Husky’s Vitpilen & Svartpilen Revealed
Husqvarna has copped some criticism since it was bought by KTM in 2014, revolving largely around Husky’s platform sharing with KTM for its enduro and MX models. But Husqvarna sure can’t be accused of following anyone’s lead with their rad-looking Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 models. For 2020, both single-cylinder machines – which combine classic thinking with modern, minimalist design – have been made more pillion passenger-friendly, and get a fresh look via a quality painted finish with subtle silver and bronze accents. Both Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 models are now available from Aussie Husqvarna dealers, and both share a very sharp RRP of just $6195 (which, when you add around $900 for ORC, produces a Ride Away price of $7095).
Here is Husqvarna Motorcycles’ take on the latest versions of what has clearly been a passion project for the heritage-steeped Swedish-born brand…
Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the availability of the MY20 Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 range – two exciting Learner-approved street models that feature groundbreaking design as well as receiving new technical features and colours for 2020.
With its fresh and simple approach to motorcycling, the Vitpilen 401 is stripped of all that is unnecessary to guarantee an exciting riding experience. The extremely lightweight chassis – 151kg without fuel – is matched to the strong performance of the 44hp single-cylinder engine, delivering an all-encompassing ride that resonates with new and experienced riders alike.
The Svartpilen 401 is a progressive, rugged motorcycle with timeless appeal and is perfect for urban exploration. Delivering a dynamic riding experience and a commanding riding position, its modern design is enhanced by a single-cylinder engine, steel trellis frame, low weight and high-performance WP Apex suspension.
Ensuring improved pillion comfort for 2020, both the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 feature extended, bolt-on subframes. A new, quality painted finish with subtle silver and bronze accents highlight the unique Vitpilen and Svartpilen designs.
VITPILEN 401 & SVARTPILEN 401 – FEATURES
- Extended subframe for increased pillion comfort
- Striking new graphics, trim and paint finish
- Powerful yet tractable 373cc, 44hp, 37Nm, single-cylinder engine
- Lightweight and nimble handling
- Vitpilen 401: 151kg without fuel
- Svartpilen 401: 152kg without fuel
- LED headlight and tail-light
- Accessible size (835mm seat height)
- Extremely low fuel consumption and running costs
- LAMS approved for new riders
Accompanying the Vitpilen and Svartpilen range is the Functional Clothing Street Collection – a selection of quality items that deliver the highest standards of protection, ideal for modern motorcyclists. Husqvarna Motorcycles also offer an extensive line-up of Accessories – high-quality items that add additional protection, durability and style. View the 2020 Husqvarna Motorcycles Street Gear Guide here.