- Husqvarna 401 range to be showcased next month
- Based on the KTM 390 Duke
- Could be priced between Rs 3 lakhs- Rs 3.2 lakhs
Husqvarna is finally set to make its debut in India at the 2019 India Bike Week which will be held in Goa from 6 to 7 December.
The Swedish manufacturer will showcase the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401, both of which are built at Bajaj’s factory in Chakan, Pune. The Vitpilen 401 is designed to resemble the look of an old-school café racer. The motorcycle features minimal bodywork, lowered clip-on handlebars and a round headlamp that gives its retro appeal. The Svarpilen 401, on the other hand, is a scrambler-styled motorcycle which gets dual-sport tyres and an engine sump guard to complete its look.
Both the Husqvarna twins are built around the KTM 390 Duke’s steel trellis frame. The motorcycles also share the same 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine as the latter, although with a different state of tune. The motor churns out 43bhp and 37Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. They ride on WP suspension setup while the brake setup has been sourced from ByBre.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 will be a lifestyle product and be positioned above the KTM 390 Duke which costs Rs 2.48 lakhs. Hence, we can expect a starting price of nearly Rs 3 lakhs for the Husky twins. The two motorcycles will be sold in the to-be-revamped KTM dealerships across India.