The Swedish motorcycle manufacturer has launched the 125cc Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 as the entry-level model in Europe. The KTM 125 Duke has a lot in common with the Svartpilen 125 – same as the Vitpilen and Svartpilen line-up. Just like the small displacement KTMs and Huskies, the Husqvarna brand is owned by KTM. The Swedish bike will be made at Chakan Bajaj Auto manufacturing facility. 48% KTM stake belongs to Bajaj. Given that KTM 125 duke has made it to India, the Svartpilen 125 is very likely to be launched in the country.
Similar to the KTM 125 duke, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 gets the same 125cc single-cylinder engine (liquid-cooled). This engine produces 14.3 bhp @9250 rpm, achieving a peak torque of 12 Nm @8000 rpm. In contrast to the KTM, the Swedish bike sports a side-mounted exhaust. The components are definitely above par. Brembo’s Indian made brand, ByBre provides the brakes, a four piston caliper coupled to a 320 mm front disc. 43 mm WP Apex forks are at the front, as well as a preload WP rear shock(adjustable). Both of these are configured for 142 mm of travel.
The Svartpilen 125 share a common feature with the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 –dimension-wise and design-wise. The Svartpilen 125 has dual sport rubber –shod wire-spoke wheels. On the other hand, the Svartpilen 250 sports alloy wheels. It’s true that Bajaj focused on the Svartpilen and Vitpilen 250s. However, we are quite positive the Svartpilen 125 will see Indian shores soon.
The Svartpilen 125 may cost near-about Rs.1.25-1.30 lakhs considering that the KTM 250 Duke is still expensive than the 250cc Huskies. The Svartpilen 125 can take advantage of all this as it has a high chance to do great business when it is priced competitively. It has all the street-cred to resonate with the college-goers.
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