Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 - controversial

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is a controversial bike

The Husqvarna single-cylinder Vitpilen 401 street bike is one of the most controversial and divisive motorcycles I’ve ridden in ages. After my road test I’m still trying to work out what it is all about and to which riders it will appeal. Controversial features are the price, styling, the single-cylinder engine and, of course, the …

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husqvarna pilen vitpilen helmet

Husqvarna Pilen helmet matches bikes

Husqvarna has realised a Darth Vader-style Pilen helmet to match their new Vitpilen 701 naked bike unveiled last month at the EICMA show in Milan. Pilen means arrow in Swedish and the helmet certainly has the clean lines of an arrow. The helmet features a quick-change, double-panel, scratch-resistant visor and a ventilation scoop on the top …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Husqvarna unveils Vitpilen 701 street bike

Famed off-road motorcycle company Husqvarna is moving further on to the street with the new Vitpilen 701 naked bike and Svartpilen concept. The bikes were unveiled this week at the EICMA show in Milan. Meanwhile, Husqvarna Australia says the Vitpilen 701 and 401, plus the Svartpilen 401 scrambler will arrive in mid-2018. Pricing will be announced …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Aero concept

Husqvarana launches beautiful Vitpilen

Husqvarna has launched its beautiful production-ready Vitpilen (Swedish for white arrow) naked motorcycle and Svartpilen (black arrow) adventure bike at the EICMA show along with a faired Areo concept. It’s been a long wait with a scrambler concept in 2011, two 401 concepts in 2014 and the larger 701 concept at last year’s Milan show. Now …

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