It’s official: The 2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 is coming

2024 Husqvarna Svarpilen 801 teaser
It’s no secret that Husqvarna has had a twin-cylinder Svartpilen in the works, but now they’ve officially made it official. Get a load of the 2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801.

Husqvarna would have you believe that you’re looking at a prototype—but in OEM-speak, that just means the actual factory bike in disguise. This is likely the production-ready Husqvarna Svartpilen 801, plastered in sticker camo to make it look all prototype-y.

2024 Husqvarna Svarpilen 801 teaser
Technical details are slim, but there’s a lot that we can garner by filling in the blanks. It’s safe to assume that, like the Svartpilens that came before it, the Svartpilen 801 is based on a KTM, since the two companies exist under the same umbrella. It’s standard operating procedure within the Svartpilen model range to add 11 to the model designation of the KTM that has donated its frame and engine; in this case, the KTM 790 Duke.

2024 Husqvarna Svarpilen 801 teaser
That’s confirmed by one of the few details that Husqvarna has confirmed for the Svartpilen 801—its output. The 105 hp produced by its parallel-twin mill matches the 790 Duke’s power, although the Svartpilen is a little heavier at 181 kilos [399 lbs]. That’s likely due to its unique bodywork and accouterments.

It’s also been confirmed that the Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 will come with a full suite of electronic rider aids, including a quick-shifter, but that’s all we know for sure. It also shares the 790 Duke’s WP suspension and open-lattice swingarm, while its bodywork follows the neo-retro flat track theme set by existing Svartpilen models.

2024 Husqvarna Svarpilen 801 teaser
We’re seeing a gorgeous set of five-spoke wheels and an exhaust that harks back to the first Svartpilen concept that was teased eons ago. (Added up, it’s pretty much exactly what you’d imagine a Svartpilen 801 would look like.)

Husqvarna will make us wait another two weeks before unveiling the Svartpilen 801 completely, but they’ve thrown us a bone in the form of a video of it being ridden in anger.

2024 Husqvarna Svarpilen 801 teaser
As for now, we have questions. Like, are we getting a Vitpilen 801? Is a KTM 890-based Svartpilen 901 on the way? And, most importantly, when do we get to ride this?

Source: Husqvarna