Kiwi Rider January 2022 Vol.1 - Page 37


Before anyone even thought of a KTM 890

Adventure , Husqvarna debuted its Norden 901 concept at EICMA 2019 . While sister-brand KTM was first to debut the up-rated paralleltwin on the market , Husqvarna ’ s first proper adventure class offering is taking a slightly different route to KTM ’ s . Designed with adventure travellers in mind , the Norden 901 isn ’ t as sharp an off-road weapon as its orange cousins , instead , Husky has brought to the table a thoroughly thought out package designed to eat large kays .
Highlights for the Norden 901 include a 19-litre fuel tank , an 889cc parallel-twin engine housed in a light steel trellis frame producing 105hp / 100Nm , long-travel WP APEX suspension and dirt ready large diameter 21- and 18-inch wheels . Weight is claimed at 204kg dry , while seat height is 854 / 874mm thanks to an adjustable seat from the factory . Pricing is ( unofficially ) set at $ 26,799 with the Norden 901 expected to make its first landfall here in March .
OUTSIDE THE BOX Who ’ s it actually for ? Serious adventure-minded travellers . The competition : KTM 890 Adventure ( Not the RS ).