The VITPILEN 701 is Husqvarna’s new street bike concept. It
marks their return to street motorcycling and is the next
step towards Husqvarna Motorcycles’ future vision.
A sophisticated single-cylinder 4-stroke motor housed within
a minimalistic yet high-tech layout - created to provide a
raw, exhilarating and authentic riding experience.
Functionality, simplicity and practicality were central to
the basic idea and inspiration behind this bike.
Its uniqueness is not limited to the aesthetics though, and
will be instantly noticeable from the raw, natural and
intuitive experience of riding it.
The VITPILEN 701’s designers believed strongly that
something fresh was long overdue in the motorcycling world,
so they set out to create a bike that better captures the
timeless thrill of the ride – with a level of simplicity
that seems to have been lost amongst the flash, hype and
hyperbole of modern motorcycle design.
The VITPILEN 701 was created to reflect the progressive
attitude and styling of a more modern and free-thinking
breed of rider.
Based on its name and by looking at the engine, the heart of the
Vitpilen 701 is the 690cc single-cylinder engine from
Husqvarna’s new 701 Supermoto and 701 Enduro. The 701 concept
sports a wide diameter straight-through exhaust, and the engine
looks like it’s finished in black. The Vitpilen 701
concept continues the modern café racer theme first explored on
the 401 model.
The Husqvarna’s design team at KISKA have found a way to
make café racer that will appeal equally to “post-heritage”
riders and modern motorcycle enthusiasts, as there is a
unique balance and style being evolved here for Husqvarna.