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2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

Published: March 20, 2024

Husqvarna has just released the full details of the new Svartpilen 801, which it teased last month.

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

And it’s a step up for the Swedish brand’s naked roadster range, which in the past has been restricted to single-cylinder engines – the 125, 401, and 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilens, all based on the respective one-pot Dukes (the Norden 901 adventure bike uses the KTM Adventure 890 engine of course).

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

That’s because the new Svartpilen 801 bike gets a full-on twin-cylinder powerplant, in the form of the KTM Duke 790 engine – a 799cc DOHC 8v parallel twin motor putting out 105bhp and 87Nm.

The new Husky’s chassis also follows the same rough layout as the orange brand’s nutty naked, with a steel tube trellis frame, a fully adjustable WP APEX front fork, and a rebound/preload adjustable rear shock from the same brand, operated by a neat cast aluminium swingarm.

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

The 801’s stoppers are fairly standard fare: J.Juan four-piston radial calipers with 300mm discs, the wheels are cast aluminium and the bike comes with the excellent Pirelli MT60 RS supermoto rubber – ideal for the flat tracker style which the machine evokes.

This all adds up to a fairly decent specification – and it weighs in at 181kg wet but with no fuel, which is a little bit heavier than the Duke 790.

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

It’s the styling and equipment that marks the 801 out though. The styling is pure Scandinavian scrambler, with a low-slung seat, flat tank unit, and a sweet high-level slash-cut silencer rounds off the aggressive shorty back end.

That uncompromising character was underlined by the action pics released by the firm, showing the bike pushing hard on an ice lake and a dirt race track.

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

It’s a handsome, tough-looking little beastie, but the subtle dark tones to the paint and the chassis parts give it a classy, mature air too. It’s a long way from the acid-hue bright orange KTM Duke, despite sharing much of the dynamic features.

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

The Husqvarna gets a solid set of electronics too, about on-par for the class in 2024. You get four selectable ride modes (Street, Rain, Sport, plus optional Dynamic Mode), and an optional Dynamic Pack which adds ten levels of slip adjustment and five levels of Anti Wheelie, Motor Slip Regulation, Anti-Wheelie, and Cruise Control.

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

There’s plenty of standard trickery though: cornering ABS (with Supermoto mode) and traction, quickshifter and phone connectivity are all present and correct on the basic bike. And it’s all accessed through a premium colour TFT dashboard.

2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 801

The price for all of this classy madness? A cool £10,499, around £1k more than a 790 Duke, and it will be in the shops by June. More info:


Chromium-molybdenum steel frame with engine as stressed member

799 cc parallel-twin engine with 105 hp peak power and 87 Nm of torque

Adjustable WP APEX suspension provides exceptional comfort and performance on rugged streets

Four selectable ride modes (Street, Rain, Sport, plus an optional Dynamic Mode)

Optional Dynamic Pack introduces ten levels of slip adjustment and five levels of Anti Wheelie

Motor Slip Regulation, Anti-Wheelie and Cruise Control available with optional Dynamic Pack

Standard cornering traction control

Cornering-sensitive ABS

Ride-by-wire throttle with adjustable throttle response

Standard up/down quickshifter

PASC slipper clutch

Standard Connectivity Unit provides TbT+ navigation, telephone calls and music selection from the rider’s smartphone

Hazard warning system with integrated handlebar switch



Engine type                                           Four-stroke, DOHC parallel twin

Displacement                                        799 cc

Bore/stroke                                            88/65.7 mm

Power                                                     77 kW (105 hp) @ 9250 rpm

Torque                                                    87 Nm @ 8000 rpm

Compression ratio                                12.5:1

Starter/battery                                        Electric starter/12V 10Ah

Transmission                                        six gears

Fuel system                                           DKK Dellorto (Throttle body 46mm)

Control                                                   four valves per cylinder / DOHC

Lubrication                                            Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Engine oil                                              Motorex, Power Synth SAE 10W-50

Primary drive                                         39:75

Final drive                                              16:41

Cooling                                                  Liquid cooled with water/oil heat exchanger

Clutch                                                     Cable operated PASC Slipper clutch

Engine management/ignition             Bosch EMS with RBW

Traction control                                     MTC (lean angle sensitive, 3-Mode, disengageable,
Dynamic mode opt.)

Fuel consumption                                4,5 l/100km

CO2 Emissions                                     106 g/km



Frame                                                     Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel frame using the engine as stressed element, powder coated

Subframe                                               Cast aluminium, powder coated

Handlebar                                              Aluminium, tapered with cross bar, Ø 28/22 mm

Front suspension                                 WP APEX-USD Ø 43 mm

Adjustability                                           Compression, Rebound

Rear suspension                                  WP APEX-Monoshock

Adjustability                                           Rebound, Preload

Suspension travel front/rear               140 mm / 150 mm

Front brake                                            2 x 4-piston caliper, radially mounted, brake disc Ø 300 mm

Rear brake                                             2 piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm

ABS                                                        Bosch 9.3 MP (incl. Cornering-ABS and Supermoto mode, disengageable)

Wheels front/rear                                  Cast Aluminium wheels 3.50 x 17”; 5.50 x 17”

Tyres front/rear                                     Pirelli MT 60 RS R 17; R 17

Chain                                                     X-Ring 520

Silencer                                                  Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer

Steering head angle                            65,5°

Triple clamp offset                                32 mm

Trail                                                         97,9 mm

Wheel base                                           1,388 mm ± 15 mm

Ground clearance                                174 mm

Seat height                                            820 mm

Tank capacity (approx.)                       14 litres / 2.0 litres reserve

Weight (without fuel, approx)              181 kg



ABS Modes                                            Street (cornering sensitive) / Supermoto

Ride Modes                                           Street, Rain, Sport, Dynamic*

Engine Management Systems           MTC, MSR*, Easy Shift

Cruise Control                                       TA

Connectivity                                          Turn-by-Turn+ Navigation, Call-In, Call-Out, Music Selection

Technical Accessories                        Heated grips, alarm system, lithium ion battery

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