Husqvarna 401 Concept Becomes Reality

Urban thumper 401cc Vitpilen unveiled at EICMA

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 at EICMAJeff Allen

Back in 2015 the motorcycle world was shaken up by this amazing Husqarna 401 Vitpilen concept. As with most concepts, my immediate reaction was: "It's too cool to ever hit production like that." Thank my lucky stars I was wrong. Sure, some things have changed, as they always do. But at first glance, this is still very much the bike that dropped our jaws in 2015.

The Vitpilen is the more road oriented of the two bikes based on the 401 concept, while the Svartpilen is a more enduro-styled bike. Both are slotted to hit dealerships in North America by late Spring 2018.

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Metzeler tires and Brembo brakesJeff Allen

Launching Husqvarna’s new ‘Real Street’ range the Vitpilen 401 is a refreshingly simple and progressive urban street motorcycle that provides a new gateway into the motorcycling culture for a wider range of riders. Recognized and globally awarded for its unique design the Vitpilen 401 presented at EICMA 2016 is set to hit the showrooms by late Spring 2018.

Devoid of any excess and focused on providing a pure riding experience the Vitpilen 401 features a technologically advanced single-cylinder 375 cc engine that is housed in a stripped down but progressive layout. Offering excellent performance the bike appeals to an entirely new generation of riders looking for an honest and highly accessible machine.

VITPILEN 401 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pure & progressive design
  • Sleek bodywork forming clean lines
  • Accessible riding position
  • Modern fuel-injected engine
  • Lightweight steel-trellis frame
  • Unique steel-aluminium exhaust
  • 2.5 Gallon fuel tank
  • Long single seat
  • Premium LED lights
  • WP suspension
  • Slipper clutch
  • Bosch 9.11MB two-channel ABS system
  • Sporty clip-on handlebars
  • Street-focused Metzeler M5 tires

Stay tuned for more information on the Svartpilen tomorrow!

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 seat detailJeff Allen
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 gauge and triple tree detailJeff Allen
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 swingarm and rear suspension detailJeff Allen
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 frame and exhaust detailJeff Allen
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 headlight and front forkJeff Allen
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 engine, frame and body detailJeff Allen
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401Jeff Allen