2017 new Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 studio details & action photos
The Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 is a sleek, refreshingly simple and progressive new urban street motorcycle, which provides a new gateway into motorcycle culture for a wider range of potential riders.
The Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 marks the start of an entirely new segment in the motorcycling world, it is free of excess and reduced to its simplest form. This bike aims to appeal to an entirely new generation of motorcycle users. It's for those less interested in the hype and hyperbole of modern day motorcycling and who prefer a simpler, more style-orientated approach. Its technologically advanced 4-stroke single-cylinder 375 cc engine is housed in an incredibly stripped down but progressive layout that offers excellent performance, yet doesn't boast about how racy it is. The basic idea and inspiration behind the bike was to create something completely reduced, while turning heads from an aesthetic point of view.
Ultimately it's as accessible as a motorcycle can be, it's honest and can be ridden by anyone with the will to learn.
STYLE & DESIGN:
In terms of style and design, the VITPILEN 401 is reduced to nothing more than what is absolutely essential. With respect to the past it is simple, obvious and forward thinking in terms of the technology used, as well as the entire package itself.
The way in which the volume was sculpted is extremely sleek and pure, forming clean and soft lines. By contrast the shape itself is very intentional and well defined.
It is most certainly very approachable and accessible. Dynamic thanks to a more engaging position, which is far forward enough to be in full control while remaining relaxed thanks to its clip-on handlebars and natural ergonomics.
INNOVATION / EQUIPMENT:
The surface treatment (the way in which the bike was sculpted) is distinctive in that there's a contrast between the softness of the design and the extremely defined shapes on the tank. This forms very precise elements and fitting lines on the surface. Underneath, it is fully equipped with premium components including LED front and rear lights, WP suspension and a modern fuel-injected motor amongst other features.
THE RIDING EXPERIENCE:
The bike was designed to be as simple to ride as possible, without all the unnecessary electronics and rider assistance. It is designed for a 'sit down and enjoy the ride' experience.