Husqvarna entered the Nepalese market earlier this year by launching two motorcycles – Vitpilen 250 and Svartpilen 250. Both the motorcycles are based on the KTM Duke 250 according to the company. Additionally, the brand has also now planned to launch its first 200cc bike, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 200, in the Nepalese market later this year. Globally, Husqvarna offers a host of different engine-capacity naked motorcycles and the Swedish manufacturer aims to further widen the market in Nepal.
The Svartpilen 200 is powered by the 199.5cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that is capable of offering a maximum power of 25.8HP and a peak torque of 19.5Nm which is based on KTM Duke 200. The bike is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The braking duties on the 200c Husqvarna are covered by a 300mm disc brake at the front and a 230mm disc brake at the rear with a 2-channel BOSCH ABS as a standard unit. Mechanically, it features the same 43mm USD fork and preload-adjustable monoshock at both ends.
The styling of the new Husqvarna bike is similar to its bigger sibling, the Svartpilen 250. The brand has equipped the motorcycle with the same round all-digital instrument console. It also gets an all-LED lighting system with LED headlamps and an LED tail switch including a large single-piece grab rail. The Husqvarna Svartpilen 200 is also equipped with alloy wheels setup as well as MRF tyres. The motorcycle also features an under-belly exhaust unit, opposite the side-mounted exhaust.
The earliest we can expect Husqvarna to launch the Svartpilen 200 in Nepal is November 2021 as the company intends to establish itself in the Nepalese market with the 250s in 2020. Once launched in Nepal, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 200 is expected to be priced at the same around as KTM Duke 200 which is priced at 5.25 lakhs in the Nepalese market. The Husqvarna 200 might gain quick popularity amongst the youths since the bike has several exceptional performances results than that of Duke 200.