The Husqvarna 250cc twins are a couple of good looking, fun motorcycles. But, what if there was a younger sibling added to the mix? One that is a little more practical but still retains that fun quotient to an extent. Interestingly, Husqvarna has recently revealed the Svartpilen 125, for international markets. If online rumours are true, we could see the KTM 125 Duke-based Svartpilen 125 make its way to the Indian market soon.
First and foremost, it will have the same mechanical components and engine as the 125 Duke. For those who may not be in the know, that’s the 125cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor which churns out 14-bhp and 1.22-kgm of torque. Other similarities include USD fork, preload-adjustable mono-shock and trellis frame. Also, the Svartpilen 125 will come with a side-mounted exhaust system, rather than the sportier-looking underbelly one on the 125 Duke.
As far as styling is concerned, Husqvarna has stuck to its guns. The Svartpilen 125 looks almost identical to its 250cc siblings, which is definitely a good thing. In fact, it even has that round LCD instrumentation. Overall weight without fuel stands at 146 kilograms, and the international models come with 17-inch front and rear spoked wheels fitted with Pirelli tyres. Expect the latter to be slightly different to match Indian conditions. Would you like to see this little Husqvarna on our roads?