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