2022 Husqvarna 401 twins come with slightly refreshed looks but remain unchanged mechanically. Will we get them this year..?
Husqvarna Motorcycles have brought updates to three of their naked bikes for the global market. For 2022, the single-cylinder trio of Svartpilen 125, Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 have received new graphics to freshen-up their looks.
The Swedish brand of Husqvarna is completely owned by the Austrian KTM, who have a standing partnership with Bajaj Auto. And in terms with this understanding, the smaller Huskys are produced at the Chakan manufacturing facility of Bajaj Auto.
2022 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 & Svartpilen 401
- Both the Svartpilen and the Vitpilen are nearly similar in design to each other.
- However, the intent of usage is different for each model – The Svartpilen model is an off-road focused naked while the Vitpilen is a more road focused model.
- There are differences in the riding ergonomics where the Svartpilen is upright due to raised handlebars, while the Vitpilen have lowered clip-ons which makes the ergonomics aggressive in nature.
- Both the 401 siblings are powered by the 373 cc mill which powers the 390 KTMs as well.
- The power unit is a 373 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine.
- The power generated is 43 BHP and the max torque is 37 Nm.
- Power is transmitted through a 6-speed transmission mated to slipper clutch system.
- The off-road focused Svartpilen gets knobby tyre profile to better perform away from the tarmac, while the Vitpilen gets standard road rubber to perform better on tarmac.
- The Suspension is again very similar to the 390 KTM cousins, and they use the WP suspension on both the Huskys.
- Both the 401 siblings get dual-channel ABS as standard.
2022 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125
- Very similar to its elder siblings, the Svartpilen 125 takes its inspiration from the 125 Duke cousin but wears a more rugged outfit.
- It is similarly built around a trellis frame equipped with USD forks at the front and monoshock setup at the rear.
- It gets single disc rotor each at the front and the rear and is assisted by single-channel ABS.
- The engine is again the 125 Duke’s 125 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit putting out 14.3 BHP of power and 12 Nm of torque.
- The engine utilises a 6-speed transmission connected to a wet, multi-plate clutch system.
|2022 Svartpilen 125||2022 Vitpilen 401||2022 Svartpilen 401|
|Starts at £4499(~ Rs. 4,56,830/-)||Starts at £5249 (~ Rs. 5,32,986/-)||Starts at £5249 (~ Rs. 5,32,986/-)|
Let’s hope we get the 2022 401s in India sometime this year.