Husqvarna India commences deliveries of Svartpilen and Vitpilen 250 models
KTM-owned Husqvarna has commenced the deliveries of the Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 models in India. Both the quarter-liter motorcycles are priced at Rs. 1.80 lakh and can be booked at KTM dealerships for a token amount of Rs. 5,000. Notably, the Husqvarna siblings are positioned between the recently-launched Dominar 250 and KTM 250 Duke. Here are more details.
Both the Husqvarna siblings come with the naked design and share the same underpinnings but differ from each other in terms of styling. The Svartpilen 250 comes with a street scrambler look, while the Vitpilen 250 features an attractive cafe racer design. Apart from that, both quarter-liter motorcycles house a fully-digital instrument console and get all-LED fitments for lighting.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 motorcycles share their mechanical specifications with KTM 250 Duke. They are powered by a BS6-compliant 248.76cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch. The unit is capable of producing 30PS of maximum power and 24Nm of peak torque.
On the safety front, the quarter-liter Husqvarna siblings come equipped with the disc brakes on both the front and rear ends, along with dual-channel ABS for improved road handling. To manage suspension duties, both the motorcycles house 43mm WP upside-down forks on the front and a mono-shock unit on the rear.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 are currently available at an introductory price of Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom). However, the company is likely to increase the prices in the coming months. Lastly, these models compete against Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Yamaha FZ25.