Bajaj Auto had already officially revealed that the Husqvarna range of small motorcycles based on the KTM 390 Duke will be hitting the Indian streets soon. While the global roll out of these motorcycles is happening this year, we can expect them to be available on sale in the Indian market in 2018-19. Bajaj will be splitting the production lines with KTM & Husqvarna at their facility in Chakan.
Husqvarna is the worlds second oldest motorcycle brand, founded in 1903.
Currently, the Svartpilen 401 & Vitpilen 401 & 701 models are being built in Austria. However, for global exports, these bikes will be built by Bajaj here in India, and eventually be made available in our markets as well.
Recently, both the bikes, the Svartpilen 401 & Vitpilen 401 were spotted testing on Indian soil. The Svartpilen 401 is more of a scrambler-styled, upright riding position motorcycle. The Vitpilen 401 on the other hand is a more focused street-naked.