This tongue twister of a name – Husqvarna Svartpilen – is the latest entry-level lightweight motorcycle from the brand owned by KTM. This cool looking machine basically shares the DNA of the KTM 125 Duke.
The Svartpilen is powered by the well-known single-cylinder 125cc liquid-cooled engine that KTM uses – which pumps out 15 hp at 9,250 RPM and 12 lb-ft of torque at 8,000 RPM. This is mated to a six-speed close-ratio gearbox to allowing for smooth shifting says Husqvarna.
The maker wanted the Svartpilen 125 to deliver on two of the most sought-after attributes in motorcycling: rugged design and accessible performance. It does so thanks to its upright riding position, lightweight chassis and reliable single cylinder engine.
What’s different from the KTM Duke, is that the Husky Svartpilen 125 features a side-mounted exhaust. Some of the other standard features include 17-inch spoke wheels shod with Pirelli Scorpions, hydraulic brakes with ABS, and adjustable WP Apex rear shocks.
Husqvarna has not announced pricing yet, or when the 2021 Svartpilen might show up in the US. The first market to see the lightweight machine will be Europe.