Buying decision- Vitpilen 701 vs Svartpilen 401


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  • #2250
    Bruhast
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    I realize I’m posting this in the 701 forum, so going to make the same post in the Svartpilen 401 forum…

    my wife has given the ok to buy a bike, so I’m deciding between the 701 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen. I’m 6’, weigh 210. I’m not a super experienced rider. Rode some off-road as a kid and have owned a Suzuki bandit 600 and a 250 enduro as an adult. I only put about 2,000 road miles on these bikes.

    I like he lower price point of the Svartpilen, the riding stance, and the look a little more than the 701 vit. However, both seem to be marketed to beginners and I imagine the 701 could be a long term bike.

    any considerations you all would take? Did you decide for the 701 over the 401 for a specific reason?

    I can pick up an 18 Vitpilen 701 for $11,350 delivered. Svartpilen would be $6,450 delivered.

    Thanks!

     

    #2256
    Raoul
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    I chose the 701 out of the 3.

     

    You could wait for the 701 Svartpilen.

     

    I liked the bigger engine (I rode all 3,) and while the 401’s were fun I concidered them for more local duties and the 701 as a bike I can ride further on…

    #2258
    Bruhast
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    Thanks Raoul.

     

    i sat on a duke 390 and duke 690 yesterday. Sitting on the 390 made me a little nervous from a size standpoint.

    i didn’t drive them.

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