KTM Duke 390 based Husqvarna 401 motorcycle may hit production line by 2017



Husqvarna unveiled two new concept bikes, the 401 VITPILEN (Swedish for ‘White Arrow’) and 401 SVARTPILEN (Swedish for ‘Black Arrow’) at EICMA motor show in November 2014. Now, reports from automotive website Visordown suggest that this motorcycle could hit production line by 2017. Reinhold Zens, Husqvarna’s Managing Director has confirmed that these two motorcycles would hit the production line by 2017 and would borrow the frame and engine from KTM Duke 390.


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 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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