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2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Slated for Production

Husky to bring its futuristic tracker to the masses

Last year at EICMA, Husqvarna teased a 701 version of its “Black Arrow,” the Svartpilen. This year, Husky confirms that the flat-track inspired machine will be a production model in 2019.

This follows a trend for Husqvarna—actually releasing production versions of concept machines it shows at international motorcycle shows. First it was the Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401s concepts in 2014 and the Vitpilen 701 concept in 2015, all three of which eventually made it to show room floors a few years later. As a side note, I hope this continues with the recent Aero, café concepts, but I digress.

2019 Husqvarna Svarpilen 701

Flat track style with Swedish-inspired design, the Svartpilen 701 comes to markets in 2019.

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The Svartpilen 701 is a logical move, unifying the brand’s road division, now with two 401s, and two 701s, and two Supermotos.

2019 Husqvarna Svarpilen 701

Upright riding position and a slim profile will make the Svartpilen 701 appealing to a variety of riders.

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It’s engine is the same as is found in the Vitpilen, a 692.7cc liquid-cooled single with 75 horsepower and 53 pound-feet of torque arriving at 6,750 rpm. There’s a slipper clutch in there, Ride-by-Wire throttle and quickshifter for up and down shifts.

2019 Husqvarna Svarpilen 701

The Svartpilen 701 is powered by a 692.7cc liquid-cooled single.

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The internals are housed within a chromium-molybdenum steel-trellis frame that’s mated to an aluminum swingarm. It’s got the latest WP suspension units, a 43mm fork and monoshock, both fully adjustable. Brembo braking kit handles stopping, with dual 320mm discs at the front, a 240mm disc at the rear, and a Bosch ABS system that can be turned off for riders that want to lock things up from time to time.

2019 Husqvarna Svarpilen 701

A steel trellis frame and aluminum swingarm comprise the bones of the Svartpilen 701.

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It rolls on 18-inch front and 17-inch black cast alloy wheels with Pirelli MT60 RS tires for optimal performance in a variety of settings. Since this is a flat-track inspired machine, after all. The design inspiration is further accentuated with off-road style handlebars that sit high and wide, giving riders a more upright position than on the Vitpilen 701.

LED headlight

The LED headlight is a distinctive feature of the new Svartpilen 701.

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The unmistakable fuel tank holds 3.2 gallons. As much a functional aspect of the motorcycle, the tank also serves to accentuate the look of the Svartpilen 701, which Husqvarna describes as a progressive mix of classic thinking and modern design. Contemporary minimalism, or Swedish to the extreme.

2019 Husqvarna Svarpilen 701

Think of this as the base. Husqvarna will offer numerous accessory upgrades for the Svartpilen 701 in 2019.

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Husqvarna will have this bad boy in dealerships starting the spring of 2019, and there will be loads of accessory upgrades to choose from if you want to give your Svartpilen a little more flair. Akrapovic slip-on exhausts, tank pads, covers, caps, lever protectors and more.

2019 Husqvarna Svarpilen 701 taillight

The tail is another design focal point of the Svartpilen 701, slim and floating above the rear wheel, emphasizing the minimalist tenor of the machine.

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No price is given for the Svartpilen 701, however, though the Vitpilen 701 rang in at $11,999 in 2018. We’d expect something in that ballpark.

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