Husqvarna Motorcycles is announcing the release of its new 2020 701 Enduro LR.  A Husqvarna press release says that its 2020 701 Enduro LR is their new long-range enduro machine for riders wanting to travel further.

Longer range

The extra range comes from the bike’s increased fuel capacity of 6.6 gallons (vs. 3.4 gallons for the standard model).  That is nearly double the fuel capacity of the “standard” Husqvarna 701 Enduro.  Unfortunately, Husky doesn’t say quote the range of their new machine.  But estimating between 45 – 50 miles per gallon, it seems that the 701 Enduro could have a range between 297 to 330 miles.  That’s a nice chunk of mileage between fillups.

Husky also says that the 701 Enduro LR has the same “advanced electronics” as its standard 701 Enduro.  That means the 701 Enduro LR has switchable ride modes, Bosch cornering ABS,  “Easy-Shift,” and lean-angle sensitive traction control.

long range Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR

The longer-range Husqvarna 701 Enduro now carries up to 6.6 gallons of fuel.

Powering the bike is the same 692cc single putting out approximately 74hp.  Its suspension is comprised of fully adjustable 48mm WP XPLOR upside-down forks and a WP XPLOR rear shock.  Both offer 250mm of travel.

Husqvarna’s press release doesn’t specify the dry or wet weight of the machine.  It will likely weigh close to the “standard” model with the addition of weight for the larger fuel tank and extra fuel carried.  But Husky’s website says the 701 Enduro weighs 341 pounds (155kg) without fuel.  That should put the 701 Enduro LR at about 390 pounds (178 kg) with full fuel in both its front and rear tanks.

Available in the fall

According to Husqvarna, the 2020 701 Enduro LR will be available at dealerships beginning in the fall of 2020.  Although Husky’s press release instructs readers to its website for pricing, the webpage does not yet provide pricing for the 701 Enduro LR.  But you can bet that it will likely a few hundred dollars more than the standard 701 Enduro, which is currently priced at $11,999 plus $550 Freight.

All photo credit: Husqvarna

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