By Joe Appleton
The Rugged Road Rider: Husqvarna’s Svartpilen 701
The Svartpilen 701 is a rugged street scrambler from Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna. It has been a few years since the Svartpilen and Vitpilen models were first unveiled, but as the years roll by, they’re no less attractive. 2020 hasn’t brought any new updates to the Svartpilen 701, but it’s still one of the most exciting models in the 2021 Husqvarna line-up.
Thanks to KTM’s takeover of the Husqvarna name, the Svartpilen shares a lot of DNA with a number of other European-made motorcycles on the market. The engine, for example, is the same unit found on the now discontinued KTM 690. It’s a compact 692.7 cc single-cylinder four-stroke unit that boasts 75 horsepower and 52.4 lb-ft of peak torque. More than enough for spirited road riding.
The Svartpilen is designed predominantly for road riding, however, it does have a few off-road-focused advantages, such as trail-inspired handlebars, 18” front and 17” rear spoked wheels, and grippy Pirelli MT60RS tires. Still, despite its rugged, off-road look, it’s better suited to tearing along sealed roads, but it’s fine for the occasional light trail.
For 2021, the Svartpilen 701 is available in a black and bronze color scheme.
The 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 is expected to start at $9,499 USD / $10,399 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 in one place.
- Price: $9,499 USD / $13,399 CAD
- Key Features:
- Lightweight, narrow bodywork
- Advanced WP Apex suspension
- Brembo brakes
- Engine: 692.7 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine
- Power: 75 HP
- Torque: 52.4 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 355 lbs (161 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.9 in (835 mm)
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