The new Husqvarna 701 VITPILEN concept is the big brother of the 401 concept which was presented this time last year, and for which we did a photoshoot for. The 701 was designed by Maxime Thouvenin and is just a concept at this stage, but shows some interesting ideas which will hopefully translate to the production version. Good job Max!
The Husqvarna stand also featured some 701 Enduros with long distance tank kits and other parts as well as all of the motocross and enduro models which I designed the graphics for last year.
Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen concept press release:
HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES SOLIDIFIES ITS RETURN TO THE STREET SEGMENT WITH THE PRODUCTION OF TWO NEW MOTORCYCLES FROM THE VITPILEN FAMILY AND THE LAUNCH OF THE VITPILEN 701 CONCEPT BIKE.
Celebrating 112 years of heritage in both the offroad and street motorcycle divisions Husqvarna Motorcycles have further strengthened their involvement in the street bike motorcycle market with an extended and exciting VITPILEN model range.
With the 701 ENDURO and 701 SUPERMOTO models already launched and warmly received, Husqvarna Motorcycles remains committed to fulfilling its promise for an expanded street model range.
Recognised and globally awarded for its unique design the Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 is set to hit the showrooms soon. The bike that draws on the iconic Husqvarna Silverpilen street bike of the early ‘50s combining it with modern technology and premium quality hardware will be available for sale in the spring of 2017.
An exciting new addition to the VITPILEN family, which will be produced to hit the dealer floors simultaneously with the 401, is the brand new VITPILEN 125. Minimalistic in layout the VITPILEN 125 is also powered by a single-cylinder engine, staying true to all the unique design characteristics of its bigger brother.
Continuing the brand’s heritage in creating honest and innovative motorcycles that provide highly-enjoyable and inspiring riding experiences Husqvarna Motorcycles is also proud to present the VITPILEN 701 concept model.
Officially unveiled at the 73rd EICMA Worldwide Motorcycle Exhibition the VITPILEN 701 is a real street bike that takes the next step in Husqvarna’s progressive vision of street motorcycling. Without following any industry rules or traditions, it is a bold step into new territory. Each and every part of this new bike concept was deeply questioned and carefully considered.
Inspired by the same unique design approach that runs through the VITPILEN family the Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 is an all-new and all modern large displacement single-cylinder motorcycle. It is a bike created to provide a raw, exhilarating and authentic riding experience.
With the expanded VITPILEN model range reinforcing the brand’s positioning in the street bike segment, Husqvarna Motorcycles will remain faithful to its own vision for building honest, state-of-the-art motorcycles.