- Husqvarna Norden 901 production model spied
- Concept version was showcased at the EICMA 2019
- Shares underpinnings with the KTM 890 Adventure
Husqvarna’s upcoming adventure motorcycle, the Norden 901, was recently spotted testing in its production guise for the first time. The concept version of the motorcycle was showcased at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan which was followed by the bike emerging in Pierer Mobility’s investor presentation in September this year.
The spy pictures of the Norden clearly show that the bike looks very similar to its concept iteration, which is usually not the case with many vehicles. Also, given the fully-finished body panels, it doesn’t look far from hitting the production line. The design of the Norden is inspired by ADVs from the olden days with a round headlamp and auxiliary lamps accompanied by boxy body panel and skid plate.
On the contrary, the motorcycle will be profoundly modern in terms of equipment with a fully-digital console, full-LED lighting and other rider aids such as cornering ABS, lean-sensitive traction control and multiple riding modes. Meanwhile, the frame and engine are borrowed from its Austrian cousin, the KTM 890 Adventure. Powering the bike is an 889cc, parallel-twin engine which perhaps produces around 105bhp, similar to the 890 ADV. As for the wheels, it incorporates adventure-oriented 21-18-inch combo shod with dual-purpose tyres.
The official global unveiling of the Norden 901 will take place sometime in 2021. At present, it’s unclear if the bike will come to India following its international debut. On a different note, Husqvarna has confirmed that it won't to launch the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 in India anytime soon.