Husqvarna’s on-road 701 Supermoto meets its dual sport match in the 701 Enduro. These models share more than the $11,999 MSRP, 693cc single-cylinder engine, slim chrome-moly steel trellis frame and fuel-tank-integrated rear subframe. What sets the 701 Enduro apart is how it meets the challenges of the road and dirt with equal capability thanks to WP Xplor suspension and 21- and 18-inch wheels. It also shares electronic rider aids like switchable ride modes, cornering ABS, traction control, and up and down quickshifter with the 701 Supermoto.
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. Keeping the ABS switched to the front-only setting, I was able to slide the rear to get the bike pivoted and pointed out of turns—a useful feature when riding aggressively off-road.”
Competition includes the KTM 690 Enduro R, Honda XR650L, and Suzuki DR650S.
In addition to the electronic suite and new graphics for the 2020 Enduro, there is also a new addition to the 701 lineup: the 701 Enduro LR (long range). Husky says this shares the same electronics as the 701 Enduro, but offers even more touring capabilities with the addition of the larger 12-liter (3.2 gallons) auxiliary fuel tank to up total fuel capacity to 25 liters (6.6 gallons).