The baby Huskys utilise a KTM Duke 250 engine in a Vitpilen/Svartpilen 401 chassis.
It’s unlikely that we will see the smaller-capacity Husqvarnas in Australia, with the models primarily designed for the Indian market.
For this project, Husqvarna and its parent company KTM enlisted the help of Bajaj Motors, which has a 48 per cent stake in the Austrian giant.
Indian-based company Bajaj now handles production of the Svartpilen and Vitpilen range.
Styling for the 250 is similar to that of the 401 and 701 models, with the Vitpilen offering clip-on handlebars and road tyres, while the Svartpilen has more of a scrambler vibe with motocross handlebars and semi-off-road tyres.
The 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, borrowed from the KTM Duke line-up, develops 22kW of power and 24Nm of torque.
In Australia, the 401 models are priced from $7495 plus on-road costs, while the 701 is priced from $9995 for the Vitpilen or $10,495 for the Svartpilen.
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