After successfully introducing the Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 recently, Husqvarna have turned their eyes on developing larger capacity motorcycles. Hence, the Swedish company is evaluating on two products, namely the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401, which will be hitting the markets. As per reports, both of them could be arriving here by the end of 2020.
Pierrer Mobility AG recently came out to confirm the news surrounding their future launches. In fact, production has already commenced for both the motorcycles at Bajaj’s production facility located in Chakan, Pune. Both the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 were scheduled for a launch last year before Husqvarna decided to take their own time in bringing them.
Now it seems only a matter of time until we finally get to see them coming to our market. The duo will be offered with a host of features such as LED headlights, digital instrument cluster and Bosch ABS which are seen on its 250cc siblings. Both the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 will be based on the KTM Duke 390 and will be borrowing a few components from the latter.
These include USD front forks, rear monoshock braking system and even the powertrain. Both will come powered by the same 373.3cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine as seen on the KTM. This engine is capable of developing 43.5 BHP of power and 37 Nm of torque.
On first instances, the Svartpilen 401 is a scrambler motorcycle which carries forward an aggressive look as seen on most of the other scramblers. On the other hand, the Vitpilen 401 is something of a cafe racer motorcycle coming with a dark tone treatment and clip-on handlebars. Both of them are expected to create quite a stir in the market once they get launched.
With their launches, Husqvarna will be taking on the KTM Duke 390, Bajaj Dominar 400 and the BMW G310 R, with the latter set to come in BS-VI form soon. Prices are expected to be revealed by the time of the launch and by the thick of things, there is a possibility of something surprising happening. Husqvarna have laid out an aggressive plan for the Indian market and will be keen on making a mark here after the hype that surrounded its launch here.
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