PIONEERING NEW TERRITORY.
2019 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 Aero Concept:
The VITPILEN 701 AERO concept is a modern faired sport bike with an innovative design approach that pays respect to the past in a uniquely progressive way. Its sporty look hints at the potential for a more performance-oriented future for the Husqvarna Motorcycles street range. By taking a closer look at the fairing, you can see how the design elements of every aspect of this bike have been thoroughly thought out and well executed, even the unseen details of the fairing have an air of elegance to them. Although the fairing structure is purely technical, all the parts speak the same design language, including the unique, round TFT display. The paint job for this bike is something special, but underneath the coat of blue and white is a powerful single-cylinder motor with modern electronics. The windshield completely changes the position of the cockpit, encouraging a lower, more locked-in position, for a fully immersive riding experience.
2019 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 Aero Concept Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Unique to the VITPILEN 701 AERO is a component that highlights the ongoing evolution of the design synergy between simple form and progressive function. Mounted at the heart of the cockpit, is an immaculately constructed round, full colour TFT display, shaped to perfectly match the design language of the motorcycle. Its simple form and typically reduced Husqvarna Motorcycles style should not be mistaken for basic function, as this display version highlights the option to change several interface elements. The VITPILEN 701 AERO concept was the perfect platform to showcase this new component and to further emphasise Husqvarna Motorcycles’ intention to continue to pioneer new territory.
2019 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 Aero Concept Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
SVARTPILEN 701 & VITPILEN 701 AERO CONCEPT
A pioneering mindset means you don’t wait for the future to be invented and then merely adapt, adopt and refine. A pioneer relishes the opportunity to shape the future and to be a part of defining a new path. Husqvarna Motorcycles exists to provide the most progressive and effortless riding experiences to those who see value in riding. Finding new ways to translate, deliver and execute the riding experience is of high importance to the brand. Everyday, Husqvarna Motorcycles welcomes the chance to create more, move in new directions and challenge our engineers to pioneer a future that embraces the simple thrill of riding a motorcycle.
HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES’ STREET VISION
The Real Street line-up represents yet another pioneering step in Husqvarna Motorcycles’ future street motorcycling vision. Sophisticated single cylinder motors housed within minimalistic layouts – created to provide a raw and authentic riding experience. Real street bikes that capture the timeless thrill of the ride, with a level of simplicity that seems to have been lost amongst the flash, hype and hyperbole of modern motorcycle design. These bikes are compact and agile – expertly crafted to deliver minimalist styling with exceptional performance and reduced to the bare essence of what a motorcycle should be. This simple yet progressive approach is the inspiration for the range – it is a paradox that defines them.
In November 2014, a year after the re-launch of the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand and subsequent move to Austria, Husqvarna further emphasised its return to the street motorcycle segment, presenting two concept bikes at EICMA: the VITPILEN 401 and the SVARTPILEN 401. A more powerful VITPILEN 701 was then presented in 2015 and now all 3 production versions are available to the general public. In 2016, Husqvarna Motorcycles highlighted the versatility of the new street range platform by unveiling a stylish, faired concept version – the VITPILEN 401 AERO. In 2017, also at EICMA, Husqvarna Motorcycles kept up the momentum by presenting the SVARTPILEN 701 concept bike. Exactly one year later, the highly anticipated production model has now been revealed. In an effort to keep up the brand’s ever-increasing momentum, another showpiece of design makes its debut at EICMA 2018 – the VITPILEN 701 AERO concept bike.
The first VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN concepts, shown at EICMA in 2014, offered a small glimpse into the future vision that Husqvarna Motorcycles has for street riding. The concept is typically Husqvarna: high quality, inspired by the brand’s heritage, yet created using modern technology and a progressive design approach. Advanced engineering meets an authentic, pure design to deliver a modern and uncompromised street riding experience.
The brand has presented two higher performance machines recently, namely the VITPILEN 701 production bike in 2017 and the SVARTPILEN 701, which has just been revealed to the world. The all-new SVARTPILEN 701 will be available at dealers in the first quarter of 2019, while the VITPILEN 701 AERO concept, also presented at EICMA 2018, is a reminder of the brand’s unwavering commitment to looking ahead and always exploring new directions.
The Husqvarna VITPILEN (Swedish for “White Arrow”), much like the iconic Silverpilen in 1955, opened up a new segment for Husqvarna Motorcycles along with the SVARTPILEN (Swedish for “Black Arrow”), which shares the same design approach but with distinctive colour differences and slightly more rugged styling. The overall design concept has been expressed in 2 different styles, as seen in the distinct forms of the VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN production models, and is now joined by the VITPILEN 701 AERO concept.
The AERO in the name refers to the addition of a fairing, which gives the motorcycle a more aerodynamic look. The approach is a tribute to the clean and cool Swedish simplicity of the iconic Silverpilen concept.
These bikes are an apparent paradox. They are incredibly simple in their design, with no unnecessary excess. However, they are also progressive, offering something new to the world of motorcycling. They use the latest technology, designed in a forward-thinking way, but still embrace the purity and simplicity of how motorcycles used to be.
The New Gateway to Motorcycle Culture:
The approach was not to make a bike for a certain type of person but rather to make one for any kind of person. Thus opening up an entirely new gateway into the world of motorcycle culture. A culture that is accepting, non-specific and purely just for the love of being on two wheels, seated on a tiny seat and behind a set of handlebars.
Where you decide to go, how you decide to ride and who you are is irrelevant, it’s equal. You can truly be whoever you want to be but with the freedom to explore your city in an entirely new way.
2019 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 Aero Concept – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
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