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EICMA 2017: Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen and Svartpilen concept showcased

Team OD  /
08 Nov 2017 14:46:11 IST

Husqvarna has always had a special connection with the EICMA show. Last year, the Sweden based motorcycle manufacturer showcased the 401 Vitpilen and Svartpilen production models. And this year, the brand has taken the show as a platform to display the larger 701 Vitpilen and Svartpilen concept, absolute stunners to say the least.

Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen production model looks almost identical to the concept

The Husqvarna 701 production motorcycle is closely inspired by the concept model that was showcased in 2014, except for the minor changes. As seen from the images, one can see the Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen gets a LED lights and a distinct body work nicely placed on the amazing steel trellis frame. Powering the 201 Vitpilen is a 693cc single-cylinder motor that does duty in the 701 Enduro. This unit makes 73.75PS and generates 72Nm of torque. These performance numbers paired with the lightweight package, is believed to make the 701 Vitpilen an absolute delight to ride around corners. In addition, the Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen also features ride-by-wire throttle, slipper clutch and switchable ABS.

We love the naked design of the Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen

Coming to the other motorcycle, the Husqvarna Svartpilen is no less when it comes to amazing design. This one now takes styling cues from a tracker motorcycle, that can be seen with the short riding bar, compact headlight assembly that otherwise would hold a race bike numberboards. The other bit of information that we know of Svartpilen is that it comes with 18-inch and 17-inch wheels in front and back respectively. Will all this goodness be transferred to the production scrambler like model or would it be toned down, is something that we need to wait and watch. Husqvarna, please make the production model look identical, is what we can pray and hope.

A flat tracker styled Husqvarna Svartpilen is what we all would, true?

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