In 2014, Husqvarna rocked the motorcycling world with the reveal of its 401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen concepts, dressing KTM’s 390 platform up in one of the most striking and unique neo-retro cafe racer and scrambler designs ever seen. Since the debut of the production model in 2016, the 401 Svartpilen has been an enormous success for the Swedish marque, and after being joined by its larger 701 sibling, Husky has now pulled the cover off of a smaller, more affordable, and more beginner-friendly version of the futuristic street scrambler with the Svartpilen 125.
Despite the quarter-liter displacement, the 125cc Svartpilen maintains the appearance, build quality, and a premium array of running gear found on the 401 (373cc) version. Housing the 2021 model’s liquid-cooled and fuel-injected single is a black powder-coated steel chassis that’s been paired with WP APEX suspension and 17” spoked wheels shod in knobby Pirelli rubber front and back. Other top-shelf touches include bronze engine cases and anodized components, Bosch ABS-backed ByBre brakes, CNC-machined foot-pegs, and LED lighting all around. Pricing has yet to be revealed, though the 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 is scheduled to hit dealerships sometime this month. For more information, you can check out the company’s website linked below.