- Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
HUSQVARNA has used the Eicma show in Milan to reveal that its minimalistic Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 will be in dealers by late autumn next year.
Power comes from a 375cc single-cylinder DOHC engine that makes 44hp and 27.3lb/ft torque. Husqvarna says it delivers useful acceleration at all speeds plus good manners and fuel economy. It’s equipped with a slipper clutch and the engine is housed in a steel trellis frame.
Brakes come courtesy of Bybre – with a single four-piston caliper and 320mm disc at the front and a single-piston caliper and 230mm disc at the rear. Bump management will be handled by WP suspension.
Husqvarna also used the Eicma show to reveal that the larger capacity Vitpilen 701 is still the ‘next visionary step’ in its return to the street and is still a concept.