2023 Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition First Look

2023 Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition First Look
2023 Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition First Look

As we anticipated, Husqvarna introduced a brand new Norden 901 Expedition, including a extra adventure-capable mannequin to its lineup. Geared up with longer-travel suspension and coming normal with quite a lot of equipment comparable to waterproof baggage, the Norden 901 Expedition carries an MSRP of $15,799, a $1,300 premium over the common Norden 901.

The engine stays the identical 889 cc Parallel-Twin because the common Norden 901, sharing the identical DNA because the engine from its Pierer Mobility cousin, the KTM 890 Journey. Peak efficiency figures are the identical 103 hp at 8,000 rpm and 73.8 lb-ft. at 6,500 rpm claimed by the common Norden.

The electronics are additionally just like the bottom mannequin, with cornering ABS, cornering traction management, torque management, motor slip regulation, and cruise management as normal. The Norden 901’s three journey modes, Avenue, Offroad, and Rain, carry over, however the Expedition additionally features the customizeable Explorer mode as normal.

The tubular chromium-molybdenum metal body and metal trellis subframe are additionally unchanged, providing a steadiness between mild weight and energy.

Husqvarna swapped out the Norden 901’s WP APEX 43 fork for a totally adjustable 48 mm WP-XPLOR inverted fork with 9.4 mm of journey. Likewise, the WP APEX monoshock was changed with a XPLOR shock with a progressive damping system (PDS) and adjustable preload, excessive and low pace compression, and rebound damping.

Just like the common Norden, the Expedition additionally comes normal with a steering damper, and the body could also be fitted with an adjustable offroad steering damper.

We don’t know the Norden 901 Expedition’s seat peak but, however we count on it will likely be increased than the bottom Norden’s seat which is adjustable between 33.6 and 34.4 inches. We do know the Expedition gives 10.6 inches of floor clearance in comparison with the common mannequin’s 9.9 inches of clearance.

The Norden 901 Expedition comes with spoked tubeless rims, with a 21-inch entrance and 18-inch rear wheel. Pirelli offers the Scorpion Rally STR tires.

For improved touring functionality, the Norden 901 Expedition comes with a tall windscreen, heated grips, a heated rider seat, and a set of waterproof aspect luggage, providing 18 liters of storage per aspect. The 5.0 gallon gasoline tank is unchanged from the Norden 901, with Husqvarna claiming the identical gasoline consumption of 52 mpg.

Finishing the bundle are a middle stand, a heavy responsibility skid plate, and good telephone connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation, all beforehand supplied as separate equipment for the common Norden. With all of the added elements, it’s no shock that the Expedition is heavier than the bottom Norden, tipping the scales at a claimed 472.9 kilos (with out gasoline), a 23-pound weight distinction.

The 2023 Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition is anticipated to reach in showrooms this month.

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