Should I buy a Vitpilen 701?


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    Spike
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    Question for all the owners of Vits…..I have been a ‘Singles’ man all my life and currently have a 1985 Yamaha SRX600. I now have a knee problem that prohibits me kicking the bike over (its kick start only). Looking to replace it with another single (or dare I say it a ‘twin’) and having just seen an article about the Vitpilen I have fallen in love!

    My question: Are owners happy with their Vitpilens? I’ve seen a few comments on issues regarding electrics, fuel tanks, clutch master cylinders etc…..

    Your comments would be appreciated – Cheers

    #12488
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    Savovo
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    Although taking the bike to the dealership to get warranty work is a hassle and I am very impatient, I fall in love with the bike every time I have a chance to ride it. This machine is BEAUTIFUL and being the strongest single on the market, it packs a punch!

    You can replace the clutch slave with the Oberon/Brembo. You can get warranty work on the fuel tank sensor. The ECU problems will probably be fixed in an update. It’s just small problems that are common, but it’s not too hard of a fix.

    If you have a chance, take a ride in one and you’ll probably never regret it. 😀

    #12493
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    Spike
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    Thanks for your input Savovo. Yes I’m lining up a test ride but unfortunatly dealers here in my local area have sold out (the bikes fairly new to Australia)  and they are waiting for a shipment to arrive in a few months. Its a case of my heart ruling my head! Its the closest looking modern bike to my SRX600 which has been my lifelong ‘go-to’ bike.

    Cheers and safe riding.

    #12494
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    Jeff
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    Well, we shouldn’t make up your mind for you, cus we’re on this forum, aren’t we, so we prolly like the 701 pretty well….and for me, that’s true: I have a few hundred thousand miles on BMW twins, fully loaded down with gear, but at my age (old!) I was patiently looking for something lighter, less ponderous, more flickable. A Vitpilen 701 showed up at my muti-brand dealer, 2019 model. “Whoa! Beautiful,” I thought. Really, like you, heart over head. Wow. “I must have one!” So now I do, and its sort of a total delight, and no problems so far (1,000 miles). I’m not so used to singles, so that little engine working away down there is kinda new to me; keeping the revs above 3,000, I’m getting used to; plus as noted, the thing is this absolutely beautiful object! So, here’s another happy Vitpilen owner, up in New England, USA.

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    Spike
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    Jeff, I dont need my arm twisting, just curious as the owners thoughts on the bike.

    Thanks for your comments – cheers.

    #12509
    mitchot
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    I am from Australia, had the bike a few weeks and very happy with the purchase and decision. Got a demo bike never riden when they dropped the price so snagged a bargain there :D.

    Its fun to ride, definitely packs a punch, which I think is felt even more due to the incredibly light weight. Its super easy to manipulate out on the road. I don’t think you will be disappointed with the purchase, if the design/look/style catches your eye and you like it, the rest you will like even more.

    #12511
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    Spike
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    Cheers Mitchot, I’ve just learnt about the Vitpilen so it was disappointing when the local Husky dealer had just sold his demo and wasn’t expecting a delivery for a few months due to non being available in Aus. Hoping the price stays the same for the next batch!

    Thanks for the comment – cheers- ride safe.

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