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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701


    I have no idea what the geometry of the Vitpilien would be like on track. And neither doe anyone else. That is your biggest risk factor.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    there are leftover 690 dukes out there for basically songs too. I haven't shopped them too hard, but I might own one someday, or something really similar.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I have no idea what the geometry of the Vitpilien would be like on track. And neither doe anyone else. That is your biggest risk factor.
    I mean he isn't racing so it might not matter? I don't think it could be that bad haha.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I have no idea what the geometry of the Vitpilien would be like on track. And neither doe anyone else. That is your biggest risk factor.
    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I mean he isn't racing so it might not matter? I don't think it could be that bad haha.
    Pretty much what Smutty said. Track days, not taking it racing. There's a lot that can be done around the stock geometry anyhow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    there are leftover 690 dukes out there for basically songs too. I haven't shopped them too hard, but I might own one someday, or something really similar.
    The non-adjustable suspension on the Duke puts puts a nix on it unless it's priced at $6,500. I also don't think the Duke comes with the up/down quickshifter, I've looked around at the specs and reviews and haven't seen mention of it.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Good points on the Duke. It's why I didn't buy one after I sold the SMC

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    I’d have poopoo’d a quick shifter till the cows came home up until late June of this year.
    What a handy gadget in almost every scenario.
    Non adjustable squishy bits is a non starter for sure. Unless somebody is making drop in kits that end up costing less than the other stuff all together, I can see skipping the duke altogether.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I’d have poopoo’d a quick shifter till the cows came home up until late June of this year.
    What a handy gadget in almost every scenario.
    Non adjustable squishy bits is a non starter for sure. Unless somebody is making drop in kits that end up costing less than the other stuff all together, I can see skipping the duke altogether.
    Exactly. Basically I'm looking at $500 to respring the Vitapilen or $2000-2500 to do a replace the non-adjustable shock and fork cartridge kit. I've never had the pleasure of ripping a bike around track equipped with up/down QS with auto blipper, and I really want it. The biggest thing with the Vitapilen is the sum of the parts coupled with the new pricing structure. This bike was priced at $12k when it was released in 2018, it hasn't changed and they knocked $2500 off of it.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Right now Loudbeard is scouring the internet on all things Vitpilen. Wife thinks he's watching porn but it's just Ryan on FortNine YouTube talking sexy about the Vitpilen.

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    Not my proudest fap, definitely not my worst though

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    I'd like the vitpilen if I was into street riding again.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Damn, at that price I'd consider getting rid of my RC for one. I really like the looks of them, but honestly don't think I want any more power than what I got - for the street, that is.

    However, the RC is god awful 2-up, and we use it to get around the city so much. I thought we could deal with it, but eh, it really sucks.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Damn, at that price I'd consider getting rid of my RC for one. I really like the looks of them, but honestly don't think I want any more power than what I got - for the street, that is.

    However, the RC is god awful 2-up, and we use it to get around the city so much. I thought we could deal with it, but eh, it really sucks.
    Check out the Vitpilen 401 then, $3,350 less than the 701, around here they are on clearance for $4,650.....although not sure how 2-up friendly that tiny ass seat on the Vit is...

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    Yep, what he said. They also do the Svartpilen with the 401 as well

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    Well, I'm done looking at this thread.

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    Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

    That 701 motor is a gem tho...

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