Husqvarna Releases Norden 901


the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

Husqvarna Motorcycles has finally dropped their long-anticipated adventure bike – and the Judging by RoadRacingWorld’s report, the Swedish manufacturer has just created the perfect middle-class motorcycle for their adventure sector.    A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

The Husqvarna Norden 901 was first peeked at EICMA’s 2019 Show, with the machine’s purported nimbleness, capability, and ruggedness appealing to riders worldwide. Inspired by the brand’s extra-rugged rally bikes, the Norden 901 features balancer shafts (keeping the rumble to a minimum), suspension (WP APEX) with long travel, J Juan brakes (no, not the Brembo set found on KTM’s top-of-the-line beauties), and a switchable Bosch Cornering ABS, on top of the highly versatile lean-angle sensitive Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) that’s reported to have been finely tuned to a more off-road setup.

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

The lightweight chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame houses a “smooth and torquey” 899 cc, 105 hp parallel-twin engine (which, by the way, are apparently made by CFMoto, in China), which powers the large diameter 21’’ front and 18’’ rear wheels via three riding modes – Street, Rain, and Off-road, with the report stating that there is also the option for a fourth ‘Explore’ mode, “to deal with every circumstance the rider might meet.”

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

The Norden 901 also has been outfitted with a generous large-capacity 19-liter fuel tank guaranteeing a range of up to 400 km. 

Other features include an Easy Shift function (for clutchless switches anywhere in the gearboxes), a Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC) to keep the rear wheel happy, and an Optional Connectivity Unit that “provides navigation, telephone call reception and music selection functionality from the rider’s smartphone.”

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

Should you wish to go all-out (with a machine like this, why not), the Swedish manufacturer has also created the Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessories.

“The Husqvarna Motorcycles Functional Apparel Collection features riding gear produced for the Norden 901 rider, perfectly complementing the outstanding design of the motorcycle and developed to keep you warm, dry, and safe all year round” states the report.

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

“The Norden 901 has been designed to evolve with your riding requirements, and for added usability, the Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessories range offers luggage systems, performance, and chassis enhancements and ergonomic solutions to let you customize the Norden 901 to suit your riding.”

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

“Since 2014, the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand has been constantly evolving,” comments Federico Valentini, Head of Husqvarna Motorcycles Marketing.

“The launch of the Norden 901 sees us move into another market segment – travel. The motorcycle was unveiled to a highly enthusiastic reception at EICMA 2019, and there has been mounting anticipation ahead of its launch.”

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

“Now it is finally here, and we believe that the Norden 901 will become a class-leading favorite of riders with the ambition to explore further.”

Here’s a list of the 901’s down-and-dirty deets straight off of Huskie’s official website, should you want to compare specs:

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

6-speed

COOLING

Liquid-cooled with water/oil heat exchanger

POWER IN Kw

77 kW

STARTER

Electric starter

STROKE

68.8 mm

BORE

90.7 mm

CLUTCH

PASC™ anti-hopping clutch, mechanically operated

CO2 EMISSIONS

105 g/km

DISPLACEMENT

889 cm³

EMS

Bosch EMS with RBW

DESIGN

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin

FUEL CONSUMPTION

4.5 l/100 km

LUBRICATION

Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

CHASSIS

WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL)

204 kg

TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)

19 l

ABS

Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

320 mm

REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

260 mm

FRONT BRAKE

2x radially mounted 4 piston caliper

REAR BRAKE

2 piston floating caliper

CHAIN

520 X-Ring

FRAME DESIGN

Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder-coated

FRONT SUSPENSION

WP APEX 43

GROUND CLEARANCE

252 mm

REAR SUSPENSION

WP APEX – Monoshock

SEAT HEIGHT

854 mm

STEERING HEAD ANGLE

64.2 °

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)

220 mm

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)

215 mm

A view of a rider enjoying the all-new 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, available as of today

Husqvarna’s Norden 901 is currently available to purchase at authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers. Availability may differ from country to country. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer, or visit Husqvarna’s official website.

6 Comments

  1. Eddie Mulder
    November 1, 2021
    Reply

    The engine in these bikes is made by CF Moto, in China.

    And unlike the top of the line KTM bikes which have Brembo brakes, this Norden has J Juan brakes.

    Obviously some people won’t care about the above details, but some will.

    I certainly do.

    • November 5, 2021
      Reply

      Hello Eddie,
      I was perusing my daily newsies to curate, and came across the news that Brembo now owns J Juan Brakes – full acquisition acquired only just recently.
      Sounds like J Juan is moving on to better pastures. Standby for the article 🙂

      • Eddie Mulder
        November 25, 2021
        Reply

        There’s a lot of integration going on in the motorcycle world, both horizontal and vertical.

        Brembo also just bought Braktec.

  2. stephen bogert
    November 2, 2021
    Reply

    I liked the blue colored Huskies we have recently seen, I sure hope this one soon comes in blue / white instead of this dull gray.

    I am very glad to see a ROUND headlight too!

  3. November 2, 2021
    Reply

    This is not trolling. Please assume best intent. Has Husqvarna or KTM ever created a bike that lasted more than 2 or 3 years with out major revisions? It doesn’t seem so, but maybe I’ve missed something. Parts have to become crazy expensive after a short while, don’t they?

  4. Patriot
    November 2, 2021
    Reply

    If you always wanted a KTM 790/890 Adventure S but wished for different styling, here ya go minus some fuel capacity and more weight. Not that that’s a bad thing as the KTM bikes are fantastic performers.

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