First Look: 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701


Husqvarna offered the manufacturing model of its Vitpilen 701 at EICMA alongside an idea model of its sibling, the Svartpilen 701. We’ll have extra on the flat track-inspired Svartpilen 701 in a separate put up, however right here’s what we all know in regards to the “White Arrow” Vitpilen.

The Vitpilen 701 is powered by a 693cc Single derived from the KTM 690 Duke’s powerplant, claiming 73.eight hp at 8500 rpm and 53.1 lb-ft. at 6750 rpm. The engine is matched with a slipper clutch and 6 velocity transmission. The digital gas injection is managed by a ride-by-wire throttle management, with traction management as customary.

The engine is mounted to a chromium molybdenum tubular metal body. WP Suspension provides the 43mm upside-down fork and linked rear monoshock, each providing 5.three inches of journey.

The entrance wheel is supplied with a single 320mm disc and Brembo four-piston radial-mount caliper whereas the rear wheel has a 240 mm disc with a single-piston caliper additionally from Brembo. A switchable Bosch 9M+ ABS comes customary.

Different necessary particulars embrace a 32.7-inch seat peak, three.2 gallon gas tank and a claimed weight (with out gas) of 346 kilos. We’ll have data on U.S. pricing and availability once they grew to become accessible.

Observe the remainder of our 2017 EICMA present protection

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