Made for the purpose

With a strong and torquey motor, offroad wheels and tyres, and the option to carry a passenger, the Norden 901 is a purpose built and highly capable motorcycle designed and ready to embark on any adventure. Its comfortable saddle and modern ergonomics, together with offroad specific WP suspension, combine to provide exceptional comfort throughout every leg of any expedition.

Make your experiences

Decide on your destination and the Norden 901 will take you there. Offering extended range thanks to the low consumption design of the 899 cc engine, each kilometre will go by in the blink of an eye. Plus, with multiple ways to customise this versatile machine using the extensive range of Technical Accessories, the Norden 901 can be customised to suit the style and needs of every adventurer.

Outside of daily business

Light with modern geometry means the versatile Norden 901 is as equally proficient on rugged terrain as it is while navigating through urban environments. Multiple rider aids including easy shift, cruise control, ride modes, and a connectivity unit to control and display essential information combine to create an enriched riding experience.


Wherever you plan to go or wherever your inner north navigation takes you, the chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame is designed for distance - able to take the load and deliver day-long comfort. By using the engine as a stressed member the frame can be light and compact. Engineered to deliver precise feedback with agility and light-handling through the tightest bends, stability and comfort over distance and superior offroad ability on the less-travelled tracks. Although it is compact and light the frame is as tough as any challenge you set it, carrying luggage, a passenger or both anywhere from the street to the most remote trail. The geometry of the Norden 901 was developed to create a world class travel motorcycle for every voyage of discovery. Seat height is manageable for every adventurer thanks to an angled rear shock. The ergonomics place you towards the front wheel for better feel and grip on all surfaces.


Your Norden 901 makes you want to explore further, whether on the daily commute or a month-long tour. Form follows function in the motorcycle's bodywork, echoing the style and single-minded effectiveness of Husqvarna Motorcycles Rally machines. From every angle, the Norden 901 signals endless exploration capability. The only thing to do is get onboard and ride.Also ready to take you further along the most rewarding trails is the fuel tank with its 400+ km range - you set the destination. With its Dakar Rally style slimline ergonomics it has a low centre of gravity for neutral handling and a manageable seat height while maintaining good ground clearance. Motorsports tough, the fuel tank can resist hard knocks offroad, so there's no fear of being stranded. The lower sections of the tank also protect you from road and trail dirt and spray.

Offroad wheels

You are well prepared for all circumstances with the Norden 901's 21 in front and 18 in rear wheels, which will take you from tarmac to rough trails. You can have every confidence in the Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres - grippy on the road and able to find traction on the trail. The wire-spoked, tubeless design of the wheels makes them light for easy handling, flexible for comfort and there is less risk of a flat tyre holding you up and losing you precious riding time. The large diameter of the wheels makes rolling over rougher surfaces easy.


Whether you're carrying hard luggage, bags and panniers, a pillion or both, the Norden 901 can be loaded your way whether the journey is for business or pleasure. The steel trellis subframe at the rear of the motorcycle is compact, lightweight yet strong enough to carry a passenger and luggage under all conditions when exploring the paved road and beyond.

LED lights

Day. Night. Mist or fog. LED lights and fog lights illuminate the way on the Norden 901. Inspired by the lights used on Husqvarna Factory Racing's rally machines, the front cowl features an integrated LED headlight and standard fog lights, which are neatly designed with a slim profile for enhanced aerodynamics that assure stability at higher speeds. A daytime running light encircles the headlight ensuring the Norden 901 is clearly visible at all times. LED indicators deliver clear signals to other road users when navigating through urban environments.


An optional higher screen offers improved wind and weather protection and reduced turbulence around the head and neck area, especially for taller riders. It gives neck and shoulder muscles an easier time when you have a lot of distance to cover, making those long journeys a far more comfortable prospect.


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.


To excel on the road and on unmade surfaces, the Norden 901 needs brakes with both power and control. You can rely on the Bosch ABS controlled system to confidently deliver rapid and precise stopping, no matter the surface or conditions you encounter. The Husqvarna branded J.Juan brake system brings MotoGP derived technology to the Norden 901. The four-piston, radial front calipers act on two Ø 320 mm floating brake discs to give you exceptional feel and feedback at the lever. The rear brake has a Ø 260 mm disc and a two-piston floating caliper. The pistons in the rear caliper have isolation plates to maintain heat stability so the brake doesn't get stressed when you tackle long downhill sections on the trail. The Bosch ABS system can be deactivated at the rear wheel for advanced riders.

Steering damper

The steering damper aids stability while riding on harsh street surfaces or when sudden bumps are encountered, while still allowing for easy handlebar control when riding offroad. Additionally, the frame has provision to allow the fitment of a high-performance adjustable off-road steering damper.


You will be quick to realise the benefits of the PASC (power assist slipper clutch), which maximises rear wheel grip under full acceleration and prevents rear wheel instability and hopping when downshifting quickly or braking hard into a turn. You will also find it easier to operate because as you open the throttle, the hand effort required on the clutch when changing gear is reduced. Less fatigue means more riding pleasure for longer.


The Norden 901 features a 6-speed sequential gearbox with a ratio to suit every condition from walking pace to flying highway speeds. Quick and precise gear changing is ensured thanks to a short shift lever travel, light spring action and, when required, the assistance of the standard Easy Shift quickshifter. The teeth of the 4th, 5th and 6th gears have been glass bead blasted to provide exceptional reliability.

Technical Details


  • TORQUE 100 Nm
  • TRANSMISSION 6-speed
  • 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 103 g/km
  • DISPLACEMENT 889 cm³
  • EMS Bosch EMS with RBW
  • DESIGN 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, parallel twin
  • FUEL CONSUMPTION 4.5 l/100 km
  • FUEL-MIXTURE GENERATION DKK Dellorto (Throttle body 46mm)
  • LUBRICATION Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps


  • WHEELBASE 1513 mm
  • ABS Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)
  • 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
  • HANDLEBAR Aluminium, tapered Ø 28/22 mm
  • SEAT HEIGHT 854/874 mm
  • SILENCER Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer
  • REAR SUBFRAME DESIGN Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame, powder-coated
  • WHEELS Spoked wheels with aluminium tubeless rims