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Review: The 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Review: The 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 review
Of all the Husqvarna street bikes, none has been so hotly anticipated as the Svartpilen 701. Especially by riders who love the forward design and ride dynamics of its Vitpilen café racer sibling, but can’t get along with its ergonomics.

Excitement hit fever pitch when Husqvarna announced (at EICMA last year) that the Svartpilen 701 was indeed going into production. And like its 401 stablemates, the factory bike is as close to the original jaw-dropping concept as you can get.

2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 review
But what’s it like in the flesh? Does that neo-retro flat track style translate into a decent street bike? Do pastéis de nata custard tarts taste better in Portugal than anywhere else? I traveled to Lisbon to find out the answers to these burning questions.…

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