Pune based Bajaj Auto, which has stake in KTM bikes, on Friday launched premium Husqvarna Motorcycle brand in India and unveiled two bikes – Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250, that are to be launched by January-February 2020.
The bike-maker informed that KTM showrooms will be upgraded to sell both KTM and Husqvarna high-performance motorcycles.
Increasing synergy among different brands, the Husqvarna motorcycles would be manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan plant and will share several components, besides the 249CC, single cylinder engine, with the KTM’s 250CC models.
Husqvarna, one of oldest motorcycle brand in the world, is a part of the KTM AG Group comprisig of motorcycle brand KTM and Husqvarna, where Bajaj Auto owns 48% stake. Husqvarna was acquired by KTM AG Group from its previous owner, BMW Group, in 2013.
The premium motorcycle segment has seen rapid growth in last five years, with two broad classes of motorcycles: sporty high performance machines and lifestyle bikes with limited performance.Sumeet Narang, President (probiking), Bajaj Auto
Which bike models will launch in India
As early mentioned there will be two bikes models of Husqvarna motorcycle will be launched in India.
- Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 & 2. Vitpilen 250.
Both the bikes are based on the KTM 250 Duke, with the same 248CC, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine, which makes maximum power of 30 bhp at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm.