The 2024 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 get their most significant updates in style and performance since their debut in 2018
Husqvarna Motorcycles is making a bold statement with the unveiling of the 2024 Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401. Marking the most significant technical and stylistic overhaul since the bikes’ debut in 2018, the 2024 models offer a fresh perspective on urban riding, blending state-of-the-art technology with timeless design.
The core of these updates is a brand-new steel trellis frame, matched with a curved, lightweight aluminum swingarm. This combination lengthens the wheelbase and enhances ergonomics, contributing to an engaging and agile ride. The 401s assure precision and excitement on every turn, thanks to the advanced WP suspension and responsive ByBre brakes coupled with Bosch ABS.
The Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 boast new LED headlights, premium paint finishes with decals, and 17-inch wheels. The Svartpilen 401, with its spoked wheels and Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, exudes a rugged character. In contrast, the Vitpilen 401’s cast aluminum wheels and Michelin Power 6 tires underscore a sleek, modern aesthetic.
Every detail is fine-tuned, from the adjustable open cartridge front fork to the low seat height of 32.2 inches, for the rider’s comfort and performance. The cornerstone of this design philosophy is the progressive yet straightforward approach, stripping away the unnecessary and focusing on what truly matters in a motorcycle.
Incorporating cutting-edge technology, the 401’s feature a new 5-inch bonded glass TFT display, cornering ABS, and standard connectivity functions. This tech-savvy approach extends to the redesigned switch cubes for optimal ergonomics and illuminated switches, enhancing the riding experience.
The engine has also received significant updates. With a plasma-coated cylinder, the new generation LC4c 399cc single-cylinder engine delivers impressive torque and smooth riding thanks to a counterbalancer shaft. The redesigned cylinder head and fuel injection setup ensure efficient combustion and fewer emissions.
Service and maintenance have also been simplified, with increased service intervals and readily accessible components. Husqvarna’s attention to detail and rider-focused design is evident in every aspect of the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 models.
With their blend of innovative technology, rider-centric design, and unmistakable style, the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are poised to captivate both seasoned riders and newcomers alike.