Went to dealer yesterday.Was only looking for a Svartpilen but they had a Vitpilen there- it looks WAY better IMHO but those bars were a bit of a (wrist) pain for my old lanky body. The Svartpilen’s seemed too high, if anything, and I’d swap them for slightly lower ones ( probs Renthal RC High bend- from my dirtbike days). I know looks are shallow BUT that’s part of the appeal, right? If I bought the Vitpilen I’d probs have to factor in the ABM kit…
The MY19 are $10500 ride away here in Oz, so they are an amazing deal ( unlike when they came out and were close to $19K ride away….)
Just put a deposit on a Svartpilen. Vitpilen was sold, had a really nice guy interstate offer me his ( with ABM bar risers), but I think even with those, the Svartpilen will be more comfortable for me.
I just picked up a 2019 Svartpilen due to the rebates (my local dealer had it marked down to $7475 USD!!!), and I LOVE it. Love the feel and style, and I’m a sucker for the murdered-out matte black look. My only issue is that it seems like, if all the svart/vit models, there are the fewest accessories for the Svartpilen 701. That’s a bummer, as I’m a natural-born accessorizer lol