Honda And Greenger Motors Developing CRF-E2 Electric Dirt Bike – HotCars

The CFR-E2 is Honda’s first electric dirt bike.
In collaboration with Greenger Motors, Honda just has released the new Honda CRF-E2, the first electric dirt bike on the market for the Japanese brand. We are talking about electric dirt bikes for kids, which is a risky and innovative decision from the red giant that is Honda.
Electric motor vehicles are a reality in today's market, and year after year, the development of new vehicles is mostly based on electric capacity. This is now a big part of the wide range of options in the transport market, and Honda and Greenger Motors have partnered to make riding dirtbikes a fun and thrilling experience with the introduction of CRF-E2.
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For Honda, being the number one selling brand in the motorcycle industry around the world is not enough. They want to continue expanding their overall sales to every single niche among the two-wheel enthusiasts. In this case, they are approaching a market that, even though might be a smart decision, is not common for big motor companies.
Honda produces vehicles in almost every segment, we are talking about cars, motorcycles, scooters, etc. It is also not news that Honda produces amazing dirt bikes for adults and children, but the game just got even more interesting.
Here is where Greenger enters the discussion. With their big knowledge in the electric environment and all the big industry features that Honda can put on the table, the development of the Honda CRF-E2 is without a doubt something that cannot be overlooked.
Greenger Motors is a U.S. company established in 2017, and it is focused on the development of digitally connected electric vehicle platforms for all types of vehicles, including on and off-road.
Leaving aside the fact that they produce their own motorcycles, what is important to know about this company is the big effort that they put into developing new technologies. All this development is represented in about 20 technical patents that support all of Greenger’s work and might give us a perfect idea of the bright future that this company has.
Greenger's production is based on stable power for vehicles like batteries and generators, accessories, and software. In the company's five years of existence, they've experienced significant growth, and the fact that Honda is willing to work with them in the development of a bike segment that isn't predominantly a main focus for Honda is impressive and give us an idea of how well headed all this project is.
Let’s talk about the CRF-E2. This new motorcycle has been introduced into the market by Honda, even though it is not fully produced by them. The CRF-E2 is built by Greenger Powersports, but as an officially licensed product for Honda. With a price of $2,950 in the U.S., the bike enters the competition for the best 50cc motorbike for kids.
Furthermore, the CRF-E2 electric dirtbike and its motor is an equivalent of 50cc bikes (but without the emission and noise) and it is powered by a lithium-ion battery. As with many electric vehicles, this bike has no clutch nor shifter, making it the perfect alternative for introducing a kid to the world of motorsport.
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The Honda CRF-E2 has a 48v-BLDC electric motor capable of delivering a maximum power of 2.5 KW. The motor has a run time of two hours when fully charged and has a maximum torque of 18.40 lb-ft.
This electric bike is mainly built in aluminum, with a weight of 105 lbs. It has all the features of a top Honda motorcycle, like hydraulic disc brakes in front and rear, adjustable brake levers, adjustable seat height, and a maximum output of 3.4 hp.
The fact that the CRF-E2 is electric gives users a lot of security, which is really important because of its market target. Be reminded that this cute piece of engineering is meant for children, but you are going to have so much fun too.
One of the most important features is that it has an interchangeable battery. This is an easy solution as the small size of the bikes in this category wouldn't allow for big batteries in the chassis, as it'll reduce the bike's autonomy, resulting in performance dips.
Generally, batteries need to be fully charged to release their full power, but with interchangeable batteries, the problem is easily avoided. Having a pair of spare batteries is enough to ensure high performance on a long ride or a full day on the track.
The CRF-E2 has a perfect balance between efficiency, comfort, security, and durability, making it the perfect option to introduce kids from a young age into the motorcycle world. The bike offers really high performance and with all the benefits that an electric motor can offer.
Also, an important feature that can put the CRF-E2 ahead of its competitors such as the KTM SX-E5, or the Husqvarna EE-5 is that for a bike that is about $2,000 cheaper, it offers two levels of power and a lot of more customizable characteristics to adjust every CRF-E2 to the needs of every kid.
Is Honda going to expand this idea to full-size motorbikes? They should, having electric options in a market that has remained largely unchanged in the last years can be a decisive point in choosing Honda.
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