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The Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401 are expected to be launched this month in the Indian market. Both the motorcycles share most of its components between them, however, there are some differences in design and features.
These motorcycles were supposed to be launched earlier, however, most plans have been delayed because of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent nationwide lockdown. According to IAB, the company had planned to launch both motorcycles in the country this month.
The Svartpilen 401 (called the Black Arrow in Sweden) is a scrambler-style motorcycle and features a modern-retro design. The motorcycle features round-shaped headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and a fully-digital instrument cluster adding to the modern-retro looks.
Being off-road biased,the Svartpilen 401 features dual-purpose knobby tyres, and a single-piece tube-type raised and wide handlebar that offers an upright riding position. It also features a tank rack to mount a bag as well.
The Husqvarna 401 (called the Silver Arrow in Sweden) shares most of its design and features with its scrambler sibling. However, the Vitpilen is a cafe-racer style motorcycle that features softer compound on-road tyres, low-set clip-on handlebars, and offers an aggressive riding position.
The Svartpilen 401 features a dual-tone paint scheme with a dark-grey tank and a silver colour tail section. While the colour scheme on the Vitpilen is vice-versa with a silver tank and a grey tail section.
Both the 401s are powered by a 373cc single-cylinder engine borrowed from KTM motorcycles. The single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine produces 44bhp and 37Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox, and a slipper-assist clutch.
The suspension setup on both the motorcycles are handled by 43 mm WP Apex USD forks at the front, and WP Apex mono-shock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 300mm disc up-front, and a 230mm disc at the rear; supported by dual-channel ABS. Both motorcycles are likely to feature spoked alloy wheels.
In related news, Husqvarna launched the Svartpilen and the Vitpilen 250 motorcycles in India last month. Both motorcycles are on sale in the Indian market and have managed to attract some buyers — here are more details.
Thoughts About The Husqvarna Svartpilen & Vitpilen 401 Expected To Launch In India This Month
The Husqvarna Svartpilen & Vitpilen 401 will be a completely new offering in the Indian market. With the Husqvarna 401s launching in India, KTM's 373cc engine will be power the naked KTM 390 Duke, the super-sport KTM RC390, the KTM 390 Adventure, the Vitpilen 401, and the Svartpilen 401. Talk about choices!