The HT3 and HT5 new models by Horwin for electric off road motorcycles will be available in 7 variants for on-off road use.
Horwin HT3 and HT5 new electric off road models, offer up to 105 km/h, 880 Nm torque and 150 km range. The Chinese manufacturer of electric 2-wheelers which operates through its European subsidiary based in Austria, Horwin has establish itself 3 years ago when presenting two neo-retro electric motorcycles inspired by café racers.
Horwin manufactures in China, and operates across Europe with headquarters in Austria. We previously covered the CR6 cafe racer, presented first at EICMA 2019, and offered across Horwin dealerships. Along side the street models, the company also presented their scooter model, the EK3.
The CR6 has since then been joined by a range of electric scooters and now the company is entering a new market segment: all-terrain 2 wheelers. With 3 variants of the HT5 and 4 variants of the HT3, Horwin will offer affordable and powerful models. The manufacturer has just lifted the veil on these two enduro motorcycles with the HT3 and the HT5.
The HT3 – pure off road.
Starting with the HT3, a model purely designed for off-road and therefore is not street legal. The HT3 is available in a sporty Cross version and in a Trail version similar to traditional trail bikes, both available in L and R variants with different performances.
The HT3 Cross R is the most powerful of the entire range with its mid-mounted motor peaking at 25kW and 880 Nm of torque, that can push to a top speed of 65 mph (105 km/h). Its 72V 60 Ah battery is supposed to offer up to 93 miles (150 km) of range… but only at speed of 19mph (30 km/h).
In contrast, the HT3 Trail L runs on a 10 kW motor limited to 55 mph (90 km/h), but still pushing 560 Nm of torque. The battery for this model is reduced to 25 Ah and the range to 46 miles (75 km).
All four models, ride on a common Chromolly steel frame and the same spoked suspension and rims, with a wheelbase of 1,320mm and ground clearance of 339mm. The weight varies between 143lbs. (65 kg) and 169 lbs. (77 kg) depending on the version. On the price side, the HT3 range opens from 6,790 euros.
HT5 – Off-On road fun.
The Howin HT5 offers three variants with an off-road version not homologated, as well as an HT5 R model and an HT5 L model that are fully homologated as a 125cc equivalent bike. All three models are powered by the same 8 kW electric motor, reaching a top speed of 52 mph (85 km/h), but with a torque of 310 Nm for the off-road model, and reduced to 260 Nm on street legal models.
The R variant of the HT5 is equipped with a larger 48 Ah battery which allows up to 93 miles (150km) of range versus the 68 miles (110 km) for the L and 60 miles (100 km) for the Off-road variant. The two street legal models also have the same weight of 85 kg and a carry suspensions deflecting over 200 mm, wheelbase of 1,300 mm, and ground clearance of 265 mm. The HT5 models are also more affordable with a price tag starting at 5,890 euros.