2024 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 launch is what appears to be on the cards. Launch event and media rides planned around these dates…
Chances are that you already know that Swedish brand Husqvarna is now owned by KTM and that is the reason why we have it in India. Husqvarna is trying to cater to a different audience – different from the ones that are already served by KTM. And that makes them very niche.
Currently, Husqvarna only sells the Svartpilen 250 and the Vitpilen 250 in India and needless to say they are based on the (older-gen) 250 Duke. And now, the maker is planning to introduce the new-gen Huskies in India and we have received an invite to ride it on the 23rd January in Pune. It is not known which model will the company introduce but let us try to guess.
There is a big possibility of the Svartpilen 401 getting launched in India as it was spotted testing with India-specific parts here. This will enhance the Swedish brand’s portfolio beyond the 250cc segment it currently is present in. The new-gen Svartpilen 401 is based on the latest-generation 390 Duke – which, in short, means almost everything will be new.
The 2024 Svartpilen 401 will get the new trellis frame that has an offset monoshock apart from the various platform changes the 390 Duke has received. This also means that it will come with the bigger 398cc, single cylinder engine that churns 46 PS of power and 39 Nm of torque on the Duke. There may be tuning differences to suit the Husky’s application.
I have reports that the maker is planning a launch event around this timeframe of 21st to 23rd January. As we understand, the Huskys are placed a little lower than the corresponding Dukes. Which means that we may have the 398cc equipped Svartpilen 401 coming in at around Rs 2.99 Lakh!
The other (but lesser) possibility is of the company introducing new-gen 250s based on the updated 250 Duke.