-Auto-clutch system sourced from Rekluse
-To come equipped as an option
-KTM motorcycles unlikely to get the system anytime soon
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 are expected to come with an optional auto-clutch system soon. While the exact timeline and pricing hasn’t been revealed, we can expect the Husqvarna to introduce the models in the next few months.
The auto-clutch system has been sourced from Rekluse; the company that also sources MV Agusta with the ‘Smart Clutch System’ that debuted on the Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS. The system called the ‘Radius X’ is a centrifugal auto-clutch that eliminates stalling of the bike if it abruptly comes to a stop. It requires no modification to stock components and uses the standard clutch lever which can be used if needed.
Husqvarna is using this system to make the 401s more learner-friendly than their cousins, the KTM 390 Duke and RC 390. Speaking of which, the auto-clutch system is unlikely to debut on the KTMs anytime soon. Although fitment wouldn’t be an issue, an auto-clutch would rob the bikes off their basic instincts of being complete hooligan machines. It would also justify Husqvarnas as premium products.
The Husqvarna 401 motorcycles have been spotted testing in India and are expected to arrive in the country sometime this year. Positioned as premium offerings, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 will be priced above the KTM 390 Duke and RC 390 here. Now, only time will tell if the India-spec Huskys will be offered with the optional auto-clutch system.