Last year KTM CEO Stefan Pierer confirmed the timelines of the launch of two Husqvarna motorcycles in India. For the first time, Husqvarna motorcycles have been spied testing in India before the launch. The motorcycles were spied in Pune and here’s everything you want to know about them.
Both the motorcycles were seen together during the test. Both the Vitpilen and Svartpilen share the same chassis but look distinctive from each other. The Vitpilen 401 is a cafe racer styled motorcycle while the Svartpilen 401 is a Scrambler.
Vitpilen 401 is a scaled down version of the Vitpilen 701. It gets a sleek body, clip-on handlebars and regular road tyres. The bike has an aggressive seating position where the rider leans forward like any other cafe racer.
The Svartpilen 401, on the other hand, gets raised handlebar and an upright seating posture. It looks much more rugged than the Vitpilen. The scrambler also gets touring essentials like luggage mount on the fuel tank and block tread dual-purpose tyres. Both the bikes have different characters altogether.
Both the motorcycles get a single-pod, fully digital instrument cluster that gets Bluetooth connectivity options. The console is expected to be similar in terms of feature to the Duke 390. Both of them will also get ride-by-wire, slipper clutch and dual-channel ABS as standard features. The will be LED headlamps, tail lamps and indicators similar to the Duke 390.
At the front, there is WP upside-down suspension of 43mm while the rear gets a WP monoshock. The braking duties are handled by a big 320mm disc brake at the front and 230mm disc brake at the rear. Svartpilen and Vitpilen will be powered by the same 373.3cc engine that powers the 390 Duke. The engine produces a maximum of 42.9 Bhp and peak torque of 37 Nm. The liquid-cooled engine gets a six-speed transmission.
The Husqvarna bikes will be manufactured at the Bajaj’s Chakan facility that also produces the KTM bikes. The KTM 390 Duke is priced at Rs. 2.38 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new bikes will be priced at around Rs. 2.5 lakhs when launched.