- Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 scrambler spied testing in India
- Spy shots reveal only the rear section of the bike
- Certain elements suggest of it being production ready
We might be just a few days away from seeing Husqvarna motorcycles being sold through KTM dealerships in India. With its launch being imminent, one of the Husqvarna models, the Svartpilen 401, was recently spotted testing on the Indian roads.
The spied pictures reveal only the rear section of the scrambler-styled motorcycle. Although it was camouflaged, certain elements signify that the bike is ready for production. This can be identified largely by the presence of saari guard which is one of the crucial elements for homologating bikes in India. The motorcycle also sported a rear tyre hugger integrating a licence plate holder. While this hugger holds turn indicators on the international-spec model, the spotted mule had them flanking the tail lamp which could be an alteration keeping in mind the Indian traffic conditions. Completing the design is the inclusion of pillion grab rail which is yet another mandatory component for bikes sold in India.
In terms of cycle parts, the motorcycle was spotted riding on alloy wheels shod with dual-purpose MRF tyres, as opposed to spoke wheels with Pirelli Scorpian Rally STR rubbers on the international-spec iteration. The Svartpilen 401, and the Vitpilen 401, share their powerplants with the KTM 390 Duke which is a 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that makes 44bhp of power and 37Nm of torque. Both the Husqvarna models will be compliant with upcoming BS VI emission norms.
The Svartpilen 401 and its café-racer sibling Vitpilen 401 are expected to be launched by the end of this year in India. In terms of pricing, both bikes will carry a significant premium over the KTM 390 Duke which is priced at Rs 2.48 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Source - Zigwheels