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 two new roadgoing products for the brand is the Vitpilen 701. The name means “White Arrow”, and is based on the mental KTM 690 Duke. With 72bhp and at just 148.5kg dry, it will have a power-to-weight ratio that most supercars would envy. It is styled as a café racer, with a sporty riding position, clip-on handlebars, and rearset footpegs. The brakes are sourced from Brembo.
The Vitpilen 701 will make a most interesting alternative to products like the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer and the Triumph Street Triple. However, the odds of it launching in the Indian market are extremely slim.