Husqvarna Introduces Vitpilen and Svartpilen Models
SVARTPILEN 701 CONCEPT
The SVARTPILEN 701 concept machine is a dark street explorer that is free of excess and reduced to its simplest form. This machine aims to appeal to a new generation of motorcyclists and those preferring a simpler, timeless design approach.
Featuring a technologically-advanced 4-stroke single-cylinder engine that is housed in an incredibly stripped down but progressive layout, it combines excellent performance with an authentic style. As accessible as a motorcycle can be, it’s a modern and innovative naked bike waiting to offer a raw and exhilarating experience on two wheels.
On display at this year’s EICMA will also be Husqvarna’s VITPILEN 401 and SVARTPILEN 401. Both these models will be available at authorized North American dealers from summer of 2018.
All the latest news, together with a complete collection of street clothing and accessories perfectly styled to honor the introduction of Husqvarna’s new state-of-the-art ‘Real Street’ models, will be on show on the Husqvarna Motorcycles booth, Hall 13 booth I75.
The VITPILEN 701 is the highlight of Husqvarna´s re-entry into the street motorcycling segment. Impressing both the media and the public during its first launch as a prototype in 2015, it has now reached production and is expected to be available in North America in summer of 2018.
Bringing about a new era of motorcycling for the sophisticated urban traveler, the VITPILEN 701 perfectly mixes enjoyable performance for novice and expert riders with a simple yet progressive design and a unique style.
Largely inspired by the brand’s Swedish heritage, the VITPILEN 701 is a modern motorcycle that features some of the most state-of-the-art technology available.
From the trellis frame to the powerful single cylinder motor or the standard WP suspension and Brembo brakes, this machine is bristling with premium components.
VITPIVitpilen 701 Highlights
- Simple yet progressive design
- Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame
- 75 hp engine – the most advanced single cylinder available
- High quality components and technology as standard
- Ride-by-wire throttle
- Cutting edge switchable ABS
- Slipper clutch
- Extensive range of Husqvarna accessories
The SVARTPILEN 401 embraces the simple spirit that originally made street motorcycling attractive. Reduced to the bare functional essentials, this motorcycle is the real deal.
It is free of overly extravagant design embellishments that would detract from the simple thrill of the ride. The simple yet progressive design approach of this rugged urban explorer represents Husqvarna Motorcycles’ future vision of street motorcycling.
The SVARTPILEN 401 interprets the functional simplicity of renowned Husqvarna Motorcycles icons and combines it with modern technology, cutting-edge design and premium quality hardware. The result is a timeless design that honours the simple idea behind those early pioneering days, delivering an uncompromised and genuine street riding experience with the convenience of modern equipment and functionality.
Forget everything you know about contemporary street motorcycles, the VITPILEN range is innovative and progressive. Developed with a fresh perspective, reduced, pure and without industry influence, these motorcycles challenge all current design trends and use a clean, smart and less complicated way of creating a motorcycle. The simple yet progressive design approach is a thought provoking paradox where simplicity, ease-of-use and functionality meet innovative design and attention to detail.
The VITPILEN range is a definitive and bold statement, which exhibits Husqvarna Motorcycles´ never-ending quest to pioneer new territory. Simply put, the VITPILEN aims at stripping away all unnecessary gimmicks and presents a motorcycle in its purest form. Their uniqueness is however not limited to aesthetics, as the designers set out to create a motorcycle that captures the thrill of the ride which is instantly felt in the raw, natural and intuitive riding experience.