Borrowing the styling for the bigger 401 version, Husqvarna has finally made its foray into the Indian two-wheeler market by showcasing the old-school café racer styled Vitpilen 250. The motorcycle was officially unveiled at the 2019 edition of the India Bike Week in Goa. The Vitpilen 250 sports a minimalistic bodywork look that is accentuated by lowered clip-on handlebars, round headlamp and edgy body lines.
Built around a tubular steel trellis frame, the Vitpilen 250 is a powered by a 248cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that has been borrowed from the KTM 250 Duke. This engine is capable of producing 29.6bhp of max power and 24Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. For cycle parts, the Vitpilen 250 comes equipped with inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking, on the other hand, is handled by a 300mm disc up front with a radial caliper and a 230mm disc with a floating caliper at the rear. The system is fortified with a dual-channel ABS.
Husqvarna is likely to launch the Vitpilen 250 sometime early next year and will retail them through the existing KTM showrooms across the country.