Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 | news, launch date and price

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Husqvarna have confirmed that the new Svartpilen 701 model, revealed at EICMA 2018 in Milan, costs £8899.

We've already ridden it, so click here for our review.

According to their show press conference, the new bike is designed to tap into the raw experience of riding older bikes married to modern design and technology.

Powered by a 74bhp four-stroke single-cylinder engine and sprung on WP suspension, the impressive looking bike is due to arrive in dealers in early 2019 and follows a similar format to the existing Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 launched earlier this year.

Offering a stripped-back, no-nonsense approach to motorcycle design, the bike features the latest in electronic wizardry, including switchable Bosch ABS mated to Brembo brakes, an up and down quickshifter and ride-by-wire throttle.

This is all housed within minimalist bodywork and a high-end alloy steel trellis frame, which claims to provide a more precise handling package in all riding conditions.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 highlights

  • Simple yet progressive design
  • Chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame
  • The most advanced single cylinder engine on the market 
  • High quality components and technology as standard 
  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • Cutting edge switchable ABS 
  • Slipper clutch 
  • Up/down quickshifter 
  • Extensive range of dedicated Husqvarna accessories 

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