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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #100 on: January 15, 2016, 07:37:00 pm »
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2016, 07:55:04 pm »
I have just seen one at Vernon Perry's and I was very impressed. In the flesh it is a much more attractive and well thought out motorcycle than the pictures suggest. Where the KTM would be regarded as  contemporary industrial art the Husky looks much more like a 50's flowline concept. I am sure it will be from the same team as did the Husquavarna Nuda styling. Like the Freeride nothing sticks out of the sides and they have found a way to make an exhaust look normal again!

Mark Perry had a tag of around R110,000 on it and as he is always good for a deal I would assume that it would be a fair bit lighter on the pocket than the KTM690.

It is surprisingly light, you can lift the back up quite easily. Usually on this size of bike that would be a drag rather than a true lift.
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #102 on: January 20, 2016, 08:05:16 pm »
I like what they did with the SM wheels by adding the yellow pieces.

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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #103 on: January 21, 2016, 09:22:32 am »
I have just seen one at Vernon Perry's and I was very impressed. In the flesh it is a much more attractive and well thought out motorcycle than the pictures suggest. Where the KTM would be regarded as  contemporary industrial art the Husky looks much more like a 50's flowline concept. I am sure it will be from the same team as did the Husquavarna Nuda styling. Like the Freeride nothing sticks out of the sides and they have found a way to make an exhaust look normal again!

Mark Perry had a tag of around R110,000 on it and as he is always good for a deal I would assume that it would be a fair bit lighter on the pocket than the KTM690.

It is surprisingly light, you can lift the back up quite easily. Usually on this size of bike that would be a drag rather than a true lift.
That is a great price, too bad it's still R90 000 too expensive for me  :biggrin:
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #104 on: January 21, 2016, 02:48:31 pm »
I would assume that it would be a fair bit lighter on the pocket than the KTM690.


 ???

I don't see how that would be. It's the same bike at it's core.
 

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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #105 on: January 21, 2016, 04:05:05 pm »
Does anyone know who in Cape Town stocks these?
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #106 on: January 21, 2016, 08:46:52 pm »
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #107 on: January 23, 2016, 08:57:48 am »
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I went to have a look at it yesterday.
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #108 on: January 23, 2016, 09:16:12 am »
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I went to have a look at it yesterday.

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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #109 on: January 23, 2016, 10:03:28 am »
I went to have a look at it yesterday.

And?
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #110 on: January 23, 2016, 11:48:15 am »
I went to have a look at it yesterday.

And?

He just sold all his bikes.  I am betting even money he bought one.
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #111 on: January 23, 2016, 12:00:16 pm »
I went to have a look at it yesterday.

And?

He just sold all his bikes.  I am betting even money he bought one.

The first 4 bikes were brought into SA for homologation purposes which has not been completed yet and the Natis papers are not yet ready. As it stands the bike cannot be licensed, financed and insuring them will be difficult. If I bought it I would have to ride it on a special trade plate until the Natis is done.

The bike also still has a couple of hickups, for example the seat is not ready for production yet and in the interim they have fitted a different seat to this first batch of bikes.

As much as I wanted to pull the trigger I decided not too, which is bad because the next batch will be a lot more expensive.

Looks like I will be on a 690   
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #112 on: January 23, 2016, 12:38:57 pm »
A orange Husky with the niggles sorted sounds a safer bet  :imaposer:  How do you go to market with advertised prices and launches with a half sorted scoot. Sorry but real WTF! ... and I am a Huskisti (for lack of a better word  :biggrin:)
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #113 on: January 23, 2016, 01:41:31 pm »
RR how does the price compare between 690 and the husky?
 

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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #114 on: January 23, 2016, 03:53:25 pm »
RR how does the price compare between 690 and the husky?

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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #115 on: January 23, 2016, 05:39:54 pm »
I went to have a look at it yesterday.

And?

He just sold all his bikes.  I am betting even money he bought one.

The first 4 bikes were brought into SA for homologation purposes which has not been completed yet and the Natis papers are not yet ready. As it stands the bike cannot be licensed, financed and insuring them will be difficult. If I bought it I would have to ride it on a special trade plate until the Natis is done.

The bike also still has a couple of hickups, for example the seat is not ready for production yet and in the interim they have fitted a different seat to this first batch of bikes.

As much as I wanted to pull the trigger I decided not too, which is bad because the next batch will be a lot more expensive.

Looks like I will be on a 690   

You should have bought......the seats are being sorted, and the homologation is a technicality.
 

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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #116 on: January 23, 2016, 05:50:39 pm »
RR how does the price compare between 690 and the husky?

10k more expensive although the 690 is a 2015 and the Husky a 2016.
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #117 on: January 23, 2016, 05:53:12 pm »
I went to have a look at it yesterday.

And?

He just sold all his bikes.  I am betting even money he bought one.

The first 4 bikes were brought into SA for homologation purposes which has not been completed yet and the Natis papers are not yet ready. As it stands the bike cannot be licensed, financed and insuring them will be difficult. If I bought it I would have to ride it on a special trade plate until the Natis is done.

The bike also still has a couple of hickups, for example the seat is not ready for production yet and in the interim they have fitted a different seat to this first batch of bikes.

As much as I wanted to pull the trigger I decided not too, which is bad because the next batch will be a lot more expensive.

Looks like I will be on a 690   

You should have bought......the seats are being sorted, and the homologation is a technicality.

There are some other things too; like the availability of aftermarket bling.
I also a swore never to buy a KTM Husky when Husky was bought by them  O0
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #118 on: January 24, 2016, 06:47:20 am »
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I went to have a look at it yesterday.

Off to RAD this morning to see if they have.  :biggrin: on the pig to scare them  :snorting: :snorting:

No Husky's at RAD  8)
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Re: Husqvarna Launches the New 701 Enduro Model
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2016, 07:50:50 am »
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There are some other things too; like the availability of aftermarket bling.
I also a swore never to buy a KTM Husky when Husky was bought by them  O0
The stock OEM Husky tank is 1 Gallon (3.8L) 1L bigger than the stock KTM...
The front shocks are different
And the bike is launched with Husky accessory tanks available, though the seat issue seems a bit of a c@ck-up, until its sorted out!

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