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New images show what the Husqvarna E-Pilen could really look like!

The Husqvarna E-Pilen has been brought to life with this interesting render from India

EARLIER this week we brought you the news that Husqvarna was planning to add an electric motorcycle to the range. The E-Pilen as it has been named was presented to insiders in an investor presentation, leaking out to the media within days.

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The machine is, as you’d expect, an all-electric version of the firm’s funky looking naked machines, taking the Vitpilen and Svartpilen concept and reimagining it for the electric age.

The problem was, the screengrab showed earlier this week was fairly ropey by the time it had landed on our screens. The definition of the design had been lost, intentionally or not, and some of the bike’s features and design touches had gone a bit Mr. Blobby!

This is the leaked rendering from the investor presentation

Thankfully the team at ElectricVehicleWeb have had the foresight to give the blurry image to a talented computer designer, who has managed to see between the blurred lines and create this striking looking machine.

Firstly, this is not a 100% official render of the final design, although the creator does state that they had help from within Pierer Mobility, Husqvarna’s parent company.

The new rendering shows a much higher level of detail

The clearer image of the bike now shows a trellis frame, looking similar to the item used on the current petrol-powered Husky models. We can also see the banana-shaped swingarm, looking stylistically like those used on many KTM and Husqvarna models.

What isn’t clear from this rendering, or the official one for that matter, is where the batteries for the machine will go. If you’ve seen any of the modern range of electric bikes, you’ll already know that the battery pack takes up a sizeable amount space within the frame. Either the Husky is going to be using some clever range-extending tech, or the rendering isn’t so accurate they have taken this question into account just yet.

Battery location aside, if this bike does make it to market in a form similar to this, it’s going to be one of the coolest machines on the road, regardless of the propulsion method!

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