2018 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
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The SVARTPILEN 401 is a progressive, rugged motorcycle with timeless appeal, designed to endure the demands of urban exploration. Drawing inspiration from Husqvarna Motorcycles' pioneering heritage, this bike also looks ahead, innovates and guides the future of motorcycling in a whole new direction. A motorcycle that offers the perpetual enjoyment of owning something unique and special, combined in an individualistic and technically advanced package - allowing a rider to simply enjoy the thrill of the ride.Features may include:
The design idea for the SVARTPILEN 401 is to strip away all unnecessary gimmicks and to create a simple, progressive mix of classic thinking and modern design. This way of thinking is synonymous with the Swedish heritage of Husqvarna Motorcycles and can be clearly seen on the SVARTPILEN 401. The lightweight and narrow bodywork is shaped into the SVARTPILEN 401’s design and intelligently allows for seamless movement while riding. Its black colour, rugged tyres and protective parts give the motorcycle a rigorous look to match its urban exploration intentions.
A design highlight of the SVARTPILEN 401 are the 17" spoked wheels. Central to the character of the SVARTPILEN 401, the wheels offer a unique sense of rugged style and are very robust, offering premium reliability on challenging urban terrain.
The exhaust system on the SVARTPILEN 401 comprises of two parts, a pre-silencer made from steel, and a final silencer, made from aluminium and finished off in matt black. The silencer also features a standard heat shield which fits well with the rugged design. Importantly, the exhaust also ensures the SVARTPILEN 401 also meets strict emissions regulations.
The SVARTPILEN 401 is powered by a modern 373cc single cylinder engine that is remarkably compact. With 37Nm of torque from low down in the RPM range and a 6-speed gearbox, it is perfect for urban riding. The electronic fuel injection is operated by a ride-by-wire system and delivers a sharp, but refined and controllable power with a low fuel consumption. With a peak horsepower of 32kW (44hp), the SVARTPILEN 401 is accessible to A2 licence holders, while its lightweight construction means the power-to-weight ratio will also excite more experienced riders.
The SVARTPILEN 401 is fitted with hydraulic ByBre disk brake callipers, which are manufactured to the highest standards, and in combination with 320mm front and 230mm rear perforated steel discs, deliver controllable and confident braking performance. Additionally, the SVARTPILEN 401 uses a state-of-the-art Bosch ABS system, ensuring the highest level of safety in varying braking conditions. This function can be fully disengaged for more advanced riders.
The suspension on the SVARTPILEN 401 is produced by WP performance systems and is made to exacting standards, ensuring the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. The front suspension features 43 mm open cartridge forks, while the rear features a progressive damping system connected directly to the swingarm. The high-quality components offer dynamic handling ideal for busy urban environments.