FULLY EQUIPPED FOR ON AND OFFROAD RIDING

2021 701 ENDURO AND 701 SUPERMOTO AVAILABLE NOW 

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the availability of the 2021 701 Enduro and 701 Supermoto. With each model benefitting from shared and specific upgrades that boost overall performance, the two large-displacement machines continue to offer unparalleled riding experiences both on, and offroad.

Enhancing each model is a new LCD dashboard. Neatly positioned behind the redesigned headlight unit that has been developed using extensive motorsport experience, the dashboard features an integrated gear indicator, as well as an RPM display. In addition, the 701 Enduro and 701 Supermoto now feature a EURO 5 compliant exhaust system.

Specific to the 701 Supermoto is the new Brembo Monoblock 4 piston front brake caliper. When used together with the 320 mm brake disc it provides superior stopping power in all conditions. Forming one of the main highlights for 2021, the 701 Enduro comes with the option to fully disengage the ABS system to unlock exceptional offroad performance.

Equipped for any adventure, the 701 pairing continues to offer the latest cutting-edge electronic rider aids and a torquey 692.7 cc single-cylinder engine while also delivering perfect balance and outstanding handling.

Technical highlights:

  • New LCD dashboard with integrated gear indicator and RPM display
  • New design of headlight unit based on extensive motorsport experience
  • New EURO 5 compliant exhaust system
  • New Brembo Monoblock front brake caliper on 701 Supermoto for improved brake performance
  • ABS functionality can be fully disengaged on 701 Enduro for exceptional offroad performance
  • Advanced Ride Mode functionality includes Supermoto/Offroad ABS mode
  • Cornering ABS
  • Lean-angle sensitive traction control
  • Easy Shift
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame
  • Aluminium swingarm
  • Polyamide rear subframe with integrated fuel tank
  • 74 hp single cylinder engine
  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • Power assist slipper clutch
  • State-of-the-art bodywork and striking graphics

Ensuring all 701 Enduro and 701 Supermoto riders are fully prepared for their next adventure, the Functional Offroad Apparel collection offers high-quality items that guarantee protection, all-round functionality and comfort. Husqvarna Motorcycles also offers an extensive line-up of Technical Accessories – high-quality items that add additional protection, durability and style to all 701 Enduro and 701 Supermoto machines.

FRESH FROM THE GRINDSTONE 

THE KTM 890 DUKE SHARPENS THE SCALPEL

The journey has been quick and short. All the envious attributes of the LC8c parallel twin that caused a stir and stirred the emotions of riders young and old with the KTM 790 DUKE have found a new boundary. The reaction to the original SCALPEL motivated KTM to work more with the LC8c and line-up something to tease the desire of extreme petrolheads. The emergence of the KTM 890 DUKE R in the early part of 2020 was the answer: a track weapon, as much as a potent blast for country roads that harnessed all the boosted power of the LC8c and added a range of features that almost obliged riders to get their knees close to the tarmac. Now, staying firmly in the exhaust note of the KTM 890 DUKE R, the KTM 890 DUKE brings all the excellence of its acutely focused sister-version to be the new rapier for the road.

The styling of the KTM 890 DUKE will turn heads and the aesthetic makes this slim package of power and punch un-ignorable but the essence of the bike is the compact, light, throbbing source of all the fun located between the two wheels. The bigger displacement from 789cc to 889cc uses a more sophisticated mapping logic and is now pumping out 115 Hp and 92 Nm (10 more horsepower and 5 more newton meters of torque than the KTM 790 DUKE) and the increased rotating mass by 20% ensures better cornering stability and smoother engine action at lower revs and part throttle. Euro5 ready and offering 4,8l/100km through the 14l fuel tank; the speed is offset by keen practicality.

While all the horses are straining to be free, the KTM 890 DUKE can either be gunned or gently guided; creating a large grin for all ages and abilities. The KTM 890 DUKE is ‘midweight’ only through concept, the kilos and the nimbleness of the handling alone: the rest is rasping performance and state-of-the-art ride by wire electronics. This bike will stare down all rivals on the road.

Filtered through the light sensitive, customizable TFT display the rider aids span RAIN MODE (smooth throttle response, maximum traction control, reduced power and anti-wheelie), STREET MODE (standard throttle response, normal TC, full power, anti-wheelie) and SPORT MODE (sport response, reduced TC, full power, anti-wheelie). For those tempted by the full potential of the KTM 890 DUKE the optional TRACK MODE allows the setting to be tweaked for time attacks. Traction control can be increased or lowered on a nine-gauge scale, anti-wheelie can be disengaged, and throttle response has three levels. Launch control fixes the engine at the ideal RPM to assist with pacey standing starts. A 6D lean angle sensor means that the ECU is filtering a wealth of information and input from the bike’s behavior and positioning for optimum feedback.

Cornering ABS helps the 300mm twin floating discs with improved calipers and pads for stronger force haul the whole show to a safe halt. Getting going at a swift pace is easier thanks to the shorter shift lever, lighter springs and augmented Quickshifter+ (optional) settings.

The handling of the KTM 890 DUKE comes into play with the fitting of the tubular CroMo steel frame with a cast aluminum subframe, stiffly set for a sporty feel and a pinpoint sensation. The LC8c is central again thanks to its role as a stressed member of the chassis. Despite the technical ‘growth’ the KTM 890 DUKE keeps the same weight as its predecessor at a flighty 169 kg (dry). The subframe is innovative with the whole single unit containing the air intakes and airbox; designed to be simplistic, minimal and light. The KTM 890 DUKE glides thanks to updated and upgraded WP APEX Suspension (43mm open cartridge upside-down forks) and gas assisted rear shock. ‘Ergo’ is less purposeful than the all-action KTM 890 DUKE R and created to accommodate a wide demographic of rider, with a lower seat height of 820mm.The KTM 890 DUKE is clearly part of the DUKE family. The lines are unmistakably KTM, where every centimeter of the bike has been combed and analyzed for purpose. There are no unnecessary edges, angles or parts nor plastics that do not contribute to performance of the unique KTM 890 DUKE feeling. As an example: the condensed taillight is integrated into the plate holder, reducing dimensions and freeing up customization for the rear end.

Other details include a full LED lights set, tubeless wheels, superb and well-tested new Continental ContiRoad tires (providing excellent grip in the wet, strong stability and a very short ‘warm-up’ phase) as well as KTM myRide App compatibility. A wide complement of KTM PowerParts (from Akrapovic slip-on exhausts to sprocket covers) and KTM PowerWear options are other elements that help the KTM 890 DUKE become the sharpest tool in the naked bike ‘box’.

KTM 890 DUKE – MODEL HIGHLIGHTS
Larger displacement from 789cc to 889cc and Euro5 ready
Increased engine performance to 115 Hp and 92 Nm
Extreme power to weight ratio, peerless agility
Updated APEX WP Suspension technology
Updated electronics package with a 6D lean angle sensor & optional TRACK MODE
Improved braking potential thanks to system upgrade
Distinctive, functional and stylistic aesthetics: DUKE spirit
New high-performing Continental ContiRoad tires

Adriaan Sinke, Head of KTM Product Management: “With the KTM 890 DUKE R we knew we were bringing a bike that was distinctly KTM to the market and it was only a matter of time before we could reshape that package to introduce the ideal second generation of THE SCALPEL. We found where we could either improve or offer the rider more than could be found on the KTM 790 DUKE. The KTM 890 DUKE is stuffed with the DNA of KTM: READY TO RACE, technically advanced and engineered to meet the demands of any rider. It takes pride of place in the DUKE family and is another big statement in not only the midweight market but also the naked bike segment. I’d normally tell riders to enjoy this one but, this time, there is really no need.”

890 DUKE 2021 ORANGE

890 DUKE 2021 BLACK

2021 KTM DUKES

FEEL THE RIDE, LOOK THE PART 

Picture a road. Is it wide, smooth and empty? Is it busy with traffic? Does it take you from ‘A to B’ or is it open and inviting? Do you pass mountains and amazing landscapes? Or are you gliding past buildings and urbanity with ease and freedom? We all have a vision of our journey and the spellbinding array of 2021 KTM naked bikes and the famous KTM DUKE family is a passport to excitement and mobility.

The KTM 125 DUKE is power in a small, well-directed punch. Don’t settle for a step-through or some other bland characterless option: the KTM 125 DUKE allows you to look and feel different. Young riders or new riders will relish that distinctive sense of identity that all bikers enjoy. Cruising the city, escaping for the day or even daring to drag a knee, the KTM 125 DUKE harnesses all the style and performance guidelines of its senior brothers to fantastic effect. It truly is THE SPAWN OF THE BEAST.

The fuel injected, light, compact motor – now Euro5 ready – pumps out A1-applicable 15 Hp (11kw) thanks to state-of-the-art injection electronics. Fuel consumption is as efficient (a 300km reach) as the handling is sharp. The flighty behavior comes courtesy of the agile chassis and low centralization. WP Suspension upside-down forks, and a shock with an adjustable preload – take any luggage or passenger you want – complement other specs like the BYBRE brakes with a 300mm front disc and 230mm rear, dual channel ABS, 17” cast alloy wheels and a range of juicy KTM PowerParts upgrades in order to really embrace the KTM DUKE vibe.

For 2021 the bike is arguably more aesthetic than ever with two different color schemes. In one example a classy gray is offset by the striking orange trellis frame and the sporty profile of the silencer. It’s fetching and minimal but functional and instantly appealing. Bystanders will have to look twice to differentiate the KTM 125 DUKE from its larger siblings.

Those with more mileage in their right hands or seeking a potent CORNER ROCKET will satisfy their quest with the KTM 390 DUKE. The bike is a deft touch. The glide from street, dual carriage ways to country lanes and rapid blasts of fun has never felt simpler. It’s a dream for an A2 license holder or even for those who want to wear a grin with their daily commuting grind. The KTM 390 DUKE brings enviable power-to-weight performance to the market. The Euro5-compatible motor churns out 44 Hp (32kw) at a dry weight of less than 150kg. Ride by wire, 46mm throttle bodies and a slipper clutch administer the output, and a 13.4l tank ensures the glee is sustained over distance. An optional Quickshifter+ for 2021 is a must. ABS is fed through the BYBRE brake package and riders will be able to clearly tell if SUPERMOTO MODE is engaged thanks to the wide TFT dash display. The view will be steady and reassuring thanks to the WP Suspension forks with open-cartridge tech and the 150mm adjustable shock.

Have a napkin to hand because the 2021 gray and white color options are mouth-watering. We defy onlookers to spot the difference between the KTM 390 DUKE and the other bigger members of the range. The blend of shades from the tank, frame and subframe as well as front mask and LED headlight and finely integrated pillion seat will stir the soul. Riders will love the playfulness of the KTM 390 DUKE but will also get a kick out of their appearance on the highway.

There are simply no boundaries in 2021. Picture a road. Are you there yet?

Adriaan Sinke, Head of KTM Product Management: “We have a lot of pride in the KTM DUKE range because we know the motorcycles can offer so much performance and pleasure for fantastic value. There is a bike to suit whatever taste or preference or principal use. We believe the KTM 125 DUKE is an absolute reference in the category and young riders won’t find a more exciting buzz on two wheels. The KTM 390 DUKE could be considered a step-up, and corners like a dream. The technical specifications speak for themselves. Updating the look and style of the KTM DUKEs was an important move for us and we feel we’ve hit the mark for 2021.”

390 DUKE 2021 – WHITE

125 DUKE 2021 – BLACK