The Swedish-origin Austrian motorcycle company Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH responsible for designing, engineering and manufacturing supermoto and street motorcycles has been long rumoured to be working on the Svartpilen 125. But only recently for the time out of Sweden this forthcoming model has been spotted testing. Just a few days ago completely undisguised spy pictures of the Svartpilen 125 made their way to the internet.
From the spy pictures, a few key details of this all-new bike targeted toward the Indian market can be noticed. The India-bound 125cc motorcycle from the company features modest external alterations and a new and short fly screen. The radiator side guards are substantially bigger, and the USD forks now also have protection. The absurdly enormous side extensions on the tank add to the distinctive look of the motorcycle. Furthermore, the instrument cluster looks brand-new and might be overflowing with information.
Moving further the pillion appears to be more comfortable since the back frame is longer and flatter. The bike now also sports an enlarged mud flap in place of the previous model’s tyre gripper, and the tail light is also bigger. The trellis frame is made of black steel, and the knobby dual-purpose tyres are still prominent. The handlebars have been given risers, and the entire bike features classic design cues like the round headlight, exposed frame, and round RVMs.
It is predicted that the company’s current outgoing model would serve as the forthcoming bike’s powertrain. The current 125cc DOHC 4 valve engine has a 6-speed transmission and generates 15 HP at 9500 RPM and 12 Nm at 7500 RPM. The Husqvarna’s fuel-injected engine already complies with Euro 5. The previous bike had WP suspension and Bybre brakes on either end. It features rear tyres that are 150/60-17 and front tyres that are 110/70-17 in size. The ground clearance is 145mm, and the kerb weight is 153 kg.
As of yet, no official dates for the launch of this bike have been announced but according to rumours, the global debut could be slated for later this year. Meanwhile, the Indian launch of this bike could be held as soon as next year. Once launched this bike will compete with its sister brand KTMs Duke 125 and RC 125.