The Vitpilen is a café racer-style bike, while the Svartpilen is a scrambler. Both bikes are powered by the same BS6-compliant 248.8 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that does duty in the KTM 250 Duke. The motor produces 29.5 hp at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. A gearbox is a six-speed unit, and both bikes are equipped with a slip and assist clutch.
Both the bikes share their underpinnings with the KTM 250 Duke including the drivetrain. Key highlights include a neo-retro design language, lightweight steel trellis frame, WP suspension with upside-down forks, Bosch Dual Channel ABS system, LED headlight and taillight, and 17” cast-aluminum wheels.
The Svartpilen 250’s dark color with a contrasting fuel tank, white accents, and a silver tail section give the motorcycle a rigorous look as compared to the Vitpilen 250. The Vitpilen 250, on the other hand, gets a white fuel tank with a grey tail section and silver accents.
Suspension duties on the 250 twins are taken care of by upside-down WP fork at the front and a monoshock with adjustable preload at the rear. Both ends offer 142mm of travel. In terms of braking, both the motorcycles get the same brake setup – a 320 mm disc Bybre four-piston caliper on the front wheel and a single-piston caliper on a 230 mm disc on the rear wheel, supported by a dual-channel ABS.
Both the motorcycles only hold 9.5-liters of fuel and the claimed fuel efficiency is 35 kmpl. Ground clearance stands at 145mm and the seat height is a massive 835mm.
The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 are officially launched at an introductory price of Rs 5,69,000.
The Husqvarna twins will be sold out of KTM Showrooms.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 Specifications
|No of Cylinders||1|
|Max Power||29.5 bhp @ 9000 rpm|
|Max Torque||24Nm @ 7500 rpm|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|Starting Mechanism||Self Start|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||9.5 Litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||N/A|
|Overall Riding Range||332.5 km|
|No. Of Gears||6 Gears|
|Front Brake Type||Discs|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Front Disc/ Drum Size||320 mm|
|Rear Disc/Drum Size||230 mm|
Dimension and Weight
|Kerb Weight||154 kg|
|Ground Clearance||145 mm|
|Seat Height||835 mm|
Wheel and Tyres
|Wheel Size||17 inches|
|Wheel Type||Alloy Wheels|
|Front Tyre||110/70-R17, 54 H|
|Rear Tyre||150/60-R17, 66 H|