Husqvarna 701 Adventure Navigation Tower


Both Anodized and mill finish versions shown

Kit includes:

– Aluminium travel tower, complete with fasteners and mounting kit
– 2 Brackets for mounting KTM 450RR screen
– Ready to accept original 701 dashboard, control lights and ABS switch
Not included in the basic kit:
– KTM450RR Screen, (optional select from the menu)
– Vision-X headlights with protective covers
    – Vision X headlights do not come with wiring harness – DIY
– Anodizing,
– Toggle switches
– USB charging points
– 12V Accessory outlets
– RAM mounts (tower comes pre-drilled for up to
– 5 mounts)

The Nomad-R travel tower explained
It took longer than anticipated to get the tower finished. The reason being that we made 4 versions before we were completely happy with the result. We looked at the practicality, aesthetics, repairability after a crash and availability of parts. We wanted it to be more than just good and even went as far as making a single complete laser cut model on the actual production machines to check the final fit and iron out any possible problems. Frighteningly expensive but vital if you want to achieve the best possible quality.

Not a Rally Tower but a Travel Tower
Let’s get one thing out of the way first: we never intended the tower for our 701 Nomad-R to be a Rally tower. There are several rally towers available which will more or less fit the Husky 701 and from a travelling point of view they are all too big, too tall and obstruct your view too much. For travelling you don’t need a road book holder and associated equipment. What we need is room for a GPS, satellite tracker, switches for heated grips, heated clothing, spotlights and plenty of connections for USB and other chargers. We want a tower which is as low as possible to give maximum view of the front wheel. We also wanted something which is repairable on the road, which is why we went for a bolted rather than welded construction.

Precision, adaptable and well thought out
To ensure high quality we use marine grade aluminium and CNC/laser cut each part using the latest equipment. Each part is finished to a high standard (everything burr free obviously). All components are locally made, over 95% right here in Holland. No made in China parts used in the tower and even the switches are made in Europe! For ease of use we also looked for 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 TrailTech dash but then in an easier to read position). The original and now mandatory ABS button also found a place on the dash.

Complete and no welding required
Several Rally towers on the market are just that: a tower, a collection of plates. To make it into something that works you need a variety of extra and optional brackets. Some of them even require welding to the frame! Most of them have the wiring hanging all over the place, out in the weather and no room for the switches. By the time you’re finished they have not only become quite expensive but more often than not look like a mismatch of a Meccano construction.

Proven construction and made for travelling
In contrast 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 wiring doesn’t get chafed in rough terrain. For fitment of items like a GPS, satellite tracker, Go-Pro etc. we have made provisions for up to 5 RAM mounts. They are readily available, inexpensive, work very well and have proven to be virtually indestructible. 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 LED spotlights, fog lights, heated vests, heated grips etc. There are 6 holes pre-cut for extra switches, to allow for a wide range of electrical accessories to be connected.

Dakar inspired design
Wind protection is provided by an original KTM Rally screen, tested in the Dakar at speeds of up to 170 km/hr! Well over the requirements of true travellers perhaps but a testimony of how good these screens are. 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 travel kit which can be repaired easily when on the road.



Nomad ADV 701 Navigation Tower
Product Options
#OptionPriceSale Price
1701 Navigation Tower Anodized Black With Anodized Side Panels - 701-TWR-AB - BLACK$540.00
2Screen - RS-450KTM$165.00
3701/690 Baja Designs Light Adapter Harness(Shipped) - CJD-690/701-LHBD (Grey1B)$45.00
4CUSTOM - Baja Designs spacers/ hardware build option$45.00
5Vision-X Lights -(# 9891729 ) VX-Lkit - pair of LED EU Certified lights - no plug and play harness$275.00
6Vision-X cover set -( # 9889535 ) VX-Lcvrs-EU / ( # 9890913 )VX-Lcvrs-CLR$39.00
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