Husqvarna is offering semi-automatic clutch upgrades for Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 motorcycles.
The semi-auto clutch is courtesy of a Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Clutch Kit. If you’ve ridden a Honda three-wheeler ATC from the early ’80s, you’re probably familiar with some variation of this setup. On the Husky’s Rekluse setup, the rider still has to shift gears using the handlebar lever, so why go to the trouble of installing the kit?
According to Husky’s press release, “Installing this progressive clutch kit eliminates the chance for engine stalling when starting or braking hard. Offering an even more accessible and enjoyable experience for riders of all levels, the automatic clutch allows for easy starting and stopping without the need to use the clutch lever.”
So, starts and stops are easier, and the bike is supposed to be much easier to ride in stop-and-go traffic.
There’s no price tag on the Rekluse clutch on Husqvarna’s website, but installation, at least, should be affordable, as Rekluse’s website says it’s as simple as a clutch pack swap. Husqvarna’s press release follows below:
VITPILEN & SVARTPILEN REKLUSE AUTOMATIC CLUTCH UPGRADE
REKLUSE AUTOMATIC CLUTCH FEATURING EXP AND TORQUDRIVE® TECHNOLOGY
Husqvarna Motorcycles is offering VITPILEN 401 and SVARTPILEN 401 owners the chance to take the performance of their Husqvarna machines to the next level with the addition of a Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Clutch Kit. Featuring the latest in technology, this system will seriously enhance the feeling and overall performance of your motorcycle.
Designed and manufactured by industry specialists Rekluse to comply with Husqvarna Motorcycles’ highest standards of quality, the Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Force Clutch Kit combines a TorqDrive® clutch pack with Rekluse’s innovative EXP automatic clutch disk. Following a quick and uncomplicated installation process, the kit offers smoother clutch engagement while improving traction in all conditions.
Installing this progressive clutch kit eliminates the chance for engine stalling when starting or braking hard. Offering an even more accessible and enjoyable experience for riders of all levels, the automatic clutch allows for easy starting and stopping without the need to use the clutch lever.
Providing a more relaxed and controlled riding experience, the Rekluse Radius X Automatic Clutch Kit allows Husqvarna owners to ride their VITPILEN 401 or SVARTPILEN 401 machines for longer periods of time covering greater distances. Therefore, allowing more time to focus on line selections, resulting in a pure riding experience spent enjoying the Husqvarna Motorcycles’ sophisticated single-cylinder performance.
To find out more about the Rekluse Radius X Centrifugal Force Clutch Kit upgrade, please visit your local authorized Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer, or click HERE to visit our website for more information.