Husqvarna is planning on increasing its sales and production in the global market. The Swedish-based two-wheeler manufacturer is looking at manufacturing a few of its models from India. KTM currently own the majority of stakes in Husqvarna and will provide them with their success model.
KTM India currently makes use of Bajaj Auto's facility in Chakan, Pune. At this moment, the Austrian-based manufacturer produces and exports six models out of India, while only four models are offered within the country.
Recently, Husqvarna showcased the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen as concepts. These two motorcycles are likely to be manufactured in India from 2017 onwards. Both models will also be offered in the Indian market. Husqvarna has confirmed that both models will go on sale in international markets by 2017.
Both, the Vitpilen and Svartpilen motorcycles will share a common engine. KTM is most likely to provide their 373cc single-cylinder engine that does duty in their 390 Duke and RC390 models. Husqvarna will tune these engines to suit the characteristics of their new models for global markets.