Husqvarna Norden 901 Gets Rich Refresh Just Two Years After Launch

6 months ago - 19 October 2023, autoevolution
Husqvarna Norden 901 Gets Rich Refresh Just Two Years After Launch
The Norden 901 made in the shops of Husqvarna is one of the most recent motorcycles on the market. It first appeared at the 2019 EICMA event in concept form, and just two years later, in 2021, it was launched as a production model.

It only took the ride another two years to establish itself as an "incredibly popular machine," according to its maker.

Popularity always comes with a high cost, and in the case of a bike that means it has to be constantly updated to be kept relevant. And that's exactly what Husqvarna did this week with the Norden 901, as it launched the bike in 2024 model year specification.

We're used to seeing changes to new model-year bikes being restricted to color schemes, but that's not the case here: the adventure bike comes quite loaded with novelties.

We'll start with what has not changed compared with the previous variant, and that would be the chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame and the engine it's meant to hold.

The powerplant is an 889 cc parallel-twin piece of hardware with more than decent power ratings: 105 hp horsepower and 100 Nm of torque. It draws its fuel from a 19-liter (5-gallon) fuel tank that can hold enough juice to cover 400 km (249 miles).

The engine moves spoked wheels shod in Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, backed by a WP Apex suspension system with four selectable ride modes - Street, Rain, Offroad, and Explorer.

The bike continues to be offered with the usual rider aides, including Bosch Cornering ABS and Power Assist Slipper Clutch (PASC). The Cornering Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) is also on deck, but it now puts no less than ten levels of rear wheel slip on the table (they only work when the bike is in Explorer mode).

On the list of things the bike got and didn't have before we find things like the new hazard warning lights, and an exhaust system that's EURO 5+ compliant slapped over the engine. For rider convenience, a USB port has been installed on one side of the bike's dashboard.

The list of optional equipment for the adventure bike is extensive, but we'll only mention the connectivity unit, as it's a newcomer. This one allows for the bike to connect to the rider's smartphone for telephone and music controls, but also to the turn-by-turn Plus navigation app.

The 2024 Husqvarna Norden 901 will be available in a new color scheme in gray and yellow. Orders can already be placed for the model, but to get a proper sense of pricing you'll have to contact your local dealer – for reference, the 2023 model year of the ride is still selling for $14,499. 

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