We test the 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901, a new adventure bike based on the KTM 890 Adventure platform. It’s powered by a 890cc parallel-Twin that makes 105 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 74 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm at the crank (claimed). MSRP is $13,999.
With styling nearly identical to the popular concept Husqvarna showed at EICMA in 2019, the Norden 901 has a rally-style fairing with a round headlight and integrated fog lights. Positioned between the KTM 890 Adventure and 890 Adventure R, the Norden 901 is aimed at adventure riders who want to travel long distances but not sacrifice off-road capability.
The Norden 901 is equipped with ride modes (Street, Offroad, Urban, and optional Explorer), ABS (Road and Offroad modes), lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control, an up/down quickshifter (Easy Shift), and cruise control. The wide, flat seat height adjustable (33.6/34.4 in.). It’s equipped with adjustable WP Apex suspension, with 8.7/8.5 inches of front rear travel, and its 21-inch front and 18-inch rear tubeless wheels are shod with Pirelli Scorpion Rally FTR tires.
We subjected the 2022 Husqvarna Norden 901 to two days of on- and off-road testing on to São Miguel, a wet, foggy island in the North Atlantic Ocean that’s part of the Portuguese Azores archipelago and is crisscrossed with roads and tracks covered in pavement, cobblestones, gravel, mud, and sand.
Check it out in our video review:
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Good review. The Husqvarna Norden 901 appears to be the right bike for those of us looking for a road oriented machine with off road capabilities. I fear though the dealer network or lack of one in areas will hamper sales.