Electric Possibilities From Husqvarna

Husqvarna has released concept images of an electric motorcycle based on the Svartpilen and Vitpilen platform – the E-Pilen. The silhouette shows the obvious family resemblance although it would have been good to have charged the batteries on those lights so more light could be shed on the bike itself. Apart from the fact that the bike doesn’t appear to have a muffler and that it has “E-Pilen” embossed on the back of the seat, very little is obvious about the details. Husqvarna claims that the bike will feature an 8 kW output and have a range of 100km with an interchangeable battery pack (as we have noted previously Husqvarna along with parent company KTM have joined the consortium committed to universal sizing and standards for interchangeable batteries across brands). Those numbers indicate an obvious urban confinement for the little machine and to meet that expected demand Husqvarna will build a stronger dealer network in urban areas – and interesting challenge for a manufacturer with a strong off-road and completion stable. There is however the previously mentioned Svartpilen and Vitpilen and the other motorcycle the company was teasing the world with, the Norden 901, that will find a receptive urban customer base.

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