Everything there is to know about the Svartpilen 250 in five points
Yes, it’s not the Svartpilen 401 we’ve all been waiting to get our hands on, but a 250cc motor isn’t all that bad either. Especially when it’s based on the KTM 250 Duke and gets the same styling as the 401s. There’s quite a lot to talk about, so to make things simpler, we tell you everything there is to know about the Svartpilen 250 in five points.
At a glance, you could tell the Svartpilen is styled to look like a scrambler with an upright braced handlebar, slight forward-biased footpegs, and a luggage rack on the fuel tank, which can accommodate light luggage. The tank flows into a low-profile seat that gels well with the overall design. The Svartpilen features a dark paint scheme compared to the Vitpilen, which comes sprayed in a lighter shade.
Gets Modern Features:
The neo-retro scrambler features LED headlamps, tail lamps, LED turn-signals, a circular full-digital instrument console, and dual-purpose tyres.
Packs A Punch:
The scrambler is powered by a BS6-compliant 248.76cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor, which puts out 30PS at 9000rpm and 24Nm at 7500rpm. That's identical to the power figures of the KTM 250 Duke BS6. It also gets a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch.
In terms of hardware, the Svartpilen 250 uses a 43mm WP Apex upside-down fork and a WP Apex monoshock. The bike is anchored by a 320mm disc up front paired with a radially mounted caliper and a 230mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard. Its 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels come wrapped in MRF RevZ D dual-purpose tyres.
Pricing & Dealership Network:
You can get the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 for Rs 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which is Rs 20,576 less than the recently launched KTM 250 Duke BS6. But this is an inaugural price and will be inflated in the coming months. Where can you get one? Well, the bike will be sold via KTM dealerships, which are currently being updated to accommodate both brands.
According to the company, there will be 100 such dealerships in 45 cities across the country by early next month. This will further extend to almost 400 KTM showrooms across 275 towns in the next five months. Official bookings have already commenced and deliveries are scheduled to begin from early-March.