From the french sites I browsed, it looks like it has a shifter (up/down). If confirmed, this is a real advantage and could be a nice replacement for my 401, looking forward to test driving this next spring. The front fender looks weird and I do not know why they did not keep the one from the vit, but this is a question of taste.
Poured over the Svartpilen 701 at the NEC bike show last week. Just back from my dealer Saltire in Edinburgh and I’ve ordered one for March. I’m keeping the 401 for now at least and reckon they are both so different I can enjoy both
I feel like they went for more of a tracker style on the 701 vs the scrambler on the 401. But I like both of them. I won’t be giving up my 401 anytime soon, so I’m excited to see what they do with the 701 lines in a few years. 🙂