2020 KTM SX-E 5

A zap of electric mobility from Team Orange.

KTM SX-E 5 front right
2020 KTM SX-E 5KTM

The 2020 KTM SX-E 5 is a mini electric dirt bike that is based around the smaller chassis of its internal-combustion two-stroke brother, the 50 SX, but is powered by a 48-volt electric motor. With the lack of a gearbox, shifting is not required, which makes it approachable for new riders, while six power modes offer tailored power delivery. At a slower beginner pace, ride time with the KTM PowerPack lithium-ion battery can last up to a claimed two hours while the older, faster youth will have a claimed 25 minutes. An adjustable seat height also makes it appropriate for the growing beginner rider or competitive junior rider. This model is also fitted with a 35mm upside-down WP Xact fork and WP Xact monoshock and 160mm disc brakes front and rear.

2020 KTM SX-E 5 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

As covered on Dirt Rider, with this model “KTM is banking on the projection that the 2020 SX-E 5 will attract those with kids just starting out, and who wish to have a bike that’ll grow with them.”

Mini electric competition includes sister brand Husqvarna’s EE 5 or the Oset MX-10. The trials-oriented Oset 12.5 Racing is another electric with a different competition-like intent.

KTM SX-E 5 left side
2020 KTM SX-E 5KTM

KTM SX-E 5 Updates For 2020

No major updates here since the KTM SX-E 5 was just unveiled for 2020. Pricing starts at $5,049.

KTM SX-E 5 front left
2020 KTM SX-E 5KTM

2020 KTM SX-E 5 Claimed Specifications

Price: $5,049
Motor: Air-cooled 48-volt BLDC motor w/ outer rotor
Power: 5kW / 3,750 rpm
Torque: 10.2 lb.-ft.
Transmission: 1-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 26.9 in.
Rake: 24.0°
Trail: N/A
Front Suspension: 35mm inverted fork, adjustable; 8.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 7.3-in. travel
Front Tire: 60/100-12
Rear Tire: 2.75 x 10
Wheelbase: 40.6 in.
Capacity: 907 Wh
Weight: 89 lb.
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