Husqvarna continues its move towards edgy urban-focused machines, with recent announcement of an electric motorcycle and electric scooter.
The Husqvarna E-Pilen concept comes with a swappable battery, 100-km range and 8-kW electric motor. That works out to roughly 11 horsepower, so the specs tell you right away: This machine is designed for rides around town, not long tours into the countryside.
Aside from those details, though, Husqvarna doesn’t say much about the E-Pilen Concept, only that “The E-mobility range will retain and continue the riding pleasure and dynamics refined through the long history and experience of the brand. In support of the E-mobility initiative, Husqvarna Motorcycles will strategically expand its dealer presence in urban and metropolitan areas.
Development of the E-mobility range is already well-advanced and further information will be released in the near future.”
Indeed, just a few days later, we have news of the Husqvarna Vektorr scooter. Reportedly, details on this battery-powered step-through leaked from a report from Pierer Mobility, Husqvarna’s parent company. The Vektorr has a 4 kW motor, good for about 5 horsepower, with a 45 km/h top speed and range of approximately 95 km.
Again, the Vektorr is very much aimed at the urban market, at least if those specs are correct (we still haven’t seen any official details from Husqvarna, just gleanings from the internal report).
The crew at Motorcycle.com speculates this scooter will be built in India through Husky’s partner Bajaj, as it appears to be based around the Bajaj Chetak scooter. If that’s the case, it’s probably capable of much higher performance than the listed rating. It also might explain why we don’t see any talk of swappable batteries; if this scoot is built outside the framework of the global motorcycle battery consortium, then it is less likely to have a standardized swappable battery.