Husqvarna was founded near the town of Huskvarna in Sweden in 1689. The company started out as a maker of muskets, and the Husqvarna logo still depicts a gun sight viewed from the end of the barrel.
As with many motorcycle manufacturers, Husqvarna first began producing bicycles in the late 19th century. In 1903, they made the jump to motorcycle manufacturing. The first "Husky" motorcycles used imported engines, and it was not until 1918 that Husqvarna began producing machines built entirely in-house. Around that time they secured a contract with the Swedish Army and began entering cross-country and long-distance motorcycle racing events. In 1920, Husqvarna established its own engine factory and the first engine to be designed was a 550 cc four-stroke 50-degree side-valve V-twin engine.
When creating the new Vitpilen range, Husqvarna motorcycles took a deep look into their pioneering DNA. There has been a paradigm shift in the way the modern generation interacts with the world, which prompted our designers to develop a concept that could challenge conventional antiquated ideas. The outcome of this vision is a paradox where simplicity is realised using a remarkably progressive design. Presented in simple, yet visionary form, these impressive new street motorcycles provide a unique opportunity to experience the world differently.