2017 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Teased Ahead of EICMA
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.
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.
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