Husqvarna Svartpilen 401


Make Model

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401




Four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC with cam levers, 4 valves


398.6 cc / 24.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 89 x 64 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.6:1
Lubrication Wet sump with 2 oil pumps
Exhaust Stainless steel / Aluminium silencer with regulated catalytic
Emission EURO 5+


Dell' Orto EFI (46mm throttle body)
Engine Management Bosch EMS with RBW
Starting Electric, 12V 8Ah

Max Power

33 kW / 45 hp @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

39 Nm / 28.8 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm
Clutch Multi disc PASC slipper clutch


6 Speed
Primary Drive Ratio 33:86
Final Drive Ratio 14:43
Final Drive Chain, X-Ring 520
Frame Steel trellis frame, powder coated

Front Suspension

43mm WP APEX upside-down forks, with compression rebound adjustability
Front Wheel Travel 150 mm / 5.9 in

Rear Suspension

WP APEX monoshock with preload and rebound adjustability

Rear Wheel Travel 150 mm / 5.9 in

Front Brakes

Single 320mm disc, ByBre opposed 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240mm disc, ByBre, twon piston, floating caliper
ABS Two channel Bosch 9.31MP (cornering ABS and Supermoto Mode, disengageable
Wheels Spoked wheels with aluminium rims
Front Wheel 3.00 x 17
Rear Wheel 4.00 x 17

Front Tyre

110/70-R17 Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR

Rear Tyre

150/60-R17 Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR
Steering Head Angle 66°
Triple Clamp Offset 32 mm / 1.8 in
Trail 95 mm / 3.7 in
Wheelbase 1368 ± 15.5 mm / 53.8 ±0.6 in
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.3 in
Ground Clearance 180 mm / 7.1 in

Dry Weight

159 kg / 350 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

13 Litres / 3.4 US gal

From a press release issued by Husqvarna:

Husqvarna Motorcycles introduced the all-new 2024 generation Vitpilen and Svartpilen models. Featuring the biggest technical updates to the ranges since their introduction in 2018, the completely redesigned Vitpilen 401, Vitpilen 125, Svartpilen 401, Svartpilen 250, and Svartpilen 125 all feature entirely new engines, new chassis, class-leading technology, and new styling.

From urban commuting to weekend exploration, the newest Vitpilen and Svartpilen models have been designed to offer a consistently fun, memorable, and dynamic riding experience. Aboard these new machines, riders both young and experienced can disrupt and escape the ordinary.

An all-new steel trellis frame preserves the much-loved agility of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, with a lightweight aluminium swingarm and WP suspension on each machine ensuring predictable handling. The 2024 machines also feature a longer wheelbase, new frame, and a revised seat height, improving their cornering behaviour while keeping their renowned stability. The Vitpilen models further benefit from new handlebars that offer reduced weight for highly responsive steering. Powering the 2024 range is a new and more compact engine family, EURO 5+-compliant with an improved weight distribution and revised gearbox.

Offering an engaging and dynamic ride within and outside of urban environments, the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are powered by a 399 cc, 45 hp, single-cylinder engine that is housed inside a steel trellis chassis. Combined with a new aluminium swingarm, the motorcycles’ much-loved nimble handling gives excellent rider feedback. The Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 also share key technology, including cornering MTC, switchable ride modes, adjustable WP suspension, ByBre brakes and Bosch cornering sensitive ABS that deliver powerful stopping. Easy Shift technology allows clutchless gear changes while a 5” bonded glass TFT display, premium paint finish with decals, and 17” wheels complete the unmistakable style of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen models.

Technical highlights:
• New frame and swingarm that accommodate the new engine with off-centre rear suspension
• New 5” bonded glass TFT display
• Open cartridge front fork
• A premium paint finish with overcoated decals
• Low seat height of 820 mm
• Cornering ABS
• Easy Shift and connectivity features as standard
• LED headlight with positioning light ring
• Spoked 17” wheels with premium Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres and Svartpilen 401)
• Cast aluminium 17" wheels with 6-spoke aero design and premium Michelin Power 6 tyres (Vitpilen 401)