Bajaj – KTM to comeup with 200cc Husqvarna for India in 2015

by Paul Joseph on February 6, 2013 · 0 comments

The 200cc-250cc category segment of the Indian bike market is definitely witnessing its heyday with assortment of faired, naked and dirt bikes being announced. KTM’s CEO Mr. Stefan Pierer recently acquired its rival off road bike brand Husqvarna from BMW and we know that KTM is partly owned by Bajaj Auto. That could mean Husqvarna could enter India through Bajaj and yes it has been officially confirmed by Mr. Pierer himself. Speaking to Moneycontrol.com, Mr. Perer stated that, “First Husqvarna motorcycle will be launched in India in 2 years. Proposed Husky model for India to be made at Bajaj’s Chakan plan will use joint engine platforms of Bajaj-KTM for Husky models. Joint-engine platform to be used for 125cc-200cc segment for Husqvarna.” Currently joint engine platform of Bajaj and KTM is the 200cc single cylinder unit which is used by both KTM Duke and the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. The former uses fuel injection while the latter gets three spark plugs. That brings us to the assumption that the same 200cc engine could be powering the baby Husky and the local assembly means the world class Husqvarna dirt bike could be affordable. Now that is a great news for Indian biking enthusiasts. In the small dirt bike segment, the proposed Husqvarna 200cc bike has no real competitor except the Hero Impulse. The brand value and bigger engine would easily make the Husky a natural choice for a dirt bike aspirant. Bring it on Bajaj! [Image: Husqvarna TE610] [Source: Moneycontrol.com ]

[via Indian Motos Blog]

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