Husqvarna has debuted three new motorcycles and a new concept at the 2017 EICMA. While the Vitpilen is the Swedish manufacturer’s modern take on roadsters/cafe racers, the Svartpilen range features urban scramblers. Among the production-ready bikes showcased were the Vitpilen 701, the Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401. Besides, Husqvarna also showcased the Svartpilen 701 concept.
The 2018 Vitpilen 701 is a retro-styled roadster that was first showcased as a concept at EICMA, two years ago. The production-ready 2018 Vitpilen 701 stays true to the concept, but with minor changes. The stripped-down roadster gets an all-LED headlight circumferenced by the DRL.
The younger sibling in the Vitpilen lineup, the 401 also gets the bare essential styling of the 701. Built on the same framework as the KTM 390 Duke, the trellis frame on the Vitpilen 401 houses a 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 44PS of power and 37Nm of torque lower down in the rev range. The transmission is handled by a 6-speed gearbox. Just like its elder sibling, the 401 also gets ride-by-wire.
The Svartpilen shares all its mechanicals with the Vitpilen 401, and in turn is based on the same framework as that of the KTM 390 Duke. It carries over the same 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Even the state of tune is the same and it continues to churn out 44PS of power and 37Nm of torque lower down in the rev range. From suspension to braking to ABS, seat height and fuel tank capacity, everything is identical to that of the Vitpilen 401.
The Svartpilen 701 concept showcased by Husqvarna at EICMA shares its mechanicals with the Vitpilen 701 production-ready bike. Like the case with the 401 duo, the Svartpilen is the scrambler in the 701 duo. The Svartpilen 701 concept looks as amazing as the other bikes and if the previous concept-to-production flow is anything to go by, expect this to be a looker as well. The short handlebar, flat seat floating at the rear and the petite headlight assembly come together to make the naked look ravishing.
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