In an interview, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto, Mr Rakesh Sharma has revealed that they are all set to launch Husqvarna motorcycles in India. Launch of Husqvarna India will take place in the first week of December.
Considering that KTM India is launching the 390 Adventure at the India Bike Week 2019 in Goa on 6th Dec, we expect the same event to be the stage for the launch of Husqvarna motorcycles in India. Bajaj will launch two Husqvarna motorcycles. These are Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401.
Both motorcycles are based on the new KTM Duke 390, and have already been spied on test in India. Unofficial bookings have also commenced at select dealerships, for a token amount of Rs,5,000.
Husqvarna motorcycles will be sold / retailed via KTM India dealers. Production of the two motorcycles has already started at the company plant in Pune. Bajaj will also export these two Husqvarna motorcycles. Production target is set at 2 lakh units annually. Deliveries of Husqvarna motorcycles will start from Jan 2020 in India.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 spied in India, sported alloy wheels wrapped in MRF tyres. The international spec models are seen with spoke wheels. The Husqvarna twins in India will also see a BS VI compliant engine lineup. The two motorcycles will share the same 373.2cc single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve, liquid cooled engine delivering 44 PS of maximum output and 37 Nm of peak torque as seen powering the KTM 390 Duke.
The engine will get mated to a 6 speed gearbox with PASC slipper clutch and dual cartridge USD forks in the front and adjustable WP monoshock at the rear. Braking will be via 320mm disc in the front and 230mm disc at the rear with dual channel ABS from Bosch. As its names suggest, the Vitpilen 401 will be sold in a White colour as its name means White Arrow, while Svartpilen, which means Black Arrow will be offered only in a black colour.
No price details have been announced as on date but the Husqvarna duo could retail at a price range from Rs.2.8-3 lakhs, priced above the KTM 390 Duke.