Husqvarna, the renowned motorcycle manufacturer, is poised to shake up the middleweight naked bike segment with the launch of its latest offering, the Svartpilen 801. This new addition to the Husqvarna lineup promises to redefine the standards for performance, style, and technology in its class.

Central to the Svartpilen 801’s appeal is its potent twin-cylinder 799cc LC8 DOHC engine, borrowed from the acclaimed KTM 790 Duke. This engine not only ensures exhilarating performance but also positions the Svartpilen 801 as Husqvarna’s most significant roadster available to date.


Drawing inspiration from the design cues of its smaller siblings, the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen series, the Svartpilen 801 boasts a distinctive and contemporary look that sets it apart from the competition. While sharing much of its componentry with the KTM 790 Duke, the Svartpilen 801 distinguishes itself with a more refined and understated aesthetic, appealing to many riders.


Equipped with premium WP Apex suspension components, the Svartpilen 801 promises a dynamic and engaging riding experience. Despite its robust performance, the bike should be pretty nimble, like most Huskies, with a claimed unfueled weight of just 181kg. However, the inclusion of Pirelli MT60RS tires, designed to provide off-road capability, may slightly compromise handling feedback for riders accustomed to standard road rubber.

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In terms of technology, the Svartpilen 801 is packed with advanced features to enhance both safety and convenience. Rider aids such as ‘Supermoto’ ABS mode, cornering ABS, lean-sensitive traction control, and an up-and-down quickshifter come standard, providing riders with the tools to tackle any road condition with confidence. Additionally, full phone connectivity via a 5-inch TFT display offers seamless access to navigation and communication on the go.


Derived from the proven platform of the KTM 790 Duke, the Svartpilen 801 inherits a robust chrome-molybdenum tubular steel frame that is complemented by a cast aluminum subframe featuring integrated underseat air intakes.

The suspension setup comprises 43mm WP APEX open cartridge forks at the front, providing 140mm of travel with comprehensive adjustability. Meanwhile, the rear features a rebound and preload-adjustable WP APEX Monotube shock, delivering 150mm of plush suspension travel, thanks to a low-maintenance, linkage-free design.