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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Vitpilen 401
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Simple yet desirable

The VITPILEN 401 is a fresh and simple new approach within the world of motorcycling. It is subtle, style-focused and stripped of all that is unnecessary. Its simple yet progressive design opens a new gateway to motorcycle culture and makes urban motorcycling more accessible and inviting than ever before. A bike for progressive, freethinking riders who appreciate exceptional design and seek new ways to experience their urban environment.

Engine & Gearbox
The VITPILEN 401 is powered by a modern 375cc single-cylinder engine that is remarkably compact. With 37Nm of torque from low down in the RPM range and a 6-speed gearbox, it is perfect for urban riding. The electronic fuel injection is operated by a ride-by-wire system and delivers a sharp, but refined power. With a peak horsepower of 32kW (44hp), the VITPILEN 401 is accessible to A2 licence holders, while its lightweight construction means the power-to-weight ratio will also excite more experienced riders.
The exhaust system on the VITPILEN 401 comprises of two parts, a pre-silencer made from steel, and a final silencer, which is made from aluminium and finished off with a raw look and the iconic Husqvarna logo. The design fits well with the stylish overall look of the bike and importantly, also ensures the VITPILEN 401 meets strict emissions regulations.
The VITPILEN 401 is fitted with hydraulic ByBre disk brake callipers, which are manufactured to the highest standards, and in combination with 320mm front and 230mm rear perforated steel discs, deliver controllable and confident braking performance.The VITPILEN 401 is also fitted with a state-of-the-art Bosch ABS system, ensuring the highest level of safety in varying braking conditions. This function can be fully disengaged for more advanced riders.
The suspension on the VITPILEN 401 is produced by WP performance systems and is made to exacting standards, ensuring the highest level of quality and craftsmanship. The front suspension features 43 mm open cartridge forks, while the rear features a progressive damping system connected directly to the swingarm. The high-quality components offer dynamic handling optimal for challenging urban environments.

Technical Specs


Design1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement373.2 cm³
Bore89 mm
Stroke60 mm
Power in KW32 kW
StarterElectric starter
LubricationWet sump
Primary drive30:80
Secondary gear ratio15:45
CoolingLiquid cooled
ClutchPASC™ antihopping clutch, mechanically operated


Frame designSteel trellis frame, powder coated
Front suspensionWP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear suspensionWP monoshock
Suspension travel (front)142 mm
Suspension travel (rear)150 mm
Front brakeFour-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Rear brakeSingle-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter320 mm
Rear brake disc diameter230 mm
ABSBosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable)
ChainX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle65 °
Wheelbase1357 ± 15.5 mm
Ground clearance170 mm
Seat height835 mm
Tank capacity (approx.)9.5 l
Weight without fuel148 kg