After giving first taste of Swedish delicacies just a few weeks ago, Husqvarna is readying for the launch of the larger Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401. Yes, the larger Huskies will be heading to dealerships near you before the end of 2020. Husqvarna recently launched the 250cc versions of the Svartpilen and Vitpilen motorcycles in Nepal. These are the stylish alternatives to the racy 250 Duke with the former being an urban scrambler and its sibling, a cafe racer. According to recent report, Husky 401s will be launched in Nepal by next year.
Husqvarna, a company better known for its off road bikes or chainsaws, depending on who you ask made big waves in the motorcycle world three years ago when the Austrian-owned Swedish brand announced it would enter the street bike market with concepts of its Vitpilen and Svartpilen models. Coming back to the 401s, we think there might be some changes to the motorcycles that will be sold in Nepal. Firstly, they are unlikely to be equipped with spoke rims. Yes, we know the appeal of those wire spoke rims on these neo-retro machines cannot be matched up by alloys. Nevertheless, if they look as gorgeous as they did on the 250s, then we have a winner. The pillion grab handle will be standard for Nepal too.
The Huskies also add a bit of cheekiness and modernity too. It is incredible that all these ideas are baked into the few panels and instruments it wears. We expect these Husqvarnas to be priced slightly lower or on par with the KTM 390 Duke. The possibility of it being lower is high as currently there is a big price difference between the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the KTM 390 Duke. The Huskies will then be great rivals for the BS6 versions of the Honda CB300R and the BMW G 310 R, both bikes playing around with the premium factor. Stay tune with us for more auto news in Nepal.