Sister firms KTM and Husqvarna have unveiled all-electric versions of their 50cc mini bikes that will go on sale as 2020 models.
The newly developed KTM SX-E 5 and Husqvarna EE 5 models are based on the incredibly popular 2-stroke KTM 50 SX and Husky 50 with a high-end chassis powered by an electric motor. The mission was clear: to create an ultra-competitive machine that is easy to ride, even for pure beginners.
The bikes enjoys the advantage of zero emissions, low noise and minimal maintenance, and it is ideal for the growing rider with an adjustable seat height.
The KTM and Husky PowerPack can provide more than two hours of riding for a beginner, or 25 minutes for the faster junior racers. With its external worldwide charger, full power is restored in approximately one hour.
There is no official confirmation of whether or when these will replace the petrol-engined versions yet.