A Closer Look: The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Detailed Pictured Of Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Emerge!

Updated August 14, 2018

According to the latest rumors from KTM and Husqvarna, it looks like the stunning Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 will be hitting the production lines and filtering down to dealerships sometime in the near future. By “near future” we’re thinking somewhere around the 2018 mark. It might be a bit of a ways off yet, but as many designers and artists will agree: you can’t rush art. And damn it, we don’t want this thing to be a rush job. We’ve seen a few spy shots of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 out on testing, and in its current form, we’re not as impressed as we thought we would be. All of the best elements from the original concepts seem to have been scrapped. Fortunately, that was just a roughly cobbled together test mule, and the real 401 and 125 model should be more faithful to the original plans.

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Anyway, what we’re looking at here are newer and more interesting pictures of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 model. Powered by the KTM Duke 690 single cylinder engine and styled with futuristic bodywork and elegant café racer shapes and lines, you would be forgiven for thinking that this wasn’t a Husqvarna machine. Unlike the rest of Husqvarna’s range, this bike bucks the off-road trend, and it has been geared for one purpose in mind: road riding.

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KTM and Husqvarna have already spoken about the 125cc and 401 versions. We know that they’re both powered by KTM’s single cylinder 125cc and 390 Duke engines and we’re expecting to see them in the dealerships for Spring 2017. While that’s all well and good, you’ll also be pleased to hear that Husqvarna will be making the most of KTM’s graduation-line engines, and will be producing the Vitpilen in bigger incarnations: the 701 will be the first, but the models are expected to graduate all the way up to 1,301cc. That’s right: there’s plans for a KTM Super Duke R powered Vitpilen, capable of 185 hp. Although, that’s likely to be a few years off…

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In the meantime, we can take a look at what the Vitpilen 701 brings to the table, and speculate on what features a potential 1300cc machine would also have… As long as the vast majority of the original concept idea still shines through, it gets our seal of approval.

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Joe Appleton
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I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…

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