Husqvarna has released the first drawings of an upcoming electric motorcycle, with design cues borrowed from the Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen models. The new model, called the Husqvarna E-Pilen in a leaked document, is currently in development, and expected to go into production sometime in 2022. Parent company Pierer Mobility already has a few electric bikes, under the Husqvarna and KTM brands, but these are off-road oriented motorcycles. The E-Pilen will be an electric street bike with distinctive neo retro design.
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KTM already offers the Freeride E and the SX-E, while Husqvarna has the EE-5 electric endure bike. The third brand owned by Pierer Mobility, GasGas, will also be launching its TXE electric trials bike with a 15 kW motor. According to the leaked slide, which also features an upcoming electric scooter from Husqvarna, the E-Pilen will have a modular design, utilising either a 4kW or a 10kW motor. The presentation slide also mentions a modular battery system, although it's not clear if 'modular' means the batteries are swappable or they will come with different capacities and can be scaled up according to desired range.
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The design of the Husqvarna E-Pilen is closer to the Husqvarna Svartpilen than the Vitpilen, and from the looks of it, the size looks about the same as the made-in-India Husqvarna twins. So far, there's no word on where the E-Pilen will be manufactured, so it's early days yet to make an informed guess whether the electric Husky will be made in India. What we do know is that the sketch only gives us an idea of what the bike may look like, and it's still some time away from production or prototype to see what it eventually turns out to be like.