Husqvarna Norden 901 arriving on showroom floors

November 2 2021

The newest addition to the Midsize Adventure market is the Husqvarna Norden 901, a rally inspired adventure touring beast.

The concept model was first revealed at the 2019 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy. Since then, we’ve been impatiently waiting to see the full release of this bike into North America.

The Norden 901 is said to be fast, nimble and capable, featuring the 899cc parallel-twin with dual balancer shafts to minimize vibration. Offering 220mm of travel in the front and 215mm in the rear, with dirt oriented 21 and 18 inch wheels. The Norden 901 will offer switchable brake modes for Street and Offroad with Bosch Cornering ABS, as well as lean-angle sensitive Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC).

Along with the braking modes the Norden will also offer three standard ride modes- Street, Rain, and Offroad with an optional Explorer mode for more versatile off-road conditions.

Technical highlights:

  • Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame with engine as stressed member
  • 889 cc parallel-twin engine is smooth and powerful across the rpm range
  • Adjustable WP APEX suspension provides exceptional comfort both on the street and off-road
  • Three selectable ride modes (Street, Rain, Offroad) and optional Explorer mode
  • Cutting-edge, switchable cornering ABS with Offroad mode
  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • Easy Shift function 
  • Cornering-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (allows for nine levels of adjustable rear wheel slip in Explorer mode)
  • Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC)
  • Tubeless spoked wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires for peak performance on the street and off-road
  • Large capacity,19-litre fuel tank provides an extended range of up to 400 km
  • Optional Connectivity Unit provides turn-by-turn navigation, telephone call reception and music selection functionality from the rider’s smartphone


Husqvarna will also be releasing an apparel lineup dedicated the Norden rider as well as technical luggage systems and other performance enhancements. The Norden 901 will be available in dealers from November 2021 onwards with a base price of $15,199.


Technical Specs 

Engine type 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC parallel twin 
Displacement  889 cc
Bore/stroke 90.7 / 68.8 mm
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Starter/battery Electric starter/12V 10Ah
Transmission 6 gears
Fuel system DKK Dellorto (Throttle body 46 mm)
Control 4 valves per cylinder / DOHC
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary drive 39:75
Final drive 16:45
Cooling Liquid cooled with water/oil heat exchanger
Clutch Cable operated PASC Slipper clutch
Engine management/ignition Bosch EMS with RBW
Traction control MTC (lean-angle sensitive, 3-Mode, disengageable, Explorer mode optional)
Frame Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
Subframe Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis, powder coated
Handlebar  Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28 / 22 mm
Front suspension WP APEX-USD Ø 43 mm
Front adjustability Compression, Rebound, Preload
Rear suspension WP APEX-Monoshock with linkage
Rear adjustability Rebound, Preload
Suspension travel front/rear 220 mm / 215 mm
Front brake 2 x 4-piston caliper, radially mounted, brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear brake 2 piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 260 mm
ABS Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and Offroad mode, disengageable)
Wheels front/rear Tubeless Aluminum spoked wheels 2.50 x 21”; 4.50 x 18”
Tires front/rear Pirelli Scorpion Rallly STR 90/90 R 21; 150/70 R 18
Chain X-Ring 520
Silencer Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer
Steering head angle 25.8°
Triple clamp offset 30 mm
Trail 106.9 mm
Wheel base 1,513 mm ± 15 mm / 59.5 in ± 0.6 in
Ground clearance 252 mm / 9.9 in
Seat height 854 / 874 mm; 33.6 / 34.4 in
Tank capacity (approx.) 19.0 liters / 5.0 gallons
Weight without fuel (approx.)  204 kg / 449.7 lb
ABS Modes Street (cornering sensitive) / Offroad
Ride Modes Street, Rain, Offroad (Explorer – optional)
Engine Management Systems MTC, MSR, Easy Shift
Cruise Control Original Equipment
Connectivity Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Call-In, Music Selection
Technical Accessories Connectivity Unit, TPMS, heated grips & seats

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