Husqvarna's 400cc siblings to arrive in India this month: Report
Bajaj-owned Husqvarna is working to launch the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 in India this month, according to a report. The motorcycles are currently being manufactured at Bajaj's Chakan-based production unit and are likely to hit the showrooms soon. Notably, both the Husqvarna siblings will be sold in the country through KTM dealerships. Here are more details.
A look at both the motorcycles
Both the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 look largely similar. However, the former is a scrambler motorcycle while the latter features a more aggressive cafe racer-like stance with low-set clip-on handlebars. Both the models feature rounded headlamps with mounted LED DRLs, spoked wheels, and a fully-digital instrument console.
Power and performance
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 will reportedly draw power from a BS6-compliant 373cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a slipper-assist clutch. This unit is capable of producing 44bhp of power and 37Nm of peak torque.
What about safety and suspension setup?
In terms of safety, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 models come equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS as standard for improved braking efficiency. To manage suspension duties, these motorcycles house inverted telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock unit on the rear.
And, what will be the pricing?
The pricing and availability details of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 will be revealed at the time of launch, which is slated to happen in the coming weeks. However, going by the reports, the motorcycles will be priced upwards of Rs. 2 lakh.