2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 And Svartpilen 401 Unveiled

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Swedish motorcycle manufacturer Husqvarna has unveiled the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy.

Powering the new Husqvarna motorcycles is the 373cc engine from the all-new Duke 390 from KTM.

The engine produces produces 43.3bhp @ 9,000rpm and 37Nm of torque @7,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Both Husqvarna motorcycles feature a steel trellis frame with a 43mm WP fork up front and a WP monoshock at the rear.

Braking duties on both new motorcycles are handled by a 320mm disc brakes with 4-piston Bybre brake calipers while at the rear there is a 230mm disc in the rear with a single piston Bybre caliper.

Design wise, the Vitpilen (Swedish for White Arrow) 401 features a more cafe racer style look while the Svartpilen (Black Arrow in Swedish) 401 features a more Scrambler style design.

Both the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are expected to be manufactured at bajaj's factory in Chakan, Maharashtra, which is also the same place the all-new KTM Duke 390 will be manufactured.

Story first published: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 13:01 [IST]
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