Given the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly feels good when we know that we’re purchasing products at a fair price without sacrificing quality.
Take the case of Husqvarna’s locally made retro-style bikes, the Svartpilen and Vitpilen, which were made available in the country last month. Jaws dropped when Adventure Cycle Philippines announced that the 401 variants are priced at P295,000 and P315,000, respectively.
Compare that to the Malaysian market, where the Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401s retail for 29,800 Malaysian ringgit, or roughly P357,000. That’s over P60,000 more for the Svartpilen and P40,000+ more for the Vitpilen.
The Svartpilen 200, meanwhile, is priced at P175,000 here. In Malaysia, the Svartpilen 250 is offered for 24,800 Malaysian Ringgit (around P297,000). That adds up to over P120,000 difference in pricing for the smaller Svartpilen variant.
The only real difference between the smaller Philippine and Malaysian Huskies are their engine displacements. Our locally made Svartpilen 200 is powered by a 199.5cc single-cylinder engine, while the Malaysian version has a slightly bigger 248.8cc mill. Both engines are drawn from the KTM 200 Duke and 250 Duke, respectively. Otherwise, all the electronic aids available in the Malaysian-spec bikes are also offered here.
So, do you think our locally available Husqvarna bikes offer a good deal?