The upcoming road-going versions of the Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen concepts rumoured to enter production in India.
When the both Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen concepts debuted during EICMA 2014, it was certain that Husqvarna would indeed produce them in the near future. And according to recent reports, the KTM-owned sub-brand looks set to produce both models in India. (read our initial report here)
Based on the KTM 390 Duke platform, the Husqvarna 401 Vitpilen concept café racer-styled naked bike and its scrambler sibling the Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen concept have already garnered quite an appeal amongst its fans. And, since they are both based upon the KTM 390 Duke, the possibility of both models being produced in the KTM-Bajaj production facility in India seems very likely.
Confirming this were the reported hints dropped by Bajaj Motorcycles India’s senior vice president Amit Nandi.The exec was quorted by sources in hinting that a new range of “made-in-India Husqvarna bikes” will be inducted into its operations sometime in 2017.
With the two concept’s showcase during EICMA 2014, Husqvarna has effectively confirmed its return to the road with both models. Versions powered by the KTM 390 Duke-derived 373cc single-cylinder engine will also be accompanied by a 125cc version as well that is based on the KTM 125 Duke model.
Also in the pipeline is a larger KTM 690 Duke-based Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 concept that was showcased during EICMA 2015 last November (read our report here). The Vitpilen 701 concept is most certainly bound for production and could also be produced by the KTM-Bajaj facility in India sometime in the future.