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Finally, The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Is Here!

Good things come to those who wait: the 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701!

Since it was first teased back in 2014, we wondered how different the production version would be from the concept, but here it is: the 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 – and it’s more amazing than we could’ve hoped for. From concept to production, we’ve been waiting for the moment that the official unveiling of the Vitpilen 701. The original concept was both minimalist yet aggressive, and futuristic but classic, and we wondered just how much of that cool DNA would make the final cut…and against all odds, pretty much everything that Husqvarna promised has made it to the final production model. This is an unexpected turn of events indeed!

The Sexy 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Breaks Cover!

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It’s been teased, spy shot, featured in trailers, and talked about on a regular basis since 2014. It was hyped up to the maximum, and since this is the motorcycle industry that we’re talking about, we prepared ourselves for disappointment. And boy are we surprised. The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 is everything we wanted and more. Since it was never far from the headlines, we’re already well aware of the Vitpilen 701’s performance stats and vital statistics. It’s powered by a big liquid-cooled, 693cc single that has a respectable 75 horsepower on tap and 52 lb-ft of torque on offer too. The engine isn’t a surprise, because we’ve seen it on the KTM 690, and the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto. But it isn’t the engine that makes this bike so awesome.

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Built on top of a laser cut, hydro formed and machine welded chrome-moly steel-trellis frame, we’ve got a motorcycle that comes equipped with a vast array of premium goodies that comes gloriously wrapped in the most futuristic but subtle bodywork out there. Boasting Brembo brakes with a Bosch ABS system, adjustable torque control, a slipper clutch and KTM’s WP suspension, we’ve got a motorcycle that’s technologically superb – but there’s more.

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The 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 boasts beautifully engineered clip on handlebars, aluminum forged triple clamps, LED lighting, a MOKKA leather upholstered saddle, and cast alloy rims too. Overall, it’s held together in one of the most attractive motorcycle bodies that we have ever seen – and it’s lightweight too. Weighing in a 346 lbs, the Vitpilen 701 in an incredibly lightweight machine that promises responsive handling and a fantastic ride experience. If you’re looking for a motorcycle that works well as a quirky commuter that can also hold its own in the canyons, then this is definitely worth considering. At the moment, we’ve got no word on the price…but after years of waiting, we can wait a little longer for that. Get on the phone to Husqvarna and KTM though, because you’re going to want to book a test ride on one of these as soon as possible.

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Joe Appleton
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