Ever since Stefan Pierer took over Swedish Husqvarna motorcycles in 2013, there have been consistent expectations of them coming to India and a few reports peg their entry date as early as second half of this year.

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We are not sure if that will go true or not, but an interesting article at Overdrive has reported possible Indian entry of 401 Vitpilen (white) and 401 Svartpilen (black) sometime in 2017 or a little earlier.

The first thing that you will notice is that the names they are coming up with, are even more difficult to pronounce than the brand name itself.

401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen are the concept models that Husqvarna showcased at the Milan Auto Show last year. The Vitipilen is a modern cafe racer whereas the Svartpilen is a modern scrambler. Overdrive takes our attention to their engines and Trellis frames which appear to have an uncanny resemblance with the Duke 390 we have in our markets.

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Reinhold Zens, MD of Husqvarna has confirmed that these motorcycles will be launched as 2017 models and will have more manageable and rule-adhering designs but will speak the same language.

There is a possibility of these motorcycles getting manufactured at Bajaj’s Chakan plant which also manufactures the Duke 200, Duke 390, RC200 and RC390.

Husqvarna is not your conventional brand and will be known more for its niche motorcycles which, we are sure, will find many takers…

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