We list top Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 highlights; the roadster scrambler motorcycle opens a new chapter in Indian motorcycling…
Though the Husqvarna twins are based on the equivalent KTMs (250 Duke in this case), to most of the junta they would appear as different as chalk and cheese – because in styling and application, they are a world apart!
The Svartpilen is the more versatile machine with upright seating posture and raised handlebar. Let us quickly list the top four highlights of the roadster scrambler!
The biggest USP of Svartpilens would clearly be their understated, unique styling which will definitely appeal to a lot of bikers in India. They are in stark contrast with the loud and aggressive designs of KTMs. The neo-retro design theme has been brilliantly crafted and most of the comments have praised the striking designs.
The Svartpilen is powered by the same 250 cc DOHC motor that propels the very impressive 250 Duke. The Husky churns out 30 PS of peak power and 24 Nm of max torque – making it one of the most powerful motorcycle in the class. The engine is liquid cooled and fuel injected and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Impressive Feature List
Like the KTMs, the Husqvarnas are also very generously equipped. Upfront we have 43 mm WP upside down forks and at the rear we have adjustable WP monoshock. Braking duties are performed by 320 mm front disc and 230 mm rear disc combo, further aided by dual channel ABS.
The Svartpilen carries trellis frame and all LED setup. The small, compact instrument cluster looks cool and shares information like speed, engine speed, gear indicator, fuel gauge etc.
Here is the icing on the cake. If you want to own a quarter liter KTM, you will have to shell out Rs 2 Lakh but the Svartpilen 250 is cheaper by Rs 20,000 on the ex-showroom Delhi price. This is a completely different strategy by KTM as in international markets, Husqvarnas are placed and priced higher than corresponding KTM motorcycles. But do remember, this is an introductory price tag for some time.
The Husky is available in about 100 dealerships as of now but in the coming few months, KTM has plans to take its reach to 400 showrooms. The sales numbers of Husqvarnas first month are out. You can check them here.