An advanced prototype and stripped-down Husqvarna with adventure bike styling have been spotted on a test somewhere in Spain.

CarAndBike, By Preetam Bora


An advanced prototype of the upcoming Husqvarna 901 Svartpilen has been spotted on test in Spain, and pictures, as well as a short video of the upcoming bike, has been posted by RideApart. The 901 Svartpilen though is only likely to be released as a 2021 model, and will not likely be unveiled in production form at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. At best, we may get to see the upcoming 901 Svartpilen in concept form in Milan. The new Husky seems to be using the same parallel-twin engine from the KTM 790 Duke, but it's still not clear if the engine is the existing motor from the 790 Duke or the rumored 890 cc mill KTM is currently working on.

Watch the spy video of the rumored Husqvarna 901 Svartpilen:

 (Video Credited by RideApart via Youtube)

The new bike has some visible changes from the current 701 Svartpilen. The changes are in the spoked wheels, twin pipes, and high-level exhaust, which do indicate that this may be an all-new model after all, and not just an update. What remains to be seen is if the 901 Svartpilen (if at all, it will be called that), will get the new, rumored 890 cc parallel-twin that is set to debut on the middleweight KTM Duke. But there is more than just one test mule which was spotted in Spain.

A second test mule of what seems like an adventure-touring model, rather than an out and out road bike, was also clicked while on the test. There's also an engine bash plate on the underbelly, a high and wide handlebar, complete with handguards, as well as luggage racks on the test mule. All these certainly point to the fact that the test mule will probably be an adventure tourer. In India, the launch of KTM's sister brand Husqvarna has already been delayed. Even if Husqvarna is launched, possibly by the first half of 2020, the first models to be launched in India will likely be the 401 models, based on the KTM 390 Duke.

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