Husqvarna has just officially launched the production VITPILEN 701 machine (above), while also introducing the all-new SVARTPILEN 701 concept motorcycle at EICMA – the annual motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
The VITPILEN 701 is the highlight of Husqvarna´s re-entry into the street motorcycling segment. Impressing during its first launch as a prototype in 2015, it has now reached production and is expected to be available in the first months of 2018.
Largely inspired by the brand’s Swedish heritage, the VITPILEN 701 gets a trellis frame, WP suspension and Brembo brakes.
VITPILEN 701 HIGHLIGHTS:
=>Simple yet progressive design
=>75bhp 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
=>Extensive range of Husqvarna accessories
SVARTPILEN 701 CONCEPT
The SVARTPILEN 701 concept machine (above) is – according to Husqvarna – a bike that: ‘aims to appeal to a new generation of motorcyclists and those preferring a simpler, timeless design approach’. Hmmm. Looks pretty cool, though.
On display also are Husqvarna’s VITPILEN 401 (above) and SVARTPILEN 401 models, too. Both bikes 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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