Husqvarna released a new adventure variant of the Norden 901 dubbed the Norden 901 Expedition. This new model features a longer suspension travel and comes standard with accessories like waterproof luggage.
The drivetrain on the Norden 901 Expedition remains the same as the stock 901, a parallel-twin 889cc producing 103 horsepower and 73.8 lb.-ft of torque. Standard features include cornering ABS, cornering traction control, motor slip regulation, and cruise control. In addition to the standard three ride modes: Street, Offroad, and Rain, the Norden 901 Expedition features a fourth Explorer mode, allowing customizable ride settings.
Construction on the bike includes a tubular chromium-molybdenum steel frame and a steel trellis subframe. Parts unique to the Norden 901 Expedition include a fully adjustable WP-XPLOR inverted fork with 9.4mm of travel. At the rear, the Expedition features an XPLOR shock with adjustable preload, rebound damping, and a progressive damping system (PDS). In addition to 21/18–inch spoke tubeless wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires. Husqvarna states this provides the Norden 901 Expedition with 10.6 inches of ground clearance.
Other useful features include heated grips and rider seats, waterproof side bags with 18 liters of storage space per bag, and a heavy-duty skid plate. Of course, the extra gear adds weight, and Husqvarna claims the 472-pound Norden 901 Expedition is 23 pounds heavier than stock. Nevertheless, the Husqvarna Norden 901 Expedition is set to arrive at dealers in March 2023.
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