Husqvarna is originally a Swedish brand that is now owned by KTM. Its products will sit above the Austrian manufacturer’s, and the styling, feature sets and pricing will reflect that.
One of the first roadgoing products of the new generation of Huskies will be the Svartpilen 401. The name means ‘Black Arrow’ and it styled as a scrambler. Hence the spoke rims, dual-purpose tyres and upright seating position. It will be a 390 Duke under the skin, so expect the same razor-sharp handling, and the 43bhp/37Nm 373cc single-cylinder motor. Suspension will be provided by WP and brakes by ByBre.
The Svartpilen 401 is scheduled to launch in the Indian market by 2020. This will be a good time for the brand to launch, because the new emission norms will force new products to offer a slew of features and up their desirability quotient – things that the Svartpilen was made to offer from Day 1.