Flat track fandango
The Svartpilen concept is the yin to the Vitpilen’s yang. Designed to have a rougher edge than the Vitpilen, but sharing the same key running gear, it’s built to be a ‘dark street explorer’. The theme behind the bike is the revived flat track scene and that’s no clearer than the front light, which pays homage to the numberboards fitted to race bikes. The Svartpilen has an 18in front wheel with a 17in back, to tame the urban wilderness. It’s not clear how much will carry over into the production bike, but we’re keen to see what waits in the wings.