Here are the top 5 rivals of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250.
It is sleek, suave and definitely one of the best-looking 250 cc motorcycles on sale in India today. The Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 gets smouldering hot looks and the performance is good too. In Swedish-speak, Vitpilen means ‘white arrow’ and this motorcycle is an urban cafe racer. Properly chic and hipster, the motorcycle is currently priced at ₹ 210,022 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Interestingly, the word ‘Vitpilen’ means ‘White Arrow’ in Swedish. The 250 cc motorcycle gets a fuel injected, liquid cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke DOHC engine that produces 30 bhp at 9,000 rpm and has a peak torque output of 24 Nm at 7,500 rpm. There is a 6-speed gearbox on offer too along with a slipper clutch. It is the same setup a on the KTM 250 Duke. Here are top 5 rivals of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250.
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
Yes! It’s a case of sibling rivalry here, and the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is more or less the same motorcycle, but with a scrambler style design and relaxed ergonomics. It shares the same engine and cycle parts as well, and also is priced at ₹ 2.10 lakh (Ex-showroom). The Svartpilen 250 has a comfortable riding stance, which is all right for short bursts around the city.
KTM 250 Duke
The KTM 250 Duke is priced at ₹ 2.29 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), and comes in two new colours, Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic. The 250 Duke also gets dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS). The supermoto ABS mode disengages the ABS on the rear wheel and can be activated at the push of a button. The 249 cc, single-cylinder engine makes 29.6 bhp of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm, and the bike tips the scales with 171 kg kerb weight.
BMW G 310 R
The BMW G 310 R is the made-in-India entry-level naked street motorcycle from BMW Motorrad. Based on the common platform 310 cc manufactured by TVS Motor Company, the BMW G 310 R is also the most affordable BMW bike available on sale. It is powered by a 312.3 cc, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 34 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. This engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch for easier downshifts and the bike also gets ride-by-wire system for precise throttle response. The BMW G 310 R is priced at ₹ 2.5 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
Bajaj Dominar 250
The 2021 Bajaj Dominar 250 is priced at ₹ 1.54 lakh (ex-showroom), which now makes it a competitively priced proposition in the segment than before. The model continues to use the 249 cc DOHC, liquid-cooled engine that develops 26.6 bhp and 23.5 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle is equipped with USD front forks from the Dominar 400 while a monoshock serves purpose at the rear. The bike also comes with a twin-barrel exhaust, bungee straps tucked under the seat to secure gear, an LED headlamp and taillight, and a redesigned secondary display to show time and trip information. The Dominar 250 is available in two colours – Canyon Red and Charcoal Black.
Suzuki Gixxer 250
The BS6 Gixxer 250 range continues to get the same 249 cc, single overhead cam, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine which makes 26 bhp at 9,300 rpm. Peak torque output is 22.2 Nm at 7,300 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox. The Gixxer 250 is currently priced at ₹ 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom). It makes for a good 250 cc motorcycle and should be in your consideration if you are looking for a 250 cc motorcycle.