The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 cafe racer based on the KTM Duke 690 is one of the several upcoming KTM products to have been spied in Europe. The entire fleet appears to be only a few months away from hitting the market.
We can expect KTM to launch a massive product offensive in the last quarter of this year and dish out new products at consistent intervals throughout 2017.
The Vitpilen 701 is set to be one of the significant models to establish the Husqvarna brand in street bike segment across the globe. The motorcycle will derive the Duke 690’s single cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Onboard the Duke, the high-revving motor is tuned to deliver 73 PS and 75 Nm of torque. (690 R has 75 PS on tap).
Apart from the engine, the Vitpilen 701 will also borrow the steel trellis chassis, WP USD front fork, and WP rear monoshock from its KTM sibling. A single disc brake at each wheel takes care of braking duties. ABS will be on offer.
The styling is identical to that of the Vitpilen 401. A circular LED infused headlight, a sleek fuel tank, quintessential cafe racer ergonomics and a simple tailpiece are the design highlights.
Also read – Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 spied
It remains to be seen where the Husqvarna Vitpilen 690 will be made. The smaller 401 variant however is most likely to be manufactured in India alongside the KTM Duke 390.
Via – Visordown.com