Husqvarna India launch delayed as setting up the assembly line is taking more time than expected.

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is the company’s take on a neo-classical cafe racer

Husqvarna, or lovingly called Husky, will be taking more time to arrive in India as the process of setting up an assembly line and deciding on vendors is taking more time than the company expected.

The Swedish brand had planned and tested two motorcycles, namely the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 in India. Both the bikes were spotted wearing camouflage and that sight made many of us hope for a sooner launch. Bajaj-KTM is in the process of setting up shop and finalising on the vendors for the Husqvarnas. The 401s come as a premium offering and hence, vendors for their parts like the LED headlamps, tail-lamps and the tank panels have to be selected stringently.

Both the bikes have futuristic designs and are based on the KTMs currently sold in India. The Vitpilen 401 is a neo-classical cafe racer that is based on the RC 390 and the Svartpilen 401 is the company’s take on a modern scrambler. This bike is based on the Duke 390 and features upright ergonomics.

Both the Husqvarnas will be running engines similar to those on the KTMs. The 373cc motor will also have similar performance figures but will be in a different state of tune, with improved low-end punch. Other similarities will include WP suspension, a Trellis frame and ByBre brakes with dual-channel ABS.

The Husqvarna 401s will be the premium offerings in India from the Swedish bike-maker. Hence, they will be priced a little higher than the KTMs. We can speculate the prices to be around Rs. 2.60 lakhs (ex-showroom). Both the bikes are said to enter the market together, with the earliest dates being in 2020.

Husqvarna 401 Launch

– The process of setting up shop and finding vendors is taking time
– The 401 series will be a premium offering from the company
– Both the motorcycles will be launched together in 2020

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
The Svartpilen 401 is a modern scrambler

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