Bajaj introduced the brand Husqvarna to the public at India Bike Week 2019. KTM owns Husqvarna, and Bajaj has a 48% stake in the company. Bajaj has an increasing influence on the Indian motorcycle market, so their move is no wonder. Husky’s got two new motorcycles set to release on the Indian market. These are the Svartpilen 250 and the Vitpilen 250.
All bikes are fitted with the same 249cc fuel-injected liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine. This engine is more or less the same engine as the KTM Duke 250 engine. It’s 30 hp and 18 lb-ft of torque. All bikes feature a steel trellis frame, upside-down front forks, 17-inch wheels, and single disc brakes with Bosch ABS. The Vitpilen features clip-on handlebars. The Svartpilen has wider handlebars that are not clip-on.
Both these bikes are as elegant and stylish as you would imagine them to be. These are essentially the smaller-displacement version of Husqvarna’s already incredibly cool motorcycles. Husky is clearly making its money’s worth out of design by dropping in an Indian-proven engine and promoting these bikes professionally. They made a smart move for sure. We hope that these bikes will expand beyond the Indian market at some point.
There is currently no news if these bikes are going to launch in Europe. We highly doubt the bikes to ever launch in the USA, but maybe we are wrong. The pricing for these bikes are still a secret, but it will be unveiled soon, as the bikes will launch in February of 2020.
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Source: Web Bike World