I love alternate history stories. You’re familiar with the type: The Man in The High Castle. What if the Allies lost World War II? What if Richard Nixon hadn’t resigned? What if Hunter S.
Thompson was elected sheriff of Aspen Colorado.
Okay, so that last thought isn’t really a book…but it should. It’s fun sometimes to speculate about what might have happened if history took a different turn.
The Husqvarna 701 Enduro is the best example of what could have happened if the single-cylinder engine was still popular.
Husky recently sent me the 701 Enduro for a test ride. Here’s what I discovered.
- 1 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Reviews
- 2 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Overview
- 3 Husqvarna’s side of the story
- 4 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Features
- 5 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Specification
- 6 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Problems
- 7 Husqvarna 701 Enduro FAQ
Husqvarna 701 Enduro Reviews
Our 2022 review of the ride our rider who rode our test said: “Splashing down wide, slippery trails that were soaked by rain The Enduro was quite comfortable for a dirt bike that weighs 320 pounds.
This is despite the small knobs’ depth that prefers to spin instead of grip when riding in such conditions.
By adjusting the ABS to the front-only setting I was able to move back to make the bike angled and pivoted away from the turns. This is a great feature in the event of a rough ride off-road.”
Husqvarna 701 Enduro Overview
- Price: $11,999 USD / $12,999 CAD (estimated)
- Key Features:
- APTC (Adler Power Torque Clutch) technology
- Brembo brakes with Bosch ABS
- Selectable ride modes and traction control
- Engine: 692.7 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine
- Power: 74 HP
- Torque: 54.2 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 321.9 lbs (146 kg)
- Seat Height: 36.2 in (920 mm)
You’re capable of pushing the bike to the limit of the limits of what you’d normally expect from the thumper.” Nothing’s changed in the same way.
In reality, things have changed. The 701 Enduro is now equipped with the identical engine that powers that of the Duke 690 R, making it rated at the equivalent of 74 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 54 lb-ft torque at 6,500 RPM with no discernible differences over the previous model.
It still has two counterbalancers that make an extremely smooth ride. It also has an electronic throttle.
Riding on the edge
No matter if you’re speeding, or slower, when you drop an arm over the 701 Enduro You’re always riding at the edge.
This is because the seat’s 36-inch height is taller than many people’s comfort zones. And it’s also quite difficult. It demonstrates the 701’s roots as a dirt bike definitely.
And so does the suspension. The 701 isn’t a complete dirt bike however the WP XPLOR fork and shocks are strong and off-road-friendly. Don’t expect the soft ride that Japanese twins provide.
Husqvarna’s side of the story
Husqvarna is not new to the world of two-wheelers. In fact, they started out by making bicycles in the early 1900s.
This was similar to Honda and other manufacturers. They weren’t even in the transport industry before this.
Husqvarna entered the business world in 1689 via an old musket, long before any engine with 690cc was invented.
You can still see their logo on products today. It’s what you would see if you looked down from their musket barrel.
Husqvarna 701 Enduro Features
A single overhead camshaft single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine is equipped with the most recent design and electronics.
The impressive top power rating of 55 kW (74 horsepower) with 8,000 RPM and torque of 73.5 Nm with 6,500 RPM leaves the driver confident about the power packed into this light engine.
The frame for the trellis is constructed of premium chrome-molybdenum steel and designed to provide precision in handling and create faith in the riders.
A precise feedback signal is delivered to the rider through precise torsional rigidity calculations and longitudinal flex.
Husqvarna 701 Enduro Specification
|Power in KW||55 kW|
|Bore and Stroke||105 mm x 80 mm|
|Clutch||APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated|
|CO2 emissions||98 g/km|
|EMS||Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition|
|Design||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Fuel consumption||4.21 l/100 km|
|Lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|Weight (without fuel)||146 kg|
|Tank capacity (approx.)||13 l|
|ABS||Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)|
|Front brake disc diameter||300 mm|
|Rear brake disc diameter||240 mm|
|Front brake||Brembo twin-piston floating caliper, brake disc|
|Rear brake||Brembo single-piston floating caliper, brake disc|
|Chain||X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″|
|Frame design||Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|Front Suspension||WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm|
|Ground clearance||270 mm|
|Rear Suspension||WP XPLOR with Pro-Lever linkage|
|Seat height||920 mm|
|Steering head angle||62.3 °|
|Suspension travel (front)||250 mm|
|Suspension travel (rear)||250 mm|
Husqvarna 701 Enduro Problems
- Clutch Problems
- The bike Won’t Start
- Bike Overheating
- Gas Leaks
This is the single-cylinder that will make you the most of your bike. After more than a decade of riding singles big, I know this engine is the one for me.
Although the chassis is not very smooth, it’s something I could easily adapt to if I had ridden it for a few weeks.
The only problem? The price tag of $13,399 is my only problem. This is a large sum, and the 701’s complex mechanical design makes it expensive to maintain long-term.
The 701 is worth a test drive if you have the money to pay.
Husqvarna 701 Enduro FAQ
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Husqvarna Motorcycles are manufactured in Sweden. The brand is well-known and has earned an enviable reputation for its sturdy and reliable construction throughout the world.
I am Dipak Salvi. I’ve been a blogger since 2010, and I love to write. I really like to write about cars, technology, and money. I also write about fitness and health. I run a lot of blogs, such as https://commercialvehicleinfo.com. You can contact me at [email protected]