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Spearheaded by its up-specced WP XPLOR fork and shock, Husky’s all-new Norden 901 Expedition cops an immediate injection of off-road cred relative to the ‘normal’ Norden 901. The Expedition comes with 20mm extra journey at each ends, 18mm extra floor clearance and a 20mm taller seat top. And, understandably, that’s obtained numerous the dirt-oriented Aussie journey riders excited as a result of, if there was one criticism of the Norden 901, it was that the WP Apex suspension was nice for touring however discovered its limits too rapidly in bumpy off-road terrain.

The purpose must be made, although, that upgraded suspension isn’t the one factor that differentiates the Expedition mannequin. It additionally comes with a bunch of different parts and options that add 10kg to its weight and $1980 to its Journey Away price ticket ($27,840) – relative to the 2023 Norden 901, that’s. So, let’s take inventory of these extras, together with what they’d every value when you had been to purchase them as a standalone Husqvarna Real Accent…

  • Heavy-Responsibility Skidplate ($728)
  • Centre Stand ($323)
  • Heated Grips ($436)
  • Heated seat ($365)
  • Taller Touring Windshield ($210)
  • Pannier Racks ($388)
  • Sidebag Set ($584)
  • Connectivity Unit ($241)
  • Explorer Mode ($324)

These bits all add as much as a complete of $3599 … and that’s earlier than you even take the superior WP XPLOR fork and shock under consideration! In different phrases, the Expedition mannequin’s $1980 premium positively ain’t laborious to justify – particularly when you think about we discovered the Expedition mannequin boasted noticeable enhancements in consolation and efficiency, each on and off the street.

What additional components does Husqvarna’s Norden 901 ‘Expedition’ model get? We do the genuine accessory math.

Curiously, Husqvarna Bikes Australia has not too long ago introduced a particular retail promotion on the 2022-model Norden 901, which slashes $3255 off its price ticket (right down to $21,795) and successfully makes the differential between ‘normal’ and Expedition fashions nearer to $6000.

For our detailed overview of Husqvana’s Norden 901 Expedition – and what kind of bang for buck we reckon it gives relative to different manufacturers within the more and more populated mid-capacity journey bike market – click on right here.