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Husqvarna Unveils 2024 Svartpilen and Vitpilen Range: A Radical Redesign

Husqvarna Motorcycles has set the stage for 2024 with a significant overhaul of its small-capacity Svartpilen and Vitpilen range, marking the most extensive transformation since their introduction in 2018. The revamped models, sharing a powder-coated steel trellis chassis with KTM Duke 125 and 390, boast advanced tech for A1 and A2 license classes.

Shared Chassis and Production Details:

  • All four models share the same steel trellis chassis as KTM Duke 125 and 390.
  • Built in India by Bajaj, in line with the partnership between Husqvarna and KTM under Pierer Mobility Group.
  • Development spanned four years, leveraging the shared expertise within the mobility group.

Redesigned Ergonomics for Enhanced Comfort:

  • Lower seat height and a more relaxed riding position, addressing feedback on aggressive ergonomics.
  • Vitpilen model transitions from clip-on bars to traditional flat bars for improved day-to-day comfort.
  • Customer feedback influenced changes, showcasing Husqvarna’s commitment to user experience.

Powerful and A2-Compliant Performance:

  • A2 compliance without the need for restriction.
  • Euro5+ ready engines.
  • Expected power output of slightly over 44bhp, providing punchy performance suitable for urban commuting.
  • Torque peaks at 28.8lbft at 7000rpm.

Chassis and Suspension Upgrades:

  • New trellis frame, akin to KTM Duke 125 and 390, enhancing stability and handling.
  • Extended wheelbase to 1357mm (+/-15.5mm) for added stability.
  • Revised 32mm offset and 66° steering head angle for improved handling.
  • WP Apex rear shock adjustable for rebound and preload.
  • 43mm WP Apex upside-down open cartridge forks adjustable for compression and rebound.

Enhanced Technological Features:

  • Fresh bonded glass TFT dash replacing circular LCD displays.
  • Control over three traction control levels, speed limiter activation, ‘Street’ and ‘Rain’ riding modes.
  • Supermoto function on the ABS for rear deactivation.
  • Styling retains traditional Husqvarna elements with a refreshed look.
  • Supermoto ABS system for improved braking performance.

125 Models and Pricing:

  • Alongside 401 models, 125 versions with similar styling refresh and frame upgrades.
  • Priced at £4899, the 125 models feature the same aesthetic updates as their larger counterparts.
  • Full-color TFT dash with a speed limiter function.


  • Expected to be available from February 2024.
  • Offers a blend of iconic Husqvarna design and advanced technology for a diverse riding experience.

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