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Cycle News 2019 Issue 15 April 16

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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2019 HUSQVARNA SVARTPILEN 701 FIRST REVIEW P96 B U L L S E Y Husqvarna hits the target with their newest I f you're shopping for a street bike and you prefer the immediate power delivery and lightweight nature of a thumper, you can't do better than Husqvarna's 701 platform. It debuted in 2016 with the Supermoto and doubled in size last year with the café racer Vitpilen, which translates to "White Arrow." The Vitpilen was stylish, lightweight and engaging. It was also quite aggressive, which was tedious for in-town riding. Now Husky has bestowed us with the flat-track-inspired Svart- pilen, or "Black Arrow." Thanks to a few tweaks, it's the best overall package.

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