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Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« 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.

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 11:13:29 am »
Like it a lot, unfortunately my wallet probably won't.
 
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #2 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?
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #4 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 #5 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 #6 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 #7 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.

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Re: Husqvarna Norden 901 thoughts?
« Reply #8 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 #9 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 #10 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 #11 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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