Husq­varna Com­ing to In­dia

Bike India - - IGNITION -

AN­OTHER IN­TER­EST­ING AES­THETIC FEA­TURE is the all-new tank badge. The InCel­e­brat­ing a decade-long suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship, Ba­jaj Auto and KTM are now work­ing to­wards in­tro­duc­ing Husq­varna, the Swedish brand, to In­dia. It may be re­called that Husq­varna Mo­tor­cy­cles, founded in 1903, was bought by KTM in 2013. The Swedish marque has a great rep­u­ta­tion of build­ing and rac­ing en­duro-style ma­chines, and we may soon see these mo­tor­cy­cles be­ing man­u­fac­tured along­side the KTM bikes at Ba­jaj’s Chakan man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity from 2018.

Ste­fan Pierer, CEO of KTM, and Ra­jiv Ba­jaj, MD, Ba­jaj Auto, have de­cided to make the Husq­varna brand global this year with Vit­pilen 401, Svart­pilen 401 and even the larger Vit­pilen 701. The big news is that the pro­duc­tion of Vit­pilen 401 and Svart­pilen 401 mod­els will move from their plant in Aus­tria to Ba­jaj’s man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity at Chakan, near Pune, from next year. Hope­fully, the Husq­varna bikes will be sold in In­dia soon there­after.

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