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    Husqvarna Vitpilen 701


    Anyone interested in this bike?

    I feel like it could make a cool track weapon, anyone going to make bodywork for it?


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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    I've heard it has some reliability issues engine wise?

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I've heard it has some reliability issues engine wise?
    Interesting...isnít that the 690 single?


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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Should be the same latest-gen 690 that's in the 701 enduro/sm. Bet it'd be a total hoot with sticky tires on, but not sure it has the sales numbers to support much dedicated aftermarket support for track parts. Shame, too...heck of a lot cheaper than a Kramer.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I've heard it has some reliability issues engine wise?
    Isnít that the case with all European motorized products?

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Haa, I don't know. I had the original iteration of the 690 and I FLOGGED it for 5 seasons on big racetracks. Basically rode it WOT for 14k miles. Never had to do anything but oil changes. Valve checks were really easy and never needed adjustment.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Haa, I don't know. I had the original iteration of the 690 and I FLOGGED it for 5 seasons on big racetracks. Basically rode it WOT for 14k miles. Never had to do anything but oil changes. Valve checks were really easy and never needed adjustment.
    Truth.

    They have increased the hp by quite a large margin since that gen though!

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I've heard it has some reliability issues engine wise?
    I'd be interested to see this information as it might directly affect me. Source?

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    I'd be interested to see this information as it might directly affect me. Source?
    IIRC Mo Kaddam told me this. He moonlights working for manchester honda ktm husky in CT.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Smutty heard it wasn’t 3 on the tree, therefore ticking time bomb.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Smutty heard it wasn’t 3 on the tree, therefore ticking time bomb.
    Still want to drive a 3 on the tree. Definitely on my bucket list.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Have you sat on a 701 Vit? It's got a rubber board for a seat and the gauges are terrible. Plus I picked up a 2018 CB1000R for about the same price as a 701 Vitpilen list. I hear you can find Vit's for $9999 right now.

    I find the CB1000R to have that look of the Vitpilen but in American sizing.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Saw one on the road yesterday. I HIGHLY approve.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Wife sat on one and really liked it. Not sure if its worth the extra $3k over the 690 though

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    Wife sat on one and really liked it. Not sure if its worth the extra $3k over the 690 though
    I think they are going for a premium product image and as such it is pretty unique with high end components. I agree - you pay a hefty surcharge for the image and style

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Saw one at the husky display at NJ sx. Didnít do it for me. Wanted to see a 710 super moto but they didnít have on on display.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Not a Vitipilen, but I've been doing an internship in Milan at Deus Ex Machina for the last few weeks. Spotted this Husky 701 in the student scooter parking lot at the University of Milan:

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    The Vitpilen 701 is now being sold at an $7995 price tag for left overs at Motorsports Nation in Waterford. Quite a decent deal. If I didn't have a 701 Supermoto I would spring for it. I still think it will be like a GB500 15 years from now. Worth more than paid for if the world economy fails to collapse.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Not a Vitipilen, but I've been doing an internship in Milan at Deus Ex Machina for the last few weeks. Spotted this Husky 701 in the student scooter parking lot at the University of Milan:

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    Nice.
    That's awesome, and really small world. I go to Milan once in a while for business and went to Deus for an aperitivo one night in June 2017. They had a nice H1 and a couple other bikes on display. Cool place.

    When I have some time I'll post up the couple of pics I have.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    The Vitpilen 701 is now being sold at an $7995 price tag for left overs at Motorsports Nation in Waterford.
    Wow. With the suspension, brakes, and electronics on this bike that's a heck of a deal. As a guy who is about to get back onto a street bike after a few years off, this is pretty tempting.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Wow. With the suspension, brakes, and electronics on this bike that's a heck of a deal. As a guy who is about to get back onto a street bike after a few years off, this is pretty tempting.
    Well if you get one then hit me up as I will ride my 701 Supermoto over and swap with you on a ride for a few minutes. You seen this bar conversion kit? DANG!!!!

    https://spieglerusa.com/handlebar-co...kit-22031.html

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Sat on both this and the Svartpilen at IMS last weekend. Basically here's where they're at:

    Both bikes have the same suspension (fully adjustable WP) and electronics (TC, up-down QS w/ autoblip) and share a bunch of the same bodywork. The Vitapilen has 17" wheels and clip ons which are integral to the top triple clamp. The Svartpilen has 18/16" wheels and bars on risers.

    I actually think I'm in on the Vitapilen, Husky just released 2020 pricing for these models and I really can't ignore it, $9,500 for the 2020's and they've been authorized to drop the 2019's to $8k.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Wow $9500 for a 2020. That's good news for those that didn't purchase one at $12K. OUCH!!!! If I didn't have a 701SM I would be picking up an $8k leftover in a heartbeat. Had I known they would have dropped down to such a value price I wouldn't have purchased the 701SM.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Those 19s for 8K is a smokin deal. I really liked the blue/white one. Hawt.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    About the only thing I have left is finding out if there's a meaningful difference between the 19's and 20's. This is going to be a street/trackday bike for me. I've been heavily set on a 790 Duke but I really think this bike may be able to save me several thousand dollars to get it into the form I'm looking for. Basically my plan for the 790 was this:

    Cartridge kit, rear shock, sweet numbers (PK has this dialed via Harlan's bike.) Crash protection, hard parts, upgraded master, calipers, brake lines, spare wheels, belly pan. Looking at about $5k for all that plus $11k purchase price.

    On a Vitapilen I can get away with just respringing as it comes with adjustable suspension already. Brakes just need a braided line upgrade, caliper and master are fine. I think I can get in with about $3k in mods for track day purposes, majority of that cost being a second set of wheels. That brings me down to about $12.5k for a 2020 or $11k if the 2019 has the correct bits. That's a big relief vs $16k to do a Duke build.

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