Source: press release Honda Powersports | THE PACK follows Simon Zhu from Greenger Motors already a few years now. Today, the Californian company Greenger Powersports unveiled the CRF-E2, an electric MX mini-motorbike, a Honda Official Licensed Product and the first electric motorcycle to have the famous Honda CRF name.
In the past we had already been introduced to the KTM SX-E 5 and Husqvarna EE 5 off-road electric minibikes for the youth MX division. Now, Honda is entering the (kids) offroad electric motorsports …
Greenger x Honda CRF-E2
The CRF-E2 brings the motorcycling experience to a new pool of customers, whose lives are already increasingly powered by electricity. On the one hand, the bike is a fun training tool for young new riders, as it eliminates the need to operate a clutch or shift lever. For kids who already have two-wheel experience, the CRF-E2 is a reasonably priced step up to real dirt bikes. For either group, it’s a quiet, environmentally responsible form of powered recreation that can be enjoyed in more places than traditional mini dirt bikes.
Driven by a low-voltage (48-volt) BLDC electric motor with an inner rotor, the CRF-E2 produces a maximum output of 3.4 horsepower and 18.4 foot-pounds of torque. Its lithium-ion battery has a best-in-class range of approximately two hours in ideal conditions with a full charge. The battery can be fully charged in four hours, or two-and-a-half hours with the optional quick-charge system. With an available spare battery, it can be swapped out in seconds – a Greenger exclusive feature in this class.
The CRF-E2 boasts high-quality components like a twin-spar aluminum frame, tapered aluminum handlebar, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes with petal-style rotors, adjustable aluminum brake levers and 12-inch aluminum wheels with Kenda® Millville K771 knobby tires. Suspension components comprise a 33 mm telescopic hydraulic fork and a DNM shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping; front- and rear-wheel travel are 3.9 and 8.3 inches, respectively. Thanks to red plastic bodywork and blue-and-white graphics mimicking those of Honda Performance dirt bikes like the CRF450R and CRF250R, kids can make believe they’re a Team Honda HRC Champion.
With adjustable hand levers and the ability to alter seat height between 24.8 and 25.5 inches, the CRF-E2 physically accommodates a range of riders weighing 99 pounds or less. In addition, maximum power output can be switched between two levels in order to adapt for varying skill and experience levels.
“The CRF-E2 will expand the enjoyment of riding off-road on two wheels to more families,” said Brad Chapman, Greenger Powersports Manager of Sales & Marketing. “The appeal to traditional enthusiasts is obvious, as it’s just a cool little dirt bike. At the same time, it breaks down barriers with people who wouldn’t otherwise consider powersports, but who are already comfortable with electricity’s increasingly ubiquitous role in our society. We can’t wait to see more kids getting the chance to discover what dirt bikes are all about.”
Through this new collaboration, the CRF-E2 is available exclusively through American Honda’s nationwide network of participating Powersports dealerships.
“We’re pleased to partner with Greenger Powersports to offer an innovative, approachable electric dirt bike to our customers and dealers,” said Bill Savino, American Honda Senior Manager of Customer Engagement. “One of Honda’s mission statements is ‘ensuring the joys for the next generation,’ and the CRF-E2 clearly aligns with that objective. We look forward to working together with Greenger to grow motorcycling well into the future.”
2022 Greenger x Honda CRF-E2 Specifications
- Motor: 48-volt BLDC with inner rotor
- Rated Output: 1.2 KW / 2000 RPM
- Max. Power: 2.5 KW
- Torque: Rate: 5.5 Nm; Max:25 Nm
- Max Motor Speed: 4,000 RPM
- Final Drive: 1:7.1
- Drive Mode: Stage 1 , Stage 2
- Cooling System: Air Cooled
- Powerpack: Swappable lithium-Ion battery, LWH:14591270mm, Weight: 5.9kg
- Capacity/Energy: 20 AH/960 Wh
- Charging Time 100%: Standard: 4 Hours , Quick Charge: 2.5 Hours
- Charging Time 80%: Standard: 3.2 Hours , Quick Charge: 2 Hours
- Transmission/Final Drive: Direct drive/428 chain
- Frame: Aluminum twin-spar with Double-Cradle
- Front Suspension: Hydraulic Conventional Telescopic Fork ϕ33 mm, Length 600 mm
- Rear Suspension: DNM Rebound/Preload Adjustable，Length 230 mm
- Front Brake: Hydraulic caliper, 190 mm disc
- Rear Brake: Hydraulic caliper, 190 mm disc
- Front /Rear Rims: 12 x 1.6 spoke aluminum rim
- Front/Rear tires: 60/100-12 Kenda® Millville K771 knobby tire
- Rake/Trail: 25.0°/1.3 in.
- Wheelbase: 970 mm
- Ground Clearance: 200 mm
- Seat Height: 630/650 mm (adjustable)
- Max load: 45 kg
- Weight: 48 kg
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda Official Licensed Product. Designed, manufactured and distributed by or for Greenger Electronic Technology LLC. Honda, the Wing logo, and CRF livery are licensed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.