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Husqvarna Updates Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401

Husqvarna Motorcycle’s entry-level road machines for the 2020 model year have finally started arriving in dealerships this month, with the 2020 Vitpilen and Svartpilen receiving minor tweaks to discern them from their outgoing counterparts.

The biggest change comes to the chassis, with the subframe being extended to allow for more space for a pillion. Yep, it’s a strange change for a bike smack bang in the middle of the LAMS market but it also helps clean up the lines of the bikes, which ended abruptly in the original Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401s.

Husqvarna also appears to have dropped the controversial hugger rear mudguard in favour of a conventional number plate hanger, whether this is an optional accessory or factory fitment for some markets is yet to be ascertained at the time of writing.

The 44 hp single-cylinder engine remains the same as does the rest of the chassis including the WP suspension, but Husqvarna has tweaked the colour designs with the new subtle silver and bronze accents highlighting the uniquely Swedish Vitpilen and Svartpilen designs.


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