The Norden 901 is an exceptional adventure touring motorcycle. Powered by a smooth and torquey 889 cc parallel twin engine, which is housed within a lightweight steel trellis frame, it is the complete long-distance travel machine. On road and when ridden across rugged terrain, the 105 hp Norden 901 excels on every adventure.
With premium, high performance offroad suspension, versatile tyres that deliver traction in all conditions, it features ergonomics that ensure enhanced comfort for extended ride times. Explore the world your way with the Norden 901.
Control and comfort rank high on your list of demands from the Norden 901. With 220 mm of travel the WP APEX 43 mm upside-down front forks guarantee faultless performance and comfort in every environment, whether that means taut handling on tarmac or smoothing the way offroad. You can quickly and easily vary the ride characteristics to suit your own preference and varying conditions thanks to the adjustability of the compression and rebound damping of the forks. Likewise, the WP APEX rear shock offers a generous 215 mm of travel, and is adjustable for rebound damping and spring preload to cater for the roads you ride and the loads you carry. Adjusting the settings is quick and easy, so that when conditions change, you can set the suspension to match them. With comfort and control from compliant suspension, there are less limits to the distance your travels take you.
Every twist of the ride-by-wire throttle delivers just the right amount of power you require to reach new horizons. A pair of balancer shafts in the 889 cc, double overhead cam, liquid cooled, parallel twin engine increase comfort and reduce vibration, adding to your riding pleasure. The engine has plentiful power, with a maximum output of 77 kW (105 hp) at 8,000 rpm and 100 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This, combined with finesse and manageability, make the engine capable of delivering everything you demand of it, wherever you want to go. Long service intervals of 15,000 km and low fuel consumption make the Norden 901’s engine even better suited to the tasks you set for it.
With three selectable ride modes (Street, Rain, Offroad) and the optional Explorer Mode, you can instantly choose the best combination of rider aids, just as quickly as the weather and terrain change. Throttle response, traction control level and peak power are all variable in different modes. ‘Street’ mode has a direct throttle response with traction control settings to match for paved surfaces. Smooth enough for less experienced riders or when travelling with a pillion, yet dynamic enough to speed along twisting mountain roads and valleys. ‘Rain’ mode has a very smooth throttle response, reduced peak power and early traction control intervention. The ‘Offroad’ mode has smooth throttle response and allows more wheel slip before it activates. The mode is not lean angle sensitive, the traction control does not intervene when you use a berm to turn, plus the anti-wheelie function is not engaged so you can lift the front wheel over obstacles. An optional ‘Explorer’ mode gives you direct control over all functions.
You can apply your full attention to mastering the terrain in challenging environments with the help of Easy Shift, which allows you to make seamless up and down changes of the 6-speed gearbox. A sensor detects when you actuate the gear lever and instructs the ECU to match engine parameters for a fuss-free gear change at any RPM or engine load. The Easy Shift system means shorter shift times and a smoother ride because there is no need to close the throttle and operate the clutch to change gear. As well as improving rear wheel traction, Easy Shift lets you maintain control by keeping full grip of the handlebars.
You know that braking on unmade roads requires a different technique to road braking and the ‘Offroad’ mode available in the Bosch ABS system recognises that adventure riding is about exploring the unknown and riding long distances, and the need for the motorcycle to back you up in all situations. In ‘Offroad’ mode, rear wheel ABS is deactivated, its activation on the front wheel is reduced and data from the lean angle sensor no longer forms part of the system’s calculations. So you can now lock up the rear wheel to help steer into corners. Because the front wheel ABS is set to be less intrusive in this mode, the front brake can be used at full strength on loose surfaces. Designed to boost functionality and confidence in every circumstance, ‘Offroad’ mode extends and refines the capabilities of Bosch ABS to match every adventure.
When you find yourself on long, clear stretches of road you can set the cruise control from the handlebar-mounted switches and focus for a moment on the landscape ahead of you. This is why you travel, for those blissful moments when you feel part of the environment around you. Cruise control is also a useful feature when you don’t want to risk creeping over speed limits. Also for your riding ease, the Norden 901 features a height adjustable two-piece seat with exceptional grip and comfort in all conditions, and an aluminium tapered handlebar with six mounting positions providing an adjustment range of 30mm (front to rear) for customisable ergonomics.
Keep in touch with home and work and listen to your music with the optional Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles app for Android and iOS, a first on the Norden 901. The Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles app delivers communications and music via Bluetooth on the go, all controllable via a handlebar-mounted mode switch and your tracks, playlists and incoming caller IDs are all displayed on the TFT screen. The app also ensures you never get lost again – unless you really want to. And provides route planning as well as turn-by-turn navigation. Visual guidance is transmitted via Bluetooth from the app to the TFT dash to guide you to your pre-planned destination. To avoid running out of mobile phone data, you can download maps for offline use, helping to create and save pre-planned routes. You can add up to 128 waypoints when planning a route to create truly unique adventures.
The Norden 901 can be adapted and refined even further to meet with your riding requirements and adventure ambitions. For added functionality, style, performance and comfort, explore the extensive line-up of Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessories and make your Norden 901 truly your own. Here you will find luggage systems, heated seats and handlebar grips, an Akrapovic ‘Slip-on Line’ titanium silencer, a suspension-lowering kit, and a lot more offering solutions to help you take your Norden 901 to new horizons. Also take a look at the Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles App, first seen on the Norden 901, which uses the optional Connectivity Unit to link your smartphone to your motorcycle via Bluetooth to receive incoming calls, listen to music, or find your way using Turn-by-Turn navigation.
COOLING Liquid cooled with water/oil heat exchanger
POWER IN KW 77 kW
STARTER Electric starter
STROKE 68.8 mm
BORE 90.7 mm
CLUTCH PASC antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
CO2 EMISSIONS 105 g/km
DISPLACEMENT 889 cm
EMS Bosch EMS with RBW
DESIGN 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin
FUEL CONSUMPTION 4.5 l/100 km
LUBRICATION Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) 204 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) 19 l
ABS Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 320 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 260 mm
FRONT BRAKE 2x radially mounted 4 piston caliper
REAR BRAKE 2 piston floating caliper
CHAIN 520 X-Ring
FRAME DESIGN Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated
FRONT SUSPENSION WP APEX 43
GROUND CLEARANCE 252 mm
REAR SUSPENSION WP APEX – Monoshock
SEAT HEIGHT 854 mm
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 64.2
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) 220 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) 215 mm