‘Whether navigating busy city streets or embarking on weekend adventures, the latest models of Vitpilen and Svartpilen are built to provide an exhilarating and distinct riding experience.’ Husqvarna told MoreBikes. Designed for all riders, from novices to veterans, the Austrian company says these innovative machines offer the perfect opportunity to break away from the mundane and embrace the excitement. We’ll find out soon and let you know; our Ross is on the launch in February. Meanwhile, here’s what you need to know, courtesy of Husqvana:
In addition to maintaining the agility of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, the 2024 machines boast a reinforced steel trellis frame. Both bikes are equipped with WP suspension and a lightweight aluminium swingarm to enhance handling further. The longer wheelbase and new frame contribute to improved cornering performance and stability, while also resulting in a revised seat height (See tech. spec. below). The Vitpilen models have been upgraded with lighter handlebars for increased responsiveness. A brand new engine family powers the 2024 range, meeting EURO 5+ standards and featuring improved weight distribution and a modified gearbox.
The Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are both equipped with a 399 cc, 45 hp, single-cylinder engine housed in the steel trellis chassis. These motorcycles are claimed to offer a thrilling and versatile ride in urban and beyond environments. The new Vitpilen and Svartpilen models share cutting-edge technology, such as cornering MTC, switchable ride modes, adjustable WP suspension, ByBre brakes, and Bosch cornering sensitive ABS for powerful stopping. The clutchless gear changes made possible by Easy Shift technology add ease to the riding experience. Boasting premium features such as a 5″ bonded glass TFT display, stunning paint finish with decals, and sleek 17″ wheels, the unmistakable style of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen models is complete.
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Powered by a 125 cc single-cylinder engine with 15 hp, the new Svartpilen 125 and Vitpilen 125 provide an opportunity for discovery and adventure. These bikes promise a secure riding experience by combining ergonomic elements with top-quality parts. Similar to their bigger counterparts, both models boast WP suspension, ByBre brakes, and Bosch cornering-sensitive ABS. With an impressive power-to-weight ratio, the agile and compact Svartpilen 125 and Vitpilen 125 are purposefully crafted for the upcoming generation of riders with A1 licences.
The Svartpilen 250 effortlessly manoeuvres through narrow city streets and winding highways, thanks to its powerful 249 cc, 31 hp single-cylinder engine. Its lightweight chassis, aluminium swingarm, and upright riding position provide optimal control and confidence on any terrain. Not only does it have top-of-the-line WP suspension, ByBre brakes, and Bosch ABS, but it also features cast aluminium triple clamps specifically designed for a smooth ride. Additionally, the Svartpilen 250 boasts a sleek 5” LCD display, premium paint finish with decals, and sturdy 17” cast wheels for overall high-quality construction.
Key technical features:
-New frame and swingarm that accommodate the new engine with off-centre rear suspension
-New 5” bonded glass TFT display (5″LCD display on Svartpilen 250)
-Open cartridge front fork (big piston fork on Svartpilen 250)
-A premium paint finish with overcoated decals
-Low seat height of 820 mm
-Cornering ABS (dual-channel ABS on Svartpilen 250)
-Easy Shift and connectivity features as standard
-LED headlight with positioning light ring (without positioning light ring for Svartpilen 250)
-Spoked 17” wheels with premium Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres (Svartpilen 125 and Svartpilen 401)
-Cast aluminium 17″ wheels with 6-spoke aero design and premium Michelin Power 6 tyres (Vitpilen 125 and Vitpilen 401)
Husqvarna Motorcycles also provides a Technical Accessories range featuring thoughtfully crafted, superior-grade components that improve both performance and aesthetics while ensuring long-lasting wear. The Functional Street Apparel selection offers a wide variety of riding gear and protective gear options, all designed to provide ultimate levels of safety and comfort for riders.
Be sure to check back for our ‘first impressions’ from MoreBikes newspaper editor Ross in February!