The new Svartpilen 401 is undoubtedly the ultimate machine for riding in metropolitan suburbs. Lightweight, comfortable to ride, and truly distinctive in its design, the latest generation model offers a fresh twist on two wheeled urban exploration. A punchy new motor provides not only torquey power on demand, but is lighter and more compact, which contributes to the agile feel of this city street stunner. Adjustable WP suspension ensures the smoothest of rides across the roughest of roads while the Swedish-inspired graphics feature a subtle blend of darker tones to create a formidable presence.
A unique appearance is created through the authentic mix of both classic and modern design. Lightweight and narrow bodywork curves tightly around the chassis enabling seamless rider movements while the machine's dark demeanour, rugged tyres, and protective parts like the flyscreen and skid plate ensure the Svartpilen 401 has an undeniably distinctive look.
New front and rear LED lights offer improved illumination, particularly in low-light conditions. By using the latest LED technology for advanced lighting performance and enhanced visibility, riding through urban environments is safer for both the rider and other road users. The LED positioning ring on the front light acts as a daylight running light and gives the Svartpilen a distinctive premium look.
Offroad style handlebars and risers are fitted together with stylish, forged aluminium triple clamps. In keeping with the minimalistic look of the authentic design, the handlebar-mounted dashboard is a large 5'' TFT display, which shows essential information like speed, fuel level, riding mode and the selected gear.
The perfectly formed, 13-litre fuel tank features a standard luggage rack, which allows riders to conveniently carry their belongings for added practicality. Contributing to the rugged look of the urban explorer, the tank cover seamlessly blends into the side panels to ensure movements on the machine are completely unrestricted. The tank is complete with an aluminium filler cap featuring the iconic Husqvarna Motorcycles logo.
A low-profile seat ensures accessibility at 820mm of seat height and blends neatly into the overall design. It is covered using a mixture of high-quality materials for superior comfort and durability. A pillion grab handle is also fitted as standard.
Powering the Svartpilen 401 is a new, single-cylinder engine that is engineered to be larger in displacement and lighter in weight when compared to the previous generation. Remarkably compact, the modern engine contributes to the refined handling characteristics and produces smooth and controllable power.
Easy Shift ensures all gear changes are as smooth as possible. Once the EMS registers movement on the gear lever, it momentarily limits power, which ensures smooth gear changes. For a simplified riding experience, the clutch is not needed when changing gear on the Svartpilen 401.
The Svartpilen 401 is fitted with hydraulic ByBre brake calipers together with a 320 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc. A state-of-the-art Bosch cornering sensitive ABS system ensures the highest levels of safety in varying conditions and includes a Supermoto mode that disengages the ABS at the rear wheel. All components are manufactured to the highest of standards to ensure controllable and confidence-inspiring braking performance in all situations.
The Svartpilen 401 is equipped with multiple electronic rider aids to improve its usability. The ride modes offer two power settings - Street and Rain. Street is engaged as standard while Rain can be activated in adverse weather conditions for a less aggressive throttle response. On top a speed limiter function allows riders to set a cruising speed that will not be exceeded even with the throttle fully opened.
Fully redesigned and carefully assembled, the new exhaust system meets EURO 5+ regulations thanks to its double catalyser system. Made from high-strength steel, the exhaust now offers a considerable weight reduction of two kilograms when compared to the previous generation. The silencer is complete with a premium matt black finish to complement the distinctive style of the Svartpilen 401.
Motorcycle traction control
By quickly processing lean angle data from the integrated 3D sensor, Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) adapts to the selected ride mode Street or Rain. This helps the Svartpilen 401 maintain traction through every corner. Alternatively, MTC can be switched off by advanced riders who wish to drift around corners and enjoy a much livelier riding experience.
The new steel trellis frame is fundamental to the character and agility of the Svartpilen 401. Hydro-formed tubes are neatly robot welded together to create a frame that is not only strong, but low in weight. This assembly process delivers nimble handling and detailed feedback to the rider. Specific flex characteristics are engineered into the frame and together with the WP suspension, the Svartpilen 401 offers a comfortable riding experience.
The WP suspension on the Svartpilen 401 is manufactured with the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship. At the front, adjustable in compression and rebound damping the WP APEX open cartridge forks are 43mm in diameter for dynamic handling and offer 150 mm of travel. At the rear, the shock offers the same travel while its progressive spring design soaks up bumps of all sizes with ease. The shock features adjustable preload and rebound damping settings and it is connected directly to the swingarm for a heightened level of rider feedback.
Revised ergonomics ensure an enhanced riding experience. A slightly longer wheelbase improves stability without sacrificing agility while the 15mm lower seat height places the rider closer to the centre of gravity. Together with a revised triple clamp offset, all riders will benefit from the confidence-inspiring riding position that has been created.
Wheels and tyres
The 17" spoked wheels are a design highlight of the Svartpilen 401. Offering style, strength, and stability, the wheels have proven to be robust and reliable. Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres are fitted as they offer exceptional grip and predictability over a wide range of surfaces.
To accommodate the relocated off-centre WP shock is the new, cast aluminium swingarm. Offering carefully calculated rigidity for improved stability and predictable handling, the curvature of the swingarm not only creates a modern appearance, but also provides additional space for the new silencer.
With the Connectivity Unit fitted as standard, the Svartpilen 401 provides riders with various functions to enhance their riding experience. With a smartphone connected via Bluetooth, incoming calls can be answered, music can be played, and by using the Ride Husqvarna Motorcycles app, Turn-by-Turn instructions of the navigation can be followed on the dashboard. RCM, RemoteControl Mode, enables the rider to control the app with the handlebar buttons additionally it is the foundation for upcoming features.
A new and improved 5" TFT dashboard with a bonded glass screen shows vital information to riders. The travelling speed, fuel level, and the selected gear are all clearly displayed and visible at a glance. It is controlled by the new backlight switch cubes on the left end of the handlebar.
The Svartpilen 401 has an immobilizer fitted as standard to provide anti-theft protection.
A new engine layout leads to improved performance, reliability, and serviceability. All filters are now conveniently located on the same side of the engine to speed up and simplify routine maintenance. Thanks to the advanced engineering techniques used to assemble the engine, the oil, oil filter, and air filter now only need to be replaced every 10,000 kilometres after an initial oil change at 1,000 kilometres.
|Power In KW
|PASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated
|Bosch EMS with RBW
|1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
|3.4 l/100 km
|Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
|Weight (Without Fuel)
|Tank Capacity (Approx.)
|Bosch 9.3 MP (with cornering ABS and SUPERMOTO ABS)
|Front Brake Disc Diameter
|Rear Brake Disc Diameter
|ByBre, opposed four-piston caliper, brake disc
|ByBre, single-piston, floating caliper, brake disc
|Steel trellis frame, powder coated
|WP APEX 43
|WP APEX - Monoshock
|Steering Head Angle
|Suspension Travel (Front)
|Suspension Travel (Rear)
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