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Production of Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 begins at the Chakan plant in Bajaj in Pune

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Husvqvarna launched the Svartpilen 125 for European markets in February 2021. Today the company started manufacturing the Svartpilen 125 at the Bajaj’s Chakan plant in Pune, where the twin Husqvarna 401s are also manufactured, as well as the 250 .


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The Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 is based on the KTM 125 Duke sold in India

It was in February 2021 that the Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 made its world debut. The entry-level Husqvarna motorcycle is primarily aimed at European markets, but could very well be launched in India as well. Bajaj has started manufacturing the Svartpilen 125 at its factory in Chakan, Pune, as well as the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250, Vitpilen 250 and Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401. Until now, the European Husqvarna website lists only the Svartpilen 125 and not the Vitpilen, which could be introduced later in the range.

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(The Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 will be based on the KTM 125 Duke, but should be more affordable than the KTM)

The Husqvarna Svartpilen125 shares its engine and chassis with the KTM 125 Duke, so it will get the same liquid-cooled 125cc single cylinder engine that develops 14.3hp at 9,250rpm and 12Nm of peak torque at 8,000rpm. min. Unlike the KTM, the Svartpilen 125 receives a side exhaust. The brakes are ByBre, the Indian brand of Brembo, with a 320mm front disc gripped by a four-piston caliper. And up front are 43mm WP Apex forks and a preload adjustable WP Apex rear shock, both with 142mm of travel.

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(Unlike the Svartpilen 250, the 125 receives wire wheels)

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In terms of design and dimensions, the Svartpilen 125 looks a lot like the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 sold in India. The difference being that the Svartpilen 125 receives wire spoked wheels, unlike the alloy rims of the Svartpilen 250. Both motorcycles, of course, are fitted with bi-sport tires. Now the Husqvarna 250s are almost ₹ 20,000 cheaper than the KTM 250 Duke, we would expect a similar pricing strategy, with the Svartpilen 125 cheaper than the KTM 125 Duke, which is enjoying significant success in India.

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