Husqvarna presented the production version of its Vitpilen 701 at EICMA alongside a concept version of its sibling, the Svartpilen 701. We’ll have more on the flat track-inspired Svartpilen 701 in a separate post, but here’s what we know about the “White Arrow” Vitpilen.
The Vitpilen 701 is powered by a 693cc Single derived from the KTM 690 Duke’s powerplant, claiming 73.8 hp at 8500 rpm and 53.1 lb-ft. at 6750 rpm. The engine is matched with a slipper clutch and six speed transmission. The electronic fuel injection is managed by a ride-by-wire throttle control, with traction control as standard.
The engine is mounted to a chromium molybdenum tubular steel frame. WP Suspension supplies the 43mm upside-down fork and linked rear monoshock, both offering 5.3 inches of travel.
The front wheel is equipped with a single 320mm disc and Brembo four-piston radial-mount caliper while the rear wheel has a 240 mm disc with a single-piston caliper also from Brembo. A switchable Bosch 9M+ ABS comes standard.
Other important details include a 32.7-inch seat height, 3.2 gallon fuel tank and a claimed weight (without fuel) of 346 pounds. We’ll have information on U.S. pricing and availability when they became available.
|2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Specifications|
|Engine type||Single cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||105 mm x 80 mm|
|Power||73.8 hp at 8500 rpm|
|Torque||53.1 lb-ft. at 6750 rpm|
|Starter/Battery||Electric starter/12V 8.6Ah|
|Fuel system||Keihin EFI (throttle body 50 mm)|
|Control||4 V/OHC with intake cam levers and exhaust rocker arm|
|Lubrication||Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|Engine oil||Bel Ray, SAE 10W-50|
|Clutch||APTCTM slipper clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Engine Management/Ignition||Keihin EMS, double ignition|
|Frame||Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|Front Suspension||WP-USD Ø 43 mm|
|Rear Suspension||WP-Monoshock with linkage|
|Suspension Travel||5.3 inches, front and rear|
|Front Brake||Brembo four piston, radial mounted , brake disc Ø 320 mm|
|Rear Brake||Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm|
|ABS||Bosch 9M+ Two Channel|
|Wheels Front/Rear||Cast aluminium wheels 3.50 x 17”; 5.00 x 17”|
|Tires Front/Rear||Bridgestone Battlax 120/70 R 17; 160/60 R 17|
|Chain||X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″|
|Silencer||Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer|
|Steering Head angle||65°|
|Triple Clamp Offset||1.1 inches|
|Wheelbase||56.5 in. +/- 0.6 in.|
|Ground Clearance||5.5 in.|
|Seat Height||32.7 in.|
|Tank Capacity (approx.)||3.2 gallons|
|Weight (without Fuel, approx.)||346 pounds (claimed)|