Nomad Navigation Tower for 2020-22 HQV 701 LR
985.14 1351.14 £985.14 - £1,351.14
2020-22 701 LR Nomad Navigation tower
A new navigation tower as the Husqvarna 701LR 2020 headstock is substantially different from the 2016-2019 701 models. It required a new mounting method for our tower, which at the same time allowed us to make a few other changes as well. We didn’t change anything to the things you like in the previous model. It’s still the same fully bolted unibody construction which has proven itself with rally riders and hardcore travellers all over the world. We also kept the easy to see OEM dash position, the sturdy switches, the dual USB points and the multiple 12V charging connectors. The OEM wiring also still fits in place without the need of chopping or changing connectors, it’s all plug and play, but the routing into the tower of the OEM loom has been improved. We now use a billet machined mounting block to fit the tower to the frame, due to the new Husqvarna headstock, which if anything makes the mounting even stronger than before. What we haven’t done is made any compromises on quality! So we still don’t fit dinky little Chinese LEDs but use the best lights in the business from Baja Designs or Vision-X (and we have a plug and play cable for them too). In short it’s still the same proven navigation tower with all the benefits you are used to, and yet there are only 3 interchangeable parts with the previous model!
The Nomad navigation tower explained
A solid construction made from 4 mm thick marine grade aluminium panels combined with aircraft grade billet aluminium cross members. Beautifully machined to tight tolerances. Solid connection to headstock with 2 billet machined clamps, no welding or drilling required. 100% Bolt-on construction, tested under extreme conditions. All fasteners in stainless steel, all aluminium parts anodised in black for extra protection.
Specifically designed for the new 701LR (2020-)
The frame of the new 701 is of a similar design to the previous 701, but not the same! The Nomad-ADV tower is in essence also the same design as for the previous model, but only 3 parts are the same. The most visible changes are the mounting clamps, the tower itself, the side panels and even the dash panel, which are all new.
It’s an all bolted construction, which means it’s easy to fit without welding on or drilling into the frame. It also allows for repairs to be made after a crash. It’s all aluminium too, with rounded edges to create not only a solid construction but also a safe one in a crash. Carbon Fibre might be the magic word at the moment, and can be very strong when each layer has indeed bonded perfectly to the previous one… which you can’t see from the outside! In reality it gives a tower which will shatter on impact and becomes a meat processor with its sharp serrated edges. And we don’t do ‘brackets designed to bend’ either. Our tower is strong enough for a 100kg person to hang on it, I know as I’ve done it…!
The navigation tower can be used for travel or rally, or both as we have a new quick release system for our rally kit which can hold a Roadbook, Tripy, ICO and/or RNS trip meters. We also have holders for Iritrack and Sentinel professional rally equipment
Dakar inspired design
Wind protection is provided by an original KTM 450RR Rally screen, designed in a wind tunnel and tested in the Dakar at speeds of up to 170 km/hr! Well over the requirements of true travellers perhaps but a testimony to how good these screens are. They have round edges all round and are very hard to break. Not only a very good and tested screen, but also widely available from every KTM dealer and for a realistic price, which fits in with our philosophy to make a kit which is safe and can be repaired easily when on the road.
In contrast to other offerings, the Nomad tower is complete. Ready for fitment to the bike straight out of the box, nothing more to pay. It bolts to the bike, no welding required. The wiring is neatly enclosed inside the tower, using the original wiring loom and using the same methods for fitment as used in helicopters to ensure the wiring doesn't get chafed in rough terrain. For items like a GPS, satellite tracker, Go-Pro etc. we have made provisions for up to 5 RAM mounts. The tower can accommodate up to 12 (yes twelve!) USB charging points or a combination of USB and standard 12V connections. The switches are extreme heavy duty, rain waterproof and don't need external relays to operate items like spotlights, fog lights, heated vests, heated grips etc. There are 4 holes pre-cut for the switches.
- Aluminium travel tower, all fasteners and mounting kit
- Brackets for mounting KTM 450RR screen
- Fairing side panels
- Dashboard panel for original 701 dash, control lights and ABS
- KTM450RR Screen,
- LED Vision-X or Baja Designs headlights (select from the menu)
- Brake line guide
- All parts anodised black
- Fitting instructions with photos
- Toggle switches, which can be found here
- USB charging points, which can be found here
- 12V Accessory outlets, which can be found here
- RAM mounts (tower comes pre-drilled for up to
- 5 mounts) which can be found here
- Sticker kits can be found here
- Plug and play wiring harness can be found here
Towers can be customised to your requirements (within reason).
Precision, adaptable and well thought out
To ensure high quality we use marine grade aluminium and cnc machine each part. Each part is finished to a high standard (everything chamfered obviously, no sharp edges). For ease of use we made a modular construction, one which could incorporate a wide range of headlight configurations, wouldn't tie you down to one particular type of GPS and can accommodate various types of digital dash options available (including re-using the original Husqvarna dash but then in an easier to read position).
We don't use cheap labour...
All components are designed by us and locally made, 95% of it by ourselves right here in Holland. We don't claim to be a European manufacturer while having our products made in China or any other low-wage country.
Baja Designs Squadron Lights
2x 26W LED lights produce 3,150 lumens each of pure power to light up the trail .Low beam is a wide driving pattern that offers a 42° flattened horizontal beam for the ultimate in comfort lighting. While High beam is a longer and narrower 9° beam for illumination further down the trail or road. The Spot pattern is designed to be used in conjunction with the wide driving pattern, giving you a total of 6,300 lumens.
Useable beam range: 150 m
Weight: 680 grams
Vision-X Optimus E-Marked
2x10 Watt Single Source LED Pods featuring a powerful LED Halo Ring on the outer rim of the IRIS Reflector.
15° E-marked Approved Beam Pattern. Light kit comes complete with low beam and high beam covers to provide both distance and spread. CNC machine waterproof housing and shock resistant. Only 20 Watts in total yet giving considerably more light than the original H4 unit.
Useable beam range: 120 m
Weight: 1400 grams
Vision-X Dura light kit
For even more light we have the Dura range: 1x10 Watts and 1x20 Watts, giving a total of 30 Watts. The large 20 Watts Dura has 2x10° and 2x 40° LEDS for both a wide and distance beam. Gives more light than a 100 Watt Halogen. The smaller Dura has a wide 60° beam for use as daytime running light. CNC machine waterproof housing and shock resistant. Not E-marked.
Useable beam range: 200 m
Weight: 1100 grams
Nomad-ADV towers have been successfully used in international rallies all over the world. Rally riders and rally teams choose the Nomad-ADV navigation tower for it's ease of use, strength and well thought out design . Below are just a few examples of the rallies competed with with Nomad-ADV navigation towers: