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2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
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The 2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401: A Very Modern Scrambler

You can be forgiven for thinking that this bike is a one-off custom rather than a production bike you can find in a dealer showroom. The Svartpilen 401 is all about being an edgy and unique scrambler. The dark colors and graphics enhance the stunning appearance, and reflect the progressive mix of modern thinking and classic design following Husqvarnas Swedish heritage.

A high-strength chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame wraps the compact 373cc single-cylinder engine. The engine makes a solid 44 horsepower and is mated to a slick 6-speed gearbox that allows clutchless up and downshifts, Husqvarna has created a bike that will make a wide range of riders want to explore the full range of a scrambler bikes capabilities. The Svartpilen’s design and ergonomics make it more suitable for urban commuting, light off-road adventures, and a comfortable riding experience.

Rounding out the package is a 320mm front disc with ByBre brake calipers and a finely tuned WP Suspension package. Overall the entire package is a rider’s delight at just 335 lbs with a seat height of 32.9”. You will find the Svartpilen 401 and its sibling the Svartpilen within the Naked segment of the 2023 Husqvarna model range.

The 2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 starts at $5,649 USD / $6,599 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 in one place.

2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $5,649 USD / $6,599 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 44 hp 373 cc single-cylinder engine
    • ByBre brake calipers & Two-channel Bosch ABS
    • WP suspensions
  • Easy Shift

Main Specs

  • Engine: 373 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, SOHC
  • Power: 44 hp (32 kW) at 9,000 rpm
  • Torque: 27 lb-ft (37 Nm) at 7,000 rpm
  • Wet Weight:  335 lbs (152 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.9 in. (835 mm)

2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Specifications

From Husqvarna-Motorcycles


Transmission 6-speed
Cooling Liquid cooled
Power in KW 32 kW
Starter Electric starter
Bore and Stroke 89 mm X 60 mm
Clutch PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
CO2 emissions 77 g/km
Displacement 373 cm³
Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Fuel consumption 3.6 l/100 km
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps


Weight (without fuel) 152 kg
Tank capacity (approx.) 9.5 l
ABS two channel Bosch 10.1MB
Front brake disc diameter 320 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 230 mm
Front brake ByBre, opposed four-piston caliper, brake disc
Rear brake ByBre, single-piston, floating caliper, brake disc
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Frame design Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
Front suspension WP APEX 43
Ground clearance 145 mm
Rear suspension WP APEX – Monoshock
Seat height 835 mm
Steering head angle 65 °
Suspension travel (front) 142 mm
Suspension travel (rear) 142 mm

2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Features

Engine and gearbox

The Svartpilen 401 is powered by a modern 373cc single-cylinder engine that is remarkably compact. With 37Nm of torque from low down in the RPM range and a 6-speed gearbox, it is perfect for urban riding. The electronic fuel injection is operated by a ride-by-wire system and delivers a controlled and refined power. With a peak horsepower of 32 kW (44 hp), the SVARTPILEN is accessible to a wide variety of riders, while its lightweight construction means the power-to-weight ratio will also excite more experienced riders. For added convenience, the gearbox is linked to an easy shift sensor which allows the rider to make seamless up and down shifts without the use of the clutch. The sensor works by relaying the moment the rider actuates the gear lever to the ECU which in turn matches engine parameters to allow a simple gear change at any RPM or engine load.


The trellis frame is central to the Svartpilen 401 character and agility. Made from high strength chromium molybdenum steel using hydro formed tubes and robot welding, the frame is not only strong but also lightweight ensuring nimble handling and detailed feedback to the rider. Designed with specific flex characteristics, the frame works in harmony with the WP suspension to offer a comfortable and confident feel combined with a tight turning circle for ease of use in urban environments. The optimized subframe is extended by 40 mm for improved comfort when accompanied by a pillion rider.


The Svartpilen 401 is fitted with hydraulic ByBre brake callipers, which are manufactured to the highest standards, and in combination with 320mm front and 230mm rear perforated steel discs, deliver controllable and confident braking performance. Additionally, the Svartpilen 401 uses a state-of-the-art Bosch ABS system, ensuring the highest level of safety in varying braking conditions.


The WP suspension on the Svartpilen 401 is made to exacting standards, ensuring the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. The front suspension features 43 mm open cartridge forks, while the rear features a progressive damping system connected directly to the swingarm. The high-quality components offer dynamic handling ideal for busy urban environments.


Reduced to an authentic mix of classic thinking and modern design. This Svartpilen 401 is synonymous with the Swedish heritage of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The lightweight and narrow bodywork is shaped into the Svartpilen 401’s design and intelligently allows for seamless movement while riding. Its dark colour, rugged tyres and protective parts give the motorcycle a rigorous look to match its urban exploration intentions.


The 17″ wheels are a design highlight of the Svartpilen 401. The wheels offer a unique sense of style and are also very robust, offering premium reliability on unpredictable and challenging urban terrain.

Controlzone and triple clamp

Offroad style handlebars and risers attach to stylishly forged aluminium triple clamps, central to the control zone of the Svartpilen 401. In keeping with the minimalistic look of the authentic design, the control zone is not obstructed by any fairings and simply features a digital display unit with the necessary information.


The front and rear lights are distinct elements on the Svartpilen 401 and use the latest LED technology, the lights are more than just designer pieces and offer advanced lighting performance and visibility in urban environments.


The seat of the Svartpilen 401 uses high-quality foam and leather fabric, which, despite its reduced appearance, remains comfortable for the rider. Extending from the main bodywork and seamlessly floating above the rear wheel, the seat adds to the timeless design and unique riding experience the Svartpilen 401 provides.

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