2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Guide

2020 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 401

2020 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 401 2020 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 401 2020 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 401 2020 Husqvarna SVARTPILEN 401

2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 : URBAN EXPLORER.

Introducing the 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401…

The Svartpilen 401 makes no excuses about its rugged appeal. It is by definition a motorcycle at home on the fringes of a metropolitan playground, where the blacktop is less than perfect. Making use of its lightweight and punchy engine to navigate side streets, it is a master of all it surveys.

The SVARTPILEN 401 is a progressive, rugged motorcycle with timeless appeal, designed to endure the demands of urban exploration. The modern design is enhanced by a dynamic riding experience thanks to the 44 hp single cylinder engine, chromium molybdenum trellis frame, extremely low 152 kg weight without fuel, high-performance WP APEX suspension, and commanding riding position.

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 silver accents highlights the unique SVARTPILEN design.

Now in their fourth 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.




2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

– Striking new graphics highlight the unique SVARTPILEN heritage
– Optimised bolt-on subframe, extended by 40 mm for increased pillion comfort
– Upright riding position for a commanding, confidence- inspiring, accessible yet exciting riding experience
– 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: 152 kg
– Spoked wheels enhance the rugged and modern look
– 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


The SVARTPILEN range is defined by its rugged, real-world usability. It awards its rider with a feeling of confidence, inviting you to explore broken backroads. Using a tried and proven recipe that blends a commanding seating position with a torquey engine, the SVARTPILEN goes where others fear to tread.

Casting an iconic silhouette, but housing a contemporary engine and electronics package, the SVARTPILEN range pays homage to dirt track heroes with modern-day technology. It makes no excuses about its heritage, but keeps its sights firmly on the future.



2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The SVARTPILEN 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 SVARTPILEN is accessible to a wide variety of riders, while its lightweight construction means the power-to-weight ratio will also excite more experienced riders.

The trellis frame is central to the SVARTPILEN 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.

Reduced to an authentic mix of classic thinking and modern design. This SVARTPILEN 401 is synonymous with the Swedish heritage of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The lightweight and narrow bodywork is shaped into the SVARTPILEN 401’s design and intelligently allows for seamless movement while riding. Its dark colour, rugged tyres and protective parts give the motorcycle a rigorous look to match its urban exploration intentions.

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

Offroad style handlebars and risers attach to stylishly forged aluminium triple clamps, central to the control zone of the SVARTPILEN 401. In keeping with the minimalistic look of the authentic design, the control zone is not obstructed by any fairings and simply features a digital display unit with the necessary information.

The front and rear lights are distinct elements on the SVARTPILEN 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.

The SVARTPILEN 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. Additionally, the SVARTPILEN 401 uses a state-of-the-art Bosch ABS system, ensuring the highest level of safety in varying braking conditions.

The WP suspension on the SVARTPILEN 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 ideal for busy urban environments.





2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
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373 cm³


32 kW


1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine


89 mm


60 mm


Electric starter


Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps




Liquid cooled


Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically actuated


Bosch EMS



Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated


142 mm


150 mm


Four-piston radial fixed calliper


Single-piston floating calliper


300 mm


230 mm


Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)


X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″


65 °


145 mm


835 mm


9.5 l


152 kg



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