Available in February 2020
At the India Bike Week 2019, Bajaj introduced the Husqvarna brand to the public. Husqvarna is owned by KTM and Bajaj has 48 percent stake in the company. With Bajaj being so influential in the Indian bike scene, it’s no wonder. Husky has two new motorcycles for the Indian market. They are the Svartpilen 250 and the Vitpilen 250.
Both bikes get the same 249cc fuel-injected liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, according to MoreBikes. This engine is pretty much the same engine that’s in the KTM Duke 250. It makes 30 hp and 18 lb-ft of torque. Both bikes have a steel trellis frame, upsidedown front forks, 17-inch wheels, and single disc brakes with Bosch ABS. The Vitpilen has clip-on handlebars. The Svartpilen has wider handlebars that aren’t clip-on.
Both of these bikes are as sleek and cool as you’d expect them to be. They’re simply smaller-displacement version of the already super-cool motorcycles from Husqvarna. Husky is simply getting its money’s worth out of the design by popping in an India-proven engine and marketing these motorcycles properly. It is a smart move, and these are bikes that I hope will move beyond the Indian market at some point.
At this time there’s no word on if the bikes will make it to Europe, and I highly doubt it to ever come to North America, but I hope I’m wrong. Depending on the price, I would be very interested in one. Pricing for the models has not yet been announced, but it will be soon because the bikes will come out in February of 2020.