Center stage at Husqvarna's 2019 EICMA booth was the new Norden 901 concept model. Unveiled for the first time, this new machine is Husqvarna Motorcycles’ first-ever tourer/ adventure bike. A dynamic and versatile long-distance concept, it balances practical accessibility and comfort to suit the modern traveler.
The Norden 901 concept is a dynamic, twin-cylinder motorcycle that features advanced rider ergonomics and high performance based on years of rally experience, in a distinctly modern design. This versatile long-distance exploration concept delivers both outstanding street and off-road performance. It's designed to return class-leading lightness and power delivery in a versatile and accessible package, precisely arranged to allow discerning riders' uncompromised exploration possibilities. Besides its adventurous aspirations, Husqvarna has also designed this motorcycle to be used on daily commutes, extended adventures and everything in between.
It is no secret that KTM and Husqvarna share some motorcycle platforms across some of their models, and the Norden 901 is no exception. Under the fairing is a KTM parallel twin, 889.5 cc powerplant tuned for adventure riding. For now, we can only speculate that the engine may be a bored-up 790 Adventure mill since it has tell-tale signs from the latter.
Also, like the 790 Adventure, the Norden 901 comes with 21 and 18-inch tires for the front and rear; Bosch cornering ABS, top-shelf WP suspension components and many more. Being a concept bike, some specifics were not yet fully disclosed by the manufacturer.
Despite its concept status, the bike certain looks like a showroom stock model. Will this come into production soon?