According to recent reports, the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are expected to be launched in India by mid-2021. The motorcycles were previously expected to be launched as debut products from the brand though surprisingly, the India Bike Week 2019 witnessed the launch of lower-displacement Svartpilen 250 and the Vitpilen 250 as the debutant products from the Swedish brand.
The Husqvarna 401 series is currently available in the international markets while expected to make a substantial entry into the Indian market considering the powerful engine and the neo-retro designs. Based on the underpinnings of KTM Duke 390, the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 features a cafe racer-inspired design language while the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 features a scrambler design.
Both the motorcycle have been recently updated in the international markets and have been imparted with new colour schemes in addition to minor cosmetic changes. Both the motorcycles now feature a longer seat design when compared to the last-gen variants while getting a longer subframe by 40mm. In addition to this, the Husqvarna 401 series have been equipped with LED headlamps mated to LED DRLs.
Powering the Husqvarna 401 series is a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine capable of offering 44HP of maximum power with an utmost torque of 37 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The motorcycles have been equipped with an all-digital single-pod instrument unit compatible with Bluetooth. In the international markets, the Vitpilen 401 has been equipped with road-focused 17-inch spoke wheels while the Svartpilen 401 has been equipped with off-roading tyres. Whether or not, the international traits will be carried onto the India-specific variants is yet to be seen. One can expect the Husqvarna 401 series to be launched in the market at a price tag around INR 3 lakhs (ex-showroom).