Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 India Launch Expected on Jan 21

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 India Launch Expected on Jan 21

Husqvarna, the Swedish motorcycle manufacturer, is gearing up for a significant launch event, as communicated to its dealers, scheduled for January 21. The likely star of the show is expected to be the next-generation Svartpilen 401, a model that has been spotted during testing in India, featuring localized elements like a saree guard.

Growing 400-450cc Segment

  • Recent market dynamics and the introduction of new models in the 400-450cc segment have reportedly prompted Bajaj, the parent company, to expand the Husqvarna portfolio in India.
  • The anticipation is high for the launch of the next-gen Svartpilen 401, which is likely to cater to the demands of enthusiasts seeking offerings in the 400-450cc displacement range.
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Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Platform and Performance

  • The upcoming Svartpilen 401 will be based on the new KTM 390 Duke platform, indicating the adoption of the larger 399cc engine.
  • Expect a power output approaching 45hp, and the chassis package is likely to feature a new trellis frame and an offset monoshock. These elements aim to enhance the bike's dynamics, including lower seat height and increased ground clearance.

Expected Pricing

  • Drawing insights from the current pricing strategy, the Svartpilen 401 is anticipated to be competitively priced in comparison to the KTM 390 Duke.
  • While the specific pricing details are yet to be revealed, projections suggest the Svartpilen 401 could be positioned closer to the Rs 3 lakh mark, maintaining a competitive edge in the market.

Potential Updates for Svartpilen and Vitpilen 250

  • There is a less likely scenario wherein Husqvarna might consider updating the existing Svartpilen and/or Vitpilen 250 models available in India.
  • This update could involve transitioning to the new 250 Duke platform, incorporating features such as an offset monoshock and the latest chassis package. The engine could also see an upgrade to the new 250cc motor from the latest 250 Duke.

As the motorcycle market witnesses increased competition and evolving consumer preferences, the potential launch of the next-gen Svartpilen 401 underscores Husqvarna's commitment to providing innovative and performance-oriented options for riders. The event on January 21 holds the promise of introducing enthusiasts to a new chapter in Husqvarna's lineup, offering a blend of advanced features and distinctive design elements.