydraulics
  • Fuel management: Keihin EMS w/ ride-by-wire
  • Chain: X-ring
  • Frame: Chromoly trellis
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable 48mm inverted WP forks; 8.5 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable linkage-assisted WP shock; 9.8 inches of travel
  • Front brakes: 320mm disc w/ Brembo radial 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ Brembo floating 2-piston caliper
  • Rims: Giant
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17 Continental ContiAttack Supermoto
  • Rear tire: 160/60 x 17 Continental ContiAttack Supermoto
  • ABS: Bosch 9M+ two-channel (defeatable)
  • Rake: 27 °
  • Wheelbase: 59.2 inches
  • Ground clearance: 10.6 inches
  • Tank capacity: 2.5 gallons
  • Seat height: 35.8 inches
  • Weight: 320 pounds

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Price:

  • MSRP – TBA

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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