The all-new Norden 901 is here to take inquisitive, adventurous riders further, inspiring them to go beyond their well-established routes and on to unexplored terrain.
Rapid, agile and fun, the Norden 901 embodies the progressive thinking of Husqvarna Motorcycles in a motorcycle built to make light work of long days in the saddle, covering vast distances on tarmac and offroad.
The Norden 901 is packed with useful technology to allow the intrepid traveller to focus on the ride. The 889 cc parallel-twin engine acts as a stressed member in its chromium-molybdenum steel frame and delivers a peak power of 105 hp and 100 Nm of torque, accessed by a ride-by-wire throttle. There are three selectable ride modes as standard (Street, Rain, Offroad) and an optional Explorer mode to cater for every circumstance the Norden 901 rider might encounter. An Easy Shift function allows for clutchless changes up and down the six-speed gearbox, while a Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC) maximises rear wheel composure.
Adventure riding is about exploring the unknown, so having a motorcycle to back up the rider in extreme situations is essential. Switchable Bosch Cornering ABS with Street and Offroad modes and Husqvarna Motorcycles’ lean-angle sensitive Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) are there to assist.
WP APEX suspension provide exceptional comfort wherever the Norden 901 and its rider go, and tubeless spoked wheels fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres guarantee optimum performance on the street and offroad.
A large-capacity 19-litre fuel tank provides an extended range of up to 400 km so Norden 901 riders will always be able to go the distance.
The 889 cc, double overhead camshaft, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine features the latest technology in terms of design and electronics. The maximum power output of 77 kW (105 hp) at 8000 rpm and torque of 100 Nm at 6500 rpm are outstanding figures that leave riders in no doubt of the performance potential of this state-of-the-art masterpiece. The extremely lightweight engine weighs only 53.4 kg without oil but including all components such as electric start, throttle bodies, clutch and coolant lines. Reliability, durability and efficiency are guaranteed by technical solutions such as active crankcase evacuation and a semi dry-sump lubrication which reduce oil friction and pump losses contributing to the long 15,000 km service intervals and extremely low fuel consumption, in-turn lowering the cost of ownership of this class-leading twin cylinder power plant.
The frame uses a tubular chromium-molybdenum steel frame with the engine as a stressed member to reduce weight and size. The overall design and engineering were aimed at providing a compact unit and weight reduction to guarantee high levels of agility and stability. The laser-cut components are robot-welded and hydro-formed ensuring flawless precision and consistent quality. By using high-grade chromium-molybdenum tubular steel, detailed feedback is delivered to the rider through precisely engineered torsional rigidity and longitudinal flex. Additionally, the premium black powder coating and standard frame protectors guarantee superior protection and durability.
The Norden 901 features a state-of-the-art Husqvarna branded J.Juan braking system. With its MotoGP-derived technology, the leading Spanish brake supplier delivers exceptional performance and reliability. Black anodised brake calipers and a lasered Husqvarna Motorcycles logo highlight the progressive design and premium finish.
The WP APEX 43 mm upside-down front forks with 220 mm travel deliver precise performance and comfort in varying environments. Using a split damping function on the open-cartridge forks, compression and rebound damping can be adjusted effortlessly using the easy access clickers located on the fork tube tops. These allow the rider to personalise the ride characteristics to their own preference and varying conditions.
The Norden 901 is fitted with a WP APEX shock absorber providing 215 mm of rear-wheel travel for the perfect balance of street and offroad riding with all-day riding comfort. The damping behaviour can be adjusted with a rebound damping adjuster and there is a hand adjuster for spring preload. The rebound damping adjustability allows the rider to adapt the shock’s response for different riding situations, while the quick adjustment of the spring preload allows for different loadings of the bike such as when luggage or a passenger are carried.
The Norden 901 features state-of-the-art bodywork with a height-adjustable two-piece seat that provides exceptional grip and comfort in all conditions. Striking colours and graphics highlight Husqvarna Motorcycles’ progressive design. Tightly wrapped around the engine and frame, the Norden’s bodywork is ergonomically designed to connect the rider’s body with the bike for a perfect fit, providing total control in all riding situations. Handguards fitted as standard protect the rider’s hands from the elements and stray foliage.
The spoked 21” front and 18” rear tubeless wheels ensure high levels of strength and durability with minimal unsprung weight for exceptional street and offroad riding performance. The wheel hubs feature a black anodised finish for premium looks and durability.
Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres are fitted to the wheels, 90/90-21 on a 2.5” rim at the front and 150/70-18 on a 4.5” rim at the rear. These high-end tyres offer superlative grip and durability across a wide range of conditions.
The Norden 901 is equipped with a state-of-the-art 5” TFT display. The full-colour display is easily readable with the main information positioned so the rider can immediately process it.
The display's configuration can be varied and automatically adapts to changes in environmental light. The rider can select which information they would like to have displayed on the screen. This includes the trip meter, fuel range and fuel consumption, water temperature, and so on. All ride mode and ABS settings are immediately visible on the screen. Additionally, a configurable shift light blinks to indicate when to change gear.
The height-adjustable two-piece seat offers welcome comfort for extended journeys. The rider seat is narrow towards the front, making it easier for the rider to place their feet on the ground as required. Precisely engineered seat foam firmness ensures that the rider remains comfortable even when riding all day long.
The fuel tank is a central element of the design and engineering concept of the Norden 901. The target was to provide slim ergonomics similar to those of a Dakar Rally bike. Based on extensive experience from motorsports development, the rotation-moulded fuel tank places its main volume ahead of the rider’s knees, wrapped around the centrally mounted engine.
|Engine type||2 cylinder, 4 stroke, DOHC parallel twin|
|Power||77 kW (105 hp) @ 8000 rpm|
|Torque||100 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|Starter/battery||Electric starter/12V 10Ah|
|Fuel system||DKK Dellorto (Throttle body 46mm)|
|Control||4 valves per cylinder / DOHC|
|Lubrication||Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|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||Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm|
|Front suspension||WP APEX-USD Ø 43 mm|
|Front adjustability||Compression, Rebound, Preload|
|Rear suspension||WP APEX-Monoshock|
|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 ME (incl. Cornering-ABS and Offroad mode, disengageable)|
|Wheels front/rear||Tubeless Aluminium spoked wheels 2.50 x 21''; 4.50 x 18''|
|Tyres front/rear||Pirelli Scorpion Rallly STR 90/90 R 21; 150/70 R 18|
|Silencer||Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer|
|Steering head angle||64,2°|
|Triple clamp offset||30 mm|
|Wheel base||1,513 mm ± 15 mm|
|Ground clearance||252 mm|
|Seat height||854 / 874 mm|
|Tank capacity (approx.)||19.0 litres|
|Weight without fuel (approx.)||204 kg|
|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|