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EICMA 2013: Husqvarna 701 Prototype

Tue, 05 Nov 2013

In what direction Husqvarna’s going with this prototype we don’t really know. Husky hasn’t released any factual information about the company’s 701 prototype except for some existential blather on the company’s Facebook page.

“It is a glimpse of the future Husqvarna design direction, the philosophy that future Husqvarnas will follow, where the surfaces of the bodywork are understated, focusing on simplicity.”

That’s more bodywork than we’ve seen on any modern Husky. How is this bike understated? Facebook comments haven’t been kind:

“Please tell me a toddler designed this and it’s a joke?”

“SO INSANELY UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thumbs down.”

“Looks like an ’80′s project of a 2010 bike.”

“Please put the sheet back over it.”

Back to the drawing board? We’ll let you know more as we find out information from Husky.

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By Tom Roderick

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