Today, January 28, 2021, marks the official Philippine debut of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The brand will be distributed by Adventure Cycle Philippines, Inc.(ACPI), the same company behind KTM in the country.
“We are now expanding the products we are doing in KAMMI. More than three years after launching KTM production for both the Philippines and export, we now bringing one of the most iconic motorcycle brands in history. Husqvarna started in Sweden in 1903, and today it builds and produces motorcycles that are purpose-built and driven by passion,” said Art Tan, Group President & CEO of AC Industrials.
Husqvarna's Svartpilen 200, Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401 models are assembled in Laguna at the KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc. (KAMMI) facility which opened in 2017 as a strategic joint venture with KTM AG, parent company of both KTM and Husqvarna brands.
“I am a convert. I have always ridden larger bikes and this is the first time that I have owned a 400cc bike – the Svartpilen 401. I’d encourage everyone to take time to understand not only the brand but the product. These products are built here, hand-made by Filipinos,” added Tan.
Talks about the arrival of this Swedish brand have been circulating for quite some time now. By December of last year, it was practically confirmed with Husqvarna motorcycles arriving in showrooms and available for reservation.
“In 2021, we now don’t have just one weapon. We have two weapons now – we have KTM, and Husqvarna Motorcycles. We have a great battle and with these weapons, I am confident that together, we will be able to conquer 2021’s races. We also see strong potential in the motorcycle market itself, as we expect the continued presence of the pandemic to drive elevated demand for both personal mobility and social distancing,” said Dino Santos, President and COO of ACPI & President and CCO of KAMMI.