2019 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 701 Guide

2019 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 701

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2019 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 701:

The SVARTPILEN 701 street explorer 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, who prefer a simpler, timeless design approach. Its technologically advanced, 4-stroke, single-cylinder 692.7 cc engine is housed in an incredibly stripped down layout that offers excellent performance. Although its design is inspired by the resurgence of the iconic flat track scene, this is a progressive motorcycle that doesn’t need to be pigeon-holed or categorised – it just needs to be ridden. It is so simple and obvious that just by looking at it, any freethinking rider should know exactly what it is intended to do. Ultimately, it’s as approachable as a motorcycle can be, it’s honest and is there to be ridden by anyone seeking to RESTART THEIR FIRE through the raw and exhilarating experience of riding a motorcycle.

The SVARTPILEN 701 is simple, raw, authentic and thrilling to ride. Its design captures some of the original spirit that originally made motorcycling great, and that still fuels the imagination of riders today. Its flat track-inspired design exudes a timeless appeal that will continue to stand the test of time. Riding this powerful single-cylinder street explorer is an experience that recaptures the excitement of those first sparks of inspiration, while its SIMPLE. PROGRESSIVE. design is a paradox that challenges the status quo of motorcycling.


A selection of short insights and quotes:

“The paradox is in its personality – simple, stylish commuter by day but open to more serious thrills when the opportunity arises.”

Maxime Thouvenin, Creative Lead on the Husqvarna Motorcycles street project


“Our inspiration for this design was motivated by the resurgence of the iconic flat track scene, but we interpreted it in true Husqvarna Motorcycles style – premium, modern and sleek.”

Maxime Thouvenin, Creative Lead on the Husqvarna Motorcycles street project


“With its reduced design, laid back offroad-inspired handlebars and upright seating position, the motorcycle is extremely approachable and just begs to be ridden.”

Maxime Thouvenin, Creative Lead on the Husqvarna Motorcycles street project



2019 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 701 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • Progressive design
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame
  • 75 hp single-cylinder engine
  • Premium components as standard
  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • Cutting edge, switchable ABS
  • Slipper clutch
  • Up/down quickshifter
  • Extensive range of Husqvarna Accessories


The intention with the SVARTPILEN 701, was to strip away all unnecessary gimmicks and create a simple, progressive mix of classic thinking and modern design. This approach is synonymous with the Swedish heritage of Husqvarna Motorcycles and can be clearly seen in the sleek, reduced look of this model. The lightweight, narrow bodywork is stylishly shaped into the SVARTPILEN 701’s overall design and allows for seamless movement while riding. The design was inspired by the raw and timeless authenticity of the flat track scene, but brought to life in a premium, modern and progressive way.

The lightweight 18″ front and 17″ rear black cast alloy wheels produce minimal unsprung weight and contribute to the bikes dark, mysterious appeal. The Husqvarna Motorcycles insignia discreetly embedded into the wheel is an assurance of premium quality, strength and durability. The PIRELLI MT60 RS tyres offer advanced grip and durability in a wide range of conditions, while also giving the SVARTPILEN 701 a more rugged character.

The seat of the SVARTPILEN 701 uses high-quality materials that, despite its reduced appearance, offers superior comfort and durability. Integrated into the minimalistic tail of the motorcycle, it floats seamlessly above the rear wheel, adding to the unique experience of riding the SVARTPILEN 701.

Extending from the main bodywork and floating above the rear wheel is the unique tail of the SVARTPILEN 701. Its reduced appearance is a stand-out component of the design and also features a flat track-inspired side panel that enhances its timeless design.

The aluminium filler cap sits proudly atop the 12 L fuel tank and displays the Husqvarna Motorcycles logo as a stamp of premium quality. The tank seamlessly integrates into the overall design, and is a central focal point of the SVARTPILEN 701’s style. Its uniquely shaped profile allows the rider to move seamlessly between riding positions, while the black painted finish and subtle accents highlight its progressive design.

Offroad style handlebars and risers provide a comfortable upright riding position, and a great visual perspective. The premium quality forged aluminium triple clamps are designed to ensure high levels of strength and reliability while also delivering advanced feedback and comfort to the rider. The bike’s SIMPLE. PROGRESSIVE. design means no fairings or unnecessary attachments obstruct the control zone and simply features a digital display unit with the necessary information.

The premium LED headlight on the SVARTPILEN 701 has an unmistakable look. It is integrated into the number board style front panel, which is another subtle element of its flat track inspiration. Around the circumference is a daytime running light, making the SVARTPILEN 701 clearly visible in all conditions.The LED tail light is integrated within the sleek bodywork and together with the swingarm mounted license plate and turn signals, give the rear end a clean, uninterrupted look.

The SVARTPILEN range embraces the simple spirit that originally made street motorcycling attractive. Like the SILVERPILEN, an icon that came before them, they are free from overly extravagant design embellishments and reduced to the bare functional essentials. Their progressive design approach and distinctive rugged styling give them a unique and timeless appeal. Shaped for those set on more adventurous urban riding, these street explorers represent Husqvarna Motorcycles’ progressive vision of street motorcycling.

The SVARTPILEN range interprets the functional simplicity of renowned Husqvarna Motorcycle icons and combines it with modern technology, cutting-edge design and premium quality hardware. The result is a timeless design that honours the simple idea behind the early pioneering days of motorcycling, delivering an uncompromised and genuine street riding experience with the convenience of modern equipment and functionality.




2019 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 701 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame

The lightweight trellis frame is constructed to ensure precise handling and deliver confidence in all conditions. By using high grade chromium molybdenum tubular steel, detailed feedback is transmitted to the rider through precisely engineered torsional rigidity and longitudinal flex. This guarantees advanced agility and stability, combined with perfect weight distribution and a tight turning circle, which is highly useful in urban environments.

The lightweight frame is produced in an ultra-modern production plant. The laser cut components are robot welded and hydro-formed ensuring flawless precision and consistent quality.

  • Precisely engineered torsional rigidity and longitudinal flex → detailed feedback for maximum rider confidence and comfort
  • Lightweight construction → excellent agility and handling


Aluminium swingarm

The pin jointed swingarm is made from lightweight aluminium using a gravity die-cast production process. The design offers impressive torsional rigidity and strength for advanced tractability and stability.

  • Lightweight and strong for advanced handling and comfort


Front Suspension

Produced by WP suspension, the USD 43 mm front forks deliver advanced performance and comfort in varying urban environments. Using a split damping function, compression and rebound can be adjusted effortlessly using the easy access clickers located on the top of the fork tube.

This allows the rider to personalise the ride characteristics for preference and varying conditions.

  • WP USD 43 mm forks → advanced performance and comfort
  • Easy access clicker dials → effortless damping changes


Rear Suspension

Connected via a linkage system, the WP monoshock delivers outstanding progression for an agile and comfortable ride. Fully adjustable for rebound and compression, the shock can be tailored to suite a variety of urban conditions.

  • WP monoshock → completely adjustable for rebound and compression damping


Aluminium Triple Clamps & Handlebars

The forged triple clamps are a mark of the premium quality that comes as standard on the SVARTPILEN 701. Crafted using lightweight aluminium, the triple clamps are designed with a specific rigidity to ensure high levels of strength and reliability while also delivering advanced feedback and comfort to the rider.

Offroad style handlebars are mounted to the upper triple clamp using risers. The handlebars not only offer an upright riding position but are also key to the design and riding style of SVARTPILEN 701.

  • Precisely engineered flex → advanced comfort and feedback
  • Offroad type handlebar → Upright riding position



The SVARTPILEN 701 uses a flat track inspired design, stripped to the essentials for a unique and authentic style. The bodywork ensures the perfect fit between rider and motorcycle and is highlighted with quality painted finishes.

Integrated into the bodywork is a key design feature “the split”. This comprises of a division running between the main frame and subframe. This unique detail, along with the flat track inspired side panel, further showcases Husqvarna´s pioneering design direction.

  • Bodywork → using the bare essentials
  • Split → pioneering design direction


Fuel tank

A focal point of the SVARTPILEN 701, the 12-litre fuel tank is housed by a unique cover design distinguishing the tone of the SVARTPILEN style. Added to the design is a premium tank filler cap including machined Husqvarna insignia.


The low profile seat fits sleekly into the overall design and is covered using a mixture of high quality materials that deliver superior comfort and durability.



Concealed within the framework, the exhaust system features a pre-silencer and final silencer layout. The exhaust system ensures the SVARTPILEN 701 meets strict EURO IV emission regulations.


Wheels and tyres

The lightweight 18” front and 17” rear cast alloy wheels ensure high levels of strength and durability with minimal unsprung weight. The Husqvarna logo is discreetly embedded into the wheel, highlighting the attention to details on the SVARTPILEN 701.

Fitted to the wheels are Pirelli MT60 RS tyres – 110/80-18 front and 160/60-17 rear. The tyres offer advanced grip and durability in a wide range of conditions while also giving the SVARTPILEN 701 a rugged urban look.

  • Lightweight but strong and reliable construction → minimum unsprung weight
  • Pirelli MT60 RS → Advanced grip and durability



The highest standard of braking performance is delivered by the standard Brembo braking system. This features a four-piston calliper, Ø 320 mm floating disc at the front, and a single piston calliper, Ø 240 mm at the rear.

Additionally, the standard Bosch ABS system prevents wheel lock up under hard braking and can be fully de-activated for more advanced riders.

  • Brembo braking system → Highest standard braking performance
  • Bosch ABS → prevents wheel lock up under hard braking

Lights and number plate holder

Nestled into the front headlight mask, the premium LED headlight conveys an unmistakable look. Added to the component is a day time running light, which circles the circumference of the headlight making the SVARTPILEN 701 clearly visible in all conditions.

The LED tail light is integrated within the bodywork. This, together with the swingarm mounted license plate and turn signals, give the rear end a clean, uninterrupted look.




The 692.7cc, single overhead cam, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine features the latest technology in terms of design and electronics. Maximum power output of 55 kW (75 hp) at 8,500 rpm and torque of 72.0 Nm at 6,750 rpm are outstanding figures that leave riders in no doubt of the performance potential of this single cylinder masterpiece. The extremely lightweight engine weighs only 43.4 kg without oil but including all components such as electric start, throttle body, clutch and coolant lines. Reliability, durability and efficiency are guaranteed by technical solutions such as active crankcase evacuation and forced lubrication. This reduces oil friction and pump losses and contributs to the long 10,000 km service intervals and extremely low fuel consumption – lowering the cost of ownership of this class-leading single cylinder power plant.

  • Performance → 75 hp 72.0 Nm
  • Long service intervals and low fuel consumption → low cost of ownership
  • Cutting edge ride-by-wire electronics → class-leading single cylinder technology and performance


Cylinder head

A smooth power delivery is guaranteed thanks to the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder head and twin spark ignition. The single overhead camshaft acts directly on the 42 mm intake valves via finger followers while the 34 mm exhaust valves are actuated by a rocker arm that delivers exact valve timing at higher engine speeds. Additionally, a counter balancer shaft is integrated to reduce vibration for a smooth and comfortable ride.

  • Single overhead cam → compact cylinder head design, low friction, lightweight and cost efficient
  • Double spark plugs → smooth engine behaviour, better emissions and fuel consumption
  • Counter balancer shaft → reduced vibration


Crankshaft, conrod and piston

The crankshaft features an 80 mm stroke and runs on a roller bearing main bearing to ensure long service intervals and reliability. To increase comfort and reduce vibrations a second counter balancer shaft is added, reducing inertia forces for a smoother ride.

The plain bearing type connecting rod is connected to the large bore 105 mm piston through a DLC (diamond like carbon) coated piston pin. This, along with the aluminium and silicon alloy piston material, makes for a high strength and wear-resistant combination reliable even at the 9000rpm limit.

  • Large bore and short stroke → 105 mm/80 mm
  • Forged aluminium and silicone alloy piston → high performance and light-weight
  • Minimal oscillating mass → lower vibrations,


Ride-by-wire throttle

The Keihin electronic fuel injection features a 50 mm throttle body that has no mechanical linkage to the throttle grip. As the rider twists the throttle open or closed, the throttle valve is electronically controlled by the engine management system (EMS) that continuously compares engine parameters with data from sensors, and adjusts the throttle valve accordingly, resulting in perfect power delivery and throttle response. Additionally an intake resonator also improves the intake charge movement and as a result improves throttle response and ride-ability specifically at small throttle valve positions.

  • Electronically controlled throttle → perfect power delivery and throttle response
  • Intake resonator → improved throttle response from low rpm


Slipper clutch

The APTC (Adler Power Torque Control) slipper clutch by Adler allows for greater stability entering and exiting corners by maximising rear wheel grip under hard acceleration. In addition it prevents rear wheel hopping when braking hard into a turn, for maximum control and smooth down-shifting. The Magura hydraulic system guarantees perfect clutch action.

  • Slipper clutch → maximum control under hard acceleration, braking and down-shifting
  • Magura hydraulic system → perfect clutch action



A 6 speed gearbox ensures smooth and precise shifting, giving riders perfect control and confidence in all conditions.

For added convenience in urban environments, the gearbox is linked to an easy shift sensor, which allows the rider to make seamless up and down shifts without the use of the clutch. The sensor works by relaying the moment the rider actuates the gear lever to the ECU, which in turn matches engine parameters to allow a simple gear change at any RPM or engine load.


A2 Licence compatible

With the specific A2 engine map that limits power to 33 kW, the SVARTPILEN 701 can be ridden by A2 licence holders.





2019 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 701 – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $  USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU
Engine typeSingle cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement692.7 cc
Bore/stroke105/80 mm
Power55 kW (75 hp) @ 8,500 rpm
Torque72 Nm @ 6,750 rpm
Compression ratio12,8:1
Starter/batteryElectric starter/12V 8.6Ah
Transmission6 gears
Fuel systemKeihin EFI (throttle body 50 mm)
Control4 V/OHC with intake cam levers and exhaust rocker arm
LubricationPressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Engine oilMotorex, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive36:79
Final drive16/40
CoolingLiquid cooling
ClutchAPTCTM slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine management/ignitionKeihin EMS, double ignition
FrameChromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Handlebar Aluminium clip-on
Front suspensionWP-USD Ø 43 mm
Rear suspensionWP-Monoshock with linkage
Suspension travel front/rear150 mm
Front brakeBrembo four piston, radial mounted , brake disc Ø 320 mm
Rear brakeBrembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
ABSBosch 9M+ Two Channel
Wheels front/rearCast aluminium wheels 3.0 x 18”; 5.00 x 17”
Tyres front/rearPirelli MT60 RS 110/80 R18; 160/60 R17
ChainX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
SilencerStainless steel primary and secondary silencer
Steering head angle65°
Triple clamp offset28 mm
Trail119 mm
Wheel base1436 +/- 15 mm
Ground clearance164 mm
Seat height835 mm
Tank capacity (approx.)12.0 litres/2.5 litres reserve
Weight (without fuel, approx) 158.5 kg



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