Single-cylinder scramblers are becoming more popular in the motorcycle scene and Husqvarna has just unveiled their entry in the booming segment. Called the Svartpilen 401, the brand describes their all-new Scrambler as an urban-ready motorcycle made for the thrill of the ride.
True to the bike's nature, it ditches the usual fairings and instead goes for a naked approach. Its simple yet aggressive design highlight the motorcycle's roguish looks and lightweight construction. It also gets 17-inch spoked wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Rally RTR tires. The fuel tank can approximately hold about 9.5 liters of gasoline and has a built-in luggage rack in which riders can mount lightweight items.
Housed within the steel trellis frame is a 375cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine derived from the KTM 390 Duke and Vitpilen 401 cafe racer. It puts out 32 PS at 9000 rpm along with 37 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. It has a six-speed transmission, Akrapovic racing exhaust and an electronic fuel injection system operated by a ride-by-wire system.
The suspension is comprised of WP inverted 43mm front forks and monoshock. Suspension travel at the front is at 142mm while the rear is rated at 150mm. Over to stopping power, the front brake has a four-piston radial fixed caliper that bites onto 320mm discs. Meanwhile, the rear has a single-piston floating caliper and a 230mm disc brake. A Bosch anti-lock braking system also comes standard on the Svartpilen 401 which can be disengaged for riders that want a raw riding experience.