2021 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Guide

2020 Husqvarna VITPILEN 401

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

2021 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 : LIGHT FOOTED.

Introducing the 2021 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401…

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.

 

 

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 Vitpilen 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

 

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.

 

 

2021 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

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. For added convenience, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

2021 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE
TRANSMISSION 6-speed
COOLING Liquid cooled
POWER IN KW 32 kW
STARTER Electric starter
STROKE 60 mm
BORE 89 mm
CLUTCH PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
CO2 EMISSIONS 77 g/km
DISPLACEMENT 373 cm³
EMS Bosch EMS
DESIGN 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
LUBRICATION Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
CHASSIS
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) 151 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) 9.5 l
ABS two channel Bosch 10.1MB
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 320 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 230 mm
FRONT BRAKE Four-piston radial fixed calliper
REAR BRAKE Single-piston floating calliper
CHAIN X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
FRAME DESIGN Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
FRONT SUSPENSION WP APEX 43
GROUND CLEARANCE 145 mm
REAR SUSPENSION WP APEX – Monoshock
SEAT HEIGHT 835 mm
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 65 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) 142 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) 150 mm

 

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