Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 & Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 spied in India [Video]
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The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 have been spied yet again in Pune, Maharashtra.
Thrustzone reports that the two motorcycles are likely to enter the market in November-December 2018, and will be sold through KTM dealerships. The two Husqvarna motorcycles borrow the mechanical underpinnings from the KTM 390 Duke. However, they will be priced at a premium over the Duke, and the brand’s partner Bajaj Auto is confident that the bikes will attract a larger population than KTM. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 has a café-racer inspired design, whereas the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is more of a Scrambler type of motorcycle.
The Vitpilen has a relatively sporty riding position thanks to the clip-on handlebars. The Svartpilen’s riding posture is more upright because of its braced handlebars. While the Vitpilen has road-biased tyres, the wheels in the Svartpilen are shod with knobbies for better off-road performance. Suspension bits for the two motorcycles include 43 mm WP open cartridge front forks and a rear WP monoshock.
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The bikes employ the Duke’s 373.2 cc single cylinder mill with fuel injection and liquid cooling. It is good for 43.5 PS of power and 37 Nm of torque. The engine works in conjunction with a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Expect the same engine tune for the India-spec bikes as well. The motorcycles come to a halt using 320 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear disc with dual-channel Bosch ABS.
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