Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Husky’s scrambler-esque single-cylinder streetbike.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 right side
2020 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Husqvarna

Taking a more scrambler-like approach of Husqvarna’s smaller-displacement streetbikes is the Svartpilen 401. This standard bike’s spoked wheels wrapped in blocked rubber and upright ergonomics make it an urban machine with an explorative attitude, differentiating it from the café-styled Vitpilen 401. Like its sibling, this machine floats on WP Apex suspension, stops with ByBre brakes, and runs on a 373cc single-cylinder thumper. The urban roads and rough side streets look pretty inviting from the cockpit of this Husky.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 left side
2020 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Husqvarna

2020 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Running the 2018 Svartpilen 401 on our in-house dyno, we documented 40.27 hp at 8,650 rpm and 25.81 pound-feet of torque at 6,890 rpm.

Compare this model to the likes of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2, Honda CB300R, Yamaha MT-03, or even its relatives like the Vitpilen 401 and KTM 390 Duke.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Updates For 2020

The 2020 Svartpilen 401 sees the same changes as the Vitpilen 401, which include an extended subframe for what Husky claims improves passenger comfort and new colors that accentuate the model’s design.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 front right
2020 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401Husqvarna

2020 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Claimed Specifications

Price: $4,999
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder
Displacement: 373cc
Bore x Stroke: 89.0 x 60.0mm
Horsepower: 44.0 hp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 27.3 lb.-ft. @ 7,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 32.9 in.
Rake: 25.0°
Trail: 3.7 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 5.6-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 5.9-in. travel
Front Tire: 110/70R-17
Rear Tire: 150/60R-17
Wheelbase: 54.1 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.5 gal. (0.4 gal. in reserve)
Dry Weight: 335 lb.
ADVERTISEMENT