Bajaj Auto expects the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 to be released in India this month. If the design has not disrupted by the Coronavirus epidemic. The new bike could be in KTM showrooms in only a couple of weeks.
There have many sightings in the past of the prototype of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 tested on the Indian tracks. So, Husqvarna would have made his Indian debut with the Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401.
The Swedish corporation supposed to exhibit the two bikes during the 2019 India Bike Event. This did not arise through and Husqvarna ended up with the 250s instead of the 401s.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 now assembled by Bajaj Auto at its Chakan plant near Pune. In February 2020 the company started selling the motorcycle. So, this month’s Black Arrow launch is likely in India. However, since the world is on a full lockout until at least 14 April 2020 due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. This may trigger a pause in the launch of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401.
The Svartpilen 401 Husqvarna is based on the Duke KTM 390. It uses a DOHC 373 cc single-cylinder, 4-valve engine which produces a maximum power of 32 kW or 44 BHP and a peak torque of 37 Nm. A six-speed gearbox attached to the liquid-cooled powerplant. As the Svartpilen 401 is more aggressive off-road, it features knobbier tires, and a single-piece, tube-type, a tall and wide handlebar that provides a somewhat upright riding stance.
The Svartpilen 401 suspension configuration includes forward 43 mm WP Apex USD forks with a 142 mm travel. And so rear WP Apex mono-shock with a 150 mm ride. Braking functions are performed by a 300 mm drum brake upfront with a 4-piston radial caliper and a 230 mm rear rotor. So, as a safety option, Bosch 9 MB dual-channel ABS comes in.