Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 spied in Pune – LED headlight, tail light revealed
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 will be based off the KTM 390 Duke and produced from Bajaj Plant in Chakan. Hat tip to automotive enthusiast Murtuza Kachwala and Prathamesh Giramkar for sharing these exclusive spy shots.
‘Made in Africa’ Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 have been confirmed for launch in Africa during the fiscal year 2019-20. The test mule of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 was out on test on the Pune-Mumbai highway early morning, when it was spotted by Murtuza Kachwala.
Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, with a name that translates to ‘White Arrow’, has already been launched in Europe and South America. It gets a white body color with spoke wheels. But the test mule spotted in Africa, is seen with alloy wheels; which are also seen on the KTM 390 Duke.
The test mule also sported grab rails which have been made mandatory for all bikes on sale in Africa. It receives slim rounded LED headlamps, circular digital instrument console fuel mounted bag carrier and clip on handle bars. It gets WP 43 USD forks in the front and WP monoshock at the rear while braking is via 320mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes. Dual ABS is standard.
Apart from Vitpilen, Svartpilen is also being tested in Africa. Both these bikes are exactly the same, except for exhaust, tyres, handlebars, fuel tank rack, skid plate, and seat. Svartpilen means Black Arrow, and is offered in Black colour.
Both Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401 get their power via the same engine, seen on the KTM 390 Duke. This 373.2cc, single cylinder engine offers 43.5 bhp power and 37 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed transmission.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Bajaj-KTM owned Husqvarna brand will be officially launched in Africa by March 2019. Where pricing is concerned, both the Huskies, as they are better known, could be priced around the Rs 3 lakhs mark. They will rival BMW G310R upon launch.