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Here's what I've been able to find for specs on the Norden 901. As more information comes out please add it below!

  • It will be based around the KTM 790 Adventure R platform
  • Husqvarna says the bike will have class-leading lightness, which would mean it'll weight less than the KTM 790 Adventure.
  • 889.5 cc parallel twin engine specifically tuned for adventure usage
  • It will ride on 21” front and 18” rear wire-spoke wheels
  • High quality WP suspension components

I'll be blown away if it ends up being lighter than the KTM 790. That would be a huge breakthrough for Husqvarna.

What specs/features are you looking for in the 901?
 

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This would actually be a game changer, a lot of people are wanting a capable 2up platform for getting off the beaten path without the weight of the GS/SA type bikes. We ride a lot of slab to get to our camping areas and I’m tired of wrestling 600lbs plus bikes....
 

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I currently ride a versys x 300, found a great deal with one that was fully set up with armor and bags etc.
Didn't get on a cb500x because it was yet another 50-70lbs of weight and down pipes. My xt225 was a superior trail bike, easy to maintain, but wouldn't ever be able to hack extended highway use.

I did own a 2015 duke 690, talked myself out of it because after an hour of riding my hands were numb, but in hindsight i could have tried bar end vibration dampeners and rubber bar mounts to kill that, as it was the only place the vibes were troublesome, seat and feet were fine (the ergonomics of that bike were excellent, prefect seat out of the bikes i've ridden). Should have played with adjusting the power mapping, so much power and used very little throttle, so cruising at 60-65mph was always right on the edge out the cut off with the fly by wire throttle, as that was another reason i let go of it.
Would have had to kit it out some more, arrow exhaust to get rid of the dangling cat, radiator guard and skid plate, wind screen. Hind sight... Also seriously looked at the duke390 and the honda cb300r to convert to scramblers, Was very tempted to pursue the Duke390 conversion because they actually have the header routed right for off road work. But all projects and little time at the moment.

If the Norden 501 or 401 can come in a similar weight range as the duke 690 (350lbs wet) or less :D that would be incredible and really bring something new to the adv segment. Also route those headers somewhere other than straight down the front! Because they already got the looks nailed, now we must wait on specs.
 

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I currently ride a versys x 300, found a great deal with one that was fully set up with armor and bags etc.
Didn't get on a cb500x because it was yet another 50-70lbs of weight and down pipes. My xt225 was a superior trail bike, easy to maintain, but wouldn't ever be able to hack extended highway use.

I did own a 2015 duke 690, talked myself out of it because after an hour of riding my hands were numb, but in hindsight i could have tried bar end vibration dampeners and rubber bar mounts to kill that, as it was the only place the vibes were troublesome, seat and feet were fine (the ergonomics of that bike were excellent, prefect seat out of the bikes i've ridden). Should have played with adjusting the power mapping, so much power and used very little throttle, so cruising at 60-65mph was always right on the edge out the cut off with the fly by wire throttle, as that was another reason i let go of it.
Would have had to kit it out some more, arrow exhaust to get rid of the dangling cat, radiator guard and skid plate, wind screen. Hind sight... Also seriously looked at the duke390 and the honda cb300r to convert to scramblers, Was very tempted to pursue the Duke390 conversion because they actually have the header routed right for off road work. But all projects and little time at the moment.

If the Norden 501 or 401 can come in a similar weight range as the duke 690 (350lbs wet) or less :D that would be incredible and really bring something new to the adv segment. Also route those headers somewhere other than straight down the front! Because they already got the looks nailed, now we must wait on specs.
I’m surprised the 690 weight to be so low, considering the 790 is about a hundred pounds heavier (470ish) reported. I’m hoping the 901 comes in under 450 but who knows...

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I’m surprised the 690 weight to be so low, considering the 790 is about a hundred pounds heavier (470ish) reported. I’m hoping the 901 comes in under 450 but who knows...

JJ
The 2015 duke 690 is remarkably light, i may be off a little on the weight, but that was the most consistent number i found in my reading, and from my hands on experience, riding and loading it up, the number feels right. The 790 has alot of extras on it, all adds up.

But the fact that ktm was able to make the 690 that weight gives me hope that husky will be able to get close, especially with the 401 and 501 models. But the Duke was a fully naked bike, no fairing or extras on it for the factory specs (mine had crash bars and bark busters), so we'll see what the Norden line will do!
 

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The 2015 duke 690 is remarkably light, i may be off a little on the weight, but that was the most consistent number i found in my reading, and from my hands on experience, riding and loading it up, the number feels right. The 790 has alot of extras on it, all adds up.

But the fact that ktm was able to make the 690 that weight gives me hope that husky will be able to get close, especially with the 401 and 501 models. But the Duke was a fully naked bike, no fairing or extras on it for the factory specs (mine had crash bars and bark busters), so we'll see what the Norden line will do!
I’m sorry totally missed the Duke part...
 

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Here's what I've been able to find for specs on the Norden 901. As more information comes out please add it below!

  • It will be based around the KTM 790 Adventure R platform
  • Husqvarna says the bike will have class-leading lightness, which would mean it'll weight less than the KTM 790 Adventure.
  • 889.5 cc parallel twin engine specifically tuned for adventure usage
  • It will ride on 21” front and 18” rear wire-spoke wheels
  • High quality WP suspension components
I'll be blown away if it ends up being lighter than the KTM 790. That would be a huge breakthrough for Husqvarna.

What specs/features are you looking for in the 901?
If it comes in at the same weight, or a couple of kgs more than the 790 AR, that would be great. Having e-mapping to allow the full potential of the engine (120 HP) while on the street would be a riot!
 
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