In 2017, Bajaj Auto and KTM had announced the global roll out of Husqvarna Motorcycles. Recently, talking to an online media publication, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd. confirmed that the Husqvarna brand will enter India in the first week of December, 2019.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 will be the first two bikes from the Sweden based bikemaker in India. Both motorcycles are reported to be sold via KTM dealerships. Deliveries of the models will begin from January or February, 2020. Prices of the Husqvarna twin are likely to fall in the range of Rs 2.8 lakh – Rs 3 lakh.
Prior to its official launch, select dealers have started taking pre-orders for the new Husqvarna bikes. Interested buyers can place an order by paying a token sum of Rs 5,000. The company’s Chakan based plant in Pune will serve as production hub for the Husqvarna motorcycles. Read – Bajaj-Triumph First Motorcycle Coming Soon
While the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is a neo-retro café-racer, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is a scrambler. Both bikes use a 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine sourced from the KTM Duke 390. Paired to 6-speed gearbox, it delivers power worth 43bhp and 37Nm of torque.
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 has been built on the KTM Duke 390 platform. The bike carries aggressive stance with elements such as circular LED headlamp with LED DRLs, sculpted fuel tank, single piece seat and clip on handlebars. The bike has a narrow tail section with LED taillamp and a side slung exhaust. There is a digital multifunctional instrument cluster with LCD display.