April 24, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments
Husqvarna 701 Enduro / Supermoto is on the market for some time now. Since it shares many parts with KTM 690 Enduro some Perun moto parts made for 690 fit on 701 too. Heel guards and Rear brake cylinder protection fit very nice. Bolt kit also fits, but since bike is new, there are still no reports of OEM bolts braking, so we can't be sure if replacing OEM bolts with improved ones is really necessary. But Perun moto KTM 690 Enduro Luggage rack SD doesn't fit on Husqvarna 701. Bolt pattern, angles and overall design of 701's tail is a lot different.
I am working on Husqvarna 701 Luggage rack for some time. Because of the technical differences and different appearance, I designed rack for 701 from the scratch, it is not just remodeled rack for 690. Progress was relatively slow due to many factors, but several prototypes were made and tested on the bike, and production CAD model is now finished. Cooperation with Didado from Advrider was very interesting and inspiring. Also, Advrider thread about Husqvarna 701 was source of few ideas.
This rack will have few innovative features, never used on Luggage racks before. Due to nature of the bike, rack was designed with rack-less bags in mind. It has 'G-hook' incorporated in the upper piece of the rack, which should serve as quick release for straps, enabling bags to be moved for refueling easily. There are also two 'G-hooks' on the lower piece of the rack, so straps can be pulled through slots on the upper piece and fixed on those 'G-hooks'. Anyway, like all new stuff, this will have to pass through many hours of field testing, so we will see if it works as intended. This features doesn't compromise other features of the rack, so if someone don't like them, just don't pay attention to it - it won't be in a way.
Footprint of the rack is relatively small. This is because rack was designed primarily as strapping point for rack-less bags and for carrying small soft luggage, like Kriega US-5 or US-10. For folks needing larger surface, Extension plate will be made, just like for 690.
Since this is first batch, it will take some tome to make custom clamping tooling etc, but I expect first batch to be ready for shipping between May 15th and June 1st. If interested, just drop me an e-mail and I will inform you as soon as first batch is ready.
UPDATE May 24th
Markku Honkala aka Finduro did some great photo's of prototype rack. This is just a prototype, but production model have same dimensions and angles.
UPDATE May 25th
Racks are machined and bent and sent to powder coating. In day or two I will publish product page for 701 rack and I will e-mail all who e-mailed me and expressed an interest in this rack.
Few pictures of machined rack, before powder coating.
30 mm wide strap on G-hook (Mosko Moto Reckless bags use 25 mm wide strap).
Lower G-hook, also with 30 mm wide strap.
And bottom look of lower G-hook.
An at the end - special thanks to Didado from Advrider and all folks inHusqvarna 701 Advrider thread