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Husqvarna 701 Prototype and 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle unveiled at EICMA 2013

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12 Nov 2013 10:56:52 IST

Husqvarna Motorcycles has been manufacturing bikes since 1903.The brand  which recently became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Austrian brand KTM has unveiled its first prototype 701, under the new leadership, at the 2013 EICMA show.

The Husqvarna 701 PrototypeThe Husqvarna 701 Prototype

Nothing much has been detailed about the bike. It is a supermoto concept, and it looks like one. Radically designed, it looks like the surfaces are understated to convey simplicity. The bike gets its power from a 690cc single cylinder 4-stroke engine that is good for 75PS. The engine is placed in a lightweight chromoly steel trellis frame. The 701 also gets Brembo radial brakes, high performance exhaust and front forks and rear mono shock from WP. "Husqvarna's 701 embraces the 110-year heritage of the Husqvarna brand and projects it towards the future," said a company statement.

Radically designed, it looks like the surfaces are understated to convey simplicityRadically designed, it looks like the surfaces are understated to convey simplicity

Zero, electric-motorcycle company, has unveiled a new model at EICMA and a new accessory that increases engine output. The 'Z-Force Power Tank' is an accessory that helps add precious kilometres to the ride and gives a boost to the engine. The bike boasts of 67PS of power and 144Nm of torque. The 2014 Zero SR also gets a red paintjob.

The 'Z-Force Power Tank' is an accessory that increases length of the ride and gives a boost to the engineThe 'Z-Force Power Tank' is an accessory that increases length of the ride and gives a boost to the engine

Zero claims that the bike will reach top-speeds of 164kmph while sprinting from 0-100kmph in just 3.4 seconds. The new bike gets a few cosmetic enhancements, tweaked suspensions and riding modes, namely 'eco', 'sport' and 'custom'.

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