The speculation of the market launch of a Husqvarna Vitpilen 1301 has been around for a couple of years now. In fact, these go back to 2016 but even after six years, this hearsay is yet to manifest. In the meantime, the competition of the Vitpilen 1301 in the form of KTM 1290 Super Duke R has already moved generations ahead and now comes equipped with the updated electronic package.
It might be a perfect time to resurrect the Vitpilen 1301 as the company is done with settling the Super Duke by launching it in its latest generation in the market. According to the design and style revealed by the spy shots of the testing bike in Europe, it is very much apparent that the bike will come equipped with neo-cafe design philosophy. The overall design of the bike will align itself with the established styling of the Vitpilen 701.
There is an apparent reference coming in the form of a circular headlight but overall design has been heavily under the wraps to keep experts and customers guessing. There is a single sided swingarm but as compared to the five spoke unit of the Super Duke, the bike features 9-spoke aluminum. There is a difference in the exhaust design as well as Husqvarna features a double-can option on Vitpilen 130.
All these dissimilarities also reveal the philosophy of the parent company, Pierer Mobility Group, which continue to make a difference between the Swedish and Austrian brand by providing unique cosmetic touches to these bikes. In sum, we can’t wait to see the launch of the Vitpilen 1301 as the spy images are all but ravishing and gorgeous. It will be interesting to witness how much price Vitpilen 1301 will ask from the prospective customers and whether that goes down well with the buyers or not.