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Bajaj Auto has confirmed that it will bring the Husqvarna brand to India during the first week of December. The company confirmed that the Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401 will be launched in India, and will be sold via KTM dealerships.
Mr Rakesh Sharma, the Executive Director at Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, "A series of new product launches will be seen as soon as the transition period from BS4 to BS6 will come to an end. Husqvarna's bikes will be launched in the first week of December and it will be available for retail sales from January or February."
The Vitpilen 401 is a cafe racer styled motorcycle, while the Svartpilen is a scrambler styled machine. Both motorcycles feature a 373cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 43bhp of power and 37Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Husqvarna had announced earlier that they planned to introduce an automatic clutch variant of both motorcycles but there isn't any concrete proof that these machines will be launched in India. Given the aggressive stance of the Svartpilen and the Vitpilen, it is safe to assume that India will receive the manual six-speed shifters.
A heavily camouflaged Svartpilen test motorcycle has been seen in Indian roads in the past. The test motor features KTM sourced alloy wheels and not the multi-spoke alloys seen on the global models.
Both motorcycles are expected to feature some cosmetic changes that will be India specific. These include a longer pillion seat, grab handles, and the infamous saree guard.
While Husqvarna motorcycles are built using the KTM Duke 390 engines, they appear to be much lighter, offering a better power to weight ratio that will offer better performance. Both motorcycles are expected to carry a premium over the Duke 390 that is currently priced at Rs 2.48 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Thoughts About The Husqvarna Svartpilen And Vitpilen Launching In December
Our first thought would usually be ‘finally!', however, KTM, and Husqvarna have taken way too long to launch motorcycles. KTM created a massive hype around the Adventure 390 but took forever to unveil it, and Husqvarna seems to be on the same path. Nonetheless, we expect the motorcycles to be high performance, and absolutely crisp!