Husqvarna Motorcycles will be launching its Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401 motorcycles in the Indian market. These motorcycles were expected to debut with the brand last year in the country. However, Bajaj Auto Launched the smaller version of Husqvarna Bikes earlier this year, the 250 version.
Husqvarna is expected to launch the Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401 sometime by the end of this year in the Indian market. Both the motorcycles share most of their components between them.
However, there are some differences in design: The Svartpilen 401 (called the Black Arrow) is a scrambler-style motorcycle and features a modern-retro design. A round-shaped headlamp with integrated LED DRLs and a fully-digital instrument cluster adds to the modern-retro looks.
Being off-road biased, the Svartpilen 401 comes equipped with dual-purpose knobby tyres, and a single-piece raised and wide handlebar offering an upright riding position. It also features a tank rack to mount a bag.
Speaking about the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 (called the Silver Arrow) shares most of its equipment and features with its scrambler sibling. However, the Vitpilen is a cafe-racer style motorcycle that features softer compound on-road tyres, low-set clip-on handlebars, and an aggressive riding position.
The Svartpilen 401 features a dual-tone paint scheme with a dark-grey tank and a silver colour tail section. While the paint scheme on the Vitpilen is opposite to that of the Svartpilen and features a silver tank and a grey tail section.
Both the 401s are powered by a 373cc single-cylinder engine borrowed from KTM motorcycles. The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine produces 44bhp and 37Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox, and a slipper-assist clutch.
Husqvarna Motorcycles unveiled their entry-level models the Svartpilen & Vitpilen 250 in December last year. The company could launch the bigger capacity motorcycles, to mark its year anniversary in India. Once launched, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401 will rival the likes of Duke 390 and the Domniar 400.