The Husqvarna line-up showcased at the 2016 EICMA consisted of theVitpilen 401,Svartpilen 401 as well as the401 Aero concept. It is already known that the new range will share its underpinnings with the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. Both the offerings will come equipped with the steel trellis frame with new WP from upside-down forks along with simple pre-load adjustable shock absorber at the rear. It is also known that both these bikes get Bosch 9.11MB two-channel ABS and slipper clutch. The Svartpilen, like the Vitpilen 401, has been designed atBajaj's Chakan facility and will be sold through the existing Bajaj-KTM dealership network. Further details on the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 can be read here.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 gets a wide motocross-style handlebars unlike the dropped units on the Vitpilen
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 gets rugged knobby tyres
The dimensions of both the bikes are identical. The Svartpilen 401 gets engine protection guard and a different colour scheme
Will be powered by a 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled and fuel-injected motor that makes 44PS of power. It'll also be Euro-IV compliant
The trellis frame on the Husqvarna Svartpilen will also underpin the 2017 Duke range
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 gets the same digital cluster as the Vitpilen. However, it gets a rugged aluminium rack that sits on top of the fuel tank
The aluminium rack mounted on the fuel tank lends an interesting touch to the overall design
Prices of the Husqvarna range will be higher by Rs 30,000-40,000 than the equivalent KTM
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