Husqvarna Motorcycles proudly took the covers off the production Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 machine, while also introducing the all-new SVARTPILEN 701 concept motorcycle at EICMA – the annual motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.

Forming new additions to Husqvarna’s exciting range of ‘Real Street’ motorcycles, these two new machines are powered by robust yet sophisticated single-cylinder motors that are housed within a minimalistic layout. Both motorcycles have been created to provide a genuine riding experience.

Husqvarna VITPILEN 701

The VITPILEN 701 is the highlight of Husqvarna´s re-entry into the street motorcycling segment. It has now reached production and is expected to be available in the first months of 2018. Bringing about a new era of motorcycling for the sophisticated urban traveller, 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.

The VITPILEN 701 is powered by a 692.7 cc liquid cooled, single cylinder engine that features the latest design and electronics technology. With a peak horsepower of 56kW (75hp) and 72 Nm of torque at 6750 rpm, there is no doubting this bike’s performance potential.

VITPILEN 701 key features

  • Simple yet progressive design
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame
  • 75 hp engine – the most advanced single cylinder available on the market
  • High quality components and technology as standard
  • Ride-by-wire throttle and traction control
  • Cutting edge switchable ABS
  • Slipper clutch
  • Extensive range of Husqvarna accessories

2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 image gallery

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.

Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 701 concept image gallery

On display at this year’s EICMA is also the Husqvarna’s VITPILEN 401 and SVARTPILEN 401. Both these models will be available at authorised European dealers from February 2018, while the VITPILEN 701 production model will follow by March 2018.


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