Lightweight, agile, minimalist, dark. The production model of the Vitpilen 701 was revealed at EICMA this month and promises to be really fun to ride. It’s a new urban motorcycle from Husqvarna, built on a chromium-molybdenum frame, giving it a curb weight of just 346 pounds. That means the single-cylinder, 4 stroke engine and 75 hp is really going to propel this street bike like an arrow (which is what “pilen” means in Swedish).
Hydraulic Brembo disk brakes and a ride-by-wire throttle give it assurance in any city environment’s stop and go while the hydraulic slipper clutch gives you smoother gearshifts when it’s time to open it up. Black and bronze with an upswept exhaust, this cafe racer style bike sits on 17 inch cast alloy wheels and will be available stateside in summer 2018. Learn more at Husqvarna Motorcycles.