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Old 10-22-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Husqvarna 701

Apparently Husqvarna is going to announce a "big light single for the street" in a couple weeks at EICMA. Rumors are it could be a production version of the 701 concept..

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/husqvarna-701-concept-headed-for-production/25772.html
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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Am I the only one interested in big and light singles?

As a high-end bike I am sure it wont be cheap.. but still love to see more options in the thumper category
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:15 PM   #3
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Am I the only one interested in big and light singles?

As a high-end bike I am sure it wont be cheap.. but still love to see more options in the thumper category
You're not alone. Not what I want, but looks like a great concept.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
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Nice, maybe finally they make the ADV version out of it.







That exhaust is gonna boil the fuel though.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:55 PM   #5
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meh..

No interest in orange grenades.... not reliable enough for dual sport or ADV use. Doesn't matter what logo is on the tank.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:40 AM   #6
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No interest in orange grenades.... not reliable enough for dual sport or ADV use. Doesn't matter what logo is on the tank.
Yeah, as soon as they put the Husky badge on it the engines life expectancy was reduced to a handful of hours instead of thousands of miles.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:46 AM   #7
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No KTM(ish) thread is ever complete without that tired old meme.

Now, with that out of the way early, can we bash it for making a cool looking dual sport into a hideous looking street bike? No doubt a hoot to ride, but damn. They must have gone to the Pontiac Aztek school of industrial design.

But, then, with no front fender or DOT lighting or signals, it wouldn't look like that here anyway. Which would be a blessing. Though, I suppose, if they really worked hard while adding those essential bits it could be made even uglier..
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:42 AM   #8
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No KTM(ish) thread is ever complete without that tired old meme.

Now, with that out of the way early, can we bash it for making a cool looking dual sport into a hideous looking street bike? No doubt a hoot to ride, but damn. They must have gone to the Pontiac Aztek school of industrial design.

But, then, with no front fender or DOT lighting or signals, it wouldn't look like that here anyway. Which would be a blessing. Though, I suppose, if they really worked hard while adding those essential bits it could be made even uglier..
Come oon. This Husky has nothing on Aztek. That is a beautiful sumo right there. Only thing it needs, is a yellow rocker cover. I like the brass color engine cases and t pieces. The wheels look fast too.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:16 AM   #9
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Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beer holder.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:35 AM   #10
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Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beer holder.
No.

Science proofs that you like that Husky a lot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

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Old 10-23-2014, 10:59 AM   #11
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I was hoping for some type of Terra650 redux maybe?

Apparently it is based on the 690 enduro motor
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I was hoping for some type of Terra650 redux maybe?

Apparently it is based on the 690 enduro motor
Yeah all Huskys are now rebadged KTM's. No way KTM would use the BMW derived terra engine.

I doubt it is 701 cc's bigbore. Propably just Husky type of model numbering.

I do like it. The 690 lump sure has some issues, but if they wrap it up that sexy... uuh.
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:54 PM   #13
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I would be very disappointed in KTM if they think there is a market for this bike in the U.S. and not the Free Ride..

Models like this would be beginning of the end of great dirt bike company..
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #14
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Just a 690 KTM SMC in concept plastic. Nothing new there.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:42 PM   #15
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Husky as we knew it is gone forever
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