There are two 2021 Husqvarna 701 motorcycles to choose from—the Enduro and the Supermoto. Although they are closely related, with the same frame and motor, the wheels, tires, and suspension units are significantly different. Today, however, we’re going to dig into the updates to the Husky 701s.
There’s a new dashboard. The LCD unit has a rev counter and will keep you apprised of your gearbox position.
The exhaust system is now Euro-5 compliant. Regardless, the thumper puts out 74 horsepower at 8000 rpm and 54 ft-lbs of torque at 6500 rpm.
The 2021 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto gets a new monoblock Brembo caliper up front. It is a four-piston design, and is radially mounted. The disc is floating.
You can completely disengage the ABS on the 2021 Husqvarna 701 Enduro. The Supermoto can only disengage the rear wheel from the purview of the two-channel Bosch 9.1 system.
You’ll note a sleek new headlight on both 2021 701s.
The new graphics are impressively minimalist. If you run down to your dealer right now, there may be one in stock. We don’t have an MSRP for either model yet.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!