Not A Fan Of The Husky 250s? Here’s What Else You Can Buy

Everything from an adventure motorcycle to a fully-faired sportsbike to a modern classic

After much fanfare, Husqvarna has finally entered the Indian market. It’s done so with its quarter-litre Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, both of which look rather fabulous and are extremely well priced too, at just Rs 1.80 lakh. But if, for whatever reason, neither of them are to your liking, and you’ve got a little under Rs 2 lakh in your pocket that you want to get rid of, here are your other options:

KTM 200 Duke (Rs 1.73 lakh)

Maybe you want something a little more manic with a little more intent. Something Austrian. Well, the Huskys actually manage to undercut their 250cc KTM counterpart by a significant margin, so at this price point, you’ll have to settle for a 200 Duke.

Not that it’s a bad thing, though. The bike has FINALLY been brought up to date with revised styling and BS6-compliance. You can read all about the refreshed 200 Duke and our take on it here.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP (Rs 1.73 lakh)

Perhaps the understated Scandinavian styling just doesn’t do it for you. Maybe you want something a little more race-y and in your face, something that grabs eyeballs at traffic lights. In that case, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 in its snazzy MotoGP edition paint scheme should tick all your boxes.

We Indians love our fairings and the bright blue unit on the SF should attract enough glances your way. You also get a competent sportsbike with a refined engine and adequate performance, though perhaps not quite as much as the Husky.

Jawa Twin Disc (Rs 1.73 lakh)

Are you one of those people who think that motorcycle design has gone backwards over the last few decades? Fret not, for the Jawa Jawa will take you right back in time to an era where sex was safe and motorcycles were dangerous.

Right up until you actually get on and ride it, that is. Because though it might look like its erstwhile two-stroke counterpart, it goes like a thoroughly modern motorcycle. Not surprising, considering its 293cc motor is derived from the Mahindra Mojo.

Benelli Imperiale 400 (Rs 1.69 lakh)

What if you want the riding experience to match the retro looks as well? Benelli’s got you covered, with is glorious Imperiale 400. Basically Valium in two-wheeled form, this modern classic will tranquilise you every time you swing a leg over. And not in a bad way.

The easy-going 373.5cc motor will gently waft you towards your destination in a bubble of calmness with a pleasing soundtrack for company.

Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6 (Rs 1.87 lakh)

If you want the fun to continue even after the road ends, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is what you should be looking at. Recently updated to BS6 standards, the bike is now a little more refined than before without sacrificing too much performance in the name of cleaner emissions.

It still retains all its capability, with a 21-inch/17-inch wire spoke wheel combo, long travel suspension and 220mm of ground clearance. A fresh lease of life has also been injected by some attractive new dual-tone colour schemes.

*all prices ex-showroom

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