KTM-owned motorcycle brand Husqvarna is preparing to launch the brand new 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 in India. The Swedish manufacturer has mentioned that the motorcycle will be an entry-level sports bike that will be available in India by 2020. Even though the official launch is still away, we have got all the major information that we need to discuss it.
The motorcycle comes with some really cool specifications which are going to impress a lot of people who want a unique and exciting designed vehicle that will only be able to carry the rider. Let us have a look at some more details about the Svartpilen 401 in the upcoming segments.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Design
Husqvarna never compromised on the overall looks and appearance of their motorcycles. The same goes for the Svartpilen 401. The bike has a nice café Racer influence on the entire structure of the vehicle. The entire body of the bike has been made out of durable metal elements which provides a more sophisticated look to it. There is a lot of room for any further customization if you want to make it on this bike. The fuel tank has a sloping design with the seat finishing just before the wheel extension. The looks of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 offers the much-needed attention and will surely catch everyone’s eye.
The dashboard has received a complete digital makeover that comes with all the important features like speedometer, odometer, etc. The entire body is inspired by the Trellis Frame and weighs only 150 kgs. The unique design that comes at this price, helps the bike to stand out as unique in front of other bikes. The bike is available in three different colors which include – shiny black, metallic grey and bright white.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Engine and Brakes
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is powered by the 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, a water-cooled engine that is able to produce at least 373.22 cc of engine displacement. It helps to provide the engine with a fantastic pick-up speed and race through open roads without any hassles. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed transmission gearbox that is smooth and punchy. Riders will get a quick and easy opportunity to change the gears effortlessly. The engine produces a maximum torque of 35NM at 43.5PS. Considering that this is an entry-level sports bike, the power of the engine is quite brilliant. It is smooth and punchy as we already mentioned and also the engine rev is fantastic. The transmission is quite fast and seamless.
For safety, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 comes with fantastic brakes made by ByBre (a brand of Brembo), with a 230 mm disc out at the back and we have a 320 mm disc at the front. You will also get a Bosch ABS or Anti-lock Braking System, standard equipment too for improved safety.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Overall Performance
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is a smart and fantastic looking bike that helps you to get the best efficiency over the long run. It is surely made only for those who want to ride a bike all by themselves without carrying any pillion. In terms of design, we do not have any complaints in that department. Husqvarna has done a fantastic job there. The bike features sharp edges, a sporty look and all that is packed in a small and compact version. The engine is quite good but it is less powerful than a lot of other competitors in the market like the KTM 390 which offers the same but the more enhanced 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled engine. The braking and transmission systems are smooth as butter but the suspension system needs a bit more work though. Indian roads are filled with potholes and that can be really annoying while riding the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401.
It is to be priced anywhere around INR 3.25 lakhs, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is all set to launch in 2020. It is going to rival the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the KTM 390 head to head. We are sure it is going to give stiff competition considering it offers good features.
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