Husq­varna Svart­pilen 250 & Vit­pilen 250

The Swedish quiver came bear­ing two ar­rows: the white Vit­pilen and the black Svart­pilen. While both ar­rows may be equally com­pe­tent, find out which one ap­peals to you best

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A closer look at the Swedish brands first foray in In­dia


Joshua Varghese

AF­TER MUCH ADO, HUSQ­VARNA SVART­PILEN 250 and Vit­pilen 250 mo­tor­cy­cles reached KTM deal­er­ships and, just as they were gain­ing mo­men­tum, they got way­laid by the coron­avirus out­break. Re­cently, Husq­varna announced that they were hik­ing the price of both these mo­tor­cy­cles which were ear­lier be­ing sold at an in­tro­duc­tory price. Now both mo­tor­cy­cles cost Rs 1.84 lakh (ex-show­room) apiece. If you are hav­ing trou­ble choos­ing be­tween the Svart­pilen and the Vit­pilen, per­haps, this ar­ti­cle will help you de­cide.

First, let us talk about the Svart­pilen. True to its “black ar­row” moniker, the Svart­pilen 250 will only be avail­able in a dark theme; a yel­low high­light on the ra­di­a­tor be­ing the only spot of colour on its body­work. Husq­varna claim that the Svart­pilen is a good off-roader and the mo­tor­cy­cle cer­tainly looks the part. It sits on dual-pur­pose MRF rub­ber: a 110/70 R17 Revz-FD at the front and a 150/60 R17 Revz-D at the rear. We were also told that the lug­gage rack on the fuel-tank is ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing a load up to 15 litres. That cer­tainly works in its favour for tour­ing with a dash of off-road­ing pur­poses.

The “white ar­row” or Vit­pilen 250’s light paint scheme is in sharp con­trast to the Svart­pilen’s dark theme. Its sporty in­ten­tions are ev­i­dent from its de­sign and stance. While its sib­ling sports equip­ment that sug­gests it may be at home both on tar­mac and off

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