2017 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Teased Ahead of EICMA

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Two years ago, Husqvarna presented two concept at EICMA, the scrambler-styled Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401 cafe racer, both based off of the KTM 390 Duke platform. Last year in Milan, Husqvarna presented a larger Vitpilen 701 concept based off the 690 Duke. It’s no surprise then that Husqvarna would choose EICMA once again to present the final production model.

A video released by Husqvarna confirms the Vitpilen (Swedish for “White Arrow”) will debut next week in Milan:

The engine, fork, front brake and frame visible in the clearest shot resemble those of the Vitpilen 401 concept, but we can’t rule out the possibility of other displacements.

What little we can glimpse of the production model looks fairly similar to the Vitpilen 401 concept.

Also a mystery is whether the Vitpilen’s sibling, the Svartpilen (Black Arrow) will also enter production.

We hope to have some answers in a few days when EICMA kicks off. Check Motorcycle.com through the week for our 2016 EICMA show coverage.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • DickRuble DickRuble on Nov 05, 2016

    VitJunk and Svartjunk .. Bring back the Nuda R...

  • Jens Vik Jens Vik on Nov 05, 2016

    I want this in my garage. I'd rather have a vitpilen 701 than a Ducati scrambler, even if the price is higher.