Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Spied Testing in Production Form

Remember the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401? It was a concept some years ago. Today, it has a running form and nearer to production than ever. We have spied it in production guise testing in Europe. The near-production motorcycle retains most of the concept’s design and looks. But what is the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 all about? What engine does it get? Read on to know more about Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 launch date, price, specifications and features.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Launch Date in UK

Launch Date (expected) H2, 2017

The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is expected to come to the UK in the later half of 2017. The rationale behind this claim is Husqvarna’s comment about the Svartpilen 401 launch happening in late 2017. The comment came at the revealing of the bike’s concept. Since it is already undergoing testing, expect it to be out by early October in 2017.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Price in UK

Price (expected) GBP 4,999

This bike shares a lot of parts with the KTM 390 Duke. However, it caters to a different type of audience. This audience prefers the looks of a scrambler than a naked bike. As a result, Husqvarna has had to rework certain bits of the bike, including the chassis, to give this bike a unique look and feel. But what do the KTM 390 Duke and Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 have in common. Read on to find out.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Specifications

Engine type and displacement Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 373cc, single-cylinder DOHC
Power 44PS
Torque 35Nm
Transmission 6-speed
Suspension (front) WP upside fork
Suspension (rear) WP monoshock
Brakes (front) ByBre 320mm single disc, ABS
Brakes (rear) Bybre 230mm single disc, ABS
Top Speed 105mph
Fuel Consumption 59.3mpg

The Svartpilen 401 borrows a lot of parts from the KTM 390 Duke. However, important things such as the chassis of the bike has been designed mostly by Husqvarna. This is going to affect the riding experience of the Svartpilen 401. The Svartpilen 401 features a short wheelbase. This will make the bike handle better in trafficand a hoot to ride on curvy roads.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Features

  • Colour, full TFT dashboard
  • Slipper Clutch
  • Dual-channel ABS
  • LED lighting on front and back
  • Luggage rack on fuel tank
  • Short wheelbase
  • Upside down fork
  • Minimal body work

This bike has no room for fairing and body work. This should contribute to less weight. Among the features borrowed from KTM 390 Duke are full colour TFT dashboard, slipper clutch, ABS. The upside down fork also does duties on the 390 Duke but may have different damping characteristics. The Svartpilen 401 has to look modern and retro. So, it opts for a different headlamp and taillamp design than 390 Duke. The luggage rack on fuel tank is a nice touch on this bike and makes it stand out.

We will be keeping a close eye on the bike as it nears its launch date. Stay tuned to Ride Talks for latest on Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 UK price, expected launch date, specifications and features.

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