Tag Archives: Vitpilen

2018 HUSQVARNA VITPILEN 701 REVIEW – SIMPLY, BEAUTIFULLY SWEDISH

The Vitpilen – Swedish for ‘white arrow’ – comes in two flavours, the LAMS-approved 401, and big-cheese 701. They both lean on sister builder KTM for engines, with the former using the Duke 390 and the latter the Duke 690 mill. This surely helped expedite development and the three years between concept and production have been spent dialling in the ... Read More »

It’s OFFICIAL; Husqvarna announces KTM Duke 390-based Vitpilen & Svartpilen 401 for India

Swedish motorcycle maker Husqvarna, now owned by KTM, has just made an official announcement regarding its entry into the Indian market. Husqvarna is all set to transfer production of the Vitpilen cafe racer and the Svartpilen scrambler motorcycles to Bajaj Auto’s Chakan factory by the end of this year or early next year. What this means is the Husqvarna twins ... Read More »

KTM Duke 390-based Husqvarna Vitpilen & Svartpilen: What the world thinks of these India-bound motorcycles

Husqvarna will officially enter the Indian market later this year with two new offerings – the Vitpilen 401 cafe racer & the Svartpilen 401 scrambler. Both bikes are entry-level motorcycles from the Swedish manufacturer and are based on the KTM 390 Duke. Both motorcycles get the same chassis and engine as the 390 Duke but the retro-modern styling is what ... Read More »