Husqvarna’s Svartpilen can now be had with a 125cc engine, but only in international markets, for now.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 125: Under the skin
Like the higher-capacity Svartpilen 250, the 125 shares its mechanical components with the KTM 125 Duke. Powering the Husqvarna is the same 125cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that makes 14.5hp and 12Nm of torque. While the KTM uses an underbelly exhaust, the Husqvarna uses a side-slung system similar to the larger capacity models.
Other similarities come in form of a trellis frame, USD fork and preload-adjustable monoshock.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 125: Design and features
As far as styling is concerned, the Svartpilen 125 is nearly identical to larger Husqvarnas. It also features the same circular LCD instrumentation.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 India launch details
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 is expected to come to India with an ex-showroom price close to that of the KTM 125 Duke (Rs 1.5 lakh ex-showroom). While the international model gets wire-spoke wheels, this feature is not expected on the India-spec model. Something else that won’t make it to the India-spec bike is Pirellis’ tyres. Instead, it’s expected to feature alloy wheels paired with MRF tyres, like the 250cc Husqvarnas on sale here.