KTM SX-E 5 – 2021 – Electric Motorcycle Review

The offroad KTM SX-E 5 – full specification breakdown

KTM SX-E is a great off road in it’s category. It comes in direct competition with the like of Husqvarna, the Sur-Ron Storm MX, and others. Coming along with recent big moves by KTM that now offers a riders ‘learning curb’ with models like a self-balance electric bike for children, a youth motocross and the top level of off road driving – with the SX-E.

It has stuck to many of the company’s traditional features and colors, with great suspensions, breaks, frame and of course an attention to details in their design. They did all of that without making this model feel like a forced design, and they have paid tribute to technology options and innovative options for riders with the all electric model.

The KTM has a permanent magnet, air-cooled motor. It looks very compact and slim, a size that sits great with smaller chassis. It produces a peak power of 5 kW that comes just under 1kWh, torque stands @13.8 Nm from 0 rpm – and that is powered by a 48V 21Ah battery pack.

It’s motor is designed to be dust and waterproof which should reduce motor wear and make it practically maintenance free. It features a controllable power delivery using an integrated control unit (ECU) and using the Multi functional Display, there are six different ride modes for the rider to select. All the way from beginner at level one, to experienced riders at their level 6 control. In addition this mode selection has a safety control under the seat, to ensure younger riders cannot change modes on their own.

Main Technical specification:

ELECTRIC MOTOR48 V – BLDC motor with outer rotor
RATED OUTPUT2 kW/3,200 rpm
MAX. POWER5 kW/3,900 rpm
TORQUE13.8 Nm from 0 rpm
KTM POWERPACKLithium-Ion KTM PowerPack
CHARGING TIME 100 %70 minutes
CHARGING TIME 80 %45 minutes
FRAMEDouble grinded central double-cradle-type frame
SUBFRAMEFibreglass-reinforced plastic
HANDLEBARTapered aluminum Ø 28
FRONT SUSPENSIONXACT 35 WP Upside-Down fork, Ø 35 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL FRONT / REAR205 / 185 mm / 125 / 133 mm
FRONT BRAKEDisc brake Ø 160 mm
REAR BRAKEDisc brake Ø 160 mm
FRONT / REAR RIMS1.50 x 12″: 1.60 x 10″ Alu
FRONT / REAR TIRES60/100 x 12″: 2.75 x 10″
WHEEL BASE1,032 mm ± 10 mm / 995 ± 10 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE235 mm / 150 mm
SEAT HEIGHT665 mm / 560 mm
WEIGHTapprox. 40.8 kg / approx. 41.2 kg

Via: KTM

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