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Husqvarna E-Pilen electric motorcycle makes its public bow in Munich

The Husqvarna E-Pilen electric motorcycle makes its public bow at the Munich International Motor Show ahead of going on sale in early 2022

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Husqvarna has pulled the covers of its intriguing new compact electric motorcycle - the Husqvarna E-Pilen - earlier than expected with a surprise bow at this week’s Munich International Motor Show.

The urban runaround, considered to offer the approximate power of a 125cc model and rival conventionally powered models like the Honda CB 125 and Yamaha MT-125 - was on display to media and punters alongside the Vektorr electric scooter, revealed earlier this year.

Though the Swedish firm announced the new model last year and provided a sneaky teaser at the top of the year, this is the first time the model has been seen in the flesh.

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Looking resplendent in Husqvarna’s signature fluro yellow and featuring familiar traits as the large circular headlight and edgy detailing, the E-Pilen has been kept fairly minimalist to disguise the heft that comes with the ever-bulky battery unit.

The E-Pilen will have three removable batteries, a feature endorsed by the decision by four major manufacturers - including Husqvarna’s parent company KTM, plus Honda, Piaggo and Yamaha - to utilise swappable battery technology across its brands for greater consumer convenience.

With a 14km/h battery, the E-Pilen is reportedly good for a range of 100km and a 10.7hp equivalent power figure.

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Though it is unusual for a motorcycle company to launch its wares at a traditional four-wheel show, this year's Munch Motor Show - which replaces the Frankfurt event - is being dubbed a mobility show, with an emphasis on electric technology across two and four wheels.

The Husqvarna E-Pilen is expected to go on sale towards the start of 2022.