Husqvarna reveals KTM 200 Duke-based Svartpilen 200: Details here
KTM-owned Husqvarna Motorcycles, which recently debuted in India with the 250cc Svartpilen bikes, has introduced a more affordable and smaller variant called the Svartpilen 200. The automaker has updated its global website with the new model. It is a small-displacement motorcycle and is reportedly based on the KTM 200 Duke. Here's our roundup.
A look at the Husqvarna Svartpilen 200
The baby Svartpilen 200 looks pretty similar to its elder 250cc and 401cc siblings. The motorcycle sits on a steel split trellis frame and features a naked design with several retro elements including rounded headlamp as well as mirrors and an exposed engine. The entry-level off-roader also houses an under-slung exhaust as against the side-mounted one that is present on the 250cc model.
Power and performance
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 200 shares its mechanical specifications with the KTM 200 Duke. It is powered by the same 200cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which is capable of producing 26bhp of maximum power. The transmission duties on the motorcycle are handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 200: On the road
In terms of safety, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 200 comes equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding while braking. The motorcycle houses WP upside-down telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock absorber on the rear to handle the suspension duties.
Will it come to India?
There is no official word on the availability of the Husqvarna 200 in India as of now. However, some reports suggest the off-roader is likely to hit the Indian roads sometime next year. The motorcycle will arrive as a more affordable version of the Husqvarna 250 but it is expected to be positioned above the 200 Duke which is priced at Rs. 1.62 lakh.