Husqvarna has been working really hard to make a groundbreaking entry into the market since it was brought down by none other than KTM back in 2013. For the past few years, the brand has made some fantastic motorcycle launches and that has got the attention of the riders once again. Last year in 2018, the brand has sold over 48,000 motorcycles, out of which around 15,000 of them were of the new lineup of motorcycles.
The Husqvarna Vitpilen (White Arrow) and Svartpilen (Black Arrow) were initially released as the models that would compete with the KTM 390. But now, the brand has launched the excellent Vitpilen 701 which is impressing a lot of people on the road. Made to compete with the KTM 690, Husqvarna has mentioned that this is one of the best street bikes that they have produced to date. Let us have a look at some of the details that we have got for the 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701.
How does the Svartpilen 701 look?
Many of the bikers have already considered the 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 as the best thumper that is available right now in the market. It is also a very impressive motorcycle in terms of looks and appearance. The aesthetics of the bike has been revamped with varying shades of black that look absolutely stunning under sunlight. It helps to attract a lot of attention and that is why you will pump up with pride when you ride it. The bronze accents can be seen around the engine and that helps to break the continuous strides of black drastically. The styling is really eye-catching and will surely impress a lot of people out there. The tail light of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 looks stunning and one might confuse it with the back seat if they look from a distance towards it.
What are the comfort levels and how it feels?
The bike offers a fantastic comfort level to the riders when they are on the road. The bike is itself 369 pounds which is quite manageable and you will not feel too heavy while riding it on the roof. The suspension system is commendable. The WP 43mm fork adjustable for compression and rebound damping at 5.3-inches has been attached at the front. On the rear, we get the WP shock adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping at 5.3-inches. This system provides the rider with a smooth and comfortable ride even when they are driving for more than 1.5-2 hours straight. Hence, there will be no complaints regarding the comfort levels of the 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701. At the same time, the transmission and braking systems are absolutely fine and they do respond really quick, thus offering more pickup and safety. For safety, Husqvarna has integrated the Brembo 4-piston caliper, 320mm disc w/ non-switchable Bosch 9M ABS at the front brake and at the rear we have the Brembo 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc w/ non-switchable Bosch 9M ABS.
What’s up with the engine on the bike?
2019 Svartpilen 701 is Husqvarna’s most powerful production single-cylinder motor has produced. It runs on the 692.7cc, liquid-cooled single engine that produces 8,500 RPM. It has been coupled with a 6-speed transmission gearbox that seems to be really smooth and shifts the gear without any trouble. The steel structure that covers the engine has been made out of chromium-molybdenum. It provides solid support to the engine and offers fantastic stability and a rigid design to the bike. The engine has a fantastic rev power and a transmission change is silky smooth. It is the engine that many riders will be looking forward to enjoying when they will ride long distances.
The 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 is priced at $11,299 and is anticipated to be one of the best thumper available in the market. With the superb design, appealing body structure, fantastic engine, the motorcycle will surely impress a lot of people. So if you have a budget of around $12,000 and want to make a one-time investment in a superbike then, this is one of the best options you have.
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