The 116-year-old motorcycle manufacturer was preparing to manufacture Husqvarna motorcycles in India six years ago in collaboration with the Austrian company KTM. Indian motorcycle maker Bajaj Auto has a 48 percent stake in Husqvarna.
The Swedish motorcycle Husqvarna started producing motorcycles in 1903. The Husqvarna Motocross Arena which is known as the Legendary Motorcycle.
The Swedish motorcycle finally made its entry into the Nepali auto-market. The Husqvarna motorcycles will be made public through a Facebook page called Husqvarna Motorcycle Nepal. It will be sold and distributed in Nepal by the Golchha Group.
At present, the company has introduced 250 cc segment motorcycles in Nepal. Thus, the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 and Svartpilen 250 will soon go on sale. Husqvarna’s products will be sold from KTM Motorcycle‘s showroom in Nepal.
The sale will start in Nepal soon after the current lockdown is lifted, as the motorcycles have already been kept in showrooms of Kathmandu.
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250: Overview
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is a (commuter) cafe racer bike. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 means “White Arrow” in Swedish. It’s a quarter-liter cafe racer having the same engine of KTM 250 Duke.
The Husqvarna Vipilen has a sporty agronomic design, which means you get a low set clip-on handlebars. The foot peckers are slightly up in terms of riding posture and it is more committed to sitting lower.
It has got a good cafe racer vibes and will be good for the urban riding experience. When sitting on the Vitpilen 250, it feels more like a city bike while the Svartilen 250 feels cruiser, made especially for the highway.
Vitpilen 250 Engine Specifications
The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is powered by an advanced fuel and has a single-cylinder, four-stroke 250 cc twin over camshafts motor. It likewise has a parity shaft which gives us a definitive smooth execution while riding it. The bike has a displacement of 248.cc and conveying the maximum power of 31 HP @9000 rpm and the most extreme torque of 24NM @7250 rpm.
Brakes & Suspension
Discussing the brakes, the Vitpilen 250 has a 300 mm Disc brake at the front while the rear brake has a disc brake of 230 mm. It has a Double-channel ABS along with the 17 mm of alloy wheels.
The front suspension has upside-down adaptive forks while the back suspension holds the customizable Mono-shock.
This ground clearance of this bike is 145 mm and the seat height is 835 mm. The bike has a total weight of 153 kg and conveys the fuel tank limit of 9.5 liters.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250: Overview
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is a neo-retro scrambler with a dual-channel ABS providing better comfort for long tours. Although having the alloy wheels, it looks more like a rooster styled motorcycle than that of the cruiser.
For the touring purpose, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 could be considered as an option at an economical price. Husqvarna’s line-up involves Svartpilen and Vitpilen models, of which the previous is a scrambler and the last conveys a bistro racer styling.
The 250cc models bearing these names have been grown significantly for the Indian market. In terms of frame, engine, brakes, and suspension, it is exactly similar to the 250 KTM Duke.
Body & Design
Prominently, they get their styling from the Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401 which are accessible in the International markets. The Svartpilen means a black arrow in the Swedish language.
While riding this Svarpilen 250, you’ll notice that it has an upright riding position with a lightweight chassis providing a clearer view of busy busty traffic ahead. This motorcycle also delivers an excellent riding experience on the tricky and difficult road.
The Svartpilen is an amalgamation of a retro scrambler and a cutting edge road motorcycle. As far as design is concerned, it has a sported round-molded headlamp that has a full-LED unit. It has got a solitary unit all digital-instrument console that shows an abundance of data.
The precise fuel tank extends up to under the rider’s seat and mixes with a high-set, stubbly tail area coordinating with conservative LED tail light.
Svartpilen 250 Engine Specifications
The Husqvarna Svartpilen has a displacement of 248.76cc single-cylinder/liquid cool engine with four-valve per cylinder. It delivers the maximum power of 29.5bph @ 9000 rpm and a maximum torque of 24Nm @ 7500 rpm.
It has got disc brakes on both front and rear tyres, along with alloy wheels on both sides. The total seat height of Svartpilen is 835 mm and the curb weight is 154 kgs.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 has a fuel tank of 9.5 liters. It provides the best mileage of 35 kmph. It has got a 6-speed manual gearbox for the ultimate smooth rides.
This 154 kg motorcycle is accessible in only 1 color.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250: Specifications
- Fuel Petroleum
- Max Power 29.5 BHP at 9,000 rpm
- Maximum Torque 24 Nm at 7,500 rpm
- Emission Standard BS4
- Displacement 248.7 cc
- Cooling System Liquid-Cooled engine system
Will compete against
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 will compete against Yamaha FZ25,The KTM 250 Duke and Suzuki Gixxer 250.
The Indian market has a value of Vitpilen 250 and Svartpilen 250, 180,000 and 195,000 Indian rupees respectively. Its value is estimated in Nepal is Rs. 5,69,000.
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