We recently saw the showroom ready Husqvarna duo — the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 — on Indian (more precisely on Pune) roads. In recent updates, Motoroids’ reader Daud Patel photographed the motorcycle in detail somewhere around the same region. Most of the details are out there as the production spec Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 were fully unveiled at the 2016 EICMA Milan.
As both the motorcycles will be based on KTM’s much successful 390 Duke, the upcoming Husqvarna duo will be built around a trellis frame and feature WP upside down forks upfront, a monoshock at the rear, and Bosch 9.11MB two-channel ABS system. Mechanical specifications would be shared between the two as well and the Husqvarna duo will use the 2017 KTM 390 Duke sourced 373.3cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine that’s tuned for 44.1 PS of power and 37 Nm of torque.
But apart from similar underpinnings and the engine, both motorcycles get completely different aesthetics. The Vitpilen 401 is a cafe racer while the Svartpilen 401 is a Scrambler. So while the Vitpilen 401 gets sleek bodywork, and clip-on handlebars, the Svartpilen 401 features a rugged persona. Moreover, the Vitpilen 401 will feature street-focused Metzeler M5 tyres while the Svartpilen 401 will come equipped with off-road spec rubber with knobby pattern.
As reported earlier, both motorcycle would be manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan plant in India and thus we expect the Svartpilen 401 And Vitpilen 401 to arrive at competitive prices. Given that these motorcycles are being spotted in showroom ready form, it shouldn’t be long before we hear the official launch details and prices. Unless Bajaj decides to surprise us with an early launch, we expect to see the new Husqvarna duo in the Indian market in the first two quarters of FY2018-19.
While we wait for some official confirmation, here are some more detailed shots of the upcoming motorcycles, brought to us by our reader Daud Patel.