Pioneering since 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles is a company with a proud and rich history – but don’t be fooled by this legacy, Husqvarna’s ambitions lie firmly in the future. This is aptly demonstrated by Husqvarna’s latest Real Street machines – the Vitpilen 401, Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 401. The bold and cultured direction that these machines take are typical of Husqvarna’s Simple and Progressive outlook that has seen the firm make giant leaps in the off road world throughout the last decade.
The thrilling expansion into street motorcycling follows the success of the 701-based Supermoto and Enduro models that deliver in tough and focused environments. In turn, the exploits of these machines is anchored in the abilities of the motocross and enduro ranges that offer world leading performance and have captured sporting titles around the world.
Husqvarna’s progressive vision of Real Street motorcycling offers the combination of a sophisticated and unique design approach allied to powerful and engaging powerplants that lend themselves to rich and fulfilling street rides. The cutting edge design of each machine also permeates the technology within each bike, with all Real Street machines offering ABS and the Vitpilen 701 also offering traction control and an easy shift gear change system. The latter also boasts WP suspension and Brembo brakes, proving that as much focus has been placed on the riding element as the iconic design. With the 701 Svartpilen, prototyped in late 2017, the range will become a quartet in 2019. Befitting the style of these machines, a range of outstanding clothing and accessories is available for riders to tune their look – either of the bike or their riding gear.
The strength of the off-road range is second to none, with the TC and FC motocross range scooping race wins and earning Husqvarna’s first AMA Supercross title in 2018. Power, weight and technology combine to appeal to pros and amateurs alike. In the enduro world, TX, TE and FE machines offer a complete and versatile solution to every enduro situation available. You only have to look at the results sheet from Erzburg or Romaniacs to see why the world’s best riders ride Husqvarna.