Husqvarna unveils production Svartpilen Scrambler

401cc scrambler based off KTM Duke platform unveiled at EICMA

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen Production bikeHusqvarna

Husqvarna's 401 concept was one of the most exciting bikes we saw last year. Once they announced it was going into production, we all had our doubts about how much they would change to pinch pennies and fit the general market, but they have not let us down. Honestly, the production models of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen look just as good as the concepts, and we can't wait to ride them both.

As Husqvarna is owned by KTM, it is no surprise that the new bike is based off of the same platform as the Duke 390. The styling, however, is the most defining and radical part of the Svartpilen. A unibody design and tank-mounted rack give this bike a utilitarian, minimal, and futuristic look all at the same time. No bike that has come out in years has been so aggressively different in design, except maybe the Honda NM4, but that's a whole barrel of monkeys we don't want to open.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Jeff Allen

Specifications

Svartpilen Engine
Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 375 ccm
Bore/stroke 89/60 mm
Power 32kW @ 9.000/min
Torque 37Nm @ 7.000/min
Compression ratio 12.6:
Starter/battery Electric starter/12V 8Ah
Transmission 6 gears
Fuel system Bosch EFI (throttle body 46 mm)
Control 4 V/DOHC with cam levers
Lubrication Wet sump with 2 oil pumps
Engine oil BelRay EXP 15W-50
Primary drive 30:80
Final drive 15:45
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch Multi disc slipper clutch
Engine management/ignition Bosch EMS
Svartpilen Chassis
Frame Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Subframe Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Handlebar Forged aluminium
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension WP-Monoshock
Suspension travel front/rear Front 142mm / rear 150mm
Front brake ByBre, opposed four piston caliper, brake disc Ø 300 mm
Rear brake ByBre, single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 230 mm
ABS Bosch 9.1MB two channels
Wheels front/rear Spoked wheels with aluminium rims, 3 x 17″; 4 x 17″
Tyres front/rear Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 110/70-R17; 150/60-R17
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″ / X-Ring
Silencer Stainless steel/ Aluminum silencer with regulated catalytic converter
Steering head angle 65°
Triple clamp offset 33 mm
Trail 95 mm
Wheel base 1357 +/-15,5mm
Ground clearance 170 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Tank capacity (approx.) 9,5 litres/ 2.5 litres reserve
Weight (without fuel, approx) 150 kg
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Jeff Allen
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Jeff Allen
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Jeff Allen
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Jeff Allen
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Jeff Allen
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Jeff Allen
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Jeff Allen