Husqvarna Confirms Vitpilen 401 Production at EICMA

Byron Wilson | November 17, 2015

Last year Husqvarna revealed some street models that got us fairly excited. The first of which was recently confirmed as heading Stateside in 2016, the 701 Supermoto, which will be available in the US starting February. Husky revealed this year at EICMA that another of those announced machines, the Vitpilen 401, will be making its way to dealerships “soon.” Soon meaning “in the spring of 2017,” and there’s yet again no indication of whether the US is on the list of countries to expect the new ride, but we can hope right?

Husquvarna will produce a smaller, Vitpilen 125 which will be available at the same time the 401 hits dealers. Another bit of news to come from Husky at EICMA is the concept Vitpilen 701 model, which, according to a company press release, is “inspired by the same unique design approach that runs through the Vitpilen family the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 is an all-new and all modern large displacement single-cylinder motorcycle. It is a bike created to provide a raw, exhilarating and authentic riding experience.”

It seems fairly certain that Husqvarna will be sourcing a version of the Duke 125, 390 and 690 Single engine. The 701 Supermoto does just that and since KTM acquired Husqvarna in 2013 there’s been plenty of technology sharing between the two companies.

Here’s a photo of the Vitpilen 701 concept provided by Husqvarna. Would you like to see these futuristic cafe racers come to the States?

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Byron Wilson

Associate Editor | Articles | Byron's sure to be hunched over a laptop after the checkers are flown, caught in his own little version of heaven. Whether on dirt, street or a combination of both, MotoUSA's newest addition knows the only thing better than actually riding is telling the story of how things went down.