The 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 is a new entry-level lightweight motorcycle. KTM currently owns Husqvarna, so the Svartpilen 125 shares most of its components with the KTM 125 Duke. Starting with the engine, the Svartpilen uses a single-cylinder 125cc liquid-cooled engine producing nearly 15 horsepower at 9,250 RPM with 12 pound-feet of torque at 8,000 RPM. Riders control the power using a six-speed close-ratio gearbox, allowing for smooth shifting.
Actual curb weight figures have not been confirmed, but its dry weight is listed as 322 pounds. Different from the KTM Duke, the Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 features a side-mounted exhaust. Other standard features include 17-inch spoke wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, hydraulic brake calipers by ByBre with Bosch ABS, and adjustable WP Apex rear shocks. Keeping it simple is a single center-mounted digital dash placed on the Svartpilen’s aluminum forged handlebars.
The 2021 Husqvarna Svartpilen 125 is for the urban rider who wants a commuter bike with a rugged attitude. It features bronze-colored engine covers that stand out against the black-coated steel frame. The Svartpilen 125 is a small bike with a big personality. Husqvarna has not announced pricing or when the 2021 Svartpilen 125 will be available in the US yet. The first market to see the lightweight Svartpilen will be Europe.
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