Husqvarna unveils 3 new models at EICMA 2014


The Husqvarna 701 SUPERMOTO

Motocross, enduro and supermoto motorcycles producer, Husqvarna Motorcycles, has unveiled three new street models at the International motorcycle Expo EICMA 2014: 701 SUPERMOTO, 401 VITPILEN and 401 SVARTPILEN. Husqvarna makes its return to the street segment delivering machinery featuring clean bodywork, state-of-the-art technology and functional Swedish inspired design.

The all-new 701 SUPERMOTO is powered by a 690cc single-cylinder engine that puts out 67hp of power. The 701 SUPERMOTO has got a good power-to-weight ratio as the weighing scale tips at 145 kgs. This new Husqvarna street model also features the ride-by-wire throttle control and Engine Management System as well as the advanced WP suspension dedicated Supermoto ABS and APTC slipper clutch.

The Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen Concept Motorcycle

Along with the 701 SUPERMOTO, Husqvarna also unveiled two new concept bikes, the 401 VITPILEN (Swedish for ‘White Arrow’) and 401 SVARTPILEN (Swedish for ‘Black Arrow’). The concept motorcycles give a small glimpse of what the future street models will look like. The design has been inspired by the rebellious spirit of the golden age of the brand in the 60s and 70s.

The Husqvarna 401 VITPILEN draws on the DNA of the 1953 Silverpilen. The company claims that the 401 VITPILEN interprets the functional simplicity of the classic Silverpilen and combines modern technology, design and high quality hardware to deliver an uncompromised, genuine riding experience for the street.

The Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen Concept Motorcycle

The Husqvarna 401 SVARTPILEN concept bike is a golden-age inspired modern street bike that draws its design ethos from past iconic Husqvarnas. Reduced to the bare functional essentials, it’s free of gimmicks, gadgets and extravagant design embellishments. With a lightweight and powerful single-cylinder four-stroke engine in a compact chassis, the Husqvarna 401 SVARTPILEN provides a more upright, comfortable and natural riding position – designed to reflect the timeless authenticity evident in the growing revival of the motorcycling scene.

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