Well, before we get to the heart of the matter, Husqvarna Motorcycles, for those of you who skipped your motorcycle history lesson, is a Swedish brand formed in 1903. For most of their saga, Husqvarna was known for its prowess in motocross, even going on to be one of the first to manufacture the four-stroke motorcycle. Things started to change when Mr.Pierer came along and bought the company from BMW in 2013 and in 2016, Husqvarna showcased the first of the Svartpilen and Vitpilen- the 401s.
And just like its siblings, the Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 250, sharing underpinnings with the KTM 250 Duke, have made their debut aiming to create a whole class of their own in the untapped premium lifestyle segment in India.
With a chance to find out what the motorcycles are all about, I hopped on to the Vitpilen 250 because it was too hard to deny the visual draw of the cafe racer-styled bike. Now, let’s get into it!