Speculation: 390 Duke Based Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Indian Launch Soon

According to a new report, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Indian launch is speculated to happen very soon, as early as next month…

Swedish motorcycle brand Husqvarna is now owned by KTM which has opened up a lot of doors for the brand and that is also the reason that we also have it in India. However, with Husqvarna, KTM has really been very slow with respect to the products we have till now.

The brand has only introduced its 250s – Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 in India so far. However, this is expected to change with the oncoming of the Svartpilen 401. According to an online report, various dealers have started taking unofficial bookings of the motorcycle for an amount of Rs 5000. The launch, speculatively, could take place sometime next month ie January 2024.

Svartpilen is the scrambler model of the two and the Svartpilen 401 is based on the new 390 Duke. Which means that it will get the bigger 399cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. It could continue with the same specs of about 46 PS of power and 39 Nm of torque, however, there will definitely be tuning differences to suit the characteristics of the new application.

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Sibling Vitpilen 401 could also be introduced here at some later date…

On the new 390 Duke, we liked the way the power was delivered. In fact, with the increase in displacement, the motorcycle has become relatively more tractable as well. This is one attribute the Svartpilen 401 will definitely need, if it has to do better specially during off-roads.

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With the new model in, Bajaj, that is making and selling the smaller Triumphs and all KTMs in India will have two scramblers from both the brands – that will rival the Yezdi Scrambler as well as the Royal Enfield Scram 411.

Considering the fact that Bajaj is placing the Huskies under the equivalent Dukes, expect a price tag of around Rs 2.7-2.8 Lac for the Svartpilen 401, slightly over the Triumph Scrambler 400X. With a tinier footprint, how do you see the Husky’s 401 model doing in the market…?