Husqvarna: Spy Shots Show Potenital Next-Gen Svartpilen 401

A view fo the Svartpilen and Vitpilen, alongside spy shots that were recently taken of Husqvarna's next-gen lineup
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Apparently, Huskie has been testing out their next-gen lineup – and judging by the shape of the thing, we’re looking at a new kind of Svartpilen/Vitpilen for the moto community. 

(High time, too – we haven’t seen anything new for either beastie since 2018).

A view fo the Svartpilen and Vitpilen, alongside spy shots that were recently taken of Husqvarna's next-gen lineup

Judging by the spy shots recorded in an article from Top Speed, the aesthetic of whichever bike this is has been changed; the tank moved slightly further forward, and we also have new bodywork to cover the radiator, with a new seat unit that appears slightly separate from the 2018 design.

A view fo the Svartpilen and Vitpilen, alongside spy shots that were recently taken of Husqvarna's next-gen lineup

There’s also a difference in the subframe – it’s new, more out-and-about (and similar to the spy shots taken of KTM’s up-and-coming 390 Duke), with the current view showing off more of the lower chassis and the license plate holder now hovering at the rear of the wheel from a subframe.

A view fo the Svartpilen and Vitpilen, alongside spy shots that were recently taken of Husqvarna's next-gen lineup

Before we round this all up, a reminder:  The Svartpilen 401 uses the pea-shooter engine out of KTM’s 390 Duke, and inside the 701 beats KTM’s 690cc single-cylinder offering. This unit doesn’t appear to show off either, and again, we are looking at a similarity to the 390 Duke – but there IS possibility for a power increase…the question is how much of a pump they’ll give us, if any.

A view fo the Svartpilen and Vitpilen, alongside spy shots that were recently taken of Husqvarna's next-gen lineup

If we are lucky, the engine’s capacity will grow a bit for the coming year from the current 373cc capacity… But don’t hold your breath. 

A view fo the Svartpilen and Vitpilen, alongside spy shots that were recently taken of Husqvarna's next-gen lineup

We will get a better view of the beastie by the end of this year, which means that it will be joining a part of the 2023 lineup. Stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter, Behind the Visor, drop a comment letting us know you stopped by, and as always – stay safe on the twisties.

*Media sourced from Top Speed*