Husqvarna recently showcased the production ready version of its upcoming motorcycle, the Vitpilen 401 at EICMA. The concept form of the same motorcycle was showcased two years ago at EICMA, along with the Spartvilen concept.
Now, reports suggest that Husqvarna is gearing up to launch the Vitpilen 401 motorcycle in India, soon after the motorcycle goes on sale in Europe. Also, reports suggest that the motorcycle will be made in India.
Built on the same chassis as the KTM Duke that was showcased at EICMA, the Vitpilen looks very identical to the concept that was showcased two years ago.
The Vitpilen is finished in white, similar to the concept, and some of the features that are present on the production ready motorcycle that differentiate it from the concept are the mirrors and the tyre hugger for the rear.
Also, the Vitpilen is powered by the same engine that powers the Duke — a 375cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 44bhp and 35Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
On the features front, the Husqvarna Vitpilen features upside down front forks, monoshock at the rear, disc brakes at both ends, spoked wheels, and a 9.5-litre fuel tank.
Husqvarna is gearing up to launch the motorcycle in India during 2017, along with a few international markets. The Vitpilen will be sold along with the KTMs in India, in the same outlets. We can expect the motorcycle to be priced around Rs 40,000 higher than the Duke 390 when launched.