Husqvarna Motorcycles

Swedish company Husqvarna is a leader in the off-road motorcycle segment. Since 2014 Husqvarna has moved some of their focus to produce street-bikes. The Vitpilen and Svartpilen reached the market in 2018, receiving rave reviews for their future forward styling and solid all-around performance. Powered by torquey single cylinder engines in both 400cc and 700cc capacities, these new bikes represent a very important stage in the brand's history.  Although it is too early to know how well this 'return to the street' will play out, things are currently looking very good for Husqvarna motorcycles despite current market trends.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Ride Review – Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Ride Review – Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

I’d been burning around town on the Svartpilen 401 for a week. The time had finally come to exchange it for the top of the range Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. This was the one I’d be waiting for. Although Husqvarna doesn’t openly state it, this bike is without a doubt a modern interpretation…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ride Review – Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Ride Review – Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Too much hype can lead to disappointment. We see it almost every time Apple reveals a new product or there’s another episode added to the Star Wars saga. Marketers feed us juicy images and teaser videos to get us all excited, but when the product arrives it doesn’t deliver. This was my…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Revealed

2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Revealed

In our recent feature discussing the cafe racer styled motorcycles at EICMA 2017 we left something very important out, but it was no accident. We’ve been impatiently awaiting the release of Husqvarna’s production version of the Vitpilen 701 for what feels like a decade…well 3 years really, but who’s counting. The Swedes…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Dirty Deed – Husqvarna Cafe Racer

Dirty Deed – Husqvarna Cafe Racer

As far as dirt bikes go the Husqvarna TE510 was a well-respected package. Alongside its two-stroke brethren, it may have felt like a tamer machine, but that big 4 stroke single was just as capable of providing plenty of off-road entertainment. What really made it stand out from the crowd though was…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Taking to the Streets – Husqvarna Aero 401

Taking to the Streets – Husqvarna Aero 401

EICMA 2016 is in full swing and the world’s motorcycle press has just enjoying 2 days of early access to the show. As always this means the internet’s alive with concept bikes and new model buzz, and there’s one motorcycle that’s clearly a crowd favourite. The Husqvarna Aero 401 is the companies…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Husqvarna 401 White Arrow Cafe Racer

Husqvarna 401 White Arrow Cafe Racer

It’s easy to get excited about concept motorcycles. Unfortunately, that excitement often turns to disappointment. The reality is that many concept motorcycles never evolve into production vehicles. Thankfully we seem to be on the verge of all that changing. Manufacturers are finally listening to consumers and are even asking for their feedback,…

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