Husqvarna – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:14:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png Husqvarna – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 Bajaj to Upgrade KTM Showrooms; 4 New Bikes Coming to India https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj-upgrade-ktm-showrooms-4-new-bikes/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj-upgrade-ktm-showrooms-4-new-bikes/#respond Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:27:26 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=517734 As per a recent report by Autocar, Bajaj Auto is all set to upgrade the KTM showrooms in India. The company took this decision in order to be able to accommodate the 4 new upcoming motorcycles. The showrooms are expected to become bigger and will get a premium look to improve the experience for the […]

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As per a recent report by Autocar, Bajaj Auto is all set to upgrade the KTM showrooms in India. The company took this decision in order to be able to accommodate the 4 new upcoming motorcycles. The showrooms are expected to become bigger and will get a premium look to improve the experience for the customers.

KTM 390 Adventure
KTM 390 Adventure (Image Source: AutoCar India)

The upgradation will not just be applied on the inside of the showrooms but also to the exterior of the KTM dealerships for making them more suitable to showcase the upcoming models. According to the current stats, Bajaj Auto will launch 4 new bikes namely KTM 790 Duke, KTM 390 Adventure, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401. The Husqvarnas and the 790 Duke are already being retailed in the global market whereas the 390 Adventure will make an official debut at the EICMA in November 2019.

KTM 790 Duke
KTM 790 Duke

The exact prices of these products are not known yet as it is not clear to what extent the bikes will be localised for the Indian market. A lot of similarities can be expected among the models like 390 Duke and the 390 Adventure as they will share a lot of components along with being manufactured at the same plant in Pune. Also, the Husqvarnas and the 390 Adventure will share the 390 Duke’s 373cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which is further mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

The 390 Adventure, Vitpilen 401, and the Svartpilen 401 will be priced higher than the brand’s current flagship product for India, the 390 Duke, which is available with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 2.48 lakh. As far as the 790 Duke is concerned, according to the latest details available, there is a delay in the homologation process which has postponed the launch of the streetfighter to early 2020. The 790 Duke is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 6-7 lakh in India.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Bajaj Auto is looking forward to making the KTM showrooms as one of the best dealerships to showcase performance-based bikes. It is also interesting to know that all KTM showrooms will not be certified to have all these models as some of the existing showrooms are quite small to showcase the entire KTM range and the upcoming Husqvarna motorcycles.

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India-Spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Spotted in a New Set of Photos https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-vitpilen-401-india-spec-model/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-vitpilen-401-india-spec-model/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2019 06:11:19 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=486267 The near-production version of Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 has been spotted testing in India. Though the bike has been heavily camouflaged, the number of changes made to the India-spec variant can still be seen. Unlike the global-spec variant, the model spotted in India gets KTM Duke 390 alike orange alloy wheels while featuring a Husqvarna branded […]

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The near-production version of Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 has been spotted testing in India. Though the bike has been heavily camouflaged, the number of changes made to the India-spec variant can still be seen. Unlike the global-spec variant, the model spotted in India gets KTM Duke 390 alike orange alloy wheels while featuring a Husqvarna branded engine casing.

Front 3-Quarter View
India-Spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Spotted

In addition to this, the bike features MRF tyres unlike the Metzeler Sportec M5 on the European Spec model though, the Metzeler tyres can be introduced in India at the time of launch. The bike features an LED round headlamp as well as a single seat unit, unlike the global-spec model.

The large rear seat and grab rail do look odd at first sight, but this setup makes the bike rather more comfortable for the pillion rider. The India-spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 features a radiator with a crash guard which is essentially not available on the Euro-spec model. The motorcycle is equipped with Upside Down (USD) forks at the front while it has a monoshock suspension at the rear.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
The India-spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Gets MRF Tyres

In order to take the production costs down, the brand is seen experimenting with locally sourced parts for the bike. Following the new government regulations of making every vehicle BSVI compliant by April 2020, the brand has adopted a different approach in the exhaust placement.  Powering the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine capable of offering 43.5 HP of maximum power while it generates an utmost torque of 37 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

When launched in India, the bike will compete in the market with the likes of BMW G310R, Honda CB300R, Benelli TNT 300 and KTM  390 Duke. Considering major parts for the bike have been borrowed from KTM Duke 390, the bike is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 3 lakh (approximate).

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Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style Edition Officially Unveiled https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-svartpilen-701-style/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-svartpilen-701-style/#respond Wed, 03 Apr 2019 05:07:22 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=477776 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style is the evolutionary example from the brand that purely focuses on exclusivity and styling. The value of adding Style moniker to the name is fulfilled through the additional components that are clearly visible to even those who are not into the motorcycling segment. The special edition is based on the standard […]

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Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style is the evolutionary example from the brand that purely focuses on exclusivity and styling. The value of adding Style moniker to the name is fulfilled through the additional components that are clearly visible to even those who are not into the motorcycling segment.

The special edition is based on the standard variant, getting bronze as the primary colour for the fuel tank and engine casing. The wheels are spoke-type, finished in chrome for the spoke section and black for the base. The exposed frame is finished in the black shade while the seat stays independent of any visible handles and panels. The handlebar features bar-end rearview mirrors while front comes with a stylish headlight to further compliment this nameplate.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style Edition
Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style Edition Officially Unveiled

The radiator is curved and looks equally impressive as the rest of the style-enhancing parts of the motorcycle. The 692.7cc single cylinder engine on the motorcycle is good for 75 HP of maximum power and 72 Nm of torque. The features available on the Svartpilen 701 includes traction control, ride by wire and six-speed gearbox with slipper clutch.

The CNC-machined footpegs and exclusive tank badges made from aluminium further complement the overall styling. The motorcycle comes with USD front forks, WP sourced rear suspension and 320mm front braking system from Brembo.

Instrument Console of Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style
Instrument Console of Husqvarna Svartpilen 701 Style

The launch of Svartpilen 701 Style in India is uncertain at the moment as the brand will bring KTM Duke 390-based motorcycles in the first phase. Named as Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401, both the bikes will offer premium components and all-new design lines for the 390 KTM platform.

The starting range for Husqvarna motorcycles will fall close to INR 3 lakh while Svartpilen 701 Style will fall above the INR 6 lakh segment after mild localization. The huge single cylinder engine was first expected to arrive through the KTM 690 Duke but later, the brand confirmed the arrival for more powerful twin-cylinder Duke 790 for the Indian market and cancelled the single cylinder upgrade.

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Walkaround Video of India-Spec Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-vitpilen-401-walkaround-video/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-vitpilen-401-walkaround-video/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:35:11 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=377317 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 was spotted in a video that was shot on an Indian highway. The motorcycle is seen with complete camouflage, revealing just the Orange alloy wheels and WP USD front forks for the viewers. The motorcycle is seen with an identical round headlight as the international version, clearing the fact that only change […]

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 was spotted in a video that was shot on an Indian highway. The motorcycle is seen with complete camouflage, revealing just the Orange alloy wheels and WP USD front forks for the viewers. The motorcycle is seen with an identical round headlight as the international version, clearing the fact that only change seen will be on the rear with the addition of a grab rail and saree guard. The motorcycle seen in the video comes with a different exhaust design in comparison to the KTM models, clearing the fact that sharing will be limited to the frame, suspension, tires and engine only.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Video

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The fuel tank is flat and the seat seems higher than most motorcycles around this segment. The rear monoshock is also identical to the one seen on KTM models. The seat seems inspired by the motocross models. The console is partially camouflaged but buyers can expect a completely digital console for the model. As the pricing is expected to be on the higher side, Husqvarna will use premium elements on the body to differentiate itself from the KTM 390 Duke series. Vitpilen 401 is seen with short fenders, wide and relaxed handlebar, 320mm front disc and dual-channel ABS. The short tail section helps them claim a premium status in comparison to other bikes of the segment.

Vitpilen 401 is powered by a 373cc, liquid cooled and fuel injected single cylinder engine producing 43.5 HP and 37 Nm. The output is quite impressive for a motorcycle of the Vitpilen category as it seems light from the number of components on use. The powerful Duke engine, along with the sporty setup of the frame, has helped Vitpilen and Svartpilen gain international recognition in a short period of time. The components are shared between all the bikes, reducing the overall cost of the Husqvarna motorcycles and making them profitable for the parent brand.

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Quick Comparison: KTM 390 Duke vs Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 https://news.maxabout.com/bike-comparisons/quick-comparison-ktm-390-duke-vs-husqvarna-vitpilen-401/ https://news.maxabout.com/bike-comparisons/quick-comparison-ktm-390-duke-vs-husqvarna-vitpilen-401/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 05:47:44 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=357135 KTM 390 Duke vs Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 (Quick Comparison): KTM 390 Duke serves as the base for Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 as both the bikes are using a powerful 373cc motor with several additions and subtractions based on the body type. KTM 390 Duke uses a streetfighter body style with sharp LED headlight, extended tank panels […]

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KTM 390 Duke vs Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 (Quick Comparison): KTM 390 Duke serves as the base for Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 as both the bikes are using a powerful 373cc motor with several additions and subtractions based on the body type. KTM 390 Duke uses a streetfighter body style with sharp LED headlight, extended tank panels and raised rear seat that complements the front design. On the other hand, Husqvarna Vitpilen comes with cafe racer body style with spoke wheels, chopped rear section with a flat seat and all-black frame for an elegant presence. The headlight seen on Vitpilen is round and futuristic while exhaust is also different on the Husqvarna models.

KTM 390 Duke
KTM 390 Duke

KTM 390 Duke is priced at INR 2,43,955 while Husqvarna is expected to be priced around INR 2.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The premium placement of Vitpilen will help the brand save KTM sales or otherwise both the products will affect the sales of each other in India. Also, the launch of Husqvarna in India will result in local production for the country and improved exports from the Bajaj’s factory in Chakan. The difference in both the models can be seen in terms of weight as Husqvarna Vitpilen weighs 6 kg less in comparison to the already decent Duke 390. As per the latest details available, Bajaj will launch the Husqvarna bikes in India in 2020.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

KTM 390 Duke vs Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Engine & Gearbox

390 Duke

  • Displacement: 373cc
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection

Vitpilen 401

  • Displacement: 373cc
  • Cooling Type: Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 43.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 37 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection

Brakes & Suspension

390 Duke

  • Front Brake: 320mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 230mm Single Disc
  • Bosch 9.1MB 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: WP USD Forks
  • Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock

Vitpilen 401

  • Front Brake: 320mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 230mm Single Disc
  • Bosch 9.1MB 2-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: WP USD Forks
  • Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock

Dimensions & Weight

KTM 390 Duke vs Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

390 Duke

  • Ground Clearance – 185 mm
  • Seat Height – 830 mm
  • Dry Weight – 155 kg
  • Wet Weight – 163 kg
  • Wheelbase – 1357 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 13.5 litres

Vitpilen 401

  • Ground Clearance – 170 mm
  • Seat Height – 835 mm
  • Dry Weight – 148 kg
  • Wet Weight – 157 kg
  • Wheelbase – 1357 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 9.5 litres

Tyres & Frame

390 Duke

  • Front Tyre – 110/70-17
  • Rear Tyre – 150/60-17
  • Frame – Trellis Frame

Vitpilen 401

  • Front Tyre – 110/70-17
  • Rear Tyre – 150/60-17
  • Frame – Trellis Frame

Ex-Showroom Price

  • KTM 390 Duke: INR 2.44 Lakh
  • Vitpilen 401: INR 2.75 Lakh (Expected)

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Bajaj All-Set to Launch Made-in-Austria Husqvarna Bikes in India https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/bajaj-launch-husqvarna-bikes-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/bajaj-launch-husqvarna-bikes-india/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:02:47 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=317539 Bajaj Auto recently confirmed that first batch of Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 will arrive in India through the CBU route. As both the bikes are produced in Austria presently, Bajaj is exploring more options to get local production in the priority pipeline. The earlier reports claimed that Indian-made version of both the Husqvarna […]

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Bajaj Auto recently confirmed that first batch of Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 will arrive in India through the CBU route. As both the bikes are produced in Austria presently, Bajaj is exploring more options to get local production in the priority pipeline. The earlier reports claimed that Indian-made version of both the Husqvarna bikes will launch in early 2019 but now, they have delayed the production plan in favor of CBU route for the bikes. The early 2019 plan for launch stays intact, leaving buyers with a small time frame to explore the possibility of owning any of the two bikes.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

It may take up to 6 months for Bajaj to start production after the official launch, leaving no option but a clean chance for buyers to get hands on the imported version. Also, the price tag will surprisingly be huge for a motorcycle of this size. Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 use the same 373.2cc engine as the KTM bikes, bringing almost identical output values and thus, least amount of value of money factor for the CBU lineup. The part sharing is clearly visible, with both these bikes using the familiar KTM frame, WP suspension and same engine with a different outer casing.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 comes with a cafe racer identity, using road specific tires and spoke wheels for the perfect combination while Svartpilen 401 uses off-road options and Scrambler inspired feel for the other type of buyers. The dual-channel ABS remains identical to the version seen on KTM bikes. Bajaj Auto and partner brands are planning to cut on the production cost for many bikes by bringing them to the Indian manufacturing hub. Once the production starts in India, Austrian plant will start making other premium models in place of the 401 Vitpilen and Svartpilen.

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Bajaj All-Set to Launch Made-in-Austria Husqvarna Bikes in India

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India-Spec Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Spotted with KTM Duke 390 Parts https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-svartpilen-401-spotted-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-svartpilen-401-spotted-india/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:38:58 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=244837 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 was spied testing with a camouflaged body in India. The image clearly shows the use of KTM 390 Duke parts, further topped up with typical Husqvarna components like thick tread tires and independent tire hugger. Svartpilen comes with a chopped rear end, flat seating and flat fuel tank with more space for […]

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Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 was spied testing with a camouflaged body in India. The image clearly shows the use of KTM 390 Duke parts, further topped up with typical Husqvarna components like thick tread tires and independent tire hugger. Svartpilen comes with a chopped rear end, flat seating and flat fuel tank with more space for the rider and pillion in this compact setup. The rear can be seen with a grab rail, hinting that Bajaj Auto may have started using India specific accessories on the model. The flat handlebar and straight seating position is unique in comparison to both KTM 390 Duke and RC390.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
India-Spec Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Spotted

The spied motorcycle comes without a saree guard, clearing the fact that it still requires more accessories to be road legal in India. The alloy wheels are sourced from KTM bikes and same can be said for the front as well as rear suspension. Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 shares the frame with KTM bikes but for an exclusive look, uses an altered version for that chopped rear end look. The image was spied in Maharashtra, further cementing the fact that local production will start in the coming months. Svartpilen 401 is a scrambler by birth while Vitpilen comes as a cafe racer.

KTM and Bajaj Auto are expected to bring this model with spoked rims for the Indian market. The final testing model may include those for better results. Husqvarna bikes in the 401 series use a 373cc, single cylinder engine from KTM Duke. The engine tune has not yet been released but one can expect these machines to be lighter in comparison. Svartpilen comes with a round front headlight and different exhaust design than regular KTM bikes. ABS will come as standard on the bike while one can expect same 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brake on the model.

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Husqvarna 401 Series Launched in UK for £5599 (INR 5.12 Lakh) https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-401-series-launched-uk/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-401-series-launched-uk/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:15:38 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=197795 Husqvarna 401 Series Launched in UK: Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 were recently launched in the UK for £ 5599. KTM Duke 390 is priced at £ 4699 and thus, buyers will have to pay £ 900 more for this cafe racer inspired designs. When calculated in terms of Indian prices, one can expect the […]

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Husqvarna 401 Series Launched in UK: Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 were recently launched in the UK for £ 5599. KTM Duke 390 is priced at £ 4699 and thus, buyers will have to pay £ 900 more for this cafe racer inspired designs.

When calculated in terms of Indian prices, one can expect the gap to fall around INR 40,000 between both these bikes. Prices in the UK differ by around INR 82,000. Both twin cylinder Yamaha R3 and Ninja 300 are priced under these two Husqvarna twins in that market. Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are both sharing components with KTM 390 Duke.

Husqvarna 401 Series
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 | Husqvarna 401 Series Launched in UK

Svartpilen is an off-road specific option with spoke wheels, dual purpose tyres and black body shade for added attitude. Vitpilen is finished in White and comes with road specific tyres for better on road grip. It even shares the spoke wheels with Svartpilen 401.

Engine powering both the bikes is same 373.2cc, single cylinder unit from KTM 390 Duke. They have disclosed the performance values (44 HP, A2 license friendly) while one can expect better power to weight ratio. Husqvarna believes in ripping apart useless parts and design of both bikes clears this fact through minimal body panels.

Husqvarna 401 Series
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 | Husqvarna 401 Series Launched in UK

Available details on Husky Moto UK website confirms that it comes with just 9.5 liters of fuel carrying capacity and 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist function. WP sourced front and rear suspension is identical to KTM 390 Duke while ground clearance stays 170mm on both these bikes.

Seat height is quite high at 835 mm while four piston front and single piston rear brake comes with ABS as standard. LED lights are used at both front and rear of the motorcycle. Both these bikes will arrive in India as first set of products from Husqvarna. They are currently manufactured in India and are expected to be priced around INR 2.80 Lakh (Ex-showroom).

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 & Svartpilen 401 Spotted Testing in India https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-bikes-spotted-testing-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/husqvarna-bikes-spotted-testing-india/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:50:58 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=192361 Husqvarna Bikes Spotted Testing in India: Husqvarna is a lifestyle brand and that becomes clear from its limited but really impressive motorcycle options in certain markets. The brand has already cleared its intentions of launching lightweight, entry level products in India. These images further backs the claim as both Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 were […]

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Husqvarna Bikes Spotted Testing in India: Husqvarna is a lifestyle brand and that becomes clear from its limited but really impressive motorcycle options in certain markets. The brand has already cleared its intentions of launching lightweight, entry level products in India.

These images further backs the claim as both Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 were spotted in India in their production ready form. The motorcycles were carrying the testing specific number plates and will be produced at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan facility. The premium cafe racer style body design will help them claim unique status among other Indian bikes.

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Husqvarna Bikes Spotted Testing in India

Earlier reports hinted that Husqvarna would enter India around late 2019 or early 2020 but these bikes have a different story hidden inside themselves. Part sharing with KTM 390 series will help Bajaj keep pricing at a healthy point and production could start anytime after successful testing schedule is over for these two bikes.

Svartpilen 401 is more off-road specific with dual purpose tyres, raised handlebar and more ground clearance while Vitpilen 401 comes with cafe racer dynamics and road specific parts. Clip-on handlebar makes Vitpilen 401 a commanding machine with impressive riding position.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Both these bikes use the same 373.2cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine producing 43.5 BHP and 37 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Not just that, buyers will get ride by wire, WP inverted front forks, slipper clutch and much more in terms of physical as well as electrical equipment.

Front uses a 320mm single disc brake while rear comes with 230mm disc for effective braking, The dual channel ABS is also an effective feature to keep riders safe in case of hard braking. Husqvarna is expected to place these bikes at a premium over KTM 390 Duke. Expecting the price to start around INR 2.49 lakh may not be incorrect.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

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Confirmed: Husqvarna Bikes are Coming to India Next Year https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/husqvarna/confirmed-husqvarna-bikes-are-coming-to-india-next-year/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:35:16 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=113804 A recent report in automotive industry claims that Husqvarna will enter India in 2018. Bajaj and KTM India has jointly decided to bring Husqvarna to a diverse market like India. That will even help them produce the same at Chakan, further reducing the cost of manufacturing and bringing a low, KTM style price tag. Bajaj […]

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A recent report in automotive industry claims that Husqvarna will enter India in 2018. Bajaj and KTM India has jointly decided to bring Husqvarna to a diverse market like India. That will even help them produce the same at Chakan, further reducing the cost of manufacturing and bringing a low, KTM style price tag.

Bajaj and KTM has completed 10 years in strategic partnership. BMW owned Husqvarna till 2013 while it still stands among the oldest operating brands around the world. Husqvarna was first operational in 1903. Partnership with KTM helped it achieve an all time high 30,000 units of sale worldwide.

When manufacturing the same in India, owners could place it further down and get maximum sales in the coming years. Half of the 2017 is over and getting one more exotic brand in limited number of days will make India an even more attractive market than before. Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 will drive the maximum number of sales for this brand in most parts of the world.

Bajaj will manufacture the Husqvarna Bikes in India

Currently, the production facility in India is good for 1,00,000 units. The best part will come when Bajaj Auto doubles the number to 2,00,000 in the coming years. Indonesia will be the next big market as KTM and Husqvarna products have an ideal displacement for the South Asian market.

Most parts on the entry level Husqvarna motorcycles are to shared with 390 Duke. The unique factor on these bikes include round headlights, dual purpose tyres and retro-modern design language. Husqvarna is even using spoke wheels on both of the entry level models. They could get placed around INR 2.50 lakh.

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