Before the Husqvarna 701 arrived I admit I had some reservations about the build quality and finish. The new KTM-owned Husqvarna was an unknown, although from my time living with a KTM 690 Duke in 2012 I didn't have much reason to worry.
So far everything has held up fairly well on the Husqvarna, despite it's all-weather use and only a bike cover protecting it from the worst of the British weather. Everything that is, apart from the stickers on the wheels.
It's incredibly difficult to give the wheels a proper clean without lifting the edges of the stickers up, and now they're off, they won't stick back down, which looks naff. I'm half tempted to pull them off completely - I don't think they look especially good.