Gallery: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Studio photos of Husqvarna's upcoming street model

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
Husqvarna displayed two concept machines at EICMA in 2014, the 401 Vitplien and 401 Svartpilen. The two 401 models are slated for production, while the Vitpilen 701 is still in the concept phase. The bike was shown at EICMA last year.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna

Husqvarna has released a series of studio images if its Vitpilen 701 concept machine that it originally showed at EICMA last year. The photos show more detail of the bike, with many production-ready pieces indicating the machine is close to being available for sale. Scroll through the gallery below to see the images and learn more about the Vitpilen 701.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The minimalist naked bike is representative of Husqvarna's Silverpilen street bike of the early '50s, and the new Vitpilen models are the company's first street bikes of its new era. Along with the 401 and 701, as Vitpilen 125 model will also be available.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The Vitpilen 701 is based on Husqvarna's 701 Enduro and Supermoto models, featuring the same four-stroke single-cylinder engine.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The headlight and tail light are LED units with unique shapes.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The minimalist nature of the Vitpilen 701 is clear here; the seat is a Neoprene molded unit that "offers excellent grip, comfort and durability while remaining exceptionally discreet."H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The gauge display takes its cue from high-performance aircraft, with the main part a circular dial sliced in half with an LED readout for the display and warning lights.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
Clip-ons are used but Husqvarna claims the riding position is a "more relaxed naked-bike friendly" position because of a slightly wider-set bar sweep and the fact that the clip-ons are mounted to the side of the top triple clamp rather than below it.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
We're not sure that this straight-through exhaust will meet sound requirements, although the silencer is made from aluminum and composite materials with a reverse-cone megaphone design. Husqvarna claims it generates an "unreal" sound.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The fuel tank and side panels have been designed for "minimal intrusion into the rider's natural riding position leg area." The yellow plate running from the fuel tank down to the center of the exhaust silencer is part of the chassis and "fuses the rear section of the motorcycle with the front...reminiscent of aerospace design."H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The rear section is a one-piece carbon monocoque design incorporating the subframe, open-sided airbox and rear fender, and bolts to the central aluminum connector plate.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701
The headlight is incorporated into a streamlined bracket.H. Mitterbauer and courtesy of Husqvarna