Husqvarna India will be launched this calendar Year, to launch two bikes
Rajiv Bajaj, M.D. Bajaj Auto has confirmed that Husqvarna motorcycles plans are on track and will be launched in India in 2019.
In order to strengthen its presence in performance motorcycle segment, Bajaj Auto is gearing up to launch premium bikes under the Husqvarna brand. Bajaj caught everyone off-guard by launching KTM bikes in India back in 2013. Considering its market knowledge, and timely launches, Husqvarna suppose to have a greater impact on the Indian market.
Its no doubt that Husqvarna bikes too will be manufactured in Bajaj’s Chakan Plant near Pune. A range of bikes including all Pulsar series and KTM bikes are manufactured here.
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Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 motorcycles were spotted testing in and around Pune. These retro cum modern bikes have exposed black trellis frame and the design is minimal thus making the bike lighter overall. Both these bikes feature LED lights all around, sleek minimal design, full digital meter, lighter weight, a dual-channel ABS, dual-purpose tyres and much more.
Vitpilen 401 has a sports cafe racer design with lower set handlebars. Vitpilen is meant for outright performance and nothing else. Svartpilen 401 sports more of a scrambler like design language with a more comfortable upright sitting position. Both Husqvarna bikes will use KTM‘s 373 cc liquid cooled, single cylinder engine. The high revving powerplant is good for 44 bhp @9000 rpm and 37 Nm twisting force at @7500 rpm. While all other cycle parts will be shared with KTM bikes, the design will remain true to Husqvarna’s legacy.
Huskies are priced more than KTM bikes in all the markets. It is safe to assume that Bajaj will price these motorcycles at a premium over the KTM bikes. Expected starting price could be anywhere between Rs 2.6 to 2.8 Lakh ex-showroom.