First Look: Husqvarna EE 5 and KTM SX-E 5 (electric 50 motocross bikes)

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11/6/2018 7:58 AM

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11/6/2018 8:00 AM

KTM should buy Alta. A match made in heaven in my opinion. Can probably scoop up Alta on the cheap right now.

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11/6/2018 8:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/6/2018 8:14 AM

My daughter will have one of these! Wow. Think of how many kids will be able to ride in their yards without the police being called by grumpy next door ?!

Now how are they going to get homologated for LL ? These things will be HOLESHOT MONSTERS. gas won’t have a chance.

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11/6/2018 8:15 AM

Electric really makes sense for juniors in my opinion.
Quiet, very low maintanence for parents new to the sport.
Will be a big hit I am sure!

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11/6/2018 8:19 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

My daughter will have one of these! Wow. Think of how many kids will be able to ride in their yards without the police being called by grumpy next door ?!

Now how are they going to get homologated for LL ? These things will be HOLESHOT MONSTERS. gas won’t have a chance.

I don't know about being holeshot monsters. Durham was on the Alta at straight rhythm and rarely had good starts if any.

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11/6/2018 8:20 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I don't know about being holeshot monsters. Durham was on the Alta at straight rhythm and rarely had good starts if any.

I just raced my MXR at Glen Helen last weekend and passed a brand new 2019 KX450 down the start straight.

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11/6/2018 8:46 AM

My son's next bike.

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11/6/2018 8:49 AM

Fantastic news! Lets hope other brands have similar bikes on the way.

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11/6/2018 8:49 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

My daughter will have one of these! Wow. Think of how many kids will be able to ride in their yards without the police being called by grumpy next door ?!

Now how are they going to get homologated for LL ? These things will be HOLESHOT MONSTERS. gas won’t have a chance.

Hopefully that's the case! Grumpy people will always find a way to complain though haha. Just need cool neighbors!

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11/6/2018 9:02 AM

How much?

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11/6/2018 9:45 AM

TXDirt wrote:

KTM should buy Alta. A match made in heaven in my opinion. Can probably scoop up Alta on the cheap right now.

Ktm probably has a bike that is miles ahead of the Alta, lighter and better components. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Japanese manufacturers don’t have something in the works as well.

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11/6/2018 9:47 AM

Lol thank god my peewee dad days are over. Imagine the bitching on what class they can be raced in? Coombs is probably on suicide watch.

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11/6/2018 9:49 AM

TXDirt wrote:

KTM should buy Alta. A match made in heaven in my opinion. Can probably scoop up Alta on the cheap right now.

mxer613 wrote:

Ktm probably has a bike that is miles ahead of the Alta, lighter and better components. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Japanese manufacturers don’t have something in the works as well.

The Japanese definitely have stuff in the works. How long it takes for them to feel comfortable releasing those models is the big question. Will it be 2020 or 2032?


Bravo to KTM. These things look fantastic.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

11/6/2018 10:03 AM

Wish it was an Alta. But I'll take it. Bought my son a Razor (in addition to his pdub) so could ride at the local pump track and mtn bike trails for practice during the week. It has worked like a charm. Nobody complains. They all think it's cool.

Timing on this will be perfect. Hell have mtn bike trails and a pump track to Rip during the week then take same bike to tracks on weekend. Hell I can probably setup a turn track at the HOA soccer field. It's amazing how much the noise is part of people's disdain for riders.

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11/6/2018 10:16 AM

Premix wrote:

How much?

Probably around 7 grand.

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11/6/2018 10:28 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

My daughter will have one of these! Wow. Think of how many kids will be able to ride in their yards without the police being called by grumpy next door ?!

Now how are they going to get homologated for LL ? These things will be HOLESHOT MONSTERS. gas won’t have a chance.

From what I was told by an AMA rep they already started the process. I know Yamaha has the electric version of the PW and was told Cobra has an electric bike on the way.

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11/6/2018 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/6/2018 11:09 AM

Premix wrote:

How much?

ky_savage wrote:

Probably around 7 grand.

For that price you'll probably own both of them..

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11/6/2018 11:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/6/2018 11:25 AM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

My daughter will have one of these! Wow. Think of how many kids will be able to ride in their yards without the police being called by grumpy next door ?!

Now how are they going to get homologated for LL ? These things will be HOLESHOT MONSTERS. gas won’t have a chance.

brocsdad wrote:

From what I was told by an AMA rep they already started the process. I know Yamaha has the electric version of the PW and was told Cobra has an electric bike on the way.

Process huh, that's funny. What could go wrong?

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2015 Beta 500 RS, history: 99 KTM 300, 87 CR250, 84 KLR 600, 82 GPZ 550, 81 KX 250, 80 KX 250, 79 Montesa 414 VE, 78 250 VB, 77 360 VB, 76 360 VA, 75 YZ 125, 74 TM 125, 72 TS 125, 60's West Bend Go Boy Kart

11/6/2018 11:17 AM

Looks sweet. I’m interested if the price is right for my boys.

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11/6/2018 11:17 AM

makes the most sense for parents, longterm.

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11/6/2018 11:21 AM

Any idea's on price ?

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11/6/2018 11:24 AM

Nice! My boy will be a little over 2 years old when these come out.... perfect timing hahaha

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I'm the dude, man.

11/6/2018 11:25 AM

I want one, maybe two. But not for $4500 like a new 50 currently is.

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11/6/2018 11:47 AM

mikec265 wrote:

I want one, maybe two. But not for $4500 like a new 50 currently is.

Why would it be less than a new 50 if the chassis parts are the same?

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11/6/2018 11:54 AM

mikec265 wrote:

I want one, maybe two. But not for $4500 like a new 50 currently is.

early wrote:

Why would it be less than a new 50 if the chassis parts are the same?

Less parts. Different parts. Whatever. I'm not paying $4500 for a 50cc sized bike whether it's gas or electric. I could but I won't.

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11/6/2018 11:58 AM

I’m guessing a separate class at Loretta’s. 7-8 kids will have another class option.

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11/6/2018 12:48 PM

Paying $4,500 for any 50 is ridiculous. Glad I don't have a young kid anymore. And I'm also glad "she" didn't really like riding when she was younger.

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11/6/2018 12:51 PM

I wish these had been available 15 years ago when I bought a KTM 50 for my daughter. She is VERY noise sensitive, and she never really got interested in riding.
Things might have been different with one of those.

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11/6/2018 12:52 PM

mikec265 wrote:

I want one, maybe two. But not for $4500 like a new 50 currently is.

It'll be all of that.

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11/6/2018 1:14 PM

mikec265 wrote:

Less parts. Different parts. Whatever. I'm not paying $4500 for a 50cc sized bike whether it's gas or electric. I could but I won't.

Agree it's more than it should be for a 50 but I wouldn't expect the price to be any lower. Heck, just the charger is probably more than a 450sxf chassis.

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