Husqvarna Svartpilen 250: Top 5 Rivals
- The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is priced at Rs. 2.10 lakh (Ex-showroom)
- The Svartpilen 250 is based on the KTM 250 Duke
- 249 cc single-cylinder engine makes 29.5 bhp, 24 Nm
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is a neo-retro scrambler based on the KTM 250 Duke. The motorcycle is powered by a 248.8 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that belts out 29.5 bhp of power at 9,000 rpm, against peak torque of 24 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The trellis frame is the same as the KTM 250 Duke, but the rear sub-frame is different to accommodate the slightly different tail section. The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is now priced at Rs. 2.10 lakh (Ex-showroom).
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Like the KTM, the Svartpilen 250 also employs 43 mm upside down front forks, but the internals of the fork is said to be different. Dimensions are also the exact same as the KTM, but the 842 mm seat height makes the Huskies tall. The 166 kg kerb weight is 3 kg less than the KTM 250 Duke, but it isn't exactly lightweight either; but it's a good 14 kg less than the Bajaj Dominar 250, another product with more or less the same engine platform with a slightly different state of tune.
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Husqvarna Vitpilen 250
Yes! It's a case of sibling rivalry here, and the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is more or less the same motorcycle, but with a neo-retro cafe racer ergonomics, and finished in a while colour. It shares the same engine and cycle parts as well, and also is priced at Rs. 2.10 lakh (Ex-showroom). The Vitpilen 250 has a hunkered down, sporty riding stance, which is all right for short bursts around the city, but it's the Svartpilen 250 which is the more practical choice.
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KTM 250 Adventure
The KTM 250 Adventure is an entry-level adventure bike based on the same platform shared with the KTM 250 Duke and the Husqvarant Svartpilen 250. It shares the same engine, but the chassis, bodywork and cycle parts are shared with the bigger KTM 390 Adventure. The KTM 250 Adventure offers a more versatile option, but it's also slightly more expensive at Rs. 2.30 lakh (Ex-showroom). But even at that price, it's the pick of our 250 cc motorcycles, being versatile.
Also Read: KTM 250 Adventure Review
Royal Enfield Himalayan
Yes, it's not an apples to apples rival to the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250. But the Royal Enfield Himalayan offers an adventure flavour in more or less the same price bracket. Prices for the RE Himalayan begin at Rs. 2.05 lakh (Ex-showroom) and that makes it an attractive alternative for someone with a budget considering any of the models from the Bajaj/KTM/Husqvarna platform. Besides, the Himalayan offers a bigger displacement engine, if not very rev happy, and is a comfortable tourer as well. The 411 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, single overhead cam (SOHC) engine remains the same, and puts out 24.3 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of peak torque between 4,000-4,500 rpm. The fuel-injected engine gets the same 5-speed gearbox as well.
Also Read: 2021 Himalayan Review
Bajaj Dominar 400
The Bajaj Dominar 400 trumps all the bikes in this list in performance, and it's priced very attractively too. The Dominar 400 gets the familiar 373.27 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that develops 39 bhp and 35 Nm of peak torque, with a 6-speed gearbox. Priced at Rs. 2.15 lakh (Ex-showroom), the Dominar 400 still offers superb value-for-money at that price bracket.
BMW G 310 R
The BMW G 310 R is the made-in-India entry-level naked street motorcycle from BMW Motorrad. Based on the common platform 310 cc manufactured by TVS Motor Company, the BMW G 310 R is also the most affordable BMW bike available on sale. It is powered by a 312.3 cc, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 34 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. This engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch for easier downshifts and the bike also gets ride-by-wire system for precise throttle response. The BMW G 310 R is priced at Rs. 2.5 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).