Husqvarna Motorcycles’ designers really did a fantastic job, in bringing the Vitpilen 701 concept to production. This side-by-side comparison of the 2015 concept and 2018 Vitpilen production model truly demonstrates that.

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Husqvarna VITPILEN 701

If anything Husqvarna’s designers improved upon the original concept and proved that the best things come to bikers who are patient. That’s a real saying…

Single-cylinder Vitpilen 701

VITPILEN CONCEPT & PRODUCTION – SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

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SPOT THE OBVIOUS DIFFERENCES

Some of the differences are fairly obvious to spot; the replacement of the exposed cone air filter for a hidden airbox, the inclusion of regulation mirrors, reflectors and a wheel-mounted rear fender.

However, the designers seem to have taken a fastidious approach, to minimising the impact of legally mandated components to this single cylinder motor. In-turn, this has resulted in minimal disruption to the shape of the original concept.

SPOT THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES

Where the differences are more subtle; arguably, the changes made to components on the production look better than the original concept. Mostly, these changes are comprised of slightly adjusted colour or the delicate alteration of shapes - such as the clutch casing.

All together this makes the Vitpilen 701 a joy to behold. Judge for yourselves.

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Vitpilen 701 Concept vs. Production