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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: IDR on July 22, 2020, 01:55:53 pm

Title: Norden 901
Post by: IDR on July 22, 2020, 01:55:53 pm
Just for faps...

(https://www.zabikers.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NORDEN-901-CONCEPT-1.jpg)

(https://www.zabikers.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NORDEN-901-CONCEPT-2.jpg)

(https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery_A-L_16/Husqvarna-Norden-901-concept-05.jpg)

(https://www.zabikers.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NORDEN-901-CONCEPT-7.jpg)

(https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery_A-L_16/Husqvarna-Norden-901-concept-02.jpg)

(https://www.zabikers.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/NORDEN-901-CONCEPT-4.jpg)



Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Welsh on July 22, 2020, 01:58:45 pm
You will go blind.  fapfap :brushteeth:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: dirtyXT on July 22, 2020, 02:02:23 pm
 :hello2:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Africamike on July 22, 2020, 02:18:15 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: MonkeyNot on July 22, 2020, 02:48:32 pm
Mooi!

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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 22, 2020, 02:50:23 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Scalpel on July 22, 2020, 02:58:24 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: IDR on July 22, 2020, 03:07:16 pm
Ek het ook maar vir my 'n spaarvarkie aangeskaf vir wanneer dit eendag gebeur...
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 22, 2020, 03:10:22 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:

Mag dalk na die T7 wees, maar dis nou nie asof ek opgewonde wag vir daai Toyota Tazz  van die bike wêreld nie.....
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: roxenz on July 22, 2020, 03:15:49 pm
Lyk nogal baie na 'n opgedateerde XT660Z.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: MonkeyNot on July 22, 2020, 03:18:24 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:

Mag dalk na die T7 wees, maar dis nou nie asof ek opgewonde wag vir daai Toyota Tazz  van die bike wêreld nie.....
Shots fired.....

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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: IDR on July 22, 2020, 03:20:50 pm
Lyk nogal baie na 'n opgedateerde XT660Z.

Laat my baie dink aan die Elefant...

(https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Cagiva%20Elefant%20900ie%2090.jpg)

Of selfs ou Africa Twin - enige laat 80s / vroeg 90s Dakar bike maar.

Net 100 keer meer jags!
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 22, 2020, 03:22:45 pm
Lyk nogal baie na 'n opgedateerde XT660Z.

Laat my baie dink aan die Elefant...

(https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Cagiva%20Elefant%20900ie%2090.jpg)

Of selfs ou Africa Twin - enige laat 80s / vroeg 90s Dakar bike maar.

Net 100 keer meer jags!
Of iets meer exciting......


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200722/b99c3ec93f164a41cb0340e7c37d947d.plist)
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: voorvel on July 22, 2020, 05:13:24 pm

Jy vat die 990S laag.
Hys glad nie so dikpens soos hierdie ding nie. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200722/a3717475c0ba4e6acb025b2b73280db7.jpg)

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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: peteb on July 22, 2020, 05:22:33 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:
2022 only, sadly. But it will be worth the wait. Which is not to say it won't be here before the T7.....
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: jaybiker on July 22, 2020, 05:51:37 pm
It's too heavy.  :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall: ;)
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on July 22, 2020, 06:00:06 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:
2022 only, sadly. But it will be worth the wait. Which is not to say it won't be here before the T7.....
KTM models releases a year before so a 2022 should be out in 2021, what the interwebs say anyway
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: the_BOBNOB on July 22, 2020, 06:10:30 pm
i love the auto balance feature

no side stand needed
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: chopperpilot on July 22, 2020, 06:13:07 pm
i love the auto balance feature

no side stand needed
One of a kind!

Must be the KTM genes!

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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 22, 2020, 08:14:28 pm
i love the auto balance feature

no side stand needed

KTM's and Huskies are so trailer and tiedown-trained, they have evolved to no sidestand status. :deal:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Rexc-w on July 22, 2020, 08:18:52 pm
Hierdie Norden 901 is uitspattig mooi.  Hy sal beslis op die kortlys kom.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 22, 2020, 08:28:08 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:

Mag dalk na die T7 wees, maar dis nou nie asof ek opgewonde wag vir daai Toyota Tazz  van die bike wêreld nie.....

Praat jy wat n HP2 ry, die Cressida van die bike wereld.........
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 22, 2020, 09:04:36 pm
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:

Mag dalk na die T7 wees, maar dis nou nie asof ek opgewonde wag vir daai Toyota Tazz  van die bike wêreld nie.....

Praat jy wat n HP2 ry, die Cressida van die bike wereld.........
Ek het my HP2 verkoop, maar dit is soos ń G63 Merc, nie Cressida
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: petri oosthuizen on July 22, 2020, 10:47:10 pm
Ek weet dis al laat in die aand.........maar sien julle ook nie 'n side stand nie?? :o
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: peteb on July 23, 2020, 06:48:59 am
I have been keeping tabs on this bike since it was first revealed as a concept, and I'm pretty sure I will end up with one. There is only one question I have uppermost in my mind, and maybe the WD's can help. What is Husky backup like in SA (specifically KZN) compared to KTM? There was a previous thread about being able to maintain you car at an 'accredited but non factory' dealership while still maintaining the warranty, will the same hold true for this - can I take the Norden to my trusty KTM dealer for service/warranty?
Also apology for a previous post, I should have said that release will be MY2022, in other words late 2021 (in Europe, not necessarily SA).
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 23, 2020, 07:09:42 am
I have been keeping tabs on this bike since it was first revealed as a concept, and I'm pretty sure I will end up with one. There is only one question I have uppermost in my mind, and maybe the WD's can help. What is Husky backup like in SA (specifically KZN) compared to KTM? There was a previous thread about being able to maintain you car at an 'accredited but non factory' dealership while still maintaining the warranty, will the same hold true for this - can I take the Norden to my trusty KTM dealer for service/warranty?
Also apology for a previous post, I should have said that release will be MY2022, in other words late 2021 (in Europe, not necessarily SA).
Can’t take Husky to KTM for warranty services and repairs. Problem for me as closest Husky dealer is 3 hour drive....

BUT I’ll deal with the compromise for this bike
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 23, 2020, 07:45:01 am
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:

Mag dalk na die T7 wees, maar dis nou nie asof ek opgewonde wag vir daai Toyota Tazz  van die bike wêreld nie.....

Praat jy wat n HP2 ry, die Cressida van die bike wereld.........
Ek het my HP2 verkoop, maar dit is soos ń G63 Merc, nie Cressida

 ;)

Nou kan ek net weer weer wag vir die "ek is spyt" thread........
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 23, 2020, 07:47:02 am
Ek mag dalk net weer swak raak as die ding hier land.......

Self!! Ons wag maar in spanning. Hys dalk hier voor die Yamaha T7.  :ricky:

Mag dalk na die T7 wees, maar dis nou nie asof ek opgewonde wag vir daai Toyota Tazz  van die bike wêreld nie.....

Praat jy wat n HP2 ry, die Cressida van die bike wereld.........
Ek het my HP2 verkoop, maar dit is soos ń G63 Merc, nie Cressida

 ;)

Nou kan ek net weer weer wag vir die "ek is spyt" thread........
Verseker!
Oor n HP2 is mens altyd spyt
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 23, 2020, 07:56:24 am
My oom kla gereeld oor daai ou Valiant Regal wat hy verkoop het destyds. :pot:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Sheepman on July 23, 2020, 08:37:05 am
Seems quite a nice bike ! And being a Husky, it will be well built and laced with high end components........ just like the Orange Cousins 👍
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 23, 2020, 08:40:52 am
Seems quite a nice bike ! And being a Husky, it will be well built and laced with high end components........ just like the Orange Cousins 👍

Like those "Made in China" fuel pumps? :pot:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Battlestar on July 23, 2020, 08:59:45 am
I have been keeping tabs on this bike since it was first revealed as a concept, and I'm pretty sure I will end up with one. There is only one question I have uppermost in my mind, and maybe the WD's can help. What is Husky backup like in SA (specifically KZN) compared to KTM? There was a previous thread about being able to maintain you car at an 'accredited but non factory' dealership while still maintaining the warranty, will the same hold true for this - can I take the Norden to my trusty KTM dealer for service/warranty?
Also apology for a previous post, I should have said that release will be MY2022, in other words late 2021 (in Europe, not necessarily SA).
Service in KZN

Not great im afraid
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: RobLH on July 23, 2020, 09:03:32 am
I have been keeping tabs on this bike since it was first revealed as a concept, and I'm pretty sure I will end up with one. There is only one question I have uppermost in my mind, and maybe the WD's can help. What is Husky backup like in SA (specifically KZN) compared to KTM? There was a previous thread about being able to maintain you car at an 'accredited but non factory' dealership while still maintaining the warranty, will the same hold true for this - can I take the Norden to my trusty KTM dealer for service/warranty?
Also apology for a previous post, I should have said that release will be MY2022, in other words late 2021 (in Europe, not necessarily SA).
Service in KZN

Not great im afraid

I'm under the impression Perry Bikes are the KZN agents. They are based in Glen Anil, Durbs.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: peteb on July 23, 2020, 09:25:01 am
I have been keeping tabs on this bike since it was first revealed as a concept, and I'm pretty sure I will end up with one. There is only one question I have uppermost in my mind, and maybe the WD's can help. What is Husky backup like in SA (specifically KZN) compared to KTM? There was a previous thread about being able to maintain you car at an 'accredited but non factory' dealership while still maintaining the warranty, will the same hold true for this - can I take the Norden to my trusty KTM dealer for service/warranty?
Also apology for a previous post, I should have said that release will be MY2022, in other words late 2021 (in Europe, not necessarily SA).
Service in KZN

Not great im afraid
I mix more with the 'plastics' than the 'adventure' crowd, and I have heard rumblings, which has led to my concern. It might be unfounded, but I have a long relationship with Alf and was hoping to go that route with the Husky. Will definitely make me think carefully, particularly when the 790 'S' comes with the upgraded suspension. Just have to get my head around the styling.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on July 23, 2020, 12:52:51 pm
I have been keeping tabs on this bike since it was first revealed as a concept, and I'm pretty sure I will end up with one. There is only one question I have uppermost in my mind, and maybe the WD's can help. What is Husky backup like in SA (specifically KZN) compared to KTM? There was a previous thread about being able to maintain you car at an 'accredited but non factory' dealership while still maintaining the warranty, will the same hold true for this - can I take the Norden to my trusty KTM dealer for service/warranty?
Also apology for a previous post, I should have said that release will be MY2022, in other words late 2021 (in Europe, not necessarily SA).
Service in KZN

Not great im afraid
I mix more with the 'plastics' than the 'adventure' crowd, and I have heard rumblings, which has led to my concern. It might be unfounded, but I have a long relationship with Alf and was hoping to go that route with the Husky. Will definitely make me think carefully, particularly when the 790 'S' comes with the upgraded suspension. Just have to get my head around the styling.
That is humanly not possible unfortunately  >:D
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on October 06, 2020, 09:28:24 am
Rumoured to be launched in two months time

Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Tabasco on October 06, 2020, 01:59:13 pm
Let me keep window shopping (as the economy is not helping us at all here)  :'(
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on October 06, 2020, 03:33:36 pm
sounds like the 890 adventure is imminent, may that be why release of the Norden is also now sooner than what was first thought?


Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on October 06, 2020, 03:44:13 pm
sounds like the 890 adventure is imminent, may that be why release of the Norden is also now sooner than what was first thought?
Typical KTM just when your 790 is farkled and all the gremlins sorted out the 890 appears on the horizon ...  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: AfricaOffroad on October 06, 2020, 03:48:43 pm
I have been keeping tabs on this bike since it was first revealed as a concept, and I'm pretty sure I will end up with one. There is only one question I have uppermost in my mind, and maybe the WD's can help. What is Husky backup like in SA (specifically KZN) compared to KTM? There was a previous thread about being able to maintain you car at an 'accredited but non factory' dealership while still maintaining the warranty, will the same hold true for this - can I take the Norden to my trusty KTM dealer for service/warranty?
Also apology for a previous post, I should have said that release will be MY2022, in other words late 2021 (in Europe, not necessarily SA).
Service in KZN

Not great im afraid
I mix more with the 'plastics' than the 'adventure' crowd, and I have heard rumblings, which has led to my concern. It might be unfounded, but I have a long relationship with Alf and was hoping to go that route with the Husky. Will definitely make me think carefully, particularly when the 790 'S' comes with the upgraded suspension. Just have to get my head around the styling.

I’ve been doing business with Perry Motorcycles since the mid 90s. Always had good service from them. Zane Davidson runs the workshop, one of the top mechanics in KZN in my opinion.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: skydiver on October 06, 2020, 03:50:57 pm
Typical KTM just when your 790 is farkled and all the gremlins sorted out the 890 appears on the horizon ...  :peepwall:
......and a whole lot of new gremlins make an appearance  >:D >:D
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on October 06, 2020, 03:52:15 pm
Typical KTM just when your 790 is farkled and all the gremlins sorted out the 890 appears on the horizon ...  :peepwall:
......and a whole lot of new gremlins make an appearance  >:D >:D
[/quote]Just don't buy the first years model to avoid most bugs wait till the 2nd just before it becomes obsolete  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on October 06, 2020, 04:01:18 pm
some nice info on facebook.
looks like the 890 may be released a little later. Or the 890 rally.
Already on the ktm sparepartsfinder.

But for the most part seam like it will be a 790 with updated engine. Lots of shared parts
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on October 06, 2020, 04:10:46 pm
sounds like the 890 adventure is imminent, may that be why release of the Norden is also now sooner than what was first thought?
Typical KTM just when your 790 is farkled and all the gremlins sorted out the 890 appears on the horizon ...  :peepwall:

But it also means we might get a 790, 901 and a 890 in less time than it took the T7 to get here

In fact, since EICMA 2016, KTM has lauched more new models than yamaha have since like the 50s    :pot:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on October 06, 2020, 04:12:46 pm
some nice info on facebook.
looks like the 890 may be released a little later. Or the 890 rally.
Already on the ktm sparepartsfinder.

But for the most part seam like it will be a 790 with updated engine. Lots of shared parts

Same as the Duke. Just small improvements and bore/stroke
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Operator on October 06, 2020, 04:47:37 pm
KTM launching a new bike today

They actually have countdown on the website..............2 hours to go

https://www.ktm.com/en-int/models/travel.html (https://www.ktm.com/en-int/models/travel.html)
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on October 06, 2020, 04:52:43 pm
KTM launching a new bike today

They actually have countdown on the website..............2 hours to go

https://www.ktm.com/en-int/models/travel.html (https://www.ktm.com/en-int/models/travel.html)
790's value ticking away ....

Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on October 06, 2020, 05:19:17 pm
I'd guess it's the new 1290
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Altie7deLaan on October 06, 2020, 05:20:08 pm
some nice info on facebook.
looks like the 890 may be released a little later. Or the 890 rally.
Already on the ktm sparepartsfinder.

But for the most part seam like it will be a 790 with updated engine. Lots of shared parts

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: MonkeyNot on October 06, 2020, 07:07:44 pm
KTM launching a new bike today

They actually have countdown on the website..............2 hours to go

https://www.ktm.com/en-int/models/travel.html (https://www.ktm.com/en-int/models/travel.html)
790's value ticking away ....

Imagine KTM plaas die 790 op special..... dan het die T7 nog meer moeilikheid  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on October 06, 2020, 07:12:04 pm
I'd guess it's the new 1290
Definitely some variant of a 890 adv also being launched/announced tonight ...
14 minutes to be exact
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: BuRP on October 06, 2020, 07:16:15 pm
Got a call today to tell me the 890 Rally will be here next year April/May/June, R320K thereabouts, again a limited production.
If someone wants one put your name & monies down now!
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on October 06, 2020, 07:18:16 pm
Got a call today to tell me the 890 Rally will be here next year April/May/June, R320K thereabouts, again a limited production.
If someone wants one put your name & monies down now!
A bit rich for my liking. Would take a lot of convincing for me to take a bike of that value out into the bush...
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on October 06, 2020, 07:28:50 pm
I'd guess it's the new 1290
Definitely some variant of a 890 adv also being launched/announced tonight ...
14 minutes to be exact
Daarshy get your monies down  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on October 06, 2020, 07:29:31 pm
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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on October 06, 2020, 08:43:06 pm
Awesome stuff.

Euro 5 compliant maar 10ho meer so reken nie hulle het daai engine te veel getem nie.

Sal interessant wees as daar meer inligting beskikbaar is, bly die 790 op die mark, wat is selfde, wat kos 890.

Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on October 06, 2020, 10:51:29 pm
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Bliksem  :drif: :drif:

Daai suspension lyk mal goed. Maak nie daai "kadwaaaa" klank as hy oor 'n jump land soos sekere ander bikes wat onlangs extreme videos uit het nie  :pot:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: voorvel on October 06, 2020, 11:20:07 pm
Lyk nie te bad nie.
Maar teen daai prys is die 990 n jare beter opsie.

Ek meen fok mense, ons is mos adventure riders, nie pretend-to-be Dakar racers nie??

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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on October 07, 2020, 05:30:57 am
Lyk nie te bad nie.
Maar teen daai prys is die 990 n jare beter opsie.

Ek meen fok mense, ons is mos adventure riders, nie pretend-to-be Dakar racers nie??

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Waarde vir geld is daar min wat tans naby n goeie kondisie 990 kom, maar as geld geen issue was nie sou daai ek daai Rally gou gou tweedehands laat lyk het met my pretend to be dakar racer neigings
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Altie7deLaan on October 07, 2020, 07:08:43 am
Dang!
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 07, 2020, 07:10:49 am
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Bliksem  :drif: :drif:

Daai suspension lyk mal goed. Maak nie daai "kadwaaaa" klank as hy oor 'n jump land soos sekere ander bikes wat onlangs extreme videos uit het nie  :pot:

On the T7 video the "kadwaa' was simply left in, as it's a real world biking sound. But only when you ride hard enough.

KTM edited out their "kadwaa", and they also did not show the broken linkage. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 07, 2020, 07:12:40 am
sounds like the 890 adventure is imminent, may that be why release of the Norden is also now sooner than what was first thought?
Typical KTM just when your 790 is farkled and all the gremlins sorted out the 890 appears on the horizon ...  :peepwall:

But it also means we might get a 790, 901 and a 890 in less time than it took the T7 to get here

In fact, since EICMA 2016, KTM has lauched more new models than yamaha have since like the 50s    :pot:

Exactly why KTM has so many issues. 8). An over-eagerness to sell under-developed bikes to victims of circumstances.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: cocky on October 07, 2020, 07:49:10 am
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Bliksem  :drif: :drif:

Daai suspension lyk mal goed. Maak nie daai "kadwaaaa" klank as hy oor 'n jump land soos sekere ander bikes wat onlangs extreme videos uit het nie  :pot:

On the T7 video the "kadwaa' was simply left in, as it's a real world biking sound. But only when you ride hard enough.

KTM edited out their "kadwaa", and they also did not show the broken linkage. :biggrin:
So now you are not only a boffin on motorbikes and all biking relating matters, but also a videographer with experience in video editing. Impressive CV uncle Dan.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on January 22, 2021, 08:47:24 am
Norden prototype ridden by MCN although they are not saying much

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/husqvarna-norden-901/
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 24, 2021, 02:49:44 pm
Nothing new really.....

Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: peteb on July 24, 2021, 03:43:19 pm
I see that Husky/Kiska have released a couple of 'teaser' design concept videos in the last few days....hopefully an announcement in the pipeline soon. Truth be told its not going to be everything the concept bike promised (Apex suspension for a start). Still keen to see it, though may hold out for the 890 with updated bodywork.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 24, 2021, 10:33:21 pm
Yeah I was hoping the “R” model would have WP PRO suspension like the prototype…..
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: BuRP on July 25, 2021, 08:35:33 am
may hold out for the 890 with updated bodywork.

I doubt that will happen, maybe new stickers or the like  ;)
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: voorvel on July 25, 2021, 08:51:28 am
sounds like the 890 adventure is imminent, may that be why release of the Norden is also now sooner than what was first thought?
Typical KTM just when your 790 is farkled and all the gremlins sorted out the 890 appears on the horizon ...  :peepwall:

But it also means we might get a 790, 901 and a 890 in less time than it took the T7 to get here

In fact, since EICMA 2016, KTM has lauched more new models than yamaha have since like the 50s    :pot:

Exactly why KTM has so many issues. 8). An over-eagerness to sell under-developed bikes to victims of circumstances.

Overenthusiasm vs overengineering
Kaas clutches vs kaizen
 8)
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Striggs on July 25, 2021, 05:33:00 pm
From what I have heard from a pretty good source is that the Norden is going be more road orientated than what we, well I at least, would like to see.. it is not going to have a rugged off road suspension, it will be more of a general tourer than a trail killer. Not what I had hoped for, but I am hoping it will be the precursor of more “adventurous” models to follow. I guess they are aiming for the majority of the market who own these type of bikes and rarely see a dirt road…in a nutshell is will be more like the S models in KTM range and not the R versions…
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on July 25, 2021, 05:49:01 pm
Would be a pity….
The concept portrayed a different vision for the bike.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Grunder on July 25, 2021, 06:37:22 pm
From what I have heard from a pretty good source is that the Norden is going be more road orientated than what we, well I at least, would like to see.. it is not going to have a rugged off road suspension, it will be more of a general tourer than a trail killer. Not what I had hoped for, but I am hoping it will be the precursor of more “adventurous” models to follow. I guess they are aiming for the majority of the market who own these type of bikes and rarely see a dirt road…in a nutshell is will be more like the S models in KTM range and not the R versions…
The 1200gs of the Husky world
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 25, 2021, 08:02:43 pm
From what I have heard from a pretty good source is that the Norden is going be more road orientated than what we, well I at least, would like to see.. it is not going to have a rugged off road suspension, it will be more of a general tourer than a trail killer. Not what I had hoped for, but I am hoping it will be the precursor of more “adventurous” models to follow. I guess they are aiming for the majority of the market who own these type of bikes and rarely see a dirt road…in a nutshell is will be more like the S models in KTM range and not the R versions…
The 1200gs of the Husky world




New name; "Nein-o-want"
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: BuRP on July 26, 2021, 08:23:18 am
New name; "Nein-o-want"

 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: JK on July 26, 2021, 07:45:50 pm
I like the look of this bike bike veryyyy much because it is the 1st bike after the 990KTM that again looks like a proper Adventure baaik. But yeah if they are only going to offer a softroader option then it will be veryyy sad. But seems there might be some hope after all . . .
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/husqvarna-norden-901/
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on August 11, 2021, 08:21:43 am
Take my money!! (and an IOU for the other 200k)

Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Wolzak on August 11, 2021, 08:42:37 am
That is the Voice of a Saffer, he looks like Mike Horn too. Is it the Legend?
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on August 11, 2021, 08:48:48 am
That is the Voice of a Saffer, he looks like Mike Horn too. Is it the Legend?
He's aged so badly he does not even look the same anymore!! He's put his body through stuff it should not have done!! :o
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on August 11, 2021, 09:40:55 am
calling it the 1200GS of the Husky world, and then the Iceland prome video with 2 riders, one beeing a Saffer...

the irony flows strong


1200GS Rallye did it first, and I think actually did more fancy riding
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: cocky on August 11, 2021, 09:52:43 am
calling it the 1200GS of the Husky world, and then the Iceland prome video with 2 riders, one beeing a Saffer...

the irony flows strong


1200GS Rallye did it first, and I think actually did more fancy riding
They did coffee shops/ bakeries and ski lodges.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on August 11, 2021, 10:49:55 am
calling it the 1200GS of the Husky world, and then the Iceland prome video with 2 riders, one beeing a Saffer...

the irony flows strong


1200GS Rallye did it first, and I think actually did more fancy riding
They did coffee shops/ bakeries and ski lodges.

I cant remember that

what I can remember is chicks, red heads, some sliding, a few small jumps and a nice way of riding the GS of the floor. Oh and adventure bike opinions, not adventure opinions and seeing that the 901 has some sling hookup points.

nope, the more I think about it, the less and less I am impressed with that vid
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on August 11, 2021, 11:24:26 am
I mostly posted the Vid for the colour scheme. If I were a slut for marketing I'd be on a cruise ship sipping daiquiris with old people
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on August 11, 2021, 12:05:34 pm
I mostly posted the Vid for the colour scheme. If I were a slut for marketing I'd be on a cruise ship sipping daiquiris with old people

why can only old people do cruise ships and diaquiris?
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Dwerg on August 11, 2021, 02:24:44 pm
It's just a quip about deception in marketing. They make cruises appear explorative but in reality, you're just stranded in a water based hotel with the same people day in day out. Nothing wrong with cruises, just the way they sell them
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on August 11, 2021, 03:39:43 pm
It's just a quip about deception in marketing. They make cruises appear explorative but in reality, you're just stranded in a water based hotel with the same people day in day out. Nothing wrong with cruises, just the way they sell them

I was joking!

I have done a MSC cruise with the same people day in day out. It was fun!
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on August 25, 2021, 08:44:44 pm
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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on August 25, 2021, 08:45:23 pm
It's just a quip about deception in marketing. They make cruises appear explorative but in reality, you're just stranded in a water based hotel with the same people day in day out. Nothing wrong with cruises, just the way they sell them

I was joking!

I have done a MSC cruise with the same people day in day out. It was fun!
Also been on one….

4 days I’ll never get back….
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on August 25, 2021, 10:19:51 pm
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Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: m0lt3n on August 26, 2021, 08:06:06 am
I kind of like the Norden less and less.
It looks heavy.

Guessing it will compare more with an AT than with the 890.
probably a good thing for that middleweight + group as I am guessing it will be faster than an AT.

any weight stats out yet?
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on August 26, 2021, 08:09:40 am
That "wrap-around" belly plate/fuel tank protector is the size of a valiant bonnet.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: sidetrack on August 26, 2021, 08:17:50 am
KTM needs to hire designers who can make bikes look good again
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Tabasco on August 26, 2021, 08:42:42 am
you can fool please some people some times,
but you cannot fool please all the people all the time
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Roadhawg on August 26, 2021, 09:53:46 am
I like it.

It might be perfect for me....besides pricing. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: BuRP on August 26, 2021, 10:10:42 am
Also been on one….

4 days I’ll never get back….

.... and eternally grateful still it was only 4 days I reckon  :lol8:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Sabre on August 26, 2021, 06:45:07 pm
That "wrap-around" belly plate/fuel tank protector is the size of a valiant bonnet.
:laughing4:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: voorvel on August 26, 2021, 07:02:45 pm
KTM needs to hire designers who can make bikes look good again

Yip
It's because we used to have Dakar bikes, made road legal
Title: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on September 01, 2021, 11:04:32 am
Who here thinks this Norden 901 is going to be a lekker bike?
Personally I still think the KTM 990 was a better looking bike but im sure this one should be quite popular when it launches.

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on September 01, 2021, 11:13:29 am
Like it a lot, unfortunately my wallet probably won't.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Omninorm on September 01, 2021, 12:34:06 pm
A little disappointed vs what the concept was - it's close but something is off.
I hope I didn't see them repair a tube tire....
If I was to choose the 890 AR still gets my vote over this. When it's out we can see more - but looks like 2 versions - one with 19" front and one with 21" or is my eyes decieving me?
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on September 01, 2021, 01:03:44 pm
Liked the concept a lot more, but a nice overall appearance to work with. Can probably get close with sticker kit etc.

Biggest disappointment is talk of a 890 Adv suspension instead of R suspension. Concept had WP Pro like 890 Rally
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Omninorm on September 01, 2021, 01:54:35 pm
Liked the concept a lot more, but a nice overall appearance to work with. Can probably get close with sticker kit etc.

Biggest disappointment is talk of a 890 Adv suspension instead of R suspension. Concept had WP Pro like 890 Rally

Yup, the suspension is a major disappointment. I'm hoping though that there is a 19" and 21" one with the same suspension as the 890 A and 89AR respectively.
I was quite interested as the local dealer now became a Husqvarna dealer as well...so I know someone there and would be nice to use them.
However, after I saw the video and got some more info I'm leaning towards the 890 AR.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on September 01, 2021, 01:58:38 pm
I agree the original concept bike looked a lot nicer, well its still a prototype, and not necessarily the exact one that will be mass produced, so lets hope the graphics look a little better than in this video, but as you say, the sticker kit can be easily changed.

There's something about that round headlight that bothers me a lot.
Like its 2021, not 1980, I feel it should've had a bit more of an aggressive looking sharper edge headlight, but I dont know, maybe its just me who it bothers.

I'd be keen to test ride it when it comes out but I agree, Im leaving towards KTM 790 or even 890 as a better option than this for now.
With some mean mods, Im sure it can compete nicely though.

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Omninorm on September 02, 2021, 10:11:11 am
It reminds me a little of the Transalp 700 XLV

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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: jaybiker on September 02, 2021, 11:00:18 am
I agree the original concept bike looked a lot nicer, well its still a prototype, and not necessarily the exact one that will be mass produced, so lets hope the graphics look a little better than in this video, but as you say, the sticker kit can be easily changed.

There's something about that round headlight that bothers me a lot.
Like its 2021, not 1980, I feel it should've had a bit more of an aggressive looking sharper edge headlight, but I dont know, maybe its just me who it bothers.

I'd be keen to test ride it when it comes out but I agree, Im leaving towards KTM 790 or even 890 as a better option than this for now.
With some mean mods, Im sure it can compete nicely though.



Can't agree about the headlight. I've got a thing about headlights. I think they should all be simple round and above all, interchangeable with other models and generics.

To make life simpler and less costly. Just the way a dopey old school dinosaur thinks.

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on September 02, 2021, 11:37:09 am
Thanks a lot! You just ruined it for me now. Ha ha.

(No offence to any KLR fans but I thought the round headlight reminded me of an outdated design)

Each to their own I guess…

It reminds me a little of the Transalp 700 XLV

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F23%2Fbf%2F2e%2F23bf2e727c234b909a3df47557e91485.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Omninorm on September 02, 2021, 01:06:16 pm
Thanks a lot! You just ruined it for me now. Ha ha.

(No offence to any KLR fans but I thought the round headlight reminded me of an outdated design)

Each to their own I guess…

It reminds me a little of the Transalp 700 XLV

(https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fi.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2F23%2Fbf%2F2e%2F23bf2e727c234b909a3df47557e91485.jpg&f=1&nofb=1)

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on September 02, 2021, 02:51:13 pm
So Norden is ruined being compared to a Transalp... (for me as well)


and then Transalp is confused with a KLR and therefore also ruined for Transalp fanboys.

KLR on the other hand have just been elevated in social status by quite a few levels, being indirectly compared to Norden...
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on September 03, 2021, 05:54:22 am
I can’t believe I didn’t even notice I referred to a KLR when referencing the image of a Transalp.
I guess it just shows you how little I look at Japanese bikes. They all look the same to me.

Yamasaki, Suzimaha, Honduki, Kawasuki, I never know which one is which.

At least we can all agree our bikes probably all get made in China.



 
So Norden is ruined being compared to a Transalp... (for me as well)


and then Transalp is confused with a KLR and therefore also ruined for Transalp fanboys.

KLR on the other hand have just been elevated in social status by quite a few levels, being indirectly compared to Norden...
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Roadhawg on October 30, 2021, 10:39:42 pm
Officially released now.

Disappointed.
Apex 43mm suspension instead of the XPlor 48mm (like a 7/890 S with adjustability)
10kg heavier than 7/890.
1L less.


No thanks. Looks like my next bike is an 890R.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on October 30, 2021, 11:01:04 pm
Ek weet wie is Mike Horn, ma wie is daai Cyril Despres ou kan hy bike ry?!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on October 31, 2021, 07:33:54 am
Officially released now.

Disappointed.
Apex 43mm suspension instead of the XPlor 48mm (like a 7/890 S with adjustability)
10kg heavier than 7/890.
1L less.


No thanks. Looks like my next bike is an 890R.
Yeah, that’s a pity……:

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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on October 31, 2021, 07:50:36 am
From an aesthetics perspective I’m glad they kind of got it closer looking to the prototype and although I’m not technically knowledgeable of bikes lately, let’s just say I wouldn’t mind that being under my Christmas tree…
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: voorvel on October 31, 2021, 09:48:41 am
KTM het seker maar iets geleer by hul kompetisie;
In plaas van om 48mm ordentlike suspensie te mount en dus die aankoop prys te moet verhoog, hoef hul alleen te sorg dat n internet influencer die 901 in die mees absurde terrein gaan ry, en die videos upload Tube toe.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on October 31, 2021, 09:53:37 am
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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 31, 2021, 11:07:32 am
Kyk, die T7 gaan die outjie vir brekvis vreet.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: XRRX on October 31, 2021, 11:40:56 am
It does look better than a 7/890!! :sip:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on October 31, 2021, 12:01:09 pm
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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 01, 2021, 05:36:55 am
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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 01, 2021, 08:03:36 am
The front area reminds one vaguely of the new Harley D/S. in it's square-ishness.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: cocky on November 01, 2021, 08:49:41 am
Kyk, die T7 gaan die outjie vir brekvis vreet.
Beslis ja, veral met sy suspensie wat ongelooflik is, T7 se suspensie is wereld klas en mêlee voor alles op die mark.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Kaboef on November 01, 2021, 08:55:00 am
Not every new bike should look, ride and feel like a 450 Dakar replica.

This Norden looks like a very lekker grondpad cruiser.

I am just glad Husky did away with the fixation on male genitalia in their nomenclature. Svartpielen. Lag my nog steeds simpel oor daai een.

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on November 01, 2021, 10:01:25 am
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:


Not every new bike should look, ride and feel like a 450 Dakar replica.

This Norden looks like a very lekker grondpad cruiser.

I am just glad Husky did away with the fixation on male genitalia in their nomenclature. Svartpielen. Lag my nog steeds simpel oor daai een.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on November 01, 2021, 10:04:17 am
Like it and still a more capable bike than my skills can take it to it's limits and like the looks.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 01, 2021, 10:10:06 am
They actually came quite close to the concept bike revealed 2 years ago.

Only a few protective bits and proper suspension missing.

The WP Apex suspension performs better than the “competition’s” offering
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on November 01, 2021, 10:11:18 am
Last bike I owned and I regret selling it so much, the 701sm.

Wouldn’t mind replacing it again one day.
Such a capable bike, whether you prefer the adventure or supermoto they handle so well and the power to weight ratio is incredible.

Braaap!

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Altie7deLaan on November 01, 2021, 10:33:06 am
Kyk, die T7 gaan die outjie vir brekvis vreet.
Beslis ja, veral met sy suspensie wat ongelooflik is, T7 se suspensie is wereld klas en mêlee voor alles op die mark.

Absoluut. Die enigste rede hoekom ouens soos chopperpilot aan sy T7 se suspension laat werk, is  omdat dit tax deductible is. :3some:
Pol kon ook terug claim vir die ekstra 100ml olie wat hy in sy voor vurke gegooi het.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: cocky on November 01, 2021, 10:59:31 am
Kyk, die T7 gaan die outjie vir brekvis vreet.
Beslis ja, veral met sy suspensie wat ongelooflik is, T7 se suspensie is wereld klas en mêlee voor alles op die mark.

Absoluut. Die enigste rede hoekom ouens soos chopperpilot aan sy T7 se suspension laat werk, is  omdat dit tax deductible is. :3some:
Pol kon ook terug claim vir die ekstra 100ml olie wat hy in sy voor vurke gegooi het.
Dit was tong in kies, daai goed se suspensie is hond kak.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Altie7deLaan on November 01, 2021, 11:03:46 am
Kyk, die T7 gaan die outjie vir brekvis vreet.
Beslis ja, veral met sy suspensie wat ongelooflik is, T7 se suspensie is wereld klas en mêlee voor alles op die mark.

Absoluut. Die enigste rede hoekom ouens soos chopperpilot aan sy T7 se suspension laat werk, is  omdat dit tax deductible is. :3some:
Pol kon ook terug claim vir die ekstra 100ml olie wat hy in sy voor vurke gegooi het.
Dit was tong in kies, daai goed se suspensie is hond kak.
Ek weet, dit is hoekom myne ook tong in die kies was. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: sidetrack on November 01, 2021, 01:04:28 pm
Lyk my elke DS bike deesdae word met die T7 vergelyk. Seker meer normaal as die T7 so goed verkoop en geprys word van alle oorde. 210mm travel het die Romaniacs klaar gemaak so relax Husky manne, die Norden sal darem offroad kan doen.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 01, 2021, 01:55:51 pm
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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Xchallenge on November 01, 2021, 04:29:44 pm
Wow now that’s a nice perspective

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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 01, 2021, 05:50:51 pm
Lyk my elke DS bike deesdae word met die T7 vergelyk. Seker meer normaal as die T7 so goed verkoop en geprys word van alle oorde. 210mm travel het die Romaniacs klaar gemaak so relax Husky manne, die Norden sal darem offroad kan doen.



 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:  Die KTM ouens vergeet dat KTM self R120 000 se werk aan Canzius se vurke gedoen het......
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Mayhem on November 01, 2021, 05:57:47 pm
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Is this the stock waiting in SA?

Sent from my NEO-L29 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chopperpilot on November 01, 2021, 05:59:58 pm
Vertrou die Norden het darem T7 clutch plate in.

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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Altie7deLaan on November 01, 2021, 06:53:11 pm
Lyk my elke DS bike deesdae word met die T7 vergelyk. Seker meer normaal as die T7 so goed verkoop en geprys word van alle oorde. 210mm travel het die Romaniacs klaar gemaak so relax Husky manne, die Norden sal darem offroad kan doen.



 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:  Die KTM ouens vergeet dat KTM self R120 000 se werk aan Canzius se vurke gedoen het......

Nee wat ons hoef niks te onthou nie oubee, jy herinner ons mos so nou en dan van skuur papier en seels wat lek. :pot:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: BLK on November 01, 2021, 07:06:53 pm
Why go to the expense of supporting two different brand names that are essentially they same vehicle.Ditch the Husky brand so its no longer your competition and move on.Take all the good that Husky had on offer and finished.The cost of this unnecessary venture must be huge.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: RobC on November 01, 2021, 07:12:18 pm
Why go to the expense of supporting two different brand names that are essentially they same vehicle.Ditch the Husky brand so its no longer your competition and move on.Take all the good that Husky had on offer and finished.The cost of this unnecessary venture must be huge.
They learnt from Bill Gates... O0
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Roadhawg on November 01, 2021, 07:31:10 pm
I've been thinking about this all weekend.

I am bummed it doesnt have the full bored suspension like the 890R.  If you're paying the amount of money that this thing is gonna cost, you kinda want the full strength, real makoya....not coke lite.

Having said that, personally I loved the 790/890 but always felt the suspension was just too hard for riding chilled.  If you were BELTING the thing then it felt great, but just cruising it felt really harsh......So maybe the Apex 43mm suspension would actually be better for somebody like me, who is more of a chilled rider.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 01, 2021, 07:36:25 pm
I've been thinking about this all weekend.

I am bummed it doesnt have the full bored suspension like the 890R.  If you're paying the amount of money that this thing is gonna cost, you kinda want the full strength, real makoya....not coke lite.

Having said that, personally I loved the 790/890 but always felt the suspension was just too hard for riding chilled.  If you were BELTING the thing then it felt great, but just cruising it felt really harsh......So maybe the Apex 43mm suspension would actually be better for somebody like me, who is more of a chilled rider.
Cruising? What’s that?
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: voorvel on November 01, 2021, 07:38:47 pm
Lyk my elke DS bike deesdae word met die T7 vergelyk. Seker meer normaal as die T7 so goed verkoop en geprys word van alle oorde. 210mm travel het die Romaniacs klaar gemaak so relax Husky manne, die Norden sal darem offroad kan doen.



 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:  Die KTM ouens vergeet dat KTM self R120 000 se werk aan Canzius se vurke gedoen het......

Wat moun jy?
Dis dan dieselfde graad suspensie as wat die ware Dakar/factory bikes op het.
Good luck om selfde off-the-showroom floor opsies te hê by die ander brands.

As jy eers cone valves beleef het, is die prys altyd n bargain  :deal:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Sabre on November 01, 2021, 08:27:58 pm
I've been thinking about this all weekend.

I am bummed it doesnt have the full bored suspension like the 890R.  If you're paying the amount of money that this thing is gonna cost, you kinda want the full strength, real makoya....not coke lite.

Having said that, personally I loved the 790/890 but always felt the suspension was just too hard for riding chilled.  If you were BELTING the thing then it felt great, but just cruising it felt really harsh......So maybe the Apex 43mm suspension would actually be better for somebody like me, who is more of a chilled rider.
Exactly how I feel; I have no "Dakar experience" expectations
(Un)Fortunately I am not in the market for a new bike, cause choosing between the Norden and MGV85 would be impossible for me
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: BuRP on November 01, 2021, 09:14:16 pm
As jy eers cone valves beleef het, is die prys altyd n bargain

Dis werd om dit te herhaal - true's Bob!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 01, 2021, 09:23:01 pm
Myne Sat bestel, eks no 2 op die lys by AC. Behoort Jan 2022 te land. Wag nog vir die invoice, net so by die R300 000 verwag hulle met adv kit.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 01, 2021, 09:25:04 pm
As jy eers cone valves beleef het, is die prys altyd n bargain

Dis werd om dit te herhaal - true's Bob!  :thumleft:


Miskien moet hulle daai cone valves op Binder se KTM sit?? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: sidetrack on November 01, 2021, 09:28:39 pm
I’m waiting for the Norden 1001, should land 2023  ;)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 01, 2021, 09:32:16 pm
Myne Sat bestel, eks no 2 op die lys by AC. Behoort Jan 2022 te land. Wag nog vir die invoice, net so by die R300 000 verwag hulle met adv kit.


Geluk by voorbaat, maar jy is seker nou bly hy't nie nog cone valves ook nie, was dan seker R400 000.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: sidetrack on November 01, 2021, 09:36:35 pm
I like it not a bad looking bike either, the lower sear height will suit a lot more riders as well.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 01, 2021, 09:38:23 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211101/c47be77c3f2d23bac45bb45b68b71be2.jpg)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 01, 2021, 10:36:12 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211101/81cd5382d80de64c0f7521ef56ecdebc.jpg)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 01, 2021, 11:09:28 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211101/ada798cc67ce39dbf1c8518d6f6724b3.png)





(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211101/361c3afb710747fe526c7487ca3ad9f7.png)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: peteb on November 02, 2021, 06:31:06 am
Myne Sat bestel, eks no 2 op die lys by AC. Behoort Jan 2022 te land. Wag nog vir die invoice, net so by die R300 000 verwag hulle met adv kit.
What base price did they quote you if you don't mind me asking? Info I received was that it would be priced between the 890 S and R, but not sure if Bidvest (seeing as they are marketed through Yamaha agents in my area) are involved in Husky pricing?
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 02, 2021, 07:40:50 am
Myne Sat bestel, eks no 2 op die lys by AC. Behoort Jan 2022 te land. Wag nog vir die invoice, net so by die R300 000 verwag hulle met adv kit.
What base price did they quote you if you don't mind me asking? Info I received was that it would be priced between the 890 S and R, but not sure if Bidvest (seeing as they are marketed through Yamaha agents in my area) are involved in Husky pricing?

Not sure yet, they said around R270 000 for the base model.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 02, 2021, 07:42:47 am
Saw a clip of Lyndon giving it stick and looked good!


But, I am also not that positive. I know the 890R is offroad focused, so I compare this to the Tiger 900 rather and cant see one thing it does better.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Roadhawg on November 02, 2021, 08:02:38 am
Saw a clip of Lyndon giving it stick and looked good!


But, I am also not that positive. I know the 890R is offroad focused, so I compare this to the Tiger 900 rather and cant see one thing it does better.

Likely it falls over better.
Those Tigers are fragile things.  :biggrin: :pot:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 02, 2021, 08:08:40 am
Launch is later this month. I think this is the actual upgrade on the 990 everyone was waiting for. :peepwall:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: sidetrack on November 02, 2021, 08:12:52 am
Launch is later this month. I think this is the actual upgrade on the 990 everyone was waiting for. :peepwall:
Also think this bike will be closer to the 990 than the 890. More for touring and a pillion now and then.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 02, 2021, 08:41:04 am
I was never a 990 fan.

I have one now

And think this is blasphemy comments




(I also think 990 and touring / pillion shouldnt be in same sentence)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Operator on November 02, 2021, 08:50:12 am
Myne Sat bestel, eks no 2 op die lys by AC. Behoort Jan 2022 te land. Wag nog vir die invoice, net so by die R300 000 verwag hulle met adv kit.
What base price did they quote you if you don't mind me asking? Info I received was that it would be priced between the 890 S and R, but not sure if Bidvest (seeing as they are marketed through Yamaha agents in my area) are involved in Husky pricing?

Not sure yet, they said around R270 000 for the base model.


In 2006 a KTM 990 Adventure S cost R116 000 brand new.......................and people thought that the price is CRAZY expensive  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 02, 2021, 08:53:57 am
Myne Sat bestel, eks no 2 op die lys by AC. Behoort Jan 2022 te land. Wag nog vir die invoice, net so by die R300 000 verwag hulle met adv kit.
What base price did they quote you if you don't mind me asking? Info I received was that it would be priced between the 890 S and R, but not sure if Bidvest (seeing as they are marketed through Yamaha agents in my area) are involved in Husky pricing?

Not sure yet, they said around R270 000 for the base model.


In 2006 a KTM 990 Adventure S cost R116 000 brand new.......................and people thought that the price is CRAZY expensive  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Around the same time a HP2 was R134k if I’m not mistaken?
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 02, 2021, 08:57:16 am

In 2006 a KTM 990 Adventure S cost R116 000 brand new.......................and people thought that the price is CRAZY expensive  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

With my high school accounting at 5.5% inflation per year brings us to R273k for the 990 in 2022.
So guessing not to bad for the Norden, even though they did not cheap out on the 990 suspension
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 02, 2021, 09:18:13 am
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 02, 2021, 10:31:25 am
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: GeenSand on November 02, 2021, 11:21:20 am
To me it looks like a transalp that went to private school.....


Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Flowers on November 02, 2021, 09:57:26 pm

In 2006 a KTM 990 Adventure S cost R116 000 brand new.......................and people thought that the price is CRAZY expensive  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

With my high school accounting at 5.5% inflation per year brings us to R273k for the 990 in 2022.
So guessing not to bad for the Norden, even though they did not cheap out on the 990 suspension
2006 1Euro = R8.53 today = x2.1 1Euro = R17.90
R116k x2.1 = R243 600. The price of an 890R a vastly superior bike. Ask our favourite Dentist who broke a rib on that old fossil of a bike, while his 890 has never even been dropped.


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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: ETS on November 03, 2021, 08:36:13 am
Does nothing for me personally..... somewhere i find the lines of the Harley???? And the round headlight? Not for me.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: JustBendIt on November 03, 2021, 09:25:45 am
The first 5 demo bikes have landed in SA ...my brother is one of Husky SA's brand ambassadors ...he is going on a trip with the bike next week and will report back

First shipment due in Jan 2022
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 03, 2021, 09:49:41 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211101/c47be77c3f2d23bac45bb45b68b71be2.jpg)
Hell I took long now to figure out how he has a second thumb there!

Nice cockpit, the copper fuel cap is nice, general black theme with black bar also nice.

what is that little black dial just below left of speedo? Headlight adjust? should be finicky so far away from lights.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Altie7deLaan on November 03, 2021, 09:52:27 am
Does nothing for me personally..... somewhere i find the lines of the Harley???? And the round headlight? Not for me.

Partykeer lyk dinge heelwat anders in die vlees, wanneer jy langs dit staan en in proporsie sien.
Ek self sal nogals graag dit wil sien van naby.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Roadhawg on November 03, 2021, 10:26:22 am


what is that little black dial just below left of speedo? Headlight adjust? should be finicky so far away from lights.

Looks like the headlight adjuster from the 1290 so probably.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: sidetrack on November 03, 2021, 10:37:46 am
Almal se mos in regte lewe is die Pan America gorgeous  :lol8: ???
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Aidan on November 03, 2021, 11:26:27 am
Hey all,

personally I'm super excited to swing a leg over on this machine, which happens to be this coming Monday (8th Nov)as I've been asked by Husqvarna SA to assist with the launch and promotion of this bike.
I hope to come back with first impressions and feedback as well as some more photos to drool over.

(side note, I know I haven't been the most active member of this forum at all but hope to make amends in the coming weeks, and my big brother (Justbendit) has reminded me to tell everyone that I am the little brother)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: eSKaPe on November 03, 2021, 11:37:00 am
Lucky you Aidan, should be great fun!
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: JustBendIt on November 03, 2021, 11:44:10 am
Hey all,

personally I'm super excited to swing a leg over on this machine, which happens to be this coming Monday (8th Nov)as I've been asked by Husqvarna SA to assist with the launch and promotion of this bike.
I hope to come back with first impressions and feedback as well as some more photos to drool over.

(side note, I know I haven't been the most active member of this forum at all but hope to make amends in the coming weeks, and my big brother (Justbendit) has reminded me to tell everyone that I am the little brother)

👍
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: XRRX on November 03, 2021, 12:52:18 pm
The best looking KTM ever!!! O0
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 03, 2021, 07:14:22 pm
Bike is really something to look at!

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: cocky on November 03, 2021, 08:28:29 pm
Myne Sat bestel, eks no 2 op die lys by AC. Behoort Jan 2022 te land. Wag nog vir die invoice, net so by die R300 000 verwag hulle met adv kit.
What base price did they quote you if you don't mind me asking? Info I received was that it would be priced between the 890 S and R, but not sure if Bidvest (seeing as they are marketed through Yamaha agents in my area) are involved in Husky pricing?

Not sure yet, they said around R270 000 for the base model.


In 2006 a KTM 990 Adventure S cost R116 000 brand new.......................and people thought that the price is CRAZY expensive  :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
My 2008 990 S was R124500
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 04, 2021, 07:36:56 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211104/58d78aef12c469ad253b03df4bbe7765.jpg)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: BuRP on November 04, 2021, 10:38:32 am
Canz jong, lyk my jy's verlief!
Bestel die ding, en as hy kom laat jy my weet sodat ek kan, en sal, kom help om jou huidige suspenders op die fiets te sit!
Ek sal natuurlik aanbly om ook dan die Norden wallowers op die, dan 'ou', fiets te sit soday hy smousbaar word ("Brandnew unused suspension!").
Sal slaap tusse die honde naby daai mancave, maar weet net ek is swaar op koffie  :P
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 04, 2021, 04:08:46 pm
Canz jong, lyk my jy's verlief!
Bestel die ding, en as hy kom laat jy my weet sodat ek kan, en sal, kom help om jou huidige suspenders op die fiets te sit!
Ek sal natuurlik aanbly om ook dan die Norden wallowers op die, dan 'ou', fiets te sit soday hy smousbaar word ("Brandnew unused suspension!").
Sal slaap tusse die honde naby daai mancave, maar weet net ek is swaar op koffie  :P


Vir my baie mooi fiets, maar ek is sal nie ń “tourer” gebruik nie…. Of eerder, ń tourer sal nie lank heel bly nie
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: LouisXander on November 05, 2021, 08:06:40 am
Sums it up nicely..... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211105/4c8c045ce00e8c901fa88054a7fe1fa1.jpg)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Toors on November 05, 2021, 07:28:01 pm
Sums it up nicely..... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211105/4c8c045ce00e8c901fa88054a7fe1fa1.jpg)

 :spitcoffee: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Ace Venture on November 06, 2021, 10:09:38 am
Stunning bike

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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: LouisXander on November 06, 2021, 10:32:16 am
All the comparisons to the original concept bike ruined it for me......
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: ETS on November 06, 2021, 10:33:38 am
Stunning bike

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Luckily opinions differ..... otherwise EVERYBODY would be riding an 890 hehehehehe :peepwall:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: XRRX on November 07, 2021, 08:01:11 pm
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 08, 2021, 07:47:40 am
Lyndon mentions a PRO suspension option? Anyone know anything of this? Could be the solution to the let down, to have a more offroad version with the better R suspension. Makes sense also
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 08, 2021, 07:56:40 am
WO Pro is same as what’s on 790/890 Rally
Costly option and a massive jump from the current suspension.

I would’ve thought that they would at least have an option with the 48/240mm 890R suspension.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 08, 2021, 08:02:25 am
WO Pro is same as what’s on 790/890 Rally
Costly option and a massive jump from the current suspension.

I would’ve thought that they would at least have an option with the 48/240mm 890R suspension.

oooohhhh he was refering to that.

eish, no, that wont happen much.
Agree with that it should get the R option, stronger bashplate, offroad tyres and sticker kit. they can add R40k to the price and it will sell
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 08, 2021, 08:19:16 am
Better “R” suspension should not raise price by more than R15-R20k?

No manufacturer ever fits proper bash plate, offroad tyres or sticker kit
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Aidan on November 11, 2021, 05:01:26 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211111/612979584ed1b988a5aa98f1b7365e3d.jpg)

I’ve just done 1400km on the Norden 901 over 4 days, I can’t say much as the bike only officially launches in SA next week but I can tell you this. The bike exceeded my expectations in every category. What a machine. You will not be disappointed. This bike is the real deal and a game changer for Husky


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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 11, 2021, 05:09:32 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211111/612979584ed1b988a5aa98f1b7365e3d.jpg)

I’ve just done 1400km on the Norden 901 over 4 days, I can’t say much as the bike only officially launches in SA next week but I can tell you this. The bike exceeded my expectations in every category. What a machine. You will not be disappointed. This bike is the real deal and a game changer for Husky


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Looking forward to your impressions!
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 12, 2021, 07:36:35 am
seems like its not the 890 S suspension, although 43mm its adjustable with slightly more travel.
Thats good to hear.

Now looking at Pol we know its unstoppable with some extra oil!
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 12, 2021, 07:38:22 am
seems like its not the 890 S suspension, although 43mm its adjustable with slightly more travel.
Thats good to hear.

Now looking at Pol we know its unstoppable with some extra oil!


 :thumleft: :thumleft: It must just keep that oil in. :peepwall:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 12, 2021, 08:00:47 am
seems like its not the 890 S suspension, although 43mm its adjustable with slightly more travel.
Thats good to hear.

Now looking at Pol we know its unstoppable with some extra oil!


 :thumleft: :thumleft: It must just keep that oil in. :peepwall:

its a design element.

frequent top ups negates servicing.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Roadhawg on November 12, 2021, 08:48:56 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211111/612979584ed1b988a5aa98f1b7365e3d.jpg)

I’ve just done 1400km on the Norden 901 over 4 days, I can’t say much as the bike only officially launches in SA next week but I can tell you this. The bike exceeded my expectations in every category. What a machine. You will not be disappointed. This bike is the real deal and a game changer for Husky


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I'd like to hear what you don't like about it.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: AfricaOffroad on November 12, 2021, 09:40:26 am
I won’t like it’s price
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Aidan on November 12, 2021, 09:59:29 am
The fact that we will have to wait until January to get one  ::)


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211111/612979584ed1b988a5aa98f1b7365e3d.jpg)

I’ve just done 1400km on the Norden 901 over 4 days, I can’t say much as the bike only officially launches in SA next week but I can tell you this. The bike exceeded my expectations in every category. What a machine. You will not be disappointed. This bike is the real deal and a game changer for Husky


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I'd like to hear what you don't like about it.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Roadhawg on November 12, 2021, 10:34:48 am
I won’t like it’s price

This is probably true :biggrin:

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Dwerg on November 12, 2021, 11:02:12 am
Keen to try it. The thing I liked about my 790 was that the cockpit/seat area is more dirt bike like, flat and thin, no big shrouds or tank which is also why I dislike some other bikes in the segment. The thing I disliked about my 790 though (S model as some call it) is that it didn't have the Apex adjustable suspension which this does. Not that I am remotely in a position to buy a bike at the moment
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: voorvel on November 12, 2021, 01:48:21 pm
Man, its a looker!


I wouldn't mind getting one and throwing a set of cone valve forks into the mix  O0
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Blikkies1 on November 12, 2021, 01:54:41 pm
Certainly is, think I'll wrap my 990 like it :)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 16, 2021, 10:03:04 pm
Haven’t watched it yet

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Dwerg on November 17, 2021, 07:38:00 am
Haven’t watched it yet

https://youtu.be/3iNFnlVUbPA

In short, he likes it a little bit.

I assume it was Visor Down who he was having a dig at. I watched that video too but I've always found that guy a little cringy. Blind leading the blind kind of vibe
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: sidetrack on November 17, 2021, 08:00:21 am
Haven’t watched it yet

https://youtu.be/3iNFnlVUbPA
His remarks at the end, 3 reasons to buy the Norden

Looks better than  KTM
More comfortable
Suspension more plush and not as harsh as KTM
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: teebag on November 17, 2021, 08:21:48 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211111/612979584ed1b988a5aa98f1b7365e3d.jpg)

I’ve just done 1400km on the Norden 901 over 4 days, I can’t say much as the bike only officially launches in SA next week but I can tell you this. The bike exceeded my expectations in every category. What a machine. You will not be disappointed. This bike is the real deal and a game changer for Husky


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#thanksfortheinvite
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Roadhawg on November 17, 2021, 09:20:45 am
I need to go ride one and decide for myself.

Seems the online reviews are either total Husqvarna dicksucking  (SA vehicle journalism always like this, whatever is being reviewed is the best vehicle ever mad, no fault can be found ::))

or

"It's like an 890 with some changes that didn't make it any better"
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 17, 2021, 09:29:17 am
I need to go ride one and decide for myself.

Seems the online reviews are either total Husqvarna dicksucking  (SA vehicle journalism always like this, whatever is being reviewed is the best vehicle ever mad, no fault can be found ::))

or

"It's like an 890 with some changes that didn't make it any better"

nono...its a 890 Adventure bike for long distance adventure, if you want to ride around the world this will be on the shortlist, the KTM 890 is to uncomfortable to do 500km + a day.....best replacement for the iconic 990.....

In KTM's own words, this bike will slot in between the 890 S and 890 R.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: cocky on November 17, 2021, 10:01:51 am
Haven’t watched it yet

https://youtu.be/3iNFnlVUbPA

In short, he likes it a little bit.

I assume it was Visor Down who he was having a dig at. I watched that video too but I've always found that guy a little cringy. Blind leading the blind kind of vibe



He likes a lot more!
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Aidan on November 17, 2021, 02:52:24 pm
the thought of you on my pillion makes me gag  :biggrin:


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211111/612979584ed1b988a5aa98f1b7365e3d.jpg)

I’ve just done 1400km on the Norden 901 over 4 days, I can’t say much as the bike only officially launches in SA next week but I can tell you this. The bike exceeded my expectations in every category. What a machine. You will not be disappointed. This bike is the real deal and a game changer for Husky


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
#thanksfortheinvite
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: teebag on November 17, 2021, 04:44:44 pm
well you win some, you lose some
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: BuRP on November 17, 2021, 06:11:55 pm




"priced between 890 Adventure & 890 Adventure R"

I don't think so.... but hope so!
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 18, 2021, 09:08:44 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211118/d133280c56ac6a8d8df779e148db8c79.jpg)
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: peteb on November 19, 2021, 06:59:38 am




"priced between 890 Adventure & 890 Adventure R"

I don't think so.... but hope so!
Price I was quoted yesterday was R246 700, probably by the time you factor in 2022 pricing for the 890 and 890R it will be somewhere in the middle. Availability I am told is early January
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 19, 2021, 11:46:15 am
Asb...Asb...dat daai prys reg wees.....
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 19, 2021, 11:49:52 am
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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: m0lt3n on November 19, 2021, 12:06:24 pm
That specs by Chicco is actually nice.
It really is the more touring version of the 890, should have better wind protection and better pillion comfort then as well?
I need to check some reviews this weekend!
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: alphadog on November 21, 2021, 01:22:07 pm
too heavy, twith the radiator full, the engine oiled up and the fuel tank full it weighs the same as a gs.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 21, 2021, 01:28:42 pm
too heavy, twith the radiator full, the engine oiled up and the fuel tank full it weighs the same as a gs.
Too heavy for what?

It is an adventure tourer, not enduro bike
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 21, 2021, 02:25:26 pm
too heavy, twith the radiator full, the engine oiled up and the fuel tank full it weighs the same as a gs.

I dont understand a word you are saying except its heavy. Which adventure bike isn't.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: voorvel on November 21, 2021, 07:00:34 pm
too heavy, twith the radiator full, the engine oiled up and the fuel tank full it weighs the same as a gs.

I dont understand a word you are saying except its heavy. Which adventure bike isn't.

That depends on your definition of adventure bike.
My adventure bike is sub 120kg  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Flowers on November 22, 2021, 09:55:02 pm
too heavy, twith the radiator full, the engine oiled up and the fuel tank full it weighs the same as a gs.
Impossible nothing can be as heavy as a GS


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Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: @offroad on November 23, 2021, 10:48:29 am
Saw one standing at Bikers Warehouse this morning.

Flippit dis mooi   :thumleft: - much better than in the pics and videos.

It is a demo unit available for test rides - don't hesitate you know you want one... >:D

I didn't ask the price  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Bullet on November 23, 2021, 03:02:00 pm
I bought my wife a 2021 KTM Adventure L (as it is titled on the KTM website and handbook, not an S as referred to by everyone else) with full tech pack, for her to use and me to decide if I really need / want an R.

What an amazing little bike. She moved to it from a lowered 1050 Adventure, and an NC700 before that. We are planning for 3 weeks of adventure touring over the coming holidays so I took her for a build-up about 2 weeks ago - we rode to Loskop Dam, camped for the weekend, rode dirt on the Saturday, back home on Sunday. She was happy as a pig in shit and quite happy with riding dirt again and she is quite excited about our coming holidays.

So I was wandering why so much happier to ride since trading her 1050 Adv. On the weekend at Loskop, after hail and a thunderstorm I took her 890 out for a muddy test ride. I was amazed at how well this bike handles dirt. Far better than my 1190 but a bit cramped for me. On return to camp I told my mates so they offered their 790 Adv Rs to try (one with std suspension, one with upgraded suspension). So I rode all 3 back-to-back and in my view the 890 Adv L is better than the the 790R for adventure dirt riding, but the height is perhaps a little low (the R is a little too high).

With that experience in mind I was keen to ride a Norden which on paper is right in the middle of the L and R in terms of height and the ergonomics and geometry (rake and trail) are also claimed to be different. So I went to see, prod and test the Norden on Saturday. What did I find:

It is indeed less cramped and more comfortable, being 2cm taller than the L but 2cm shorter than the R is perfect for me. The ride, handling and feel is also perfect for me (even with 43mm forks - which KTM were using on the 520 EXC years ago without complaints). On the tar it is as planted as the 890 L and better than the R. I am pretty sure that it will be great for adventure touring on and off road (maybe not extreme enduro touring, for that I have a 500 EXC).

So do I want one??? No - it is the fugliest of fuglies. I will rather buy an 890 Adv R and lower it by 2cm and tweak the suspension to feel as good as the Norden.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: tau on November 23, 2021, 03:07:50 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211118/d133280c56ac6a8d8df779e148db8c79.jpg)

Kyk die ding is darem nie mooi nie. inteendeel as dit enige ander maak as 'n KTM/Husqvarna was sou die aanhangers darem gekerm het.
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: tau on November 23, 2021, 03:16:20 pm
I bought my wife a 2021 KTM Adventure L (as it is titled on the KTM website and handbook, not an S as referred to by everyone else) with full tech pack, for her to use and me to decide if I really need / want an R.

What an amazing little bike. She moved to it from a lowered 1050 Adventure, and an NC700 before that. We are planning for 3 weeks of adventure touring over the coming holidays so I took her for a build-up about 2 weeks ago - we rode to Loskop Dam, camped for the weekend, rode dirt on the Saturday, back home on Sunday. She was happy as a pig in shit and quite happy with riding dirt again and she is quite excited about our coming holidays.

So I was wandering why so much happier to ride since trading her 1050 Adv. On the weekend at Loskop, after a hail and a thunderstorm I took her 890 out for a muddy test ride. I was amazed at how well this bike handles dirt. Far better than my 1190 but a bit cramped for me. On return to camp I told my mates so they offered their 790 Adv Rs to try (one with std suspension, one with upgraded suspension). So I rode all 3 back-to-back and in my view the 890 Adv L is better than the the 790Rs for adventure dirt riding, but the height is perhaps a little low (the R is a little too high).

So with that experience in mind I was keen to ride a Norden which on paper is right in the middle of the L and R in terms of height and the ergonomics and geometry (rake and trail) are also claimed to be different. So I went to see, prod and test the Norden on Saturday. What did I find:

It is indeed less cramped and more comfortable, being 2cm taller than the L but 2cm shorter than the R is perfect for me. The ride, handling and feel is also perfect for me (even with 43mm forks - which KTM were using on the 520 EXC years ago without complaints). On the tar it is as planted as the 890 L and better than the R. I am pretty sure that is will be great for adventure touring on and off road (maybe not extreme enduro touring, for that I have a 500 EXC).

So do I want one??? No - it is the fugliest of fuglies. I will rather buy an 890 Adv R and lower it by 2cm and tweak the suspension to feel as good as the Norden.

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: @offroad on November 23, 2021, 03:21:50 pm
So do I want one??? No - it is the fugliest of fuglies. I will rather buy an 890 Adv R and lower it by 2cm and tweak the suspension to feel as good as the Norden.

Funny - i quite liked it. Just goes to show what excellent bad taste I have  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: MildlyWild on November 23, 2021, 05:17:05 pm
So do I want one??? No - it is the fugliest of fuglies. I will rather buy an 890 Adv R and lower it by 2cm and tweak the suspension to feel as good as the Norden.

Funny - i quite liked it. Just goes to show what excellent bad taste I have  :imaposer:

Don't worry - ugly is in the eye of the beholder :laughing4:
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: Noneking on November 23, 2021, 05:20:34 pm
I’ve loved the appearance of the bike since the day the concept was shown at EICMA a couple of years ago
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: AfricaOffroad on November 23, 2021, 05:59:48 pm
https://www.zabikers.co.za/2021/11/23/husqvarna-norden-901-for-the-above-and-beyond-adventurer/?fbclid=IwAR2eFEVYCKzLmiBsFehpdbbeK1J9UctWBlN1PBA5lUVtA6aJuKZb6Q7ClGM_aem_ASgiWr3FzZ0BUulycxaCYNt0-O0-ecrUD6bvfmb14Ruh1OZ5maYSX_cHrFYoLYmuoFL3dtzVvWmvhGitL8un6-dR9p_HzD06hlnNXr-1Cdqai5cSbaRDBPoReJYxA0_WquY
Title: Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
Post by: chicco on November 24, 2021, 08:39:16 am
Toyota will be bringing out a vehicle that will go with your Norden, the new FJ Cruiser.... :imaposer:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Wooly Bugger on November 24, 2021, 12:20:12 pm
Wonder if that fairing has ever seen the inside of a wind tunnel?
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Welsh on November 24, 2021, 07:35:01 pm
KTM needs to hire designers who can make bikes look good again

They didn't that is the answer, they built race bikes, then put them on the streets, now the marketing department, stylists and accountants rule.  :sip:   
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: chicco on November 28, 2021, 08:21:53 pm
R250 000.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on November 28, 2021, 09:43:32 pm
That comes as a bit of a surprise.
Roughly same price as 890 R, obviously with riding modes the 890 doesn’t have as standard and without the proper suspension
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: peteb on November 29, 2021, 03:53:55 am
That comes as a bit of a surprise.
Roughly same price as 890 R, obviously with riding modes the 890 doesn’t have as standard and without the proper suspension
I got a bit of a discount when I paid my deposit, was closer to 240thou. I think by the time you factor in the inevitable 2022 890R increase it will be cheaper, not by much; as per the rest of the world.
Now we wait. Told mid to end January; hope they got them on the ship before Austria went into it's latest lockdown!
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Noneking on November 29, 2021, 05:15:19 am
That comes as a bit of a surprise.
Roughly same price as 890 R, obviously with riding modes the 890 doesn’t have as standard and without the proper suspension
I got a bit of a discount when I paid my deposit, was closer to 240thou. I think by the time you factor in the inevitable 2022 890R increase it will be cheaper, not by much; as per the rest of the world.
Now we wait. Told mid to end January; hope they got them on the ship before Austria went into it's latest lockdown!
Congrats! Beautiful bikes!
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 29, 2021, 05:58:22 am
Took a look at it on Thursday. Stunning bike in the flesh, pics don't do it justice at all.
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: ianb on November 29, 2021, 11:53:25 am
I cant wait to try some accessories. 
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 29, 2021, 12:34:34 pm
When your bashplate/sumpguard looks like an accessory from ARB......

 :pot:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: ianb on November 29, 2021, 12:52:51 pm
 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Norden 901
Post by: JustBendIt on December 01, 2021, 07:56:29 am
Aidan and the new Husky Norden 901 in South Africa

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3040010572908222