After having showcased the Vitpilen 401 Aero at EICMA 2016 ahead of the release of the 401 production version in 2018, Husqvarna Motorcycles has unveiled the Vitpilen 701 Aero Concept at this year’s EICMA show in Milan. The Vitpilen 701 Aero concept is a modern faired sport bike with an innovative design approach that pays its respect to the past.
Built around a modern single-cylinder engine with an elevated power output, it features a sporty look that hints at the potential for a more performance-oriented future for Husqvarna Motorcycles’ street range.
By taking a closer look at the fairing, you can see how the design elements of every aspect of this bike have been thoroughly thought out and well executed, even the unseen details of the fairing have an air of elegance to them.
Although the fairing structure is purely technical, all the parts speak the same design language, including the unique, round TFT display. The paint job for this bike is something special, but underneath the coat of blue and white is a powerful single-cylinder motor with modern electronics. The windshield completely changes the position of the cockpit, encouraging a lower, more locked-in position, for a fully immersive riding experience.
Unique to the Vitpilen 701 Aero concept is a component that highlights the ongoing evolution of the design synergy between simple form and progressive function. Mounted at the heart of the cockpit, is an immaculately constructed round, full-color TFT display, shaped to perfectly match the design language of the motorcycle. Its simple form and typically reduced Husqvarna Motorcycles style should not be mistaken for basic function, as this display version highlights the option to change several interface elements. The Vitpilen 701 Aero concept was the perfect platform to showcase this new component and to further emphasize Husqvarna Motorcycles’ intention to continue to pioneer new territory.