Vitpilen & Svartpilen 250 deliveries to commence next month but the most important question is placement. Would you accept if it is costlier than 250 Duke?
Swedish brand Husqvarna has entered India and it is a part of Bajaj’s Probiking Business Unit. It surprised everyone with the global unveil of the quarter liter Vitpilen and Svartpilen at the India Bike Week in Goa.
Both the motorcycles are based on the KTM 250 Duke and share the same engine. On the Huskys, this 250cc DOHC motor is Bharat Stage VI compliant and produces 31 hp of peak power and 24 Nm of max torque. The Vitpilen comes with a cafe-racer like styling and is the more dedicated motorcycle of the lot. On the other hand, Svartpilen is a roadster-scrambler motorcycle with raised handlebars, upright seating and a more versatile usage. More details.
The Huskys carry minimal bodywork and the design language is understated. But Husqvarna has been successful in creating a significant differentiation with KTMs as Huskys look a world apart.
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Bajaj first said that Husqvarna’s retails will commence from February 2020 onwards. However, launch has been delayed and it will now be available from next month (March) onwards. It will be sold via KTM showrooms which will be upgraded to house the new brand.
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Pricing strategy is what we are very keen to understand because as per our understanding, Husqvarnas have not been able to establish a very high pitch for themselves and a ‘higher-than-corresponding-KTM‘ price tags, which are highly likely, may not give them the initial traction that is so required for a good headstart.