Husqvarna bikes have always had a distinct design language with minimalist overtones and the SVartpilen 250 is no different. The Svartpilen 250 (Swedish for black arrow) is basically a modern day neo-retro scrambler with a slightly upright stance and tyres that can handle the tarmac and mild off-road trails too. It also gets a bash-plate as standard. In terms of features, the motorcycles get Bosch dual-channel ABS and all LED lighting.
The 250 cc motorcycle gets a fuel injected, liquid cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke DOHC engine that produces 30 bhp at 9,000 rpm and has a peak torque output of 24 Nm at 7,500 rpm. There is a 6-speed gearbox on offer too along with a slipper clutch. It is the same setup a on the KTM 250 Duke. The Svartpilen gets a hydro-formed steel handlebar. It gets 43 mm WP USDs up front and a WP monoshock at the rear. The front wheel gets a 320 mm disc while the rear gets a 230 mm disc. The Svartpilen 250 is built around lightweight trellis frame and has 17-inch alloy wheels. The Svartpilen 250 has a kerb weight of 154 kg.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is priced at Rs. 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and we believe that to be competitive pricing. The KTM 250 Duke carries the same price, roughly! KTM has around 400 dealerships in 275 cities across India and the Husqvarna motorcycles will be available for sale in all of them.