The Svartpilen, along with its Vitpilen siblings, are powered by the same grunty single-cylinder donk that has already proven itself well in KTM’s 390 Duke and RC390.
These models will be the first toe in the water for Husqvarna’s move into the streetbike market.
Offering a pretty funky design which seems to marry retro styling cues with plenty of modern cafe-racer style touches, Svartpilen brings something a little different to the market, particularly in the small capacity learner segment.
The rack on the tank is an interesting departure from the norm but does mean that the machine retains a semblance of luggage practicality despite having one of the most minimalist rear ends in motorcycling. The tank capacity iself is a modest 9.5 litres.
The Svartpilen offers a more upright riding position than the Vitpilen, thanks to wider motocross-styled bars.
Suspension is provided by WP while Bosch supplies the high-end two-channel ABS system.
Husqvanra Svartpilen is expected to arrive in Australian Husqvarna showrooms in late 2017.
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