Husqvarna Australia currently plan to bring this new electric entry level competition off-roader to Australia at some point late in 2019.
The EE 5 is Husqvarna Motorcycles’ first step in electric mobility and draws on the brand’s rich motocross history. The number 5 represents the kilowatt output and while CC refers to cubic centimeters on fuel-driven bikes, EE stands for ‘Electric Engine’ on this model.
The EE 5 is a fully-fledged competition machine that Husqvarna say is capable of rivaling its 50cc fuel-powered counterparts, offering more for young riders starting out in the world of dirt biking. Fully adaptable and adjustable, it is an easy to use motorcycle with the ability to evolve with a rider as he grows in size and ability.
It features the latest high-quality componentry and a design that clearly identifies with Husqvarna values. Apart from being environmentally friendly, the low noise emission makes the motorcycle less intimidating to younger riders and offers the possibility to learn in the comfort of a familiar environment, like at home.
Husqvarna EE 5 features
- Six different ride modes, easy to select
- 907 Wh lithium-ion battery
- Quick charging
- High-end chassis with race proven technology
- Modern, Swedish inspired design
- Ergonomic bodywork & adjustable seat height
- WP suspension – XACT air fork and a WP rear shock
Drivetrain & Motor
Producing a peak power of 5 kW, the permanent magnet motor features an extremely compact and slim design that is well suited to the smaller chassis. Due to its dust and waterproof layout the aircooled motor is wear and maintenance-free.
The motor is powered by 84 Li-Ion cells, which provide a capacity of 907 Wh in a low 48V configuration, good enough for more than two hours of riding for a beginner, and 25 minutes for the fastest riders, depending on the terrain and conditions. The integrated battery management system (BMS) ensures the safety and longevity of the battery pack.
A state-of-the-art control unit is integrated within the package and guarantees a spontaneous, but controllable power delivery. The use of an electric motor means there is one permanent drive, eliminating the need for a clutch or gearbox. This results in a simple and uncomplicated riding experience for young riders.
The EE 5 is fitted with 84 modern lithium-ion cells, in a robust die-cast aluminium casing mounted just above the motor.
EE 5 Technology
A multi-functional instrument panel located between the steering head and seat allows the user to select six different ride modes, with different power characteristics available to suit pure beginners and experienced racers alike. In addition, the instrument panel displays the remaining charge of the battery.
The external worldwide charger supplying up to 900W can be connected to any 110 or 230 Volt socket and plugs directly into the battery pack for easy charging. The charging time of 45 minutes will provide 80%, while a full charge requires 70 minutes.
The EE 5 is also fitted with a roll-over sensor kill-switch that cuts off the power when needed. A lanyard attached between the rider’s wrist and the kill switch stops the motor when removed, or in the event of an unexpected fall by the rider. The ride modes can be saved with a dongle located below the seat, which prevents younger riders from changing to more powerful ride modes on their own.
Styling & Chassis
The bodywork of the EE 5 is modelled on the successful full-size motocross range. This allows smaller riders to experience the same ergonomic feelings, instilling confidence and comfort in all riding conditions.
The high strength chromoly steel frame is slightly adapted to house the electric drivetrain and integrates carefully calculated parameters of longitudinal flex and torsional rigidity to benefit handling and suspension functionality. It guarantees easy handling and precise cornering, along with outstanding stability.
Featuring the latest in suspension technology, the EE 5 is fitted with WP XACT forks. Besides being very light weight, the 35mm USD air forks feature exceptional damping and comfort characteristics, allowing the rider to push their limits with complete confidence. With 205mm of wheel travel, the air unit in the left fork leg can also be adjusted easily with the use of an air pump. This allows for quick adjustment due to rider preferences, weight or track conditions.
Linked directly to the swingarm, the WP monoshock is matched to the front forks for the balance and damping characteristics. Additionally, the rear shock offers 185 mm of suspension travel, is fully adjustable and can be tailored to rider preferences or track conditions.
Featuring the same level of technology offered on the full-size motocross range, the EE 5 is fitted with hydraulically operated brake callipers and waved front and rear brake discs, alongside lightweight, black anodised, aluminium rims that provide the highest levels of strength and reliability. The standard MAXXIS tyres ensure progressive grip on a variety of different terrain.
Modelled on the full-size motocross bikes, the EE 5 features striking graphics in white and yellow, with light blue to differentiate its electric drive. Additionally, the graphics are applied using an in-mould process to ensure the best durability and quality.
The EE 5 allows the seat height to be adjusted at multiple levels. The standard model comes with a seat height of 698mm, which can be easily reduced in two steps to 653mm. This is done by lowering the bodywork/seat and then mounting the rear shock in an alternative position, together with lowering the front forks in the triple clamps.
In addition, with a Suspension Lowering Kit from the Husqvarna Motorcycles Accessories
catalogue, the suspension units can be further lowered for a minimum seat height of just 556mm, which accommodates four-year-old riders, or younger.
The tapered NEKEN handlebars are made of high-quality aluminium alloy for strength and safety. From a central diameter of 28mm to 18mm at the ends, the bars are fitted with a lock-on ODI left side grip, while a newly developed throttle assembly for the electronic drive, with a volcanized ODI grip, is mounted on the right side. The thinner diameter of both grips increases control and reduces fatigue for younger riders with smaller hands. A new handlebar pad offers chest protection.