Motorcycle maker Husqvarna takes on green-friendly mobility with its new electric bike concept unveiled in Frankfurt.
Husqy’s E-go trip to Frankfurt
Earlier in September we reported on Husqvarna’s plans to unveil a punchy new electric concept at the Frankfurt auto sShow. Now the wraps have been taken off the new electric bike revealed as the Concept E-go.
To say this is a fresh approach for the BMW subsidiary is an understatement. In fact, it is hard to believe this is even a motorcycle at all, considering its delicate supermoto wheels.
Still, we think it looks pretty darn neat, especially its single-sided front fork. For the time being BMW hasn’t released much in terms of technical specs other than the bike weighs in at a very dainty 80kg.
To put it into perspective, that’s 4kg lighter than the already ridiculously lightweight Zero X and a mighty 55kg leaner than the Zero S supermoto. The Zero X packs 2kWh worth of lithium-ion batteries which is good for a maximum range of 42 km or between 30mins and 60mins on the track. Husqy’s electric bike is likely to boast similar specifications.
THE HUSQVARNA WAY
“The Concept E-go is Husqvarna’s solution to electric motorcycling and how to enthuse the young generation to the spirit of riding and freedom,” said the company in a press release.
“Change is inevitable, and Husqvarna is ready, with an advanced technological concept and a highly personal design.”
The single-sided double leg fork with 35mm of inner tubing along with the aluminium single side swing arm are two of the clever technical innovations featured on the Concept E-go. The battery support is also constructed from aluminium, the frame and oval piping is made from steel, while the seat is self-supporting.
Why did Husqvarna opt for a single-seat? The company commented, “Because that is the Husqvarna way. Undiluted fun, dynamism and an ecologically-friendly philosophy combined for the first time in an electric powered two-wheeler.”
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