2020 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Husky’s white arrow hits the bullseye for its eye-catching style.

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The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is the Swedish manufacturer’s entry-level naked bike with futuristic design cues and more aggressive café-racer-like ergonomics compared to its upright scrambler-esque sibling, the Svartpilen 401. The heartbeat of this machine comes from the approachable 373cc single-cylinder engine, which is similar to that found in its parent company’s KTM 390 Duke and RC 390. It features a steel trellis frame, adjustable WP Apex suspension, ByBre brakes (Brembo’s subsidiary), and 17-inch spoked wheels to tackle the urban sprawl.

2020 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Cycle World put the 2018 Vitpilen 401 on the in-house dyno to record rear wheel power figures and this single produced 41.4 hp at 8,740 rpm and 26.4 pound-feet of torque at 6,880 rpm.

In our small bike comparison between the Honda CB300R, KTM 390 Duke, and Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, we stated that the Vitpilen was a motorcycle that’s styling commanded attention and its ergos were the most aggressive of the group. “If you’re a taller, lanky fellow, the setup works well,” Waheed wrote.

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Updates For 2020

For 2020, the Vitpilen’s bolt-on subframe has been extended to increase support and comfort for the passenger. The color has also been updated with a subtle silver as the primary color with bronze accents highlighting the design.

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2020 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Claimed Specifications

Price: $4,999
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder
Displacement: 373cc
Bore x Stroke: 89.0 x 60.0mm
Horsepower: 44 hp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 27.3 lb.-ft. @ 7,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 32.9 in.
Rake: 25.0°
Trail: 3.7 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 5.6-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 5.9-in. travel
Front Tire: 110/70R-17
Rear Tire: 150/60R-17
Wheelbase: 53.4 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.5 gal. (0.4 gal. in reserve)
Dry Weight: 333 lb.
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