The new Huscqvarna 401 has been recently spotted during a test run in Spain. But as first pictures of the 401 Vitpilen and Svartpilen displayed more traditional touches with Cafe Racer and Scrambler design features, the currently spied 401 comes with a KTM Duke approach.
And this is not accidentally as the Huscqvarna 401 shares a number of components with the KTM 390 Duke like the engine and chassis among others. It’s not yet clear why KTM who owns Huscqvarna decided to release such a similar machine with the current KTM 390 Duke. Even more, critics were very positive on the initial designs. However,it looks like some elements that equipped the initial prototypes are present on the spied test bike like the gas tank and body work.