The investor presentations from Pierer Mobility continue to be a strong insight into the actions of the KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas brands, and now we have another tip-off for a future model.
This time, it is the Husqvarna E-Pilen – an electric street bike that uses the Vitpilen design aesthetic for its form. According to the presentation document, we can expect that Husqvarna E-Pilen for the 2022 model year.
Coming in two variants – 5hp (4 kW) and 13hp (10 kW) – the E-Pilen isn’t exactly a potent street bike (especially with its 48-volt drivetrain), although it does represent the top of the food chain for the electric bikes coming from the Pierer brands (at least for now).
It remains to be seen whether the Husqvarna E-Pilen will be a full-sized bike, or something smaller – more along the lines of the Honda Grom. All we have to go on is a small concept sketch (above).
What we do know is that the E-Pilen is part of a larger electric platform plan strategy, and there are already indications that the 5hp version will share a drivetrain with an electric scooter from Husqvarna as well.
This information is a change from what we saw nine months ago from Pierer Mobility, though it is hard to say if Husqvarna’s plans have changed since last year, or if we are just seeing a narrower view of the larger picture.
Either way, it will be interesting to see what develops from Husqvarna (as well as the other Pierer brands) in the coming months.
KTM et al were the first to latch onto the electric motorcycle movement, but it’s been slow going thus far. Maybe the Husqvarna E-Pilen marks a change in that regard.
Source: Pierer Mobility