The KTM SX-E3 is officially here following its success in the European Junior E-Motocross Championship, the KTM SX-E 5 has become a very worthy proposition for young mini-cross riders. With further praise given by Freestyle MX legends son Robbie Maddison, Kruz, and Jagger – not to mention its everyday usefulness as demonstrated by Zoe Birch while exploring with Father Chris.
This award has paved the way for the KTM SX-E 3, taking its position as a true entry-level motorcycle, rather than an electric-powered mini-bike.
KTM SX-E 3 Electric Motocross For Kids
Like the KTM SX-E 5, the KTM SX-E 3 delivers the same advanced, high-quality technology as its more powerful counterpart. Featuring the same chromium molybdenum frame, durable suspension, and advanced lightweight construction, the KTM SX-E 3 retains all the attributes of the "big bike", but in a more user-friendly package.
Powered by the same permanent magnet electric motor in the KTM SX-E 5, the KTM SX-E 3 has an output of 3.8 kW (5.09588HP), with 60 Li-Ion cells providing a capacity of 648 Wh in a low 48 V configuration. This results in about 2 hours of travel time between charges.
Up front, the use of an unaltered 35 mm USD WP XACT suspension overcomes bumps, providing a wheel mileage of 144 mm. At the rear, the WP mono-shock is mounted directly into the swingarm, offering 133 mm of travel, and fits perfectly into the front fork.
True to its smaller dimensions, the KTM SX-E 3 is equipped with 10" black-anodized lightweight aluminum wheels front and rear, wrapped in MAXXIS MX-ST tires. This complements the standard seat height of 600 mm.
The KTM SX-E 3 is also equipped with an adjustable seat height, which can be reduced by up to 555 mm by lowering the bodywork/seat, installing the rear shock in an alternate position, and lowering the front fork on the triple clamp. From a safety point of view, the KTM SX-E 3 is equipped with a roll-over sensor, which will cut power from a collision or overturn.
This is supported by a lanyard lock worn on the wrist, which also stops the bike in case of an uncontrollable riding scenario. In addition, the low noise emission makes the KTM SX-E 3 more accessible to younger riders by being less intimidating and more acceptable in areas where noise emissions are restricted.
Charging the KTM SX-E 3 is easy, thanks to an external charger that supplies up to 900 W. It can be connected to a 110- or 230-Volt socket and connected directly to the battery for easy charging, with a full charge from the blank taking about 70 minutes.