Adventure Cycle Philippines (ACPI), the motorcycle arm for of AC Industrial Technology Holdings Inc. (AC Industrials), has brought its second motorcycle brand in the country—the European badge Husqvarna.
The Husqvarna comes from the same parent company as the KTM brand, the premier motorcycle company that ACPI partnered with, which is the KTM AG.
AC Industrials President and CEO Art Tan expressed pride over the latest motorcycle marque that they have brought to Philippine shores.
“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 bring in 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,” Tan said.
Coming with the brand are three models that are assembled in Laguna previously dedicated to KTM vehicles (once-KTM dedicated facility KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc. [KAMMI]). These models are the Svartpilen 200, Svartpilen 401 and Vitpilen 401.
“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,” he shared.
For his part, concurrent ACPI President and COO and President and CCO of KAMMI Dino Santos is confident that their new brand will reel in better numbers for them.
“In 2021, we now don’t have just one weapon. We have two weapons now—we have KTM, and now Husqvarna Motorcycles. We have a great battle and with these weapons, I am confident that together, we would 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,” Santos noted.
Photos from Adventure Cycle Philippines (ACPI)