14. HUSQVARNA 401 VITPILEN
THE FACTS O 42.9bhp (est) O 149kg (est) O Seat height 830mm (est)
HIGHLIGHTS Radical new styling KTM 390 engine WP suspension We may have had a lot of warning of its arrival, but it’s great to see that the Husky Vitpilen will arrive undiluted from the startling style we first witnessed in the prototypes.
Beyond the stark and minimalist styling, it’s powered by the same engine as the KTM 390 Duke, meaning a four-stroke, single-cylinder 375cc unit that can be made A2 licencefriendly at the dealer.
The machine is a truly unique blend of form and function, and marks a new dawn for Husqvarna road bikes. We reckon that in itself has to warrant closer inspection.