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
A closer look at the Swedish brands first foray in India
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