The recent surge of electric motorcycles has put the Pierer Mobility Group into the spotlight with its recently leaked plans to develop an electric motorcycle. While initially speculated to be released under the KTM brand, it may not turn out to be the case. KTM already offers the 16KW Freeride E, and SX-E within its dirt bike range, it also has entered into a partnership with Bajaj to develop its electric scooter that’s scheduled to be released by 2022. With that said the actual first electric street bike that will be coming out of the Pierer Mobility Group will be coming from Husqvarna. It will serve as the brand’s first mainstream electric bike that is rumored to be entering the market soon.
News quickly broke out of the forthcoming Husqvarna E-Pilen electric naked motorcycle after one of the slides of its company investor presentation leaked out and made its way into the internet. Online publications were quick to notice the sketches of the E-Pilen in the presentation slides that were said to be scheduled to hit the market within the next couple of years.
Not many details can be gleaned from the image seen on the presentation slide itself other than the glaring similarities between Husqvarna’s Vitpilen and Svartpilen design cues. It does reveal that the E-Pilen will be using a modular battery system with either a 4KW or 10KW electric motor. The size of the bike itself could fall somewhere around the Vitpilen, based on the sketches alone. However, it is still expected to end up costing significantly more than the Svartpilen by the time of its release in 2022.
Husqvarna’s plans of having a green lineup weren’t really clear until grainy sketches of its EV scooter, and now, the E-Pilen started popping up from its leaked investor reports. Then again, it should be noted that the brand’s native region, Scandinavia has already been spending years building and refining an expansive charging network to make way for electric vehicles. Thus, it only made perfect sense for the Pierer Mobility Group to ramp up its electric motorcycle development with Husqvarna. At this point, it’s almost certain that the E-Pilen would be reaching dealerships much sooner than most of its rivals.