2020 Husqvarna EE 5 Electric Dirt Bike Enters Production

Husqvarna has entered the electric motorcycle market, launching the new EE 5 electric dirt bike as a 2020 model. The 2020 Husqvarna EE 5 is designed for young riders, with an all-new electric powertrain that claims an equivalent performance level to a 50cc gasoline-powered dirt bike.

Perhaps the biggest surprise about Husqvarna’s first electric model was that the EE 5 is not based on KTM’s e Freeride platform. Instead, the EE 5 uses its own 5 kW electric motor and chromoly frame, both designed for young motocross riders. The motor is powered by a 907 Wh lithium-ion battery, which Husqvarna claims will provide two hours of casual riding or 25 minutes of racing. Using the supplied charger, Husqvarna claims the battery can be fully charged in 70 minutes (and an 80% charge in 45 minutes).

The EE 5 is equipped with a 35 XACT air fork from WP Suspension, offering 8.1 inches of travel. WP also provides the fully-adjustable rear shock offering 7.3 inches of travel. The EE 5’s default seat height is 26.5 inches but it can be lowered to 25.7 inches for smaller or less experienced riders. This can be done by lowering the bodywork and seat and changing the rear shock’s mounting position and lowering the forks within the triple clamps. Husqvarna will also offer a lowered suspension kit that can reduce the height to just 21.9 inches.

Other features include six selectable ride modes, a NEKEN handlebar, MAXXIS tires, and a wrist lanyard kill switch that turns off the motor in the event of a fall. Husqvarna claims a weight of 89.3 pounds, or about 2.2 pounds lighter than the claimed weight of a TC 50.
The 2020 Husqvarna EE 5 will arrive in North American showrooms in the fall. Pricing remains to be determined.

2020 Husqvarna EE 5 Specifications

Electric motor
48 V – BLDC motor with outer rotor

Rated output
2.6 hp at 3,200 rpm

Max. power
6.7 hp at 3,900 rpm

Torque
10.2 lb-ft at 0 rpm

Max. motor speed
6,000 rpm

Cooling system
Air cooled

Powerpack
Lithium-Ion

Capacity / Energy
21Ah/907 Wh

Charging time 100%
70 minutes

Charging time 80%
45 minutes

Charger line voltage
80-240V/ 50-60 Hz

Charging input
Quick charging 5 A @ 230 V (AC)

Charging power
900 W

Frame
Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame, fiberglass-reinforced plastic subframe

Handlebar
Tapered aluminum Ø 28/22/18 mm

Front suspension
XACT 35 WP Upside-Down fork, Ø 35 mm, 8.1 inches of travel

Rear suspension
XACT WP mono shock, 7.3 inches of travel

Suspension travel front/rear
205/185 mm

Front brake
Disc brake Ø 160 mm

Rear brake
Disc brake Ø 160 mm

Front/rear rims
1.50 x 12″; 1.60 x 10″ Alu

Front/rear tires
60/100 x 12″; 2.75 x 10″

Chain
1/2 x 3/16″

Steering head angle
66°

Triple clamp offset
0.87 inches

Wheel base
40.6 inches ± 0.4 inches

Ground clearance
9.9 inches

Seat height
26.5 inches (adjustable)

Weight
89.3 pounds

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