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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #100 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.
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #101 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.

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #102 on: September 02, 2021, 10:11:11 am »
It reminds me a little of the Transalp 700 XLV

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #103 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.

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #104 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


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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #105 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



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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #106 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...
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #107 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...
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #108 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.
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #109 on: October 30, 2021, 11:01:04 pm »
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #110 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.
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #111 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…
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #112 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.
 

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #114 on: October 31, 2021, 11:07:32 am »
Kyk, die T7 gaan die outjie vir brekvis vreet.
 

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #115 on: October 31, 2021, 11:40:56 am »
It does look better than a 7/890!! :sip:
 

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« Reply #116 on: October 31, 2021, 12:01:09 pm »
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #118 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.
 

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #119 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 męlee voor alles op die mark.
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