2015 Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen Concept on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
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Now in 2014, the new Husqvarna 401 concept bike draws on the rebellious spirit that was born in that golden age. The freedom, simplicity and honesty of man and machine united. Compact and agile – expertly crafted to deliver minimalist styling with exceptional performance – reduced to the bare essence of what a motorcycle should be.
The Husqvarna 401 VITPILEN (Swedish for ‘White Arrow’) draws on the DNA of the pioneering 1953 Silverpilen street bike. That was an iconic Husqvarna model, which was the brainchild of famous Swedish industrial designer Sixten Sason and started a motorcycling revolution. The new 401 VITPILEN is a groundbreaking design in its own right – interpreting the functional simplicity of the classic Silverpilen (‘Silver Arrow’), combining it with modern technology, cutting-edge design and premium quality hardware to deliver an uncompromised, genuine riding experience for the street.
Husqvarna’s lightweight single-cylinder models proved wildly popular in post war Europe, and motorcycle sales climbed steadily right through to the golden age of 60’s and 70’s, when Husqvarna’s legend was truly forged. The eager post-war generation was hungry for something new and crazy to capture their imaginations. Momentum from the fast growing offroad movement in Europe spread to America and struck a chord with a new breed that was fascinated by the thrill of riding wild motorcycles and exploring far off the beaten track. It was new, creative, rebellious, raw and full of excitement.
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International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: Concept only.
Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke, double-Cam
Displacement 46 hp
Electronic fuel injection
Clutch Multi-plate in oil bath
Chassis Trellis frame in steel
Rear frame steel
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension WP-Monoshock
Front brake caliper 4-piston, radially mounted, single disc Ø 300 mm
Rear brake single piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 230 mm
Seat height 800 mm
Weight (dry) 135 kg
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