According to European reports, the Managing Director of Husqvarna Motorcycles has told a Swedish magazine that the two concept models shown in Milan last Fall, the 401 White Arrow and the 401 Black Arrow, are headed to production for the 2017 model year.
He did indicate, as expected, that styling will likely differ from the concepts shown at the show, but the basic purpose of the machines, simplistic “nothing more than necessary” functionality will remain.
Since Husqvarna is now a sister company of KTM, it is expected that the 401 models will feature a version of the engine currently powering the KTM Duke 390 and RC 390, which is a 375 cc, 44 hp single-cylinder.
MD is currently testing one of the new street-legal Husqvarna enduros, FE 350 F (pictured at bottom). With a claimed dry weight under 250 pounds, the FE is about as spare as it gets for a street-legal bike. The 401s will be all-business, we expect, in the Husky tradition.