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    KTM, Husqvarna Prices May 2022 – Duke, RC 125, 200, 250, 390 ADV

    KTM and Husqvarna have increased prices of their offerings in the Indian market by up to Rs 6,419 and Rs 7,130 respectivelyNew KTM RC 200It is the season of price increments in the auto industry and the latest OEMs to join this list are KTM and Husqvarna. Both brands are owned by Pierer Mobility and work together with Bajaj Auto in India. KTM holds a sizable market share with its wide variety of offerings with different body styles and engine displacements.Husqvarna, on the other hand, only commands a niche segment of the market due to a thin portfolio of models. The Swedish brand has witnessed a price hike of up to Rs 7,130 whereas its sister brand KTM has increased pieces of its models by up to Rs 6,419. None of the models have witnessed any other update.KTM Duke Prices May 2022Starting with the KTM Duke series, the Austrian bikemaker has increased prices of its naked streetfighter by up to Rs 6,419. The Duke range is available in four derivatives in India including- Duke 125, Duke 200, Duke 250 and Duke 390 depending on engine displacements. The highest price hike has been witnessed by the flagship Duke followed by its quarter-litre sibling with an increase of Rs 6,272.Prices of Duke 125 and Duke 200 have been increased by Rs 5,312 and Rs Rs 4,544 units respectively. After the latest price revision. Duke 125 is priced at Rs 1.76 lakh, Duke 200 at Rs 1.90 lakh, Duke 250 at Rs 2.35 lakh and Duke 390 at Rs 2.94 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.KTM and Husqvarna Prices May 2022KTM RC, Adventures Prices May 2022Prices of KTM RC series have been increased by Rs 4,928 for the entry-level RC 125 and by Rs 4,544 for RC 200. Both models received a generation upgrade a few months back and are presently priced at Rs 1.87 lakh and Rs 2.13 lakh respectively. This is the first substantial price hike for both models since their launch. KTM recently launched an upgraded RC 390 in India a few days back at a price of Rs 3.14 lakh.The Adventure series of KTM comprises Adventure 250 and Adventure 390 which are now priced at Rs 2.42 lakh and Rs 3.35 lakh respectively. The latter recently received an updated iteration for 2022, hence prices stay constant. The new Adventure 390 gets two new riding modes along with new colours and wheels. Prices for the quarter-litre ADV have increased by Rs 6,304.Husqvarna Prices May 2022Husqvarna presently retails only two models in India including Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250. Both motorcycles are now priced at Rs 2.17 lakh and Rs 2.18 lakh respectively after a price of Rs 7,130 and Rs 7,129. All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom.The Husky siblings share their underpinnings with the quarter-litre KTM cousins. Each of them is powered by a 248.76cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that pumps out 29.63 bhp and a peak torque of 24 Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed transmission. More

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    KTM, Husqvarna Sales Mar 2022 – Duke, RC 125, 200, 250, 390 ADV

    KTM India reports decline in domestic sales and exports in March 2022 – Husqvarna sales fell as wellImage – Throttle98KTM India reported domestic sales in March 2022 at 3,669 units. YoY sales fell by 41 percent, down from 6,217 units. Volume loss stood at 2,548 units. Only the 250cc segment reported sales growth. KTM 200 (Duke + RC) sales decline stood at 12.71 percent, down at 1,943 units from 2,226 units. Volume loss stood at 12.71 percent. The unit contributed to about 53 percent of company domestic sales last month.KTM India Domestic Sales March 2022KTM 250 (Duke + ADV) sales was up at 1,539 units from 1,249 units. Volume gain stood at 290 units at 23.22 percent growth. KTM 125 (RC + Duke) sales fell to a mere 186 units, down from 1,719 units. Volume loss stood at a huge 1,533 units at 89.18 percent decline. Sales was nearer to a tenth of what was sold a year earlier.KTM India Domestic Sales March 2022KTM 390 (Duke + RC + ADV) sales fell to a single unit, down from over 1k units. The reason for decline is shortage of parts, which has affected production. KTM 390 MoM domestic sales fell by 15.71 percent, down from 4,353 units. Volume loss stood at 684 units. KTM 390 sales were low even last month at 38 units. KTM India is getting ready for the launch of 2022 RC 390. New RC 200 and RC 125 are already launched. With 2022 RC 390 now homologated in India, its launch is expected sooner than later.KTM exports in March 2022Last month, exports too fell. At 24.01 percent decline, exports were down at 3,620 units from 4,764 units. Volume loss stood at 1,144 units. 390 export fell to 1,356 units from almost 2.4k units. Volume loss stood at just over 1k units at 43.31 percent decline. 125 export fell to 1,094 units from 1,260 units. Volume loss stood at 166 units at 13.17 percent decline.KTM India Exports March 2022200 and 250 exports were positive. The smaller of the two is reported at 7.27 percent growth, up at 708 units from 660 units. Volume gain stood at 48 units. 250 exports gained marginally at 462 units, up from 452 units. MoM exports fell from just over 5k units. Volume loss stood at 1,395 units at 27.82 percent decline. Barring the 125, all bike exports fell MoM.KTM India Sales + Exports March 2022Husqvarna sales March 2022Along with KTM motorcycles, Bajaj Auto also manufactures Husqvarna motorcycles at the plant near Pune. Husqvarna brand was launched a little over 2 years back in India. Husqvarna 125, 201, 250 and 401 are made in India (Vitpilen and Svartpilen). Of these, only the 250 versions are sold in India, others are only for export.Their total sales last month fell to 7,289 units from 10,981 units. Volume loss stood at 3,692 units at volume decline of a third. Husqvarna 125 sales fell to 1,280 units don from almost 3k units. Volume loss stood at 1.7k units at 57.03 percent decline. Husqvarna 200 sales fell marginally at 2,651 units from 2,886 units. Volume loss stood at 235 units.Husqvarna India Sales and Exports – March 2022Husqvarna 250 sales is up at 2k units from 1.7k units. 390 sales fell by 60.26 percent, down at 1,357 units from 3,415 units. Volume loss stood at under 2.1k units. MoM total sales fell from 9,369 units. Volume loss stood at below 2.1k units at 22 percent decline. Husqvarna India domestic sales fell to 120 units last month, down from 482 units. Volume loss stood at 362 units at 75.10 percent decline. YoY exports fell from 1,005 units at 2.29 percent decline. More

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    New Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Spied – Debut Likely By 2022 End

    New Husqvarna Svartpilen 2023. Image – Cycle World.The all-new Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 could feature a wide range of updates including design, underpinnings and engineThe curious case of Husqvarna is inexplicable, to say the least. While both offerings under the Swedish brand- Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250 are quite likeable with a unique design and more than decent performance. But that unfortunately hasn’t translated to a sizable sales volume.This could be mainly attributed to the timing of the company’s launch in India in early 2020 when the pandemic broke out. The company also hasn’t expanded its portfolio in these two years with still just two models under its belt. Hopefully, we see a change when the new-gen models are scheduled to come out.All-new 2023 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 SpiedSpeaking of the new-gen models, Husqvarna has already started developing the upcoming all-new models of the naked streetfighters. First spy shots of what is supposedly the new-gen Svartpilen 401 have been leaked on the internet. The test mule caught in cameras gives a clear look at a near-final version of the Svartpilen’s successor.The prototype of the all-new Svartpilen 401 shown in the images appears quite distinct from that of KTM 390 Duke. Until now, both bikes, as well as Vitpilen 401, have shared the exact same underpinnings. Some key styling elements of the current Svartpilen 401 have been retained in the upcoming model. These include an oversized round LED headlight with an integrated circular LED DRL and chamfered flat edges on the fuel tank.New Husqvarna Svartpilen 2023While in the current model, the tank flows straight into the seat, in the all-new model it gets a clear break ahead of the subframe. At rear, a conventional licence plate holder replaces the older swingarm-mounted unit.The most striking change, however, is a new underbelly exhaust replacing the side-on upswept canister in the current Svartpilen. By the looks of it, design and padding of the split-style seats have also been updated.Changes in UnderpinningsThe all-new Svartpilen 401 is also geared up to undergo several changes underneath its skin as well. Husqvarna has employed a trellis frame with the new model but the design of the frame shown in the prototype is different from the current unit. It also gets a new braced swingarm that looks uncannily similar to the one seen in the E-Pilen concept prototype.New Husqvarna Svartpilen 2023It also sports a new rear split subframe but its design is not as aggressive as that of its KTM counterpart. Front forks remain identical with upside-down forks sourced from WP Apex.However, the rear features an off-set mono-shock mounted on a newly designed swing arm. Front brake assembly has been switched to the right side which suggests a change in braking hardware although it gets the same ByBre calliper.New Husqvarna Svartpilen 2023Powertrain UpdateFinally, coming to the engine department, the motor is visibly a single-cylinder unit but gets a new cover which creates a lot of mystery. Despite structural similarity, it appears to share no visible components with the current 373cc design. Exact capacity of this engine is still unknown but a similar prototype engine was previously spotted in the new-gen KTM Duke test mule.Source More

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    2022 Husqvarna Svartpilen, Vitpilen Debuts With New Styling

    2022 Husqvarna Svartpilen 401The updated Husqvarna trio- Svartpilen 125, Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401, although made in India, are not available for retail hereHusqvarna has revealed its lineup for international markets which includes three updated naked motorcycles- Svartpilen 125, Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401. All three motorcycles are produced by Bajaj Auto in India at the company’s facility in Chakan, Maharashtra.The Swedish brand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KTM which is an alliance partner of Bajaj. All three models have undergone subtle updates in styling for the year 2022. Each motorcycle boasts new body graphics in its latest iteration. The models continue to share their internals and running gear with their respective KTM cousins.2022 Husqvarna Svarpilen 125: SpecsStarting with the brand’s entry-level motorcycle- Svartpilen 125 borrows components from the KTM 125 range including the likes of RC 125 and Duke 125. It is powered by the same 125cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which pumps out 14.3 bhp and 12 Nm of peak torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Cycle parts of Svartpilen 125 are also borrowed from KTM 125 siblings.This includes a trellis frame suspended on upside-down front forks and a mono-shock at rear. Braking duties are taken care of by front and rear disc brakes aided by a single-channel ABS. The 125cc engine displacement offers an A1 licence-compliant, suitable for inexperienced and amateur riders in European markets.2022 Husqvarna Svartpilen 1252022 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 & Svartpilen 401: StylingHowever, the styling of Husky siblings is completely different from their KTM counterparts as the former duo flaunt a completely naked body style with minimalist body panels. Both Svartpilen and Vitpilen are hard to distinguish from each other due to their near-identical design. However, there are subtle variations that distinguish the two.For instance, the handlebar in Svartpilen is straight and taller while Vitpilen gets a low-set clip-on handlebar. This also results in the latter having a more committed and aggressive riding posture in comparison to Svartpilen which offers a slightly more upright and comfortable riding posture. Further, Svartpilen rolls on knobby dual-purpose Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres which can do a bit of soft-roading.Specs & FeaturesOn the other hand, Vitpilen rolls on road-biased tyres. Hence, the Svartpilen is termed as a scrambler whereas Vitpilen is deemed to be a street naked cafe racer. That said, both motorcycles get the exact same mechanical configurations including a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled mill mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This motor kicks out 43 bhp and 37 Nm of peak torque.2022 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401Suspension setup comprises inverted forks up front and a mono-shock at rear sourced from WP Apex. Braking duties are handled by a disc brake at both ends with callipers from ByBre and aided by a dual-channel ABS from Bosch. Both motorcycles boast a digital instrument console and a ride-by-wire throttle. More

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    Husqvarna Vektorr Electric Scooter Render – Ather 450X Rival

    Husqvarna Vektorr Electric Scooter RenderThe electric scooter will be primarily aimed at the European marketThe Husqvarna Vektorr electric scooter concept is not far away from meeting the assembly line at Bajaj Auto’s brand new EV production facility at Akurdi, Pune. The camouflaged prototypes of the urban runabout have been spotted testing in the country alongside its Bajaj counterpart, the neo-classic Chetak.Husqvarna Vektorr Electric Scooter RenderHusqvarna’s parent company KTM and Bajaj has been working on a modular electric scooter architecture which will play a crucial role in the urban mobility segment for all the three brand’s involved. The Bajaj Chetak is already on sale in India and the production version of Husqvarna Vektorr is set to be next.What you see here are the rendering images of the stylish EV created by our design specialist Pratyush Rout based on the spy images and concept. Though the scooter is expected to share a large number of its components with Bajaj Chetak, the styling is poles apart. While the donor model embraces an old school design, the Vektorr is all about modernity.The angular front apron with simple circular headlamps, upward sweeping rear bodywork and flat seats makes for a youthful appeal. The unconventional design targets young audience and will feel at home in the urban centers of big metros across the world.Husqvarna Vektorr Electric Scooter RenderWe expect Husqvarna to position the scooter at the premium end of the market, so we expect alloy wheels, high-end tires, front disk brake, digital instrument console with smartphone connectivity, LED headlamp, taillight and turn indicators, ABS (at least as an option) and so on.Technical SpecificationsWe don’t expect any drastic changes to the powertrain setup compared to the Bajaj Chetak which is propelled by a 4 kW electric motor. A 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack supplies the electricity. Bajaj is in the process of introducing a slightly more powerful motor and a heavily localized battery. The Husqvarna Vektorr is most likely to start with the updated setup.The battery range is expected to be around 100 km on a full charge and top-speed in the sportiest mode is likely to be in the ballpark of 75 kmph. The Swedish brand could also be offering a more premium variant with a longer range to meet European customer requirements. Going by the spy-shots, the scooter is likely to be equipped with a single-sided trailing arm front suspension and rear mono-shock.Husqvarna Vektorr Electric Scooter RenderTarget MarketsThe Husqvarna Vektorr will be an important product for the KTM Group in international markets where zero emission scooters are gaining rapid acceptance, especially in big cities. The cost benefits associated with making it in India will enable the brand to price it competitively in the target markets.The scooter will be also sold in India where it will create a niche for itself in the fast growing premium electric two wheeler segment. It will rival the likes of Ather 450x and the new Ola Electric scooter S1 Pro. More

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    Husqvarna Sales, Exports 2021 – Svartpilen, Vitpilen 125, 201, 250, 401

    Husqvarna IndiaHusqvarna sales and exports stood at a total of 26,077 units in CY 2021 averaging at 2,173 units each monthHusqvarna production operations are conducted via the Bajaj Auto’s plant in Chakan, near Pune. The same plant where the KTMs are also produced. It is only the Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 250 that are sold in domestic markets.Husqvarna India Sales, Exports Breakup – Dec 2021It has seen an 83.84 percent dip in demand in domestic markets down to 48 units in December 2021 from 297 units sold in December 2020. Total exports on the other hand increased 148.01 percent in the past month to 2,738 units, up from 1,104 units shipped in December 2020.Increased demand in global markets were seen for Husqvarna 125cc models which stood at 631 units in the past month, up 25.20 percent over 504 units exported in December 2020. Husqvarna 200 and 2500cc exports dipped 50.34 percent and 28.81 percent YoY to 72 units and 210 units respectively, down from 145 units and 295 units exported in December 2020. Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 saw enormous demand in global markets, up 1040.63 percent to 1,825 units, from 160 units exported in December 2020.The Husqvarna range could be expanded in India in the months ahead. This could include the Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401. They will have the same body as the current Svartpilen 250 and Vitpilen 250, but will get its power via a 390 Duke engine making 43.5 hp power and 37 Nm torque. Husqvarna is expected to launch Vitpilen 125 and Svartpilen 125 in India as well. It will get the same 124.7cc engine from the 125 Duke.Husqvarna India sales and exports – Dec 2021Husqvarna India Sales, Exports Breakup – CY 2021Through the 12 months of 2021, Husqvarna sales stood at 26,077 units, these included both domestic sales ( 250cc) and exports (125cc, 201cc, 250cc and 401 cc). It averaged at 2,173 units per month.In domestic markets, sales of the 250cc bikes stood at 508 units in January, 677 units in February and 482 units in March 2021 to a total of 1,667 units in Q1 period. Thereafter sales dipped to 453 units in the Q2 period to a total of 2,120 units in H1 2021.Q3 sales increased marginally to 485 units in Q3 period but dipped again to 301 in Q4 and to 786 units in H2 2021 to a total of 2,906 units during the year averaging at 242 units each month. Highest monthly sales were in February 2021 when it stood at 677 units while lowest sales were in October 2021 when it dipped to just 5 units.Husqvarna India sales and exports – CY 2021Exports in CY 2021 saw Husqvarna Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401cc in highest demand followed by the 125cc. 410 cc exports were at 13,519 units through the past year, averaging at 1,127 units per month. Husqvarna 125cc exports stood at a total of 4,873 units, at a monthly average of 406 units while of the 250cc, exports stood at 2,474 units through the past year with 206 as the monthly average. Exports of Husqvarna 201cc bikes were the lowest through CY 2021 at 2,305 units with an average of 192 units per month.With electric bikes seeing such outstanding demand in India, a Husqvarna e-scooter has been spied on test on a number of occasions. It looks like the Husqvarna Vektorr e-scooter. It is expected to be based on the Bajaj Chetak and will be powered by a 4kW motor offering a range of around 95 kms. Launch in H2 2022 could be likely. More

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    2022 Husqvarna Electric Scooter Spied Again – Chetak Based New EV

    New Husqvarna Electric Scooter Spied. Image – Powerdrift.
    The upcoming Husqvarna Vektorr electric scooter is expected to make its global debut in production guise next year
    Bajaj Chetak is one of the most popular electric scooters in the country at the moment, if not by volume then by the brand. The company’s global partnership with the KTM group which also comprises the Husqvarna brand has proved to be an instrumental tool for Bajaj’s growth.
    The concept of platform sharing has already borne fruits for Bajaj and KTM and now it will be expanded further in the electric mobility space as well. A spy shot of the upcoming electric scooter from Husqvarna has been spotted testing near Pune. A concept based on the same e-scooter was unveiled earlier this year.
    Named Vektorr, this electric scooter is expected to be based on Chetak but is likely to don a completely different top. The latest spy shots reveal a prototype of the scooter completely wrapped under camouflage. Latest spy shot comes around the same time when Bajaj announced it was setting up a new electric vehicle plant in Akurdi.
    2022 Husqvarna Electric Scooter – Expected Specs
    Details about this upcoming e-scooter are too thin at the moment. However, the concept prototype revealed earlier this year is powered by a 4kW electric motor capable of a top speed of 45 kmph with a claimed range of 95 km on a single charge. The motor is expected to derive energy from the same 3kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
    Husqvarna Electric Scooter and Bajaj Chetak spied together
    In Chetak, this powertrain returns a range of up to 95 km on a full charge. However, this range drops to 85 km on a single charge when the scooter runs on Sport Mode. Top speeds at Sport and Eco modes are rated at 70 kmph and 45 kmph respectively. It will be interesting to see if the same specs will be offered by Husqvarna in the final production model of the scooter.
    Vektorr is also likely to borrow its cycle parts from its Indian cousin including a single-sided trailing link front suspension, single-sided swingarm and a mono-shock at the rear. The electric motor will be mounted on the swingarm with a transmission sending power to the wheel thus eliminating the need for a chain or belt drive. Braking hardware is likely to comprise a front disc and a rear drum setup.
    Styling & Expected Features
    Coming to its styling, the camouflaged 2022 Husqvarna Electric Scooter appears to be longer than Bajaj Chetak. The upcoming Vektorr e-scooter should also wear different body panels as judged by its silhouette. Other styling highlights would include a flat seat, oval rearview mirrors and a single-piece grab rail.
    While the spy image doesn’t showcase any part of its front end, we expect Vektorr to stay close to the concept flaunting a round headlamp with an integrated LED DRL, slim apron and an exposed front fork. In terms of features, Vektorr is expected to be equipped with a round digital instrument console that could be identical to Chetak but is likely to pack more features including turn-by-turn navigation. More

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    Husqvarna Electric Scooter, Motorcycle Makes Public Debut – India Bound

    Husqvarna electric motorcycle E-PilenPopular brands like Husqvarna will have to start from scratch just like other manufacturers in EV space
    As part of its mission to develop a zero-emission product range, Husqvarna has unveiled its electric scooter and motorcycle concept. Although technology has changed, Husqvarna electric two-wheelers continue using some of the quirky design elements that the brand has been associated with. Husqvarna is working to ensure that its e-mobility products continue to offer the same level of riding pleasure and dynamics as its current range of petrol-powered two-wheelers. Husqvarna Electric Scooter Public debut took place at the IAA 2021.
    Husqvarna Vektorr scooter concept
    Unlike conventional scooters that have curvy body panels, Husqvarna Vektorr scooter utilizes a more structured approach in its design. It is based on the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter which is on sale in India.
    The body panels comprise an interesting amalgamation of flat-looking geometric figures such as squares, rectangles, triangles and trapezoids. The seat has a flat design, running almost parallel to the floorboard. The only exception is the front apron that has a curvy structure. This is more like a standard scooter.
    Among the key styling bits that allude to Husqvarna design DNA is the circular headlamp. Vektorr concept has been presented in a dual-tone colour theme of white and black. While the side panels are done in white, other body parts have the black shade.
    Husqvarna electric scooter Vektorr
    Some of the blacked-out sections have a glossy piano black finish. The ‘Vektorr’ badging can be seen on the side panels. Bright yellow highlighters have been used on the sides and wheels, which add extra zing to the scooter’s dynamic profile.
    Going by its futuristic persona, one would expect Vektorr to be pretty fast on the streets. However, the scooter has a top speed of just 45 kmph. It is probably done on purpose. Because of this lower top speed, riders in Europe will not need a special motorcycle license to ride the Vektorr.
    Also, low speed should not be a major concern for everyday commutes in traffic conditions. Moreover, users get 95km range on a full charge. Although details about the powertrain have not been revealed, the scooter could be expected to use a 2-3kW motor.
    Husqvarna electric scooter Vektorr
    Husqvarna E-Pilen motorcycle concept
    With its circular headlamp, wide handlebar, angular fuel tank, and exposed trellis frame, E-Pilen concept looks familiar to gas-powered Svartpilen and Vitpilen. The genius of E-Pilen’s design is in its clever use of fuel tank to store the batteries.
    There are three removable batteries neatly packed inside the fuel tank. Users can charge these at their home or at a charging station. It is also possible that Husqvarna may provide the facility of battery swapping stations.
    Husqvarna electric motorcycle E-Pilen
    Powering the bike is an 8 kW (10.7 hp) chain-drive motor. This should be able to deliver decent performance for city commutes. According to Husqvarna, E-Pilen can cover 100 km on a single charge. Although top speed of the bike has not been revealed, it is likely to be around 100-120 kmph. The bike has USD forks at front and monoshock rear suspension. Braking duties are performed by disc brakes at both ends.
    Husqvarna Vektorr and E-Pilen will first debut in Europe before being introduced in Indian market. They are likely to be manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s plant in Pune, Maharashtra.

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