2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 Guide

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701 : ICONIC SPIRIT.

Introducing the 2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 701.

The VITPILEN 701 takes everything we love about motorcycles and combines them – a big, single cylinder motor, lightweight chassis, spartan aesthetics and a sporty riding style. Together, these attributes create an unmistakably pure riding experience, forcing your knee out in the bends and encouraging you to clear your mind and focus on nothing but the ride.

The VITPILEN 701 combines minimalist, reduced to the bare essence styling, with exceptional performance
thanks to the powerful and torquey 692 cc, 75 hp, 72 Nm, single cylinder engine and chromium molybdenum trellis frame. The sport-orientated suspension and ergonomics guarantee a thrilling riding experience on technical and twisty roads, fully complemented by strong Brembo brakes and Bosch 9M+ ABS.

For 2020, the VITPILEN 701 features standard CNC machined footrests for premium quality and attention to detail, new quality painted finish and graphics, and 17” spoked wheels for a modern, unmistakable look.

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 701 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

– New colour, trim and graphics highlight Husqvarna’s Swedish roots
– 17” spoked wheels for a stylish and authentic design
– Dynamic and exciting riding experience thanks to low weight and sport-orientated chassis
– 75 hp, 72 Nm, 692 cc, single cylinder engine
– Chromoly steel trellis frame
– Aluminium swingarm
– Slipper clutch
– Up/down Easy Shift
– Suspension:
Front: WP APEX Ø 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork, 135 mm suspension travel
Rear: WP APEX adjustable monoshock, 135 mm suspension travel
– Brakes: Bosch 9M+ ABS
Front: four-piston radial fixed caliper, 320 mm brake disc Rear: single-piston floating caliper, 240 mm brake disc
– Seat height: 830 mm
– Weight without fuel: 158 kg
– Adjustable front brake and clutch levers
– LED headlight and tail light
– High quality fit and finish

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 701 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE
The VITPILEN 701 is powered by a modern 692.7 cc liquid cooled, single-cylinder engine that features the latest design and electronics technology. With a peak horsepower of 55kW (75hp) and 72Nm of torque, there is no doubting this motorcycle´s performance potential. The electronic fuel injection is operated by a ride-by-wire system and delivers immediate, sharp and refined power controlled by a standard traction control system. The latest technical solutions such as standard up & down easy shift deliver exceptional ride-ability while innovative production processes and the highest quality materials ensure premium reliability and efficiency, resulting in a long 10,000 km service interval.

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 – highly useful in urban environments.

BRAKES
The VITPILEN 701 is fitted with hydraulic Brembo brake callipers, which are manufactured to the highest standards, and in combination with 320mm front and 240mm rear perforated steel discs, deliver controllable and confident braking performance. The VITPILEN 701 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 APEX suspension on the VITPILEN 701 is made to exacting standards, ensuring the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. The front suspension features upside down 43 mm forks, while the rear features a monoshock, connected via a linkage to the swingarm. The high-quality components are adjustable for constantly changing urban environments.

EXTERIOR
Reduced to an authentic mix of classic thinking and modern design. This VITPILEN 701 is synonymous with the Swedish heritage of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The lightweight and narrow bodywork is shaped into the VITPILEN 701´s progressive design and intelligently allows for seamless movement while riding.

WHEELS
The new 17″ spoked wheels ensure high levels of strength and durability with minimal unsprung weight while adding an authentic design character to the VITPILEN 701. Fitted to the wheel are Bridgestone Battlax S21 tyres, 120/70-17 front and 160/60-17 rear. The tyres offer advanced grip and durability in a wide range of conditions.

SPLIT
Integrated within the bodywork is a progressive design feature known as “the split”. This division runs diagonally from top to bottom and starts from the rear of the fuel tank, down to the exhaust hanger. This element is unique to Husqvarna and further showcases the brand’s pioneering design direction.

SEAT
The seat of the VITPILEN 701 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 forms part of the minimalistic rear subframe. A new pillion seat cover provides a clean look and compliments the unique design lines the VITPILEN 701 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 701. The intelligent design also allows the rider to move seamlessly between riding positions, while painted finishes and subtle accents highlight its progressive and unique design.

 

 

 

 

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 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)

ENGINE

DISPLACEMENT

692.7 cm³

POWER IN KW

55 kW

DESIGN

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

BORE

105 mm

STROKE

80 mm

STARTER

Electric starter

LUBRICATION

Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

TRANSMISSION

6-speed

COOLING

Liquid cooled

CLUTCH

APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

CHASSIS

FRAME DESIGN

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

FRONT SUSPENSION

WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

REAR SUSPENSION

WP shock absorber with linkage

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)

135 mm

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)

135 mm

FRONT BRAKE

Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc

REAR BRAKE

Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc

FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

320 mm

REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

240 mm

ABS

Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable)

CHAIN

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″

STEERING HEAD ANGLE

65 °

GROUND CLEARANCE

140 mm

SEAT HEIGHT

830 mm

TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)

12 l

WEIGHT WITHOUT FUEL

157 kg

 

 

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