It is sleek, suave and definitely one of the best-looking 250 cc motorcycles on sale in India today. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 gets smouldering hot looks and the performance is good too. In Swedish-speak, Vitpilen means 'white arrow' and this motorcycle is an urban cafe racer. Properly chic and hipster, the motorcycle is currently priced at Rs. 210,022 (ex-showroom, Delhi) Interestingly, the word 'Vitpilen' means 'White Arrow' in Swedish. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 along with the Svartpilen 250 is based on the KTM 250 Duke. Here are top 5 highlights of the motorcycle.
(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)
(Stylish, sharp and sexy! Husqvarna bikes have always had a distinct design language with minimalist overtones and the Vitpilen 250 is no different. The Vitpilen (Swedish for White Arrow) gets a sporty stance and lowered handlebars, in line with a typical cafe racer motorcycle)
(Keeping true to the neo-retro styling, the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 gets a round instrument console which is fully digital and offers a whole lot of information. The display itself could have been slightly bigger, offering a better view. The motorcycle also gets all LED lighting, dual-channel ABS and side stand engine cut-off as standard. You can also turn on the 'Supermoto' ABS mode and perform brake slides, if you want to)
(The riding position is sporty and committed, like it should be on a cafe racer, with low-set clip-on handlebars and rear-set footpegs. At 842 mm, the tall seat height could be a problem for shorter riders. While short, intra-city commutes will be fine, long distance commutes or the occasional highway run could be a problem, unless of course you are fit!)
(The bike is priced at Rs. 2.10 lakh, ex-showroom. For the price and performance, it does well as a daily ride and add some swagger to your commute! It looks beautiful, has good performance and makes you look good on the move too)