As per the latest buzz, India’s first 250cc Husqvarna motorcycle has been delivered to a customer named Tanmay Pawaskar by KTM Thane. Tanmay took the delivery of Svartpilen as he preferred a scrambler over the cafe racer styling of the Vitpilen. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 and Svartpilen 250 were recently launched in India on February 25, 2020, with an introductory ex-showroom price tag of INR 1.80 lakhs.
The Husqvarna motorcycles are available to the customers via the KTM ProBiking dealerships in India while the production is being carried out at Bajaj’s Chakan plant in Pune. The existing KTM showrooms have been updated to accommodate both the brands while the Husqvarna twins are available at 100 dealerships across 45 cities in India. Bajaj Auto plans on expanding the number of KTM-Husqvarna showrooms in the next 5 months.
Powering both the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 and Svartpilen 250 is a 248.8cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine that does the duty on the KTM Duke 250. The engine is capable of generating maximum power of 31HP @ 9000 rpm and a peak torque of 24Nm @ 7250 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission along with a slipper clutch for smoother gear shift mechanism.
The brand has offered the Vitpilen 250 with a cafe racer-inspired styling. The clip-on style handlebar units offered on the motorcycles further offers it a lean riding position. Coming to the neo-retro scrambler styling offered to the Svartpilen 250, the motorcycle offers an upright riding position making it good for mild off-roading as well as normal touring.
Both the 250cc Husqvarna motorcycles feature a retro round headlight in addition to getting basic designs, colours and round all-digital instrument console. The suspension duties on the motorcycles are handled by USD forks at the front that has been sourced from WP. The rear end of motorcycles has been equipped with an adjustable monoshock. The braking power is offered by disc brakes at either side mated to 2-channel BOSCH ABS as standard.
First 250cc Husqvarna Motorcycle Delivered