Husqvarna 701 Supermoto

Around 10 years ago supermotos were the next big thing. I was fascinated and this year I’ll see what all the fuss was about.
liam.marsden@motorcyclenews.com

MCN Fleet: Can the Husqvarna's flame be reignited?

MCN Fleet: Can the Husqvarna's flame be reignited?

Thu Husqvarna has sat in the lock ups at the MCN office for the last week as I eloped to the south of France on a Suzuki GSX-R1000. Normally, when it comes to long term test bikes, there's a small...

MCN Fleet: Bouncing around Rockingham on the Husqvarna 701

MCN Fleet: Bouncing around Rockingham on the Husqvarna 701

Living with the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto has been up and down since the keys landed on my desk. Any journey that lasts an hour or more is always a low point, but getting on the Husky after a couple of...

MCN Fleet: Stickers come loose on Husqvarna 701

MCN Fleet: Stickers come loose on Husqvarna 701

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...

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 goes the distance

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 goes the distance

I've made some far-from-sensible decisions throughout my life, but choosing to ride home to Yorkshire, then to Swansea the next day and back to Peterborough the day after that on the 701 has to be up...

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 gets new boots

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 gets new boots

After covering 2500 miles on the standard fit Continental ContiAttack SM tyres, the rear was starting to square off and looking ready for replacement. The Contis performed well, taking all-weather...

MCN Fleet: Should Husqvarna 701 Supermoto stay stealthy?

MCN Fleet: Should Husqvarna 701 Supermoto stay stealthy?

If there's one thing that bugs me a little about the 701 Supermoto other than the comfort it's that it sounds a bit naff with the standard, and rather large, exhaust.  I've left it standard so...

MCN Fleet: Smallish panniers for my Husqvarna 701 Supermoto?

MCN Fleet: Smallish panniers for my Husqvarna 701 Supermoto?

On the Husky my only method of transporting stuff is in a rucksack. On longer trips with a heavy load this means back and shoulder ache. My dad took one look at the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto and came...

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto questions answered

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto questions answered

I've covered 2000 miles on my long term Husqvarna 701 Supermoto since taking delivery of the bike in March and while it's taken some getting used to after last year's bike, I now feel much more at...

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto's extreme weight loss

MCN Fleet: Husqvarna 701 Supermoto's extreme weight loss

Having spent 2015 on a Kawasaki 1400GTR, an armchair of a motorcycle that weighed 305kg and could easily carry the weekly shop, 2016 will be a little different. This year’s bike – a Husqvarna 701...