American Honda is bringing an electric dirt bike to market for kids, but it is not quite what you think. The CRF-E2 is actually designed and built by Greenger Powersports, which is in turn licensing the “CRF” designation from American Honda.
Despite the bike not coming from the Japanese factory, the CRF-E2 (note the lack of a “Honda” name in that title) will be sold through Honda’s dealerships in the United States.
With 3.4hp (2.5 kW) of peak power, a two-hour ride time, and a 2.5-hour charge time with the optional quick charger, the CRF-E2 is aimed at young new riders as an entry point into dirt riding. The MSRP is set at $2,950 in the USA.
On the more technical side of things, the CRF-E2 using a 48-volt system, with a brushless DC motor that makes 18.4 lbs•ft of torque.
The lithium-ion battery stores 960 Wh of energy, weighs only 13 lbs, and can be swapped out in a matter of seconds for a fresh pack (an optional accessory).
The whole bike weighs 106 lbs, and features a twin-spar aluminum frame, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes, and 12″ wheels with Kenda Millville K771 knobby tires.
The suspension components 33 mm telescopic forks and a DNM shock, which has adjustable preload and rebound damping. Front and rear-wheel travel are 3.9 and 8.3 inches, respectively.
With two power levels, the CRF-E2 is designed to be a graduated approach to a full-size dirt bike, and competes with the more powerful, but pricier, Husqvarna EE 5.
Technical Specifications of the Greenger x Honda CRF-E2 Electric Dirt Bike:
|Electric Motor:||48 V- BLDC motor with inner rotor|
|Rated Output||1.2 KW / 2000RPM|
|Max. Power:||2.5 KW|
|Max Motor Speed:||4,000 RPM|
|Drive Mode:||Stage 1 , Stage 2|
|Cooling System:||Air Cooled|
|Powerpack:||Swappable lithium-Ion battery, L*W*H:145*91*270mm, Weight:5.9kg(13lb)|
|Capacity/Energy:||20 AH/960 Wh|
|Charging Time 100%:||Standard: 4 Hours , Quick Charge: 2.5 Hours|
|Charging Time 80%:||Standard: 3.2 Hours , Quick Charge: 2 Hours|
|Run Time:||2 hours in ideal conditions with full charge|
|Charger Line Voltage:||90-264 V/50-60 Hz|
|Charging Power:||290 W|
|Frame:||Aluminum twin-spar with Double-Cradle|
|Handlebar:||Tapered Aluminum ϕ22mm|
|Front Suspension:||Hydraulic Conventional Telescopic Fork ϕ33mm, Length 600mm(24.25inches)|
|Rear Suspension:||DNM Rebound/Preload Adjustable，Length 230mm(9inches)|
|Suspension Travel Front /Rear:||100mm(3.9ins)/210mm(8.3inches)|
|Front Brake:||Hydraulic caliper w/ 190 mm petal-style rotor; right-hand-lever actuated|
|Rear Brake:||Hydraulic caliper w/ 190 mm petal-style rotor; left-hand-lever actuated|
|Front /Rear Rims:||12×1.6 spoke aluminum rim|
|Front /Rear Tires:||60/100-12 Kenda® Millville K771 knobby tire|
|Steering Head Angle:||25°|
|Triple Clamp Offset:||25°|
|Wheel Base:||970mm (38inches)|
|Handlebar Height:||860mm (33.8inches)|
|Ground Clearance:||200mm (7.8inches)|
|Seat Height:||Adjustable 630mm (24.8inches) / 650mm (25.5inches)|
|Overall length:||1395mm (55inches)|
|Overall Width:||690mm (27.1inches)|
|Overall Height:||920mm (36.2inches)|
|Max Load:||45kg (99lb)|
Source: American Honda