Honda CRF-E2 Takes the Mini Electric Dirt Bike

2022 Honda CRF-E2 Electric Dirt Bike Article Highlights:

  • Honda has licensed Greenger Powersports to make an entry-level electric off-road bike for kids, the CRF-E2
  • Although more expensive than the gas-powered CRF50F, the Honda CRF-E2 is significantly cheaper than the kid-friendly KTM and Husqvarna electric dirt bikes.
  • Order assignments are limited, but are now available at participating Honda motorcycle dealerships

Whether you prefer technical trails or just playing in the mud, there is a motocross there for you. But in addition to considering segments, riders no longer just have to choose between two-stroke and four-stroke engines. Slowly but surely, electric off-road motorcycles are spreading in the market. And now, with the help of Ontario, Calif.-based Greenger Powersports, Honda is joining a new addition to its CRF lineup: the 2022 CRF-E2.

Greenger Powersports and Honda offer an electric alternative to the CRF50F: the 2022 CRF-E2

2022 Honda CRF-E2 Electric Motocross | Greener Motorsports

Honda CRF-E2 2022 2022 Honda CRF50F
Engine/engine arrangement 48V brushless electric motor 49cc air-cooled carbureted single
Power 2 hp (extended)
3 hp (max)
N / A
Couple 4 lb-ft (extended)
18 lb-ft (max)
N / A
Transmission Single speed direct drive Three-speed manual with automatic clutch
Front suspension and wheel travel 33mm telescopic fork; 3.9″ Inverted telescopic fork; 3.5″
Rear suspension and wheel travel DNM monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound; 8.3″ single shock; 2.8″
Seat height 24.8″-25.6″ 21.6″
Unloaded weight 106 pounds 110 pounds
MSRP $2950 $1649

Honda’s CRF dirt bike family runs the gamut from 450cc dual-sport bikes to small capacity trail bikes. It even includes a model designed to get the kids dirty: the CRF50F. And now, thanks to Greenger Powersports’ collaboration with Honda, the CRF50F has an electric sibling, the CRF-E2.

To be clear, the CRF-E2 is not a full Honda product, bike world Explain. Rather, it is a Greenger electric dirt bike with officially licensed Honda styling and decals. While Honda can make two-wheeled electric vehicles, the California-based company already has a slew of patents in the field. By licensing its image, Honda gets another entry-level dirt bike but rewards Greenger for his efforts. And it gives potential buyers an option that doesn’t involve dealing with gas and carburetors.

True, the Honda CRF-E2 is almost twice as expensive as the CRF50F. However, you get a lot for the extra money. First of all, it has an aluminum frame, not a steel one. Second, besides more suspension travel and adjustability, the CRF-E2 also has disc brakes with adjustable levers, not drum brakes like the CRF50F. Also, while the gas-powered dirt bike uses a manual screw to limit its top speed, the e-bike has a button. Mode one limits the CRF-E2 to 10 mph, while mode two goes up to 20 mph.

Plus, the CRF-E2 is even easier to ride than the CRF50F. The latter might have an automatic clutch, but the former doesn’t even have a shifter.

How does the 2022 Honda CRF-E2 compare to its mini electric dirt bike rivals?

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Honda CRF-E2 2022 2022 Husqvarna EE5/KTM SX-E5
Power 2 hp (extended)
3 hp (max)
3 hp (extended)
7 hp (max)
Couple 4 lb-ft (extended)
18 lb-ft (max)
10 lb-ft
Battery capacity 960Wh 907 Wh
Maximum operating time 2 hours 2 hours (general riding)
0.42 hours (running at full power)
Loading time 100%: 4 hours (standard), 2.5 hours (quick charge)
80%: 3.2 hours (standard), 2 hours (quick charge)
100%: 1.2 hours
80%: 0.75 hours
Front suspension and wheel travel 33mm telescopic fork; 3.9″ XACT WP inverted fork adjustable for 35 mm preload; 8.1″
Rear suspension and wheel travel DNM monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound; 8.3″ Fully adjustable WP monoshock; 7.3″
Seat height 24.8″-25.6″ 24.2″-26.2″
Unloaded weight 106 pounds 89 pounds (dry weight)
MSRP $2950 $5499 (Husqvarna)
$5399 (KTM)

Since the electric dirt bike segment is relatively new, the Honda CRF-E2 doesn’t have many competitors in the kid-friendly part. But it has the KTM SX-E 5 and its Husqvarna counterpart, the EE 5.

Since the KTM and Husqvarna models are almost twice as expensive as the Honda, they have a few extra features. For example, they have a lot more front suspension travel and horsepower. In addition, they can recharge noticeably faster. Indeed, while the Honda CRF-E2’s on-board charger maxes out at 290W, the SX-E 5 and EE 5 can accept 900W. Additionally, while the CRF-E2 has two riding modes, KTM and Husqvarna offer six.

However, electric dirt bikes from KTM and Husqvarna are aimed at older kids, while the CRF-E2 is aimed at beginners. Not to mention the lighter ones. Unlike the other two, the CRF-E2 has a weight limit of 99 pounds. So its more modest production, price and suspension make sense.

But the CRF-E2 has a significant advantage over the other two: an interchangeable battery. While KTM and Husqvarna riders have to wait by the plug if they run out of juice, the Honda rider can just drop in a fresh pack. And $2500 can buy quite a few aftermarket packs.

How can you get a 2022 CRF-E2?

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The 2022 CRF-E2 is currently available for order at participating Honda motorcycle dealers. However, according to the Greenger Powersports website, potential buyers are currently limited to two bikes each due to high demand. Also, the MSRP of $2,950 does not include the $200 destination charge or the $100 freight charge.

Hopefully, however, these smoke-free dirt bikes will start hitting the trails and tracks soon.

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