Cycle World may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. Verdict: One person who’s watching the ADV landscape change from the front lines is Jeremy LeBreton, founder and president of Alt Rider. Please contact us for pricing. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Even late in the day, lumbering over boulders, at low speeds or leaning over, powering out of turns on the narrow tree-lined trails, the 701 kept trucking. Enduro or middleweight adventure bikes, when properly outfitted, are not only thousands of dollars more affordable than the typical liter-plus ADVs, but can be more capable, less stressful and wildly more entertaining off-road. Discovering two fused, blank power plugs behind the headlight made life easy when it came time to add power to the LED lights and a GoPro camera. We highly recommend checking out Seat Concepts’ website, as the company offers several different options for this bike. Ensuring all 701 Enduro LR riders are fully prepared for their next adventure, the Functional Clothing Offroad 2020 collection offers high-quality items that guarantee protection, all-around functionality and comfort. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, Meet the New Cars We've Been Driving This Fall, The Refreshed 2021 Bentley Bentayga, Driven, On Price and Style, This Caveman Bike Wins Big. All rights reserved. With a heavier bike, that could mean a sprained ankle or worse, but holding up most of the 701’s weight with one leg never felt like a workout. Copyright © 2020 Cycle World. If you wanted something smaller, the middleweight class didn’t offer much; go any smaller than that and you’re looking at dirt bikes. Bred from Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 701 Enduro, the brand new 701 Enduro LR provides astounding power-to-weight performance, a Ride-by-Wire throttle system and carefully engineered ergonomics. Copyright 2020 CycleNews. Yes, the color choice isn’t the easiest to keep clean, but it sure looks great on the bike. Motojourno - Founder of - Australia's leading resource for motorcycle news, reviews and race coverage for over 20 years. The Nomadic rack is pre-drilled for a Rotopax mount, although new holes were drilled to locate the mount a little farther back, leaving more room for his luggage bag. Protection for the underbelly was handled with a Vanasche Motorsports Ultimate UHMW skid plate. These cookies do not store any personal information. Other similarly sized enduros, like the Suzuki DR650S and Honda XR650L come in at nearly half the price of the 701 Enduro, just under $7,000, but the two Japanese bikes have nowhere near the performance of the Husqvarna. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. The 701 Enduro LR comes with its own unique new graphics. To say we’re fans would be an understatement. The sweeping, open gravel fire roads and single track trails are what this bike was built for — it was completely in its element powering out of tight turns and floating the front wheel. Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 701 Enduro LR, the new long range enduro machine for riders wanting to travel further. Out on the trails, threading through trees and trail gates, making my way up rutted inclines littered with rocks trying to unsettle the bike, the 701 Enduro was the envy of the biggest of its companions. Rigged up with an aftermarket screen, luggage and extra fuel tank, this bike would carry you over almost anything, with the suspension not only really capable, but also really comfortable. The Wolfman Rocky Mountain Expedition saddle bags and Expedition duffel bag have been called back into service on yet another one of Bum’s adventure bikes. GRANT BAYLOR CLAIMS NATIONAL ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP, THE WEEKLY FEED: BAY MARE BITD • HOT PRODUCTS • SIZZLING VIDS • SOCIAL POKES, KTM 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: THE DARK KNIGHT, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: THE YAMAHA YZ250 2-STROKE STORY, HONDA’S GREATEST BIKE: THE CR250R TWO-STROKE. By the time their competition based enduro bikes are registered they are up on the wrong side of the 15k barrier. In our 2016 ride review our test rider said: “Splashing down wide, rain-soaked trails, the Enduro behaved quite well for a 320-pound dirt bike—this despite the shallow depth of the knobs, which preferred to spin rather than grip in such conditions. Being quieter and slipperier than steel or aluminum is another plus. ABS 1 is especially nice with a bike hauling 25 pounds of gear on the tail, because locking up the front brake can make for an ugly situation. On the highway, out to Conserve the Ride in Woodward, Pennsylvania, even in sixth gear, doing 60-70mph, the single-cylinder still found enough shove to get me past slower traffic. When fully laden, the rear squats, rakes out the forks and causes the front end to twitch at high speed. The Husky 701 comes with lots of electronic rider aids, switchable ABS being one. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience. This is the third rack Bum has ordered from this company, and he’s never had an issue with fit. Secondly, as far as adventure riding goes, the 701 is incredibly well balanced, but that’s in part to the rear subframe doubles as the gas tank. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The Honda sits somewhere in the middle, both price-wise and on a performance basis between the DR650 and something like the 701 Enduro, but is a fair bit lighter than both. We would rate this as one of the best single upgrades anyone can make to improve comfort on the 701. If you buy from a link, we may earn a commission. The amount of luggage space was increased, and the additional protection gives him solace when he goes exploring in hostile terrain. The small bag is a boon, because it doesn’t interfere with the turning radius of the bars. The Husky 701 Enduro isn’t exactly known as the long-range king with its mid-sized 3.4-gallon fuel tank. 2020 Husqvarna® 701 Enduro LR With the ability to conquer urba... Clem's Enumclaw Powersports Enumclaw, WA - 110 mi. Extremely well-balanced and delivering impressive agility and handling, the 701 Enduro LR comes fitted with fully-adjustable 48 mm WP Xplor upside-down forks and a WP Xplor rear shock, offering 250mm of wheel travel and excellent all-terrain capabilities. The off-road situation is a little different than on-road motorcycles. Husqvarna’s on-road 701 Supermoto meets its dual sport match in the 701 Enduro. Even with all my gear on the back, the 701 willing tackled the mountain roads leading up to the campsite — now I had a completely unladen Enduro to tackle the trails. $12,495. Garbutt, QLD. It also shares electronic rider aids like switchable ride modes, cornering ABS, traction control, and up and down quickshifter with the 701 Supermoto. Bum says he averages 50-plus-miles per gallon, depending on riding conditions and speed, which equates to less than 175 miles on a tank of fuel. At 25-litres, the 701 Enduro LR almost doubles the fuel capacity of the machines it is based on. Smaller, more approachable street bikes, with a healthy dose of youthful design like scramblers, sport-standards and cafe racers continue to see a steady rise in popularity with each big manufacturer offering more options each year. It wasn’t until got to the on-ramp, pinned the throttle and ratcheting through the gears to get up to speed that the 701 made it clear the highway wouldn’t be a problem — at least not from a power perspective. Husqvarna offers a dongle that allows two totally different settings. Kawasaki Gives 2021 Z H2 SE Skyhook Suspension, Honda Puts the Africa Twin Engine in the 2021 Rebel 1100, 2021 Kawasaki KLX300 and KLX300SM First Look, Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 5, 48mm inverted fork, compression and rebound adjustable; 9.8-in.