2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 Guide

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 : URBAN EXPLORER.

Introducing the 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401.

The VITPILEN 401 is a fresh and simple approach within the world of motorcycling. It is subtle and stripped of all that is unnecessary. The extremely lightweight chassis, only 151 kg without fuel, matched to the strong performance of the 44 hp single cylinder engine and a sporty riding position, guarantee an exciting riding experience on tight and twisty roads as well as in urban environments.

For 2020, the bolt-on subframe has been optimised and extended by 40 mm for improved comfort when accompanied by a pillion rider. A new, quality painted finish with subtle bronze accents highlights the progressive VITPILEN design.

 

Now in their third year of production, the VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN range of street motorcycles receives new colours and technical details that enhance the modern look of their ground-breaking designs.

The VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN 401, with their strong and tractable 373 cc, 44 hp single cylinder engine, are equally well suited for urban environments as well as out-of-town riding, thanks to their dynamic chassis, accessible overall size and low weight, only 151 kg and 152 kg respectively without fuel.

For 2020, they both feature a new bolt-on subframe that has been extended by 40 mm for improved comfort when accompanied by a pillion rider, as well as new, high quality paint finish and graphics that highlight their progressive design.

With 75 hp, the high-performance 692 cc single cylinder engine of the VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN 701 compliments the dynamic handling and exciting riding experience of the lightweight chassis, only 158 kg and 161 kg respectively without fuel which are further highlighted by new spoked wheels, CNC machined footrests and the addition of a standard pillion seat cover fitted to the VITPILEN 701. The striking looks are enhanced in 2020 thanks to new colour, trim and graphics.

The updated VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN 401 and VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN 701 aim to consolidate Husqvarna Motorcycles’ continuous development and growth in the street segment. Together with the 701 SUPERMOTO and ENDURO, the record sales figure of over 15,000 street motorcycles was achieved in 2018, significantly contributing to the overall sales record of 48,555 units sold by Husqvarna Motorcycles in 2018.

 

 

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

– Striking new graphics and paint highlight the progressive VITPILEN design
– Optimised bolt-on subframe, extended by 40 mm for increased pillion comfort
– Sporty and dynamic riding position for complete control
– Refined fuelling for exceptional throttle response throughout entire rev-range
– 44 hp, 37 Nm, 373 cc, single cylinder engine
– Chromoly steel trellis frame
– Aluminium swingarm
– Suspension:
Front: WP APEX Ø 43 mm adjustable upside-down fork, 142 mm suspension travel
Rear: WP APEX monoshock, 150 mm suspension travel
– Brakes: Bosch 9.1MB ABS
Front: four-piston radial fixed caliper, 320 mm brake disc Rear: single-piston floating caliper, 230 mm brake disc
– Seat height: 835 mm
– Weight without fuel: 151 kg
– Spoked wheels for a unique sense of style
– Back-lit buttons on handlebar
– Adjustable front brake and clutch levers
– LED headlight and tail light
– High quality fit and finish
– Extremely low fuel consumption and low overall running costs

 

FIND YOUR LINE
Leant over the front wheel, connected to the road and guided by intuition – just you, a subtle vibration in your bones and burbling soundtrack following behind. Cutting to the core of why we love motorcycling can often be difficult. With the VITPILEN range, we’ve captured it.

FEEL THE RIDE
Leant over the front wheel, connected to the road and guided by intuition – just you, a subtle vibration in your bones and burbling soundtrack following behind. Cutting to the core of why we love motorcycling can often be difficult. With the VITPILEN range, we’ve captured it.

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES PREMIER AN ARRAY OF 10 MODELS AT EICMA 2019

NORDEN 901 CONCEPT, MOTO3 COMPETITION MACHINE AND JARVIS EDITION ENDURO MODEL AMONG HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES’ HIGHLIGHTS AT INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN MILAN

Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to lift the covers off 10 thrilling models at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan, Italy – the European manufacturer’s largest display of new motorcycles since the start of their new era. With the twin-cylinder NORDEN 901 concept breaking cover, the stirring array of models underline Husqvarna Motorcycles’ growing commitment to the street sector, while highlighting significant new motorsport activities and the ongoing development of all models in terms of performance, technology and design.

Centre stage at EICMA will be the new NORDEN 901 concept model. Unveiled for the first time, this new twin-cylinder machine is Husqvarna Motorcycles’ first ever tourer machine. A dynamic and versatile long-distance concept, the NORDEN 901 balances practical accessibility and comfort to suit the modern traveller.

The last three years have seen Husqvarna Motorcycles successfully return to the street segment, the updated VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN models receive new colours, trim and graphics while delivering a dynamic and fun-filled riding experience.

Leading the 2019 line-up, the 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO are thoroughly revised with new cutting-edge electronics that elevate the performance and safety of these exciting single-cylinder motorcycles. A long-range 701 ENDURO LR will be added to the line-up in 2020. With its 25-litre fuel capacity, 500 km distances between fuel stops allow riders to conquer any terrain, no matter how remote. In the offroad segment, the new TE 300i JARVIS EDITION celebrates Graham Jarvis’ success on the extreme enduro world stage.

Showcasing the brand’s commitment to both the street sector and motorsport, Husqvarna Motorcycles will re-enter the Moto3 World Championship in 2020. Officially supporting the Max Biaggi owned Max Racing Team, the official FR 250 GP machinery that will be used by Romano Fenati and Alonso Lopez is exclusively unveiled at EICMA.

BROADEN YOUR HORIZON

Forming Husqvarna Motorcycles’ view of an adventure-touring motorcycle, the NORDEN 901 concept is a dynamic, twin-cylinder motorcycle that features advanced rider ergonomics and high performance based on years of rally experience, in a distinct modern design. A versatile long-distance exploration concept, it delivers both outstanding street and offroad performance. Class-leading lightness and power delivery is set in a versatile and accessible package, precisely arranged to allow discerning riders uncompromised exploration possibilities. Delivering effortless rideability and sensible, high-end modern equipment this motorcycle can be used on daily commutes, extended adventures and everything in between.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
=> Slim and light explorer motorcycle
• 889.5 cc parallel twin engine specifically tuned for adventure usage
=> Perfect balance between offroad performance and touring ability
• 21” front wheel, 18” rear
=> Comfortable ergonomics and confidence inspiring handling
=> High quality WP suspension components

VITPILEN 701 AND SVARTPILEN 701

The VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN 701, now in their third and second year of production respectively, receive new colours, trim, graphics and technical details that enhance the modern look of their ground-breaking designs. With 75 hp, the high-performance 692 cc single cylinder engine compliments the machines’ dynamic handling and exciting riding experience. Weighing only 158 kg and 161 kg respectively without fuel, both motorcycles feature adjustable suspension and are further highlighted by new spoked wheels and CNC machined footrests.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
=> Powerful and torquey 692 cc, 75 hp, 72 Nm, single cylinder engine
=> Dynamic, lightweight high-performance chassis
=> Spoked wheels as standard
=> Striking new graphics, trim and paint finish
=> CNC machined footrests
=> Up/down Easy Shift

VITPILEN 401 AND SVARTPILEN 401

The VITPILEN and SVARTPILEN 401, with their strong and tractable 373 cc, 44 hp single cylinder engines, are equally well suited to urban environments as they are to out-of-town riding, thanks to their dynamic chassis, accessible overall size and low weight. For 2020, both models feature a new bolt-on subframe that has been extended by 40 mm for improved pillion comfort, as well as a new, high quality paint finishes and graphics that highlight their progressive designs.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
=> Powerful yet tractable 373 cc, 44 hp, 37 Nm, single cylinder engine
=> Extended subframe for increased pillion comfort
=> Striking new graphics, trim and paint finishes
=> VITPILEN 401: 151 kg without fuel
=> SVARTPILEN 401: 152 kg without fuel
=> LED headlight and tail light

701 SUPERMOTO / 701 ENDURO / 701 ENDURO LR

On display at this year’s EICMA are also the 701 SUPERMOTO and 701 ENDURO models featuring the latest cutting-edge electronic rider aids. Cornering ABS, lean angle sensitive traction control, ride modes and easy shift are featured as standard and offer the highest levels of safety matched to the highest performance. Both models are extremely well-balanced, offering outstanding levels of agility and handling.

The renowned, torquey, 74 hp single-cylinder 692.7 cc engine features ride-by-wire throttle, offering a perfectly linear power delivery. For the first time the new machines will have their own unique progressive new graphics.

Bred from Husqvarna Motorcycles’ highly popular 701 ENDURO, the brand new 701 ENDURO LR (Long Range) shares the same advanced electronics as the 701 ENDURO but offers additional touring capabilities for riders wanting to travel further.

Remaining a lightweight and nimble machine, the additional 12-litre auxiliary fuel tank increases the total fuel capacity to 25 litres, meaning a significantly bigger fuel range for endless enduro capability.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
=> New switchable Ride Modes – change power characteristics while riding
=> New Bosch cornering ABS – lean angle specific braking technology
=> New Easy Shift function – shorter shift times & improved rear wheel traction
=> New lean-angle sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control – perfect rear wheel traction
=> New graphics & slim bodywork – carefully engineered ergonomics

TE 300i JARVIS EDITION

A fitting tribute to the legend, the new TE 300i JARVIS EDITION is the perfect machine to explore new ground and go where few have gone before. The trusted 2-stroke is exceedingly simple to manage. Combined with electronic fuel injection, smooth power delivery and an extremely nimble chassis, this limited edition TE 300i delivers class-leading performance to match its official Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics.

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
=>Black frame
=>Black seat cover with additional ribs
=>Supersprox blue rear sprocket
=> Front disc protector
=> Blue chain guide
=> Grey grips
=> Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics

 

 

 

 

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

LIGHT-FOOTED
The VITPILEN 401 is an unassuming hero of the sub-500 cc world. Its surefootedness, light weight and immersive riding position guarantee helmet-hidden smiles. You don’t ride it as much as guide it with feather-light inputs. It reacts to the smallest response, moves at the lightest touch and feeds back every road texture through low-slung bars. It’s an all-encompassing and sensory ride which resonates with new and experienced riders alike.

ENGINE & GEARBOX
The VITPILEN 401 is powered by a modern 373cc single-cylinder engine that is remarkably compact. With 37Nm of torque from low down in the RPM range and a 6-speed gearbox, it is perfect for urban riding. The electronic fuel injection is operated by a ride-by-wire system and delivers a controlled and refined power. With a peak horsepower of 32 kW (44 hp), the VITPILEN 401 is accessible to a wide variety of riders, while its lightweight construction means the power-to-weight ratio will also excite more experienced riders.

FRAME
The trellis frame is central to the VITPILEN 401 character and agility. Made from high strength chromium molybdenum steel using hydro formed tubes and robot welding, the frame is not only strong but also lightweight ensuring nimble handling and detailed feedback to the rider. Designed with specific flex characteristics, the frame works in harmony with the WP suspension to offer a comfortable and confident feel combined with a tight turning circle for ease of use in urban environments. The optimized subframe is extended by 40 mm for improved comfort when accompanied by a pillion rider.

BRAKES
The VITPILEN 401 is fitted with hydraulic ByBre brake callipers, which are manufactured to the highest standards, and in combination with 320mm front and 230mm rear perforated steel discs, deliver controllable and confident braking performance.The VITPILEN 401 is also fitted with a state-of-the-art Bosch ABS system, ensuring the highest level of safety in varying braking conditions.

SUSPENSION
The WP suspension on the VITPILEN 401 is made to exacting standards, ensuring the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. The front suspension features 43 mm open cartridge forks, while the rear features a progressive damping system connected directly to the swingarm. The high-quality components offer dynamic handling optimal for challenging urban environments.

EXTERIOR
Reduced to an authentic mix of classic thinking and modern design. This VITPILEN 401 is synonymous with the Swedish heritage of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The lightweight and narrow bodywork is shaped into the VITPILEN 401´s progressive design and intelligently allows for seamless movement while riding.

WHEELS
The 17″ anodised spoked wheels are a design highlight of the VITPILEN 401. The wheels offer a unique sense of style and are also very robust, offering premium reliability on unpredictable and challenging urban terrain.

BRAKE CYLINDER COVER
CNC-machined design made of high-strength aluminum Premium quality, anodized surface finish

IGNITION COVER PLUG
CNC-machined design made of high-strength aluminum Premium quality, anodized surface finish

OIL FILTER COVER
CNC-machined design made of high-strength aluminum Premium quality, anodized surface finish

PLASTIC PARTS KIT
Designed to completely alter stock appearance of your motorcycle. Consists of: Fuel tank fairing left and right Top fuel tank fair…

LICENSE PLATE HOLDER SUPPORT
Stylish and lightweight replacement of stock side-mount license plate holder.

WHEEL SET
Lightweight and stylish wheel set offers great customization possibilities by replacing stock rims. Includes: Aluminum front and…

CONTROL ZONE & TRIPLE CLAMP
Clip-on handlebars attach to forged aluminium triple clamps, a central focal point to the VITPILEN 401. In keeping with the minimalistic look and authentic design, the control zone is not obstructed by any fairings and features a digital display unit with the necessary information.

LIGHTS
The front and rear lights are distinct elements on the VITPILEN 401 and use the latest LED technology, the lights are more than just designer pieces and offer advanced lighting performance and visibility in urban environments.

SEAT
The seat of the VITPILEN 401 uses high-quality foam and leather fabric, which, despite its reduced appearance, remains comfortable for the rider. Extending from the main bodywork and seamlessly floating above the rear wheel, the seat adds to the unique riding experience that the VITPILEN 401 provides.

TANK & FILLER CAP
The aluminium filler cap proudly displays the Husqvarna Motorcycles logo, like a stamp of premium quality, standing humble but bold on the fuel tank. The tank is seamlessly integrated into the design, and is a central focal point of the VITPILEN 401, while painted finishes and subtle accents highlight its progressive and unique design.

 

 

 

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401 – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
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ENGINE

DISPLACEMENT

373 cm³

POWER IN KW

32 kW

DESIGN

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

BORE

89 mm

STROKE

60 mm

STARTER

Electric starter

LUBRICATION

Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

TRANSMISSION

6-speed

COOLING

Liquid cooled

CLUTCH

Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically actuated

EMS

Bosch EMS

CHASSIS

FRAME DESIGN

Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)

142 mm

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)

150 mm

FRONT BRAKE

Four-piston radial fixed calliper

REAR BRAKE

Single-piston floating calliper

FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

320 mm

REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

230 mm

ABS

Bosch 9MB two-channel ABS

CHAIN

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″

STEERING HEAD ANGLE

65 °

GROUND CLEARANCE

145 mm

SEAT HEIGHT

835 mm

TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)

9.5 l

WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL

151 kg

 

 

 

 

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