Husqvarna has just revealed the first technical details of the 701 Supermoto. The bike features a ride-by-wire throttle with switchable engine maps, the most advanced ABS technology with a specific Supermoto mode, a race inspired slipper clutch and premium WP suspensions, there’s plenty to learn and be excited by. Click through to learno more details.
Unfortunately, Husqvarna didn’t release all the specifications but gave out a couple of official details. For example, we now know that the bike benefits from a new level of control of the broad power delivery. A ride-by-wire throttle system allows more precise and consistent throttle control, while three engine-mapping setting options allow you to fine-tune the 701’s power delivery for a wide range of possible riding surfaces and weather conditions.
The 701 Supermoto will be equipped with the new Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system. There will also be an optional supermoto ABS that allows the rear wheel to lock, with full ABS function upfront. Another feature is the slipper clutch that minimize the effects of engine-braking and eliminate annoying ‘wheel stutter’. The slipper clutch prevents compression braking under deceleration, while maintaining full traction. Greatly improved safety on the road and quicker lap times on the racetrack.
Suspension-wise, a set of 48 mm upside-down forks by WP Performance Systems with 215 mm of travel graces the 701 SUPERMOTO. These easily adjustable forks have separate damping circuits in each fork tube, so compression is damped via the left tube and rebound via the right. With 250 mm of rear wheel travel, the WP pressurised-gas rear shock is pivot-arm articulated and features both high- and low-speed compression adjustments.
The official release date of the much-anticipated 701 Supermoto has yet to be revealed.