The long-awaited Husqvarna Norden 901 has been spotted in the wild on some test rides, and we’re excited about it.
Husqvarna unveiled the concept for the ADV motorcycle way back in 2019 and has been pretty silent regarding its development and potential release since then. They promised it to be the motorcycle that would catapult the brand into the mainstream, as right now they are limited to their supermoto and motocross niches. Chances are, you’ve probably never seen a Husqvarna out on the open roads as of right now aside from their Vitpilen and Svartpilen models; which to this day are still a rare right to see.
The specific bike that was spotted looks much like the original concept that was initially brought forward. The styling on this ADV bike is undeniably Husqvarna and borrows lots of concepts – such as the headlight assembly – from the brand’s current lineup of street bikes. Beyond the similarities, there are a few small details that separate this model seen in testing from its original concept unveiling. The headlight is indeed slightly different and the auxiliary lamps located on the sides no longer have a ‘Husqie Yellow’ tint to them.
Many parts on this bike are – and will be – borrowed from KTM’s lineup of ADV motorcycles. The frame appears to be taken from the 890 Adventure as well as the 889cc engine.
Don’t expect to see this bike hitting showrooms until well into 2021, but we’re happy to see development is going as planned and look forward to seeing the production unit with official liveries/colors.