The arrival of Husqvarna’s highly anticipated street bikes, the Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 has been the topic of discussion for over a year now. With the massive success of KTM’s 390 platforms in the local market, as well as the rise in popularity of retro-styled modern machines, Husqvarna’s range of street bikes is the embodiment of a match made in heaven.
At last, don’t need to wait any longer, as KTM Philippines has begun rolling out 3 Husqvarna motorcycles across its dealerships. Now, we know what you're thinking, “When’s the official launch?” Well, KTM is leaving that up to the dealers — so be sure to keep an eye out for your favorite KTM dealership. Moving on to the bikes, starting off the list of the new Husqvarna street bikes is the Svartpilen 200. Priced at just P175,000, this is the most affordable Husky in the market and shares the same platform as the well-loved KTM 200 Duke. That being said, it will undoubtedly make for an awesome day to day companion by way of its punchy 199cc single-cylinder engine, and premium WP suspension.
Moving up the ladder of Husqvarna’s offerings, we find the Svartpilen 401 and the Vitpilen 401. These two bikes share the same platform as the massively successful KTM 390 series, composed of the 390 Duke, RC 390, and the 390 Adventure. The Svartpilen 401, which has a sticker price of P295,000, is dubbed the Urban Explorer, as it features upright ergonomics and a punchy 42 hp by way of a zippy 373cc single-cylinder, DOHC engine.
On the other hand, the Vitpilen 401 slots itself at the top of the Husky range. Featuring clip-on bars and slightly rear-set controls, the Vitpilen shares a similar ergonomic with the KTM RC 390. The Vitpilen 401 gets a sticker price of P315,000, as well as a manic 42 hp by way of the same engine found in the Svartpilen.
Of course, as has been the case with KTM’s 390 range of bikes, the Husqvarna 401 bikes are all one hundred percent expressway legal. With quite a few bikes added to KTM’s stable in the local market, they’re sure to appeal to many more riders with varying tastes in style and aesthetics.