Husqvarna Begins Testing Norden 901, Development Mules Spied
The ADV will be powered by a KTM-sourced twin-cylinder motor and boast latest kit.
Test mules of the upcoming Husqvarna Norden 901 have been spied out on public roads.
The adventure motorcycle was first shown by the firm at EICMA 2019 as a concept and back in September 2020, an image of the production-spec Norden 901 (that found its way online) was shown at the investor presentation from Pierer Mobility.
Powered by the 2-cylinder 889cc motor from the KTM Duke 890 R, the test bike looks just like the concept motorcycle.
Built using the KTM 790 Adventure platform, the Husqvarna Norden 901 spied motorcycle has a round LED headlight with DRLs, auxiliary lights that merge well with the front bodywork that extends till the tank.
There is engine protection low down, while the rear body panels are not bolted on. The high-set exhaust canister and LED tail light are the same as the concept.
Also, we can see the digital instrument cluster next to the flyscreen and what looks like a card holder placed on the fuel tank.
While the engine from the Duke 890 R will be plenty powerful for doing duty on the road and off it, it will, of course, be tuned a bit differently and might not make the full 121 HP and 99 Nm that the Duke has at its disposal.
Being an ADV, the Norden 901 has a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoke wheels. Sourced from WP, there are USD forks upfront and a directly-hinged monoshock at the rear.
Those who like KTM’s machinery, but want them to look a bit different and a lot less edgy, might well choose the Husqvarna Norden 901. It is expected that the motorcycle will go into production by the end of 2021 and get launched by 2022.
Source – MotorradOnline.de