Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Luke iMan in , , , , ,    No comments
At the 2014 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Swedish motorcycle company and outdoor equipment manufacturer Husqvarna showed off a pair of motorcycle concepts which look straight out of a sci-fi movie.

The complimentary duo, one called Vit Pilen (White Arrow), and the other called Svart Pilen (Black Arrow), were created by the industrial design firm Kiska (the same company that designed the KTM X-Bow). Both bikes are designed to gauge public opinion ahead of a possible production run.

Starting with the Husqvarna 401 Vit Pilen. This version of the concept is a proposal for a simply styled, yet high-tech road bike. It’s an exceptionally clean design, with every part stripped down to the bare minimum necessary for function. It features an exposed trellis frame, with just a minimal amount of bodywork. Up front the 401 Vit Pilen has a futuristic LED headlight with a halo ring running around the outside.

The Husqvarna 401 Svart Pilen on the other hand is more of an off-road machine. It has the same basic architecture as the Vit Pilen, but adds knobbly tires, a high-mounted exhaust, higher and wider handlebars, and small storage racks on the tank and tail section. The headlight gets a faux rock guard too.

Powering both motorcycles is a 373 cc, 43 horsepower single cylinder engine, which is the same unit used in the production KTM Duke 390.


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