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This may replace my 300

Picked it up on Friday. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401.



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Wow, pretty interesting. How about some details? How much, why you chose it, how it compares to the competition, etc. I think I've heard about this bike before, but I'm still not sure what my opinion is on it.

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It's got the Grom style that, IMO, is not very pretty or fast-looking. Ninja's got the upper hand there. I do admire the attempt at the Ducati look.


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Very comparable to the ktm390. Looks like fun. How does it ride/handle?

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I've always loved the Husky color scheme.
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The engine is exactly the same size/bore/stroke as the KTM 390 (373 cc, 89 bore, 60 stroke). Is it in fact, the same engine?
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The engine is exactly the same size/bore/stroke as the KTM 390 (373 cc, 89 bore, 60 stroke). Is it in fact, the same engine?
Yes, it is based on the Duke.
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I was wondering that myself when I was comparing specs.

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Had my eyes on a 2017+ Duke 390 but they have a serious stalling problem. Most KTM thumpers do. My old 690 did. I have to wonder if these Huskies are going to have it also. I believe they may have solved the old blowing engine problem the old RC390's used to have.

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Wow, pretty interesting. How about some details? How much, why you chose it, how it compares to the competition, etc. I think I've heard about this bike before, but I'm still not sure what my opinion is on it.
Details? Google is your friend.
How much? $6,999 CDN
Why you chose it? Always liked the look but thought it was priced out of my range. It wasn't.
How does it compare to the competition? Tell me who the competition is. I see this as a modern cafe racer. Others may differ.

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