VITPILEN 701 2018

A powerful urban icon

The VITPILEN 701 is an immaculately designed street bike that offers a new perspective on urban motorcycling. Driven by a powerful single-cylinder engine, this compact and agile motorcycle is expertly crafted to deliver minimalist styling with exceptional performance and reduced to the bare essence of what a motorcycle should be. Created to suit the unique, progressive lifestyle of modern motorcycling, it delivers a more thrilling, honest and real bike experience.

Exterior
The design idea is to strip away all unnecessary gimmicks and create a simple, progressive mix of classic thinking and modern design. This way of thinking is synonymous with the Swedish heritage of Husqvarna Motorcycles and can be clearly seen on the VITPILEN 701. The lightweight and narrow bodywork is shaped into the VITPILEN 701´s progressive design and intelligently allows for seamless movement while riding.
Wheels
Lightweight 17" cast alloy wheels are a design highlight of the VITPI LEN 701. The wheels offer a unique sense of style and ensure high levels of strength and durability with minimal unsprung weight. The Husqvarna logo is embedded into the wheel, discreetly highlighting the attention to detail on the VITPILEN 701.
Split
Integrated within the bodywork is a progressive design feature known as "the split". This yellow division runs diagonally from top to bottom and starts from the rear of the fuel tank, down to the exhaust hanger. This element is unique to Husqvarna and further showcases the brand's pioneering design direction.
Seat
The seat of the VITPILEN 701 uses high-quality foam and MOKKA leather fabric, which, despite its reduced appearance, remains comfortable for the rider. Extending from the main bodywork and seamlessly floating above the rear wheel, the seat forms part of the minimalistic rear subframe, which adds to the unique riding experience the VITPILEN 701 provides.
Tank & Filler Cap
The aluminium filler cap proudly displays the Husqvarna Motorcycles logo, like a stamp of premium quality, standing humble but bold on the fuel tank. The tank is seamlessly integrated into the design, and is a central focal point of the VITPILEN 701 style. The intelligent design also allows the rider to move seamlessly between riding positions, while painted finishes and subtle accents highlight its progressive and unique design.
Control Zone & Triple Clamp
Clip-on handlebars attach to forged aluminium triple clamps, central to the VITPILEN 701 style. In keeping with the minimalistic look of the SIMPLE.PROGRESSIVE. design, the control zone is not obstructed by any fairings and simply features a digital display unit with the necessary information.
Lights
The premium LED headlight on the VITPILEN 701 conveys an unmistakable look. Around the circumference is a daytime running light, making the VITPILEN 701 clearly visible in all conditions.The LED tail light is integrated within the sleek bodywork and gives the rear end a clean, uninterrupted appearance.
Engine
The VITPILEN 701 is powered by a modern 692.7 cc liquid cooled, single-cylinder engine that features the latest design and electronics technology. With a peak horsepower of 55kW (75hp) and 72Nm of torque at 6750 rpm, there is no doubting this bike’s performance potential. The electronic fuel injection is operated by a ride-by-wire system and delivers immediate, sharp and refined power. Innovative technical solutions guarantee reliability and efficiency, which contribute to the long 10,000 km service intervals.
Exhaust
The exhaust system on the VITPILEN 701 comprises two parts, a pre-silencer made from steel, and a final silencer, which is finished off with a black coating. The design is integrated in the VITPILEN style and importantly, also ensures the VITPILEN 701 meets strict emissions regulations.
Brakes
The VITPILEN 701 is fitted with hydraulic Brembo disk brake callipers, which are manufactured to the highest standards, and in combination with 320mm front and 240mm rear perforated steel discs, deliver controllable and confident braking performance.The VITPILEN 701 is also fitted with a state-of-the-art Bosch ABS system, ensuring the highest level of safety in varying braking conditions. This function can be fully disengaged for more advanced riders.
Suspension
The suspension on the VITPILEN 701 is produced by WP performance systems and is made to exacting standards, ensuring the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. The front suspension features upside down 43 mm forks, while the rear features a monoshock, connected via a linkage to the swingarm. The high-quality components are fully adjustable for constantly changing urban environments.

Technical Specs

Engine

Design
1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement
692.7 cm³
Bore
105 mm
Stroke
80 mm
Power in KW
55 kW
Starter
Electric starter
Lubrication
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Transmission
6-speed
Primary drive
36:79
Cooling
Liquid cooled
Clutch
APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS
Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

Chassis

Frame design
Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front suspension
WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension
WP shock absorber with linkage
Front brake disc diameter
320 mm
Rear brake disc diameter
240 mm
ABS
Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable)
Steering head angle
65 °

Clothing

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