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901 sees us move into another market segment – travel . The motorcycle was unveiled to a highly enthusiastic reception at EICMA 2019 and there has been mounting anticipation ahead of its launch . Now it is finally here , and we believe that the Norden 901 will become a class-leading favourite of riders with the ambition to explore further .” Since we first saw the bike as a concept it has evolved into a more conventional production version . Gone is the tank mounted luggage rack that looked ready to rip your testicles off if you went over the bars , while the dash TFT has also gone conventional on us with a traditional single 5-inch TFT screen instead of the stacked twin TFTs as seen on the concept . The Norden will offer an Optional Connectivity Unit though which will help provide turnby-turn navigation , telephone call reception and music selection functionality from the rider ’ s smartphone directly to the TFT screen . The Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles App is also required for phone connectivity . Being a premium European adventure product , the Norden 901 is dripping in high-end electronics . The braking system is backed up by switchable Bosch Cornering ABS with Street and Offroad modes . Husqvarna Motorcycles ’ lean-angle sensitive Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control ( MTC ) is also there to assist ,
2022 HUSQVARNA NORDEN 901 SPECS
ENGINE Type :
Bore / stroke : Power : Torque :
899cc , water-cooled , twocylinder , four-stroke , DOHC parallel twin 90.7 x 68.8mm 77kW ( 105hp ) @ 8000rpm 100Nm @ 6500rpm
Compression :
13.5:1
Starter :
Electric
Transmission :
Six-speed , manual
Fuel system :
DKK Dellorto 46mm body
Clutch :
Cable operated , PASC Slipper
clutch
Ignition :
Bosch EMS with RBW
Electronics :
MTC ( lean angle sensitive ,
3-Mode , disengageable ,
Explorer mode optional )
CHASSIS Frame : Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel , engine as stressed element Subframe : Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis , powder coated Handlebar : Aluminium , tapered , Ø 28 / 22 mm
Forks : WP APEX-USD Ø 43mm , compression , rebound , preload , 220mm travel
Shock : WP APEX-Monoshock , rebound , preload , 215mm travel
Front brake :
Twin 320mm discs , four-piston
calipers , radially mounted
Rear brake :
260mm disc , two-piston
floating caliper
ABS :
Bosch 9.1 MP ( incl . Cornering-
ABS and Offroad mode ,
disengageable )
Wheels :
Tubeless Aluminium spoked
wheels , F 2.50 x 21in ; R 4.50 x
18in
Tyres :
Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR ,
90 / 90R21 , 150 / 70R18
Rake / trail :
64.2 °, 106.9mm
Wheelbase :
1513mm ± 15 mm
Clearance :
252mm
Seat height :
854 / 874mm
Fuel capacity :
19.0 litres
Weight :
204kg ( no fuel )
ELECTRONICS ABS Modes : Street ( cornering sensitive ) /
Offroad Ride Modes : Street , Rain , Offroad ( Explorer - optional ) Cruise Control : Standard Connectivity : Turn-by-Turn Navigation , Call-In , Music Selection Accessories : Connectivity Unit , TPMS , heated grips / seats
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