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Bajaj Will Launch Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 This December

Bajaj Will Launch Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 This December

Snapshot: Bajaj is all set to launch Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 at the India Bike Week in December. The bikes are based on KTM 390 Duke but look different.

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  • Husqvarna is a KTM-owned, and therefore Bajaj-owned, brand.

  • Bajaj will launch two models at the India Bike Week this December.

  • Models are called Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401.

  • Are based on the KTM 390 Duke but look radically different.

The Husqvarna brand will make its India market debut at the India Bike Week this December. The first two models to be launched will be the Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401.  The Husqvarna brand is wholly owned by KTM AG, and as such, becomes a Bajaj brand as well.

Both these models are based on the same platform as the KTM 390 Duke but look radically different. They run the same motor as the 390 Duke, a liquid-cooled 373 cc single-cylinder engine that generates 43 bhp and 37 Nm. However, it is expected that this engine will be BS-Vl compliant form day 1 for the Husqvarna brand.

The Svartpilen 401 is the more street bike type model, with a high handlebar that lends itself to an upright seating position. It also gets a 40 mm longer subframe, which means a longer (and more comfortable) pillion seat. The Vitpilen 401 is the café racer of the two, with its dropped, clip-on handlebars and stubby subframe that seems to end well short of the rear wheel’s end.  

The two Husqvarna models will occupy a space above the 390 Duke as well, pricing-wise. Bajaj aims to keep the brand a premium one, so exclusivity will be the name of the game. The Husqvarna models will compete with equivalent premium products like the BMW G310R because of pricing. 

KTM is expected to put on display its BS Vl range of models at the India Bike Week, along with the launch of the KTM 390 Adventure. India Bike Week is being held on the 6th and 7th of December this year. 

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