Husqvarna 701 gets updated engine for 2017

Published: 29 September 2016

Husqvarna's 701 Supermoto and Enduro models will be updated for 2017 with a new engine, increasing power and bringing the bikes inline with new Euro4 regulations.


The new engine produces an additional 6bhp, bringing peak power up to a quoted 74bhp at 8000rpm. Torque is also increased, up to 52ftlb at 6750rpm. The new engine also features a second counter balancer shaft to reduce vibrations. A new 50mm throttle body gets rid of the mechanical linkage to the throttle for improved throttle response.

New engine highlights

  • Increased power & torque of 74 hp & 71.0 Nm
  • An additional 1000 rpm of usable power 
  • Reduced oscillating masses for lower vibrations 
  • New intake resonator for improved response at low rpm 
  • Long service intervals & low fuel consumption 
  • Single overhead cam =>Double spark plugs 
  • Large bore & short stroke [105 mm & 80 mm] 
  • Forged aluminium piston 
  • Cutting edge ride-by-wire electronics

Click here for the story so far with our 2016 long-term test Husqvarna 701 Supermoto.


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