American Honda Debuts the CRF-E2 Electric Dirt Bike for Kids

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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:

Name Specification
Electric Motor: 48 V- BLDC motor with inner rotor
Rated Output 1.2 KW / 2000RPM
Max. Power: 2.5 KW
Torque: Rate:5.5Nm; Max:25Nm
Max Motor Speed: 4,000 RPM
Final Drive: 1:7.1
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 Input: 1.3A@230V(AC)
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
Chain: 428H
Steering Head Angle: 25°
Triple Clamp Offset: 25°
Trail: 32mm
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)
Weight: 48kg (106lb)

Source: American Honda