Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 to be Sold with Apollo Tyres and Not Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR, Here's Why

The Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 competes with several models in the segment, including the Triumph Speed 400, the Scrambler 400X, and the Bajaj Dominar 400.

By Sanorita | on April 5, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Husqvarna launched the Svartpilen 401 in India this January for Rs 2.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). At that time, the bike's premium Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR dual-purpose tyres were one of its main selling points. Sadly, the bike has now swapped its high-end Pirelli STRs for local Apollo tyres. While Husqvarna is yet to make a formal announcement, the units of the Svartpilen 401 reaching approved KTM/Husqvarna outlets with Apollo tyres give the nod to the change. According to market reports, Husqvarna's current move is prompted by a recent government rule that bans OEMs from importing tyres when a locally manufactured substitute in the same size is available. This action aims to help the local tyre makers and support the Make-in-India campaign. However, it is important to note that the current ban on importing tyres only applies to bike manufacturers, not dealers. Customers can buy Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres from tyre dealers, which will incur additional costs. Let's take a quick look at other details of Husqvarna's street bike in more detail.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401: Engine and Hardware

The Svartpilen 401 features a 399cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine, similar to the KTM 390 Duke. The setup produces 44bhp peak power at 9000rpm and 39Nm peak torque at 7000rpm, 500rpm more than the 390 Duke. The motorcycle incorporates a six-speed transmission, a slip-and-assist clutch, and a quickshifter.

The bike's hardware is made up of 320mm front and 240mm dual-channel ABS rear discs, adjustable WP Apex USD front forks, and an adjustable WP Apex monoshock. The Svartpilen 401 boasts a 1368mm wheelbase, 177mm ground clearance, and an 820mm seat height. It weighs 171.2 kg and boasts a 13-litre fuel tank.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401: Features Onboard 

The motorcycle has traction control, a SuperMoto ABS mode that disables the ABS on the back wheel, and a ride-by-wire throttle, among other features. Additionally, the bike includes a 4-way switch to regulate electronic operations through a 5-inch TFT panel with Bluetooth capability, a Type-C charging port, and a Hazard Blinker.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401: Price 

Priced at Rs 2.92 lakh ex-showroom, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 is less expensive than the KTM 390 Duke, which has a retail price of Rs 3.10 lakh. There has been no word on a price change for the Husqvarna bike after the most recent tyre replacement.

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