The KTM 790 Adventure-based Husqvarna 801 Scrambler has been spied for the first time in Europe, courtesy of Motorcycle News.
Husqvarna has gone for a retro look for the 801, and the design of the prototype makes us believe that it is a scrambler. Furthermore, a modern-retro twin-cylinder Husky will help the company to take on rivals like the Ducati Scrambler and the Triumph Street Scrambler.
As can be seen in the images, the Husqvarna 801 Scrambler uses the 790 Adventure's frame and the 799 cc, parallel-twin engine. The initial prototype has minimal bodywork, and we expect the production version of the Husqvarna 801 Scrambler to feature a neat design on the lines of the Husqvarna Svartpilen range.
The test mule borrows the large round LED headlight and the taillight from the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. The frame has been lifted from the KTM 790 Adventure; however, the rear sub-frame is flat and different as compared to the ADV. Other shared bits include the suspension, wheel sizes, swingarm and the brakes. According to the spy images, the Husqvarna 801 Scrambler seems to feature a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear setup with dual-purpose knobby tyres for mild off-roading.
The flat seats and pre-production fuel tank are temporary fitments, which will be replaced by the final version nearer to the launch. The Husqvarna 801 Scrambler features KTM branding on the brakes and the engine casings, which too will be changed when it moves to series production.
The 799 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine produces 105 PS and 86 Nm of torque in the KTM 790 Duke and 95 PS and 88 Nm of torque in the KTM 790 Adventure. It is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a standard PASC slipper clutch. In the Husqvarna offering too, the shared engine will have a different tuning.
The Husqvarna 801 Scrambler could debut at the EICMA 2019 in November next year, followed by a market launch by early 2020. The motorcycle is highly unlikely to come to India. However, we will get the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 & Svartpilen 401 twins, likely by October next year.
To see the complete set of spy shots, head over to the source link given below.
[Image Source: MCN/BMH Images]