Husqvarna, the Swedish motorcycle brand now owned by KTM, unveiled the 701 Vitpilen concept roadster at the EICMA*. The 701 Vitpilen roadster is a retro-designed motorcycle with modern technology, and the heart of the motorcycle is based on the KTM 690 Duke.
A year ago at the Milan Motorcycle Show, Husqvarna unveiled two concepts, the 401 Vitpilen and the 401 Svartpilen. One of these two motorcycles has a high chance to be produced, however, the 701 Vitpilen is still in concept stage.
Husqvarna says the 701 Vitpilen is a more serious motorcycle compared to the 401 Vitpilen, owing to it powerful single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 73bhp, the same unit that powers the KTM 690 Duke.
Craig Dent, from Kiska Design, the company that has designed every single KTM model in the last 20 years describes the 701 Vitpilen as "a mighty single-cylinder motor with a tank, a tail and a little seat - that's it."
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