Husqvarna Motorcycles is a part of KTM-Sportmotorcycle and is planning to enter India. The brand began two-wheeler production in 1903 in Huskvarna, Sweden, however, it's current headquarters are in Varese, Italy.
Currently, KTM is utilising Bajaj Auto's facility to manufacture and export products to various markets. KTM now plans to use the Chakan facility in Pune for Husqvarna motorcycle production as well. The models manufactured in India will be offered to emerging markets of Husqvarna.
Initially, KTM and Husqvarna plan on using engines and components manufactured in India. The motorcycles will be assembled at their existing facility in Austria. Husqvarna is most likely to sell these initial offerings in the US and European markets by early 2017.
Complete production of Husqvarna Motorcycles could commence post-2017 from India. At this point, the manufacturer is also expected to introduce its two-wheeler range in the Indian market. So far, there are no details as to which model or engine will be developed in the country at Bajaj's facility.
There is a possibility that Husqvarna could use KTM engines developed at Chakan, Pune by Bajaj Auto. Initially, they could make use of the 125cc and 375cc single cylinder engines. Currently, Bajaj Auto offers low production cost, which translates to competitive pricing.