Swedish two wheeler brand Husqvarna launched two of its motorcycles in our market earlier this year. They have Svartpilen 250 and vitpilen 250 in their lineup as of now. Both motorcycles were unveiled at the IBW 2019 and grabbed lot of attention from biker community. Both Svartpilen and Vitpilen are based on KTM Duke 250 and are also sold via select KTM dealerships in 45 cities. Vitpilen is a cafe racer whereas the Svartpilen is designed to be a scrambler. Here we have a video that shows a walkaround review video of the Svartpilen 250 motorcycle.
The video has been uploaded by KSC Vlogs on his youtube channel. The video starts by showing the design of the motorcycle. Both Svartpilen and Vitpilen have a very unique body styling. It has a minimalist approach and it is designed in a way that the trellis frame is all exposed. The bike gets a round headlamp with a ring LED DRL in it. The handle bars have been designed to give it an upright riding position. The front gets a USD forks whereas the rear gets a monoshock and the tail light is an LED unit. The instrument cluster is all digital and provides all important information on screen.
As mentioned above, the bike is based on KTM Duke 250 but, looks nothing like it in terms of the design. The rider then takes it for a spin to know more about the Svartpilen and immediately he starts seeing the similarity. The bike is powered by the same 250-cc engine as in Duke and is behaving exactly the way it used to in Duke. The engine felt smooth because of the BS6 emission norms and the the exhaust note of both the motorcycles are more or less the same.
The rider pointed out a couple of negatives about the bike during the ride. This included the oddly designed grab rail for pillion and the rear view mirror which did not look wide enough to give a clear view of the traffic behind. Apart from that the seat height on Svartpilen is more than the Duke 250 which he compares by sitting on Duke 250 after riding Sartpilen. It is powered by the same 248-cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine, generating 31 Bhp and 24 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and is priced at Rs 1.84 lakh, ex-showroom. Overall, the rider was impressed with the way this urban scrambler looks and the way it rides.