Husqvarna bikes will have parts manufactured by vendors who supply to Bajaj Auto too.
Husqvarna is going to bring in the Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401 to India. Both these bikes use the same chassis as that of the KTM Duke 390. Just like the KTM, even the Husqvarna bikes will be assembled at the Bajaj Auto plant in Chakan. The company announced that there will be significant localisation up to the tune of 50-60%.
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 uses the same 373.2cc engine as that of the KTM Duke 390 and the KTM RC 390. The motor produces 43.5 PS of power at 9000 RPM and 37 Nm of peak torque at 7000 RPM. The bike has a dry weight of 148 kgs and has a ground clearance of 170 mm. The braking used on this bike is also similar to that of the KTM Duke 390, which means it comes with a 320 mm disc at the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear.
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 is the on-road version whereas, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is the off-road version. This bike comes with Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres unlike the Vitpilen 401 which comes fitted with Metzelers. The Svartpilen 401 gets spoked wheels and also gets a smaller 300 mm disc at the front. When launched, the Svartpilen 401 will compete against the RE Himalayan which is also an off-road bike.
India Made Husqvarna Bikes
– Husqvarna is set to launch the Vitpilen 401 and the Svartpilen 401 in India
– Both the bikes use the same engine as that of the KTM Duke 390
– The bikes might be launched at the end of 2017