Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

with 75 horsepower and 72Nm of torque from its Husqvarna 701 Supermoto derived 693cc single this is one retro that is going to have plenty of go!
The Vitpilen is certainly a unique new entrant to the retro market that might be set to make quite a splash

Husky’s Vitpilen machines offer a unique marriage of both retro and futuristic styling and are set to hit Australian roads before the middle of 2018.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

With 75 horsepower and 72Nm of torque from its single-cylinder engine the Vitpilen 701 is one retro that is going to have plenty of go!

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

Maxime Thouvenin – Creative Lead

“A mighty single-cylinder motor with a tank, a tail and a little seat – that’s it. Where the Vitpilen 401 is a compact and cheeky little urban-styled charger, the Vitpilen 701 is more of a serious rider’s bike.”

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 machines utilise the engine from KTM’s RC390 and 390 Duke models. Those learner legal machines are schedule to arrive in Australia perhaps as early as March next year, but we will have to wait a couple of months longer for the more potent Vitpilen 701, which is powered by a Husqvarna 701 Supermoto derived 693cc single cranking out 75 horsepower.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

It was designed to be minimalistic by using a simple, functional and practical approach to the original concept and was created to provide an authentic, exhilarating and raw riding experience, all housed in a modern and innovative naked bike.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The backbone

The Vitpilen 701 features a lightweight trellis frame that ensures precise handling, inspiring confidence in all conditions.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The high grade chromium molybdenum tubular steel is laser cut, robot welded and hydro-formed, ensuring flawless precision and consistent quality. The precisely engineered torsional rigidity and longitudinal flex provides detailed feedback for the rider, combined with perfect weight distribution and a tight turning circle, which is highly useful in urban environments.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Go

Vitpilen 701 is powered by a modern 692.7 cc liquid cooled, single cylinder engine that features the latest design and electronics technology. With a peak horsepower of 56kW (75hp) and 72Nm of torque at 6750 rpm, there is no doubting this bike’s performance potential.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Bits

From the chromoly steel trellis frame to the powerful single cylinder motor, to the proven WP suspension and the supreme Brembo brakes, the Vitpilen 701 is packed with premium components.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Twist

The electronic fuel injection is operated by a ride-by-wire system and delivers immediate, sharp and refined power.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Keihin fuel injection throttle body features a throttle valve that is electronically controlled by the Engine Management System (EMS).

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

Sensors continuously send feedback to the Engine Management System (EMS), which adjusts the throttle valve accordingly, resulting in perfect power delivery and throttle response.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Whoa

The Vitpilen 701 features a Brembo four-piston radial caliper and 320mm disc aided by a state-of-the-art Bosch ABS system. This function can also be fully disengaged for more advanced riders.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Slip

The APTC (Adler Power Torque Control) slipper clutch allows for greater speeds when entering and exiting corners. The system maximises rear wheel grip under hard acceleration and also prevents rear wheel instability or hopping when braking hard into a turn, resulting in more control and perfect downshifting.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Name

The Husqvarna Vitpilen (Swedish for “White Arrow”), much like the iconic Silverpilen in 1955, opens up a new segment for Husqvarna Motorcycles along with the Svartpilen (Swedish for “Black Arrow”), which shares the same design approach, but with distinctive colour differences and slightly more rugged styling.

Husqvarna Vitipilen 701
Husqvarna Vitipilen 701

The Details

VITPILEN 701

Engine
Engine type

Single cylinder, 4-stroke

Displacement

693 cc

Bore/stroke

105/80 mm

Power

55 kW (75 hp) @ 8,500 rpm

Torque

72 Nm @ 6,750 rpm

Compression ratio

12,8:1

Starter/battery

Electric starter/12V 8.6Ah

Transmission

6 gears

Fuel system

Keihin EFI (throttle body 50 mm)

Control

4 V/OHC with intake cam levers and exhaust rocker arm

Lubrication

Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Engine oil

Bel Ray, SAE 10W-50

Primary drive

36:79

Final drive

16/40

Cooling

Liquid cooling

Clutch

APTCTM slipper clutch, hydraulically operated

Engine management/ignition

Keihin EMS, double ignition

Chassis
Frame

Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated

Subframe

Aluminium

Handlebar

Aluminium clip-on

Front suspension

WP-USD Ø 43 mm

Rear suspension

WP-Monoshock with linkage

Suspension travel front/rear

135 mm

Front brake

Brembo four piston, radial mounted , brake disc Ø 320 mm

Rear brake

Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm

ABS

Bosch 9M+ Two Channel

Wheels front/rear

Cast aluminium wheels 3.50 x 17”; 5.00 x 17”

Tyres front/rear

Bridgestone Battlax 120/70 R 17; 160/60 R 17

Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″

Silencer

Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer

Steering head angle

65°

Triple clamp offset

28 mm

Trail

109 mm

Wheel base

1434 +/- 15 mm

Ground clearance

140 mm

Seat height

830 mm

Tank capacity (approx.)

12.0 litres/2.5 litres reserve

Weight (without fuel, approx)

157 kg

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