Nordic design is interesting, and different, and Husqvarna draws on it heavily with the Vitpilen models. In Milan earlier this week, Husqvarna announced the Vitpilen 401 machines (pictured below) are in production and will “hit the showrooms soon.” Husky also introduced the larger displacement Vitpilen 701 Concept bike, likely also headed for production.
A smaller displacement Vitpilen 125 is also headed for showrooms, although not likely in the U.S. Together, the Vitpilen family shows Husky is committed to the street market. Here is the press release:
HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES SOLIDIFIES ITS RETURN TO THE STREET SEGMENT WITH THE PRODUCTION OF TWO NEW MOTORCYCLES FROM THE VITPILEN FAMILY AND THE LAUNCH OF THE VITPILEN 701 CONCEPT BIKE.
Celebrating 112 years of heritage in both the off-road and street motorcycle divisions, Husqvarna Motorcycles has further strengthened their involvement in the street bike motorcycle market with an extended and exciting VITPILEN model range.
With the 701 ENDURO and 701 SUPERMOTO models already launched and warmly received, Husqvarna Motorcycles remains committed to fulfilling its promise for an expanded street model range.
Recognized and globally awarded for its unique design, the Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 is set to hit the showrooms soon. The VITPILEN draws on the iconic Husqvarna Silverpilen street bike of the early ‘50s, combining it with modern technology and premium quality hardware which will be available for sale in the spring of 2017.
An exciting new addition to the VITPILEN family, which will be produced to hit the dealer floors simultaneously with the 401, is the brand new VITPILEN 125. Minimalistic in layout the VITPILEN 125 is also powered by a single-cylinder engine, staying true to all the unique design characteristics of its bigger brother.
Continuing the brand’s heritage in creating honest and innovative motorcycles that provide highly-enjoyable and inspiring riding experiences Husqvarna Motorcycles is also proud to present the VITPILEN 701 concept model.
Officially unveiled at the 73rd EICMA Worldwide Motorcycle Exhibition the VITPILEN 701 is a real street bike that takes the next step in Husqvarna’s progressive vision of street motorcycling. Without following any industry rules or traditions, it is a bold step into new territory. Each and every part of this new bike concept was deeply questioned and carefully considered.
Inspired by the same unique design approach that runs through the VITPILEN family the Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 is an all-new and all modern large displacement single-cylinder motorcycle. It is a bike created to provide a raw, exhilarating and authentic riding experience.
With the expanded VITPILEN model range reinforcing the brand’s positioning in the street bike segment, Husqvarna Motorcycles will remain faithful to its own vision for building honest, state-of-the-art motorcycles.
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