Author: James Oxley

Husqvarna 701 Enduro gets longer range for 2020

Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR
The 701 Enduro LR

Husqvarna has revealed a new version of the 701 Enduro for 2020 featuring a 25-litre fuel capacity for long-distance adventures off-road.

The 701 Enduro LR was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, alongside the 2020 version of the standard model 701 Enduro.

The LR features a 13-litre fuel tank at the rear, with an additional 12-litre tank mounted at the front. Combined they should take you around 310 miles between fill ups. A switch mounted on the handlebar allows you to select the fuel supply as each tank has a separate fuel pump.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro
The standard model 701 Enduro

Husqvarna says they created the LR model to meet a demand from riders who want to tour and travel further on a bike that can conquer any terrain, no matter how remote. The trade-off for those extra miles is more weight, with the LR weighing in at 155 kg without fuel. That’s 10 kg more than the standard bike which also has a 13-litre rear fuel tank.

Both the long range and standard 701 Enduro feature updated electronics for 2020, including switchable rider modes, Bosch cornering ABS, lean-angle sensitive traction control, and an easy shift function that shortens gear shift times and improves rear wheel traction.

The 701 Enduro and LR retain Husqvarna’s torquey, 74 bhp, single cylinder, 693cc engine. Alongside updates to the 701 Enduro, Husqvarna also showcased a prototype adventures bike at EICMA called the NORDEN 901, which you can read about here.