A year after it was unveiled as a retro-modern flat tracker, Husqvarna has now confirmed the production of the Svartpilen 701 at the EICMA.
We expect the production version of the bike which is built around the KTM 690 Duke will put out as much of 72bhp of power and 73.5 Nm of torque. The appearance of the bike is not the only area where Husqvarna has hit the right notes but also the ergonomics and mechanics. The bike scales a wet weight of 169kg. In order to hit the production ramps of the company, Husqvarna has designed a special exhaust design with a slashed end that is Eruo4 compliant.
The bike is based on a steel trellis chassis that comes with fully adjustable WP suspension with 43mm forks at the front and a rear shock with progressive linkage on the back.
To get an upper hand with shifting and power slides on the bike, Husqvarna has included the APTC slipper clutch along with a bidirectional quick-shifter.
It comes with a conventional ABS setup from Bosch, which can be completely disabled. Supplementing its flat tracking abilities, is the 18-inch wheel in the front and a 17-inch one at the rear, both wrapped in Pirelli MT60 RS tires.
The Svartpilen breaks the convention of a conventional flat-tracker in terms of appearance. The name which roughly translated to black arrow in Swedish is justified with its sharp features such as an optimally raised handlebar and an upright position for the rider.