Husqvarna will be launching Svartpilen 401 in India later this year and therefore you should know these 5 things about Svartpilen 401 bike before you either buy it or prepare yourself for the launch.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 – Design
At the front, it has big circular LED headlamps with 17-inch alloy wheels. The Svartpilen 401 features off-road style handlebars and risers attached to the triple clamps with digital instrument cluster. It has naked looks from the side, to give an adventurous off-road motorbike design, however, it will be street-only motorbike as the narrow split seats is not required for off-roading.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 – Shares Platform with KTM 390 Series!
KTM produces the 390 series in ‘Duke’, ‘RC 390’, and ‘Adventure’ bikes. However, Husqvarna was sold to KTM Groups and so the Husqvarna build the Svartpilen 401 on the KTM 390 Series platform and basically they just restyled it to make it look different and non-comparable to the KTM 390 Series. Husqvarna when it launches the Svartpilen 401 in India, it’ll be launched in partnership with Bajaj Motors.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 – Engine Specifications
|Engine||Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine|
|Transmission Type||6-speed Manual|
|Top Speed||Around 167 kmph|
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 motorbike will be powered by 373cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine which produces 43.39 bhp and 37 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox and has a top speed of around 167 kmph. Husqvarna has tuned the engine from the KTM 390 Series as the goal here was not to offer best performance in a 373cc bike, but to make it suitable for urban riding.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 – Suspension
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 rides on a softer suspension which is the WP Suspension with 43mm open cartridge forks at the front and at the rear it has progressive damping system connected to the swingarm. The suspension was kept on the softer because when young riders will ride the bike on the roads, it is highly likely they’ll find the potholes, speed bumps, and much more. For those reason, Husqvarna kept the suspension soft so feel the vibrations less and ride carefully.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 – Brakes
The Svartpilen 401 uses a hydraulic ByBre Brakes, which is low-cost subsidiary of Brembo, and were purposely chosen for this motorbike. The motorbike has 17-inch alloy wheels and on them the ByBre Brake Callipers were installed as these brakes are softer and is suitable for those riders who are not used to the power of the Disc brakes. This motorbike also has active Bosch ABS both at the front and the rear.