A brand new member within the ‘Pilen household.
An rising variety of motorbike producers are warming as much as the electrical motorbike development. Over the previous yr or so, corporations like Kawasaki and BMW have launched their imaginative and prescient of the longer term with new electrical motorbike ideas.
Whereas some are nonetheless on the conceptual part, others have already taken motion. It’s been the case for KTM and Husqvarna that launched small electrical dust bikes, the Freeride E-XC and SX-E5 beneath the orange banner and the EE5 beneath the blue one. We all know each corporations have plans to broaden their electrical lineups, notably with the addition of electrical scooters, however we now be taught that, at the very least for Husqvarna, there’s much more within the works.
On the finish of August, 2020, KTM and Husqvarna’s dad or mum firm, Pierer Mobility hosted an buyers’ presentation by which year-to-date gross sales numbers, publish COVID-19 initiatives, and future fashions.
KTM FREERIDE E-XC
Within the presentation’s “Efficiency and City E-Mobility” part, the group listed its present and future electrical scooter, bicycle, and motorbike fashions. The lineup contains an electrical trials bike beneath the GasGas umbrella, a pair of GasGas and Husqvarna e-bicycles, and, in fact, the Husqvarna e-scooter we’ve already mentioned, anticipated to launch in 2021.
Essentially the most fascinating mannequin listed, nonetheless, is one we hadn’t heard of till now. In actual fact, the Swedish maker is planning to launch one other electrical motorbike in 2022. This time, nonetheless, we’re taking a look at a correct road bike, extra particularly at an electrical member of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen household.
The doc doesn’t reveal a lot concerning the upcoming mannequin however does affirm that the bike is in growth, that it’s going to use a modular battery system (extra electrical fashions sooner or later?), and that it will likely be obtainable with two electrical motor choices—4 kW and 10 kW.
We’ll be taught extra as we close to the mannequin’s due date. Within the meantime, you’ll be comfortable to be taught that the Norden 901 stays a part of the plan. It’s listed within the model’s present product portfolio although the corporate has but to formally launch the bike. This implies we may possible (hopefully) see it launched earlier than the yr is over.