Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 in Malaysia Now

  • Husqvarna is venturing into the road motorcycle segment as well.

  • The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 have arrived in Malaysia.

  • Each model line-up caters to a different sub-category, although they share the same engine platform.

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Husqvarna is very much well-known for their dirt bikes, but the manufacturer has recently forayed in road motorcycles. The recently-launched Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 have made their way to Malaysia.

The Swedish brand is now under the KTM umbrella. They produce their own motorcycle line-up, although their engines share the same architecture as KTM’s.

We found the bikes listed in Chia Motor PJ’s Facebook page. So please refer to the attached links for more information.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 (Selling price from RM 44,500)

Husqvarna calls the Vitpilen 401 as a fresh and simple approach to motorcycling. It is subtle and style focused, stripped of everthing superfluous.

Those are the company’s lines, produced by a copywriter. We see the bike as a modern interpretation of the evergreen café racer layout.

Highlights
  • 373cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine.
  • The engine produces 44 bhp (32 kW) and 37 Nm of torque.
  • Bosch fuel injection engine management system (EMS).
  • Ride-by-wire throttle.
  • 6-speed transmission.
  • PASC assist and slipper clutch.
  • Steel trellis frame.
  • WP upside-down forks.
  • WP monoshock rear suspension.
  • BYBRE front and rear disc brakes.
  • Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS.
  • Spoked wheels.
  • 148 kg dry.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 (Selling price from RM68,500)

As the name suggests, the Vitpilen 701 is the more powerful version of the Vitpilen 401. However, there are many styling and component differences between the two models.

Highlights
  • 692.7cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine.
  • The engine produces 75 bhp (55 kW) and 72 Nm of torque.
  • Keihin EMS.
  • Ride-by-wire throttle.
  • Traction control.
  • Up and down quickshifter.
  • 6-speed transmission.
  • APTC assist and slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated.
  • Steel trellis frame.
  • Fully adjustable WP upside-down forks.
  • Fully adjustable WP monoshock rear suspension.
  • Brembo front and rear disc brakes.
  • Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS.
  • Cast wheels.
  • 157 kg dry.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 (Selling price from RM 44,500)

The Svartpilen 401 is the “scrambler” of the line-up, with a higher handlebar and knobby tyres. Its lines follow those of the Vitpilen 401 but with differences in the details. The seats are longer and lower, too.

Highlights
  • 373cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine.
  • The engine produces 44 bhp (32 kW) and 37 Nm of torque.
  • Bosch fuel injection engine management system (EMS).
  • Ride-by-wire throttle.
  • 6-speed transmission.
  • PASC assist and slipper clutch.
  • Steel trellis frame.
  • WP upside-down forks.
  • WP monoshock rear suspension.
  • BYBRE front and rear disc brakes.
  • Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS.
  • Spoked wheels.
  • 150 kg dry.

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