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HUSQVARNA NORDEN 901 CONFIRMED FOR

MARCH RELEASE

Husqvarna Motorcycles Norden 901 is finally set to be unleashed in New Zealand in March , two years after its initial showing at the 2019 EICMA Show . Husqvarna has confirmed the Norden 901 will become available in New Zealand dealers from March 2022 with pricing yet to be announced . For those who want to get in early , a pre-order process will be in place . If that sounds like you Husqvarna says to get in contact with your local authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer for more information .

It feels like we ’ ve been waiting for Husqvarna ’ s first adventure model for an eternity . In fact , since its debut at EICMA 2019 we ’ ve seen its cousin the KTM 790 Adventure evolve into the 890 Adventure in the time it has taken from first look to the full reveal of the Husky . So has it been worth the wait ? Let ’ s dive into the details announced by Husqvarna Motorcycles today . 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-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels . Weight is claimed at 204kg ( no fuel ) while seat height is 854 / 874mm thanks to an adjustable seat from the factory ( full tech specs below ). “ Since 2014 , the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand has been constantly evolving ,” says Federico Valentini – Head of Husqvarna Motorcycles Marketing . “ The launch of the Norden
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