Husqvarna has announced that it has developed a “competition machine” powered with an electric engine that will rival 50cc gas units in the youth motocross category. The EE 5 will weigh just 89 pounds (claimed) when it goes on sale in the North American market this Fall at Husqvarna dealerships. Pricing has not been announced.
Husqvarna is claiming the battery in the EE 5 can be fully charged in 70 minutes and offer two hours of casual ride time or 25 minutes at race pace. Here is the press release from Husqvarna:
Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to launch the new EE 5 – an electric engine Minicycle that continues the brand’s pioneering motocross journey and delivers a complete and fully adaptable, five-kilowatt competition machine. Set to rival any 50cc fuel-powered motorcycle, the quick-charging EE 5 combines the latest high-quality componentry with bodywork specifically designed to give young riders an ergonomically effortless, all-electric riding experience.
The first ever electric model from Husqvarna Motorcycles, the EE 5 offers youngsters an environmentally friendly way to learn, compete and have fun. Easily adaptable, the ride height can be simply adjusted to keep pace with an improving or growing rider. Delivering two hours of riding enjoyment for beginners and 25 minutes for serious racers, the supplied charger takes just 70 minutes to fully charge the lithium-ion battery.
Featuring the latest suspension technology, the EE 5 is fitted with 35 mm WP XACT forks that offer 205 mm of travel and combined with a fully-adjustable WP rear shock ensure exceptional damping characteristics. A high-strength chromoly frame, hydraulically operated brakes, lightweight wheels, tapered NEKEN handlebars and striking graphics complete Husqvarna Motorcycles pioneering, all-new EE 5 machine.
EE 5 TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
• State-of-the-art electric motor with 5 kW peak performance
• 6 different ride modes, easy to select
• 907 Wh lithium-ion battery
• Quick charging
• High-end chassis with race proven technology
• Modern, Swedish-inspired design
• Ergonomic bodywork and adjustable seat height
• WP suspension – XACT air fork and rear shock – for advanced performance and control
Accompanying the EE 5, Husqvarna Motorcycles offer the KIDS RAILED GEAR – a range of offroad clothing and protective equipment that ensures safe and comfortable riding. Designed specifically with tomorrow’s champions in mind, premium materials are mixed to ensure stylish and functional garments. In addition, a line-up of ACCESSORIES is available for the EE 5, which enhance performance and increases protection.
The new Husqvarna EE 5 will start to be available worldwide from July 2019 onwards at all authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles Dealers (excluding North America where the EE 5 will be available in Autumn 2019). Availability may vary from country to country. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles Subsidiary or Importer.
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