The motorcycle brand Husqvarna will in future also offer two-wheelers with electric drive. The near-series concept bike E-Pilen, which has now been presented, offers a first glimpse of the emission-free future of the KTM subsidiary. A corresponding series version is to follow next year.
Visually, the outlook takes up the design language of the Svart and Vitpilen models. However, the electric offshoot will compete in the light-weight class. The construction with a tubular space frame looks airy and light. The below-mounted electric motor with 8 kW / 11 PS power is the load-bearing element and at the same time the articulation point for the rear swing arm. The power is traditionally delivered to the rear wheel via a chain. The battery, which should allow a range of up to 100 kilometers, is located between the engine and the dummy fuel tank.
When it comes to battery technology, Husqvarna is pursuing two approaches with permanently installed and replaceable batteries. There are already partners for both versions. Only in March did the parent company Pierer Mobility Group agree to work with Varta. CEO Pierer has already announced KTM’s entry into e-mobility several times.