Husqvarna has taken the wraps off two new concept bikes at this year’s EICMA show in Milan.
With the unveiling of the 401 VITPILEN and 401 SVARTPILEN, the company is providing a small glimpse of what its future street bikes will look like.
Both bikes are powered by a single-cylinder fourstroke engine set within a compact chassis. Husqvarna says the duo take their visual inspiration from the golden age of the brand in the 60s and 70s.
While the minimal bodywork of the 401 VITPILEN (Swedish for ‘White Arrow’) is said to draw on the DNA of the 1953 Silverpilen, the more utilitarian-looking 401 SVARTPILEN (‘Black Arrow’ in Swedish) draws its design ethos from a mixture of past Husqvarnas.
As well as the concept bikes, Husqvarna has also revealed the all-new 701 SUPERMOTO. The street model was first previewed in concept guise at last year’s EICMA event.
With a weight of 145 kg, Husqvarna claims the 701 is capable of producing 66 bhp. The final production version also features ride-by-wire throttle control, WP Suspension components, anti-lock brakes and an APTC slipper clutch.
The bike is scheduled to arrive in dealerships towards the end of 2015.