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KTM Grows the E-Mini Range With the KTM SX-E 3

This bike is the perfect choice for riders still finding their feet — and throttle.


Positioning itself at the grassroots level, the KTM SX-E 3 charges into the electric lineup as the ideal starter package for aspirant young riders. With a tailored power output, smaller wheels and lower seat height, it is the perfect choice for riders still finding their feet — and throttle.

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Following its success in the European Junior E-Motocross Championship, the KTM SX-E 5 has become a very viable proposition for young mini-cross racers, with further acclaim given by Freestyle MX legend Robbie Maddison’s sons Kruz and Jagger — not to mention its everyday usability as demonstrated by Zoe Birch when exploring with dad Chris. 

These accolades have paved the way for the KTM SX-E 3, taking its position as a true entry-level motorcycle rather than an electric-powered mini-cycle. 


Like the KTM SX-E 5, the KTM SX-E 3 delivers the same high-quality and advanced 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 “big bike” attributes but in more user-friendly packaging. 

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 kilowatts, with the 60 lithium-ion cells providing a capacity of 648 watt-hours in a low 48-volt configuration. This results in approximately two hours of ride time between charges. 


Upfront, 35-millimeter, non-adjustable WP XACT USD forks take care of the bumps, providing 144 millimeters of wheel travel. On the rear, a WP monoshock is mounted directly to the swingarm, offering 133 millimeters of travel, and is perfectly matched to the front forks. 

In keeping with its smaller dimensions, the KTM SX-E 3 is fitted with 10-inch, black-anodized, lightweight aluminum wheels front and rear, wrapped in MAXXIS MX-ST tires. This complements the stock seat height of 600 millimeters. 

The KTM SX-E 3 also features an adjustable seat height, which can be reduced to 555 millimeters by lowering the bodywork/seat, mounting the rear shock in an alternative position and lowering the front fork in the triple clamps. From a safety standpoint, the KTM SX-E 3 is fitted with a rollover sensor, which will cut power as a result of a crash or tip-over. This is supported by a wrist-worn lanyard key, which also stops the motor in the event of an uncontrollable riding scenario. Additionally, the low noise emissions make the KTM SX-E 3 more accessible to younger riders by being less intimidating and more accepted in areas where noise emissions are restricted. 


Keeping the KTM SX-E 3 charged is easy, thanks to an external charger supplying up to 900 watts. This can be connected to any 110- or 230-volt socket and plugs directly into the battery pack for easy charging, with a full charge from empty taking approximately 70 minutes.

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