Here at Scenic App, we’re reluctant about electric motorcycles. We’ve written quite a bit about the electrification of the motorcycle industry in recent months though, and most of the motorcycles we’ve looked at had the same characteristics. They’re lightweight, small, nimble and perfect for city commuting.
Husqvarna’s Vitpilen and Svartpilen (the café-racer and scrambler models) have been around for a couple of years now, and their futuristic design mixed with vintage features continues to draw a lot of eyeballs. Together with their more flashy-looking brother-from-another-mother KTM Duke series, they make for great city cycles.
It’s no wonder then that Husqvarna’s parent company Pierer Mobility AG decided to electrify the popular Vitpilen model.
The E-Pilen concept largely has the same design features as the regular Vitpilen, but its characteristic tank houses three swappable battery packs which should provide the bike with a range of around 100km. The bike is powered by a small 11KW engine which boasts around 15bhp.
While these preliminary range and engine performance specs don’t blow us away, we remain optimistic that KTM/Husqvarna will surprise us with small, and fun to drive electric models within the next few years.
All we know for now is that Pierer Mobility AG has confirmed that both the E-Pilen and a completely new electric scooter will be hitting the roads somewhere at the end of 2022.