Tuesday, January 13th 2015. | Auto & Motor, Car

The 2014 EICMA Show in Milan last November 2014 showcased more than enough concept bikes to last us a lifetime. But while some concepts in the show are staying in their concept guises, at least two of them are now reportedly headed for production. The two prototypes in question are Husqvarna’s two “401” concepts, otherwise known as the Vitpilen and Svartpilen.

At that time, Husqvarna indicated that it would bring the cafe-styled bikes to production if there was enough interest to justify production. Well, it didn’t take long for the public and media to voice their support for the two bikes, which leads us to a report from Bike.se, which is now saying that Husqvarna is now planning to add production versions of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen to the company’s 2017 model lineup.

The Swedish magazine confirmed the news with Husqvarna managing director Reinhold Zens, who told Bike.se that the Vitpilen and Svartpilen have already been earmarked for production, even if the production models will likely look different than their concept counterparts.

The two new bikes would definitely add a whole new flavor to Husqvarna’s current lineup as (relatively) new owner Pierer Industrie AG enters its second year as the brand’s controlling owner. Since Pierer also owns KTM, it’s going to be interesting to see how the two brands will be differentiated from each other, although early signs are pointing to the Vitpilen and Svartpilen being used as the two new models that will become Husqvarna’s flagship cafe racers beginning in 2017.

Click past the jump to read more about Husqvarna’s plans for the Vitpilen and the Svartpilen.

Husqvarna Concepts Headed to Production originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:00 EST.

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