Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 spotted; launch expected by end-2019


Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 has been spotted again outside a KTM-Bajaj showroom in Pune. The closeup shots reveal details about its localized parts.

Bajaj Auto is going to launch Husqvarna Motorcycles in India soon, probably by the end of this year. The Swedish-two wheeler manufacturer is now owned by KTM, which is owned by our Indian company.

After a long time, the spy shots of Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 have been leaked. The test mule seems to be spotted outside a KTM Bajaj showroom because bikes from these brands are seen in the background.

Seems like the Vitpilen 401 is still in the initial stages of production. The India-spec bike will use different parts than the global-spec. Here, it borrows many parts from the KTM motorcycles.

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The spotted test mule uses the same alloys that come on Duke 390, instead of the spoked-rims. In the global markets, same alloys in a black shade are offered alongside. The Indian version uses MRF Block tires, instead of Metzelers.

It gets split LED headlamps at the front, Duke 390’s engine crash guard, a fully digital instrument console, split seats and low-positioned clip-on handlebars. Basically, Husqvarna is planning some practical as well as fun-to-ride.

Further, the catalytic converter is different than the global version. Possibly, the company would be testing the Vitpilen with BS-6 engines.

Also Read: Bajaj confirms the launch of Husqvarna motorcycles by end of 2019!

For engine purposes, both the Husqvarna bikes will use DUke 390’s engine. The 373cc liquid-cooled DOHC motor produce 43 BHP and 37 Nm of peak torque, with the motor mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

Looks like the Vitpilen 401 will sport premium SUD forks at the front an a monoshock suspension at the back. Braking is handled by disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.

While the Vitpilen 401 is a neo-cafer racer, offering a dedicated riding position, the Svartpilen 401 is a neo-scrambler, which is meant for some mild off-roading scene, offering a relaxed posture.

Also Read: Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen will be manufactured locally

We expect the Husqvarna bikes to be price starting from Rs 3 Lakhs, going up against BMW G 310 R, KTM Duke 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.

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