Published on July 5th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Bajaj Auto & KTM Has Global Plans For New Husqvarna
Swedish bike maker Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH which is partially owned by KTM and also partially owned by Indian company Bajaj Auto, is reportedly planning to enter the Indian market in early 2017 with a brand new range of of street bikes. The Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401.
Husqvarna reportedly will sell its motorcycles via Bajaj Auto’s Indian dealerships called Probiking. The Probiking showrooms currently sell Kawasaski’s sub-650cc motorcycles and KTM motorcycles under one umbrella.
The Huqvarna motorcycles Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are based on the KTM 390 Duke, which Bajaj Auto produces in its Pune plant without much additional investment.
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 will be priced higher than the KTM 390 Duke. The Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 is essentially same bike differentiated only in design. Husqvarna claims that Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 are focused on providing a pure riding experience and features a technologically-advanced single-cylinder 375cc engine housed in a stripped-down steel-trellis frame, both borrowed from the KTM 390 Duke. The engine develops 43 horsepower. Stay tuned right here for news on the arrival of these bikes in Malaysia.