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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 In Production Shape At EICMA

Husqvarna is starting to build up a new range of “Real Street” machines and recently unveiled the production versions of the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
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Finally, the two concepts that generated so much interest so far are going into production, and contrary to your expectations, the final form is almost as crazy as the design studies shown before.

The Vitpilen 401 is a refreshingly simple and progressive urban street bike, providing a different and new gateway into the motorcycling culture for a wide range of riders.

Lacking any excess, the bike is focused on providing a pure riding experience, in a compact, minimalist and neo-retro cool shape. The sleek bodywork forms clean and mostly straight lines. The uniquely-shaped fuel tank is only inches taller than the seat and gets extruded to the sides in some sort of T shape to hold 9.5 liters of gasoline.

The steel trellis frame looks clean and grabs onto a modern fuel-injected single-cylinder engine good for 44 hp. No torque figure available for the moment, but judging by the bike’s size, it’s definitely a sprinter.

The Vitpilen 401 also comes with a slipper clutch for a smooth ride, a unique steel-aluminum exhaust system, WP suspension, premium LED lights, Bosch 9.11MB two channels ABS, sporty clip-on handlebars, and street-focused Metzeler M5 tires wrapping on some nice spoked rims.

Moving over to the Svartpilen 401, this version is a modern day interpretation of a street explorer, focusing on everyday functionality thus offering some neat accessories that set it apart.

Built around the same chassis and engine as the Vitpilen, the Svartpilen offers a more upright riding position thanks to wider motocross-style bars. It also comes with knobby Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, a skid plate, and a very useful tank rack. The paint scheme is also different from its brother.

There is no price set yet for these two beauties, but we hope they’ll be offered under $10,000. Both are set to hit dealerships by late autumn 2017.



 
 
 
 
 

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