The Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 looks identical to its larger siblings and is powered by the same motor Aathat that does duty on the KTM 125 Duke. Its features include an LED headlight and taillight, WP USDs and monoshock, and disc brakes at both ends
While KTM took the wraps off the 890 Duke and the 1290 Super Adventure last month, Husqvarna has also been teasing a new motorcycle. The wraps are finally off, and it is the most affordable offering in the Husky line-up – the Svartpilen 125.
Just like the larger Huskies, this one, too, is based on the KTM Duke platform. The 125 Duke based offering sits on steel trellis frame that keeps the weight of the motorcycle in check. The baby Husky tips the scales at just 146kg. At 9.5 litres, the Husqvarna Svartpilen’s fuel tank is the same capacity as that of the 250. In fact, even in terms of its overall design, the Svartpilen looks more or less identical to its namesake. The 125 also comes with the same LED headlight and the round fully-digital instrument cluster.
The only noticeable changes to the 125 are the wire-spoke wheels and the Pirelli tyres, which are good for both on- and off-road riding. The India-spec Svaratpilen 250 sits on 17-inch alloy wheels. The tyre sizes, however, remains unchanged – 110/70 at the front and 150/60 at the rear. Despite being the most affordable offering in their line-up, Husqvarna hasn’t been compromised in terms of components. The 125 sits also on WP-sourced 43mm upside-down forks at the front and a monoshock setup at the rear. The Svartpilen 125 comes with ByBre discs at the front and rear respectively. Powering the Svartpilen 125 is the same 124.71cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor, which develops 14.3bhp and 12Nm. This engine continues to be paired with a 6-speed transmission.
As of now, Bajaj Auto only has the Husqvarna 250s on sale in India. This baby Svartpilen is sure to make its way to the Indian market, but a clear timeline hasn’t been stated as yet. Just like the 250, the India-spec 125 may also sit on 17-inch alloy wheels. Expect it to be priced around the Rs 1.4 lakh mark.