2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Street explorer combines angular styling with 690cc single-cylinder

The Svartpilen 701 ‘street explorer’ is described by Husqvarna as ‘free of excess and reduced to its simplest form’ and aims to introduce Husky to a new generation of motorcycle users.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Built around a simple, timeless design approach, the Svartpilen 701 is powered by a technologically advanced, four-stroke, single-cylinder 692.7c c engine housed in a minimalist layout that promises great street performance with 75 hp on tap.

2019 Husvarna Svartpilen 701 features

  • Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame
  • 75 hp single-cylinder engine
  • Premium WP suspension
  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • Adler Power Torque Control slipper clutch
  • Switchable ABS
  • LED lights
  • Up/down quickshifter
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701
2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Svartpilen Styling

The Svartpilen 701 uses a flat track inspired design, stripped to the essentials for a unique style, combined with friendly ergonomics, and more than a little touch of the avant-grade.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 headlight

A focal point of the Svartpilen 701 is the 12-litre fuel tank housed by a unique cover design and sporting a tank filler cap including machined Husqvarna insignia.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

The low profile seat and clean tail fit the overall design and is covered using a mixture of high quality materials for superior comfort and durability.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 seat and tail

Nestled into the front headlight mask, the premium LED headlight also features a day time running light, which circles the circumference of the headlight making the Svartpilen 701 clearly visible in all conditions.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 LED light and DRL

The LED tail light is integrated within the bodywork and this, together with the swingarm mounted license plate and turn signals, give the rear end a clean, uninterrupted look.

692.7cc single-cylinder powerplant

The 692.7cc, single overhead cam, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine features a high level of technology and electronics including RbW, with a maximum power output of 7 5hp (55 kW) at 8500 rpm and 72.0 Nm of torque at 6750rpm. The lightweight engine weighs only 43.4kg without oil but including all components such as electric start, throttle body, clutch and coolant lines.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Reliability, durability and efficiency are offered by technical solutions such as active crankcase evacuation and forced lubrication. This reduces oil friction and pump losses and contributes to the long 10,000 km service intervals and low fuel consumption – lowering the cost of ownership of this single cylinder powered motorcycle.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Smooth power delivery is aided by four-valve cylinder head and twin spark ignition. The single overhead camshaft acts directly on the 42 mm intake valves via finger followers, while the 34 mm exhaust valves are actuated by a rocker arm. Additionally, a counter balancer shaft is integrated to reduce vibration for a smooth and comfortable ride.

The crankshaft features an 80 mm stroke and runs on a roller bearing main bearing to ensure long service intervals and reliability. To increase comfort and reduce vibrations a second counter balancer shaft is added, reducing inertia forces for a smoother ride.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

The plain bearing type connecting rod is connected to the large bore 105 mm piston through a DLC (diamond like carbon) coated piston pin. This, along with the aluminium and silicon alloy piston material, makes for a high strength and wear-resistant combination reliable even at the 900 rpm limit.

The Keihin electronic fuel injection features a 50 mm throttle body that has no mechanical linkage to the throttle grip. As the rider twists the throttle open or closed, the throttle valve is electronically controlled by the engine management system (EMS) that continuously compares engine parameters with data from sensors, and adjusts the throttle valve accordingly, resulting in direct power delivery and throttle response.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Additionally an intake resonator also improves the intake charge movement and as a result improves throttle response and ride-ability specifically at small throttle valve positions.

The APTC (Adler Power Torque Control) slipper clutch by Adler helps prevent rear wheel hopping when downshifting hard into a turn while the hydraulic assistance is by Magura. 

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

A six-speed gearbox offers smooth shifting, and for added convenience in urban environments, the gearbox is linked to an ‘easy shift sensor’, which allows the rider to make seamless up and down shifts without the use of the clutch. The sensor works by relaying the moment the rider actuates the gear lever to the ECU, which in turn matches engine parameters to allow a simple gear change at any RPM or engine load.

Concealed within the framework, the exhaust system features a pre-silencer and final silencer layout. The exhaust system ensures the Svartpilen 701 meets strict Euro4 emission regulations.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Svartpilen 701 chassis

The lightweight chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame is constructed to offer precise handling and confidence in a variety of conditions. The high grade chromium molybdenum tubular steel ensures feedback is transmitted to the rider through precisely engineered torsional rigidity and longitudinal flex. This guarantees perfect weight distribution and a tight turning circle, which is highly useful in urban environments.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

The lightweight frame is produced in a modern production plant, where the laser cut components are robot welded and hydro-formed ensuring precision and consistent quality.

The forged triple clamps are crafted using lightweight aluminium, the triple clamps are designed with a specific rigidity to ensure high levels of strength and reliability while also delivering feedback and comfort to the rider. Offroad style handlebars are mounted to the upper triple clamp using risers, for an upright riding position.

The pin jointed swingarm is made from lightweight aluminium using a gravity die-cast production process, with a design that offers torsional rigidity and strength for advanced tractability and stability.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Produced by WP suspension, the USD 43 mm front forks deliver adjustable performance and comfort in varying urban environments. Using a split damping function, compression and rebound can be adjusted using the easy access clickers located on the top of the fork tube, for easy personalisation of the ride.

Connected via a linkage system, the WP monoshock delivers a progressive, agile and comfortable ride. Fully adjustable for rebound and compression, the shock can also be tailored to suite a variety of urban conditions.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Lightweight 18in front and 17in rear cast alloy wheels ensure high levels of strength and durability with minimal unsprung weight, and feature the Husqvarna logo discreetly embedded into the wheel. Fitted to the wheels are Pirelli MT60 RS tyres – 110/80-18 front and 160/60-17 rear. The tyres offer advanced grip and durability in a wide range of conditions while also giving the Svartpilen 701 a rugged urban look.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

A high standard of braking performance is also delivered by the standard Brembo braking system. This features a four-piston calliper, 320mm floating disc at the front, and a single piston calliper with 240mm disc at the rear. A standard Bosch ABS system prevents wheel lock up under hard braking and can be fully de-activated for more advanced riders.

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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701
Engine typeSingle cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement692.7 cc
Bore/stroke105/80 mm
Power55 kW (75 hp) @ 8,500 rpm
Torque72 Nm @ 6,750 rpm
Compression ratio12,8:1
Starter/batteryElectric starter/12V 8.6Ah
Transmission6 gears
Fuel systemKeihin EFI (throttle body 50 mm)
Control4 V/OHC with intake cam levers and exhaust rocker arm
LubricationPressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Engine oilMotorex, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive36:79
Final drive16/40
CoolingLiquid cooling
ClutchAPTCTM slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine M/ignitionKeihin EMS, double ignition
FrameChromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Handlebar Aluminium clip-on
Front suspensionWP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear suspensionWP-Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear150 mm
Front brakeBrembo four piston, radial mounted , brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear brakeBrembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
ABSBosch 9M+ Two Channel
Wheels front/rearCast aluminium wheels 3.0 x 18”; 5.00 x 17”
Tyres front/rearPirelli MT60 RS 110/80 R18; 160/60 R17
ChainX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
SilencerStainless steel primary and secondary silencer
Steering head angle65°
Triple clamp offset28 mm
Trail119 mm
Wheel base1436 +/- 15 mm
Ground clearance164 mm
Seat height835 mm
Tank capacity (approx.)12.0 litres/2.5 litres reserve
Weight (without fuel, approx) 158.5 kg


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