Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 Uncovered -EICMA 2016

  • 10th, Nov 2016 2:38 PM
  • Mayank Sharma
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Husqvarna has removed the clothing from the retro-styled modern range of new Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401 models in its production-ready form, at the running 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Italy. Fundamentally similar, both the bikes are entitled from different names. As sources revealed, the Vitpilen refers White arrows, while the Svartpilen is meant to Black Arrow.

Constructed on the KTM Duke 390’s platform and are employing regular steel trellis frame, the Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401 are featured with alloy swing arm connected to the frame and WP suspension setup for shock absorption. Apart from that, ride by wire throttle and Bybre disc brakes facilities are also commonly availed for both the bikes along with the ABS aids as standard.

Look wise, the Vitpilen 401, or the White Arrow, resembles like a cafe racer, is embellished with fitments like ribbed seat, lowered set clip-on handlebars and retro-styled round headlamp. Whereas equipped with taller, wider handlebars, nutty tyres and bash guard, the Svartpilen 401 is a perfect example of a street scrambler.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Powering utility on both the bikes is same, as they share a 375cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder fuel injected engine. As the spec sheet says, the mill is capable of producing 44PS of power, while the gearing details and other mechanicals specs have not been revealed yet.

Just like the compact KTM Duke series, which are on the assembly line of the Bajaj’s Chakan based production facility and will export for the global consumption after sale commences. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 will also be manufactured at the mentioned utility. As considered, these Husqvarna family members will support the KTM brand to enhance its economies of scale as well as wider the audience range by its compact utility motorcycles.

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