As anticipated Husqvarna’s 2017 range of 7 enduro models follow in KTM’s footsteps with completely new motorcycles from the wheels up. But are they just “white KTM’s”?
The answer is … no they’re not. Yes they do share the same basic foundation – the engines and much of the chassis’ are shared, but completely separate teams take the basic elements and develop them with different characteristics to suit the individual brands. Full specs for the new Husky’s haven’t yet been revealed but, as with the new KTM’s, they will also feature the new WP Xplor 48 forks rather than the 4CS forks and the bikes will be significantly lighter.
The most obvious differences compared with the KTM’s is the linkage rear suspension and bodywork styling (which really looks stunning), but expect differences in electronics, suspension settings and engine tuning. European showrooms will be displaying these beauties in July … we hope they reach our shores soon after.