Swedish bike maker Husqvarna Motorcycles is all set to make its grand entry in the large-capacity streetfighter category with the 2023 Vitpilen 901. A near-production-ready mule of the vehicle has been spotted doing test runs, albeit in a camouflaged avatar, indicating that the launch date is fast approaching.
Husqvarna Motorcycles has a rich heritage of over 90 years of racing in various motorsport events, including the World Enduro Championship, Dakar Rally, Moto2, and Moto3. The brand has a strong foothold in the European region. After the transfer of ownership to KTM in 2013, the company has been expanding its portfolio with more street-focused offerings such as Vitpilen and Svartpilen.
Expected Design and Features
The upcoming Husqvarna Vitpilen 901 is likely to follow the design language of its younger sibling, the Vitpilen 401. The streetfighter will sport a circular LED headlamp, a muscular fuel tank, a wide handlebar, a metallic bash plate, split-type seats, a side-mounted exhaust, a tapered tail section, and a sleek LED taillamp. The motorcycle will also ride on designer alloy wheels.
To ensure the rider’s safety, the 2023 Husqvarna Vitpilen 901 will come equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS and multiple electronic riding aids such as traction control, cruise control, ride-by-wire throttle, and riding modes. The suspension duties would be handled by inverted front forks and an adjustable mono-shock unit at the rear end.
Powerful Engine Specifications
Powering the 2023 Husqvarna Vitpilen 901 will be a KTM-sourced 899cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that churns out a maximum power of 121hp and a peak torque of 99Nm. The mill would likely be mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a PASC anti-hopping clutch.
Will the Husqvarna Vitpilen 901 Launch in India?
While Husqvarna Motorcycles is expected to reveal the pricing and availability details of the 2023 Vitpilen 901 soon, the streetfighter motorcycle is expected to hit the European markets first. As of now, there are no plans for its launch in India. However, given how the middleweight segment is evolving, the bikemaker should consider bringing the streetfighter to Indian shores as well.
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The upcoming Husqvarna Vitpilen 901 is all set to mark the brand’s re-entry into the large-capacity streetfighter category. With its powerful engine, designer features, and electronic riding aids, the motorcycle is sure to turn heads once it hits the market. While it may not be available in India right away, enthusiasts can hope that the company will introduce it to the Indian market soon.c
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