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Husqvarna 2020 eMTB lineup: Hard Cross, Mountain Cross, Gran Sport, Cross Tourer and exclusive high-end models

For 2020, Husqvarna have significantly expanded their product range, introducing a significant number of exciting new models. Here you’ll find all the most relevant info about the new eMTB range!

Husqvarna have just introduced a significant number of new eBikes: with the new Gran Sport- and Cross Tourer-ranges, the Swedish brand wants to complement their existing Mountain- and Hard Cross ranges. Husqvarna sticks with the Shimano Steps motor and combines it with an internal 630 Wh battery for all their top-of-the range models. Following the good old ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ motto, the Swedes remain true to their eye-catching design feature, the Skeleton Interface, which allows for a neat integration of the powerful motor. Here we’ll give you an overview of the most exclusive and interesting models.

Husqvarna HC9 // HARD CROSS

For the model year 2020, the Husqvarna HC9 introduced last year gets a facelift and a few small spec-changes.

Husqvarna HC9 | Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo/630 Wh | 180/180 mm (f/r) | € 7,499

The spec of the Husqvarna HC9

Fork FOX 36 FLOAT, Factory Series E-Bike 180 mm
Schock FOX FLOAT DPX2, Factory Series 180 mm
Motor/battery Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo 630 Wh
Drivetrain Shimano Deore XT Di2
Brakes Shimano Deore XT, 4-Kolben 203/203 mm
Seatpost Kind Shock E20i 100 mm – 150 mm
Stem Husqvarna Alloy 40 mm
Handlebar Husqvarna MTB35 780 mm
Wheelset DT SWISS H1501 SPLINE 27,5″
Tires Schwalbe Eddy Current 2,8″
Permissible total weight 130 kg

Husqvarna HCX // HARD CROSS

The Bike Ahead biturbo RS wheelset is a real eyecatcher. Unfortunately, at € 3,339, Husqvarna’s exclusive carbon wheelset isn’t exactly a bargain, which means that only a few of us will be able to afford it.

Husqvarna HCX | Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo/630 Wh | 180/180 mm (f/r) | € 11,999

Die Ausstattung des Husqvarna HCX

Fork RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 180 mm
Schock RockShox Super Deluxe Select 180 mm
Motor/Battery Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo 630 Wh
Drivetrain SRAM X01 Eagle AXS
Brakes Magura MT7 Pro 200/200 mm
Seatpost Kind Shock LEV Ci 125 mm – 170 mm
Stem Race Face Turbine 40 mm
Handlebar Race Face Next R Carbon 780 mm
Wheelset Bike Ahead BiTurboRS 27.5″
Tires Schwalbe Eddy Current 2.8″
Permissible total weight 130 kg

Husqvarna MCX // MOUNTAIN CROSS 2020

Whilst the Husqvarna Hard Cross was designed for tough off-road use with its 180 mm of travel, the Mountain Cross range was conceived for relaxed mountain-tours and flowy trail riding. We took a closer look at the high-spec MCX model.

Husqvarna MCX | Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo/630 Wh | 150/150 mm (f/r) | € 11,999

The spec of the Husqvarna MCX

Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate 150 mm
Schock RockShox Deluxe Ultimate 150 mm
Motor/Battery Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo 630 Wh
Drivetrain SRAM X01 Eagle AXS
Brakes Magura MT7 Pro 200/200 mm
Seatpost Kind Shock LEV Ci 125 mm – 170 mm
Stem Race Face Turbine 40 mm
Handlebar Race Face Next R Carbon 780 mm
Wheelset Bike Ahead BiTurboRS 27.5″
Tires Schwalbe Eddy Current 2.8″
Permissible total weight 130 kg

Husqvarna GS6 // GRAN SPORT

With the new GRAN Sport range, Husqvarna are introducing an interesting beginner range with a sporty look and relaxed riding position.These bikes feel at home on the road, on forest paths and also on easy singletracks. With the popular Shimano Steps E8000 motor and 504 Wh Intube battery, the GRAN Sport range is destined to become very popular. The dropper post helps riders to get on and off the bike easily and inspires confidence on challenging downhill sections. Same as an SUV tire, the Schwalbe Smart Sam is designed for everyday use rather than off-road use.

Husqvarna GS6 | Shimano STEPS E 8000/Shimano/504 Wh | 80/0 mm (f/r) | € 4,199

The spec of the Husqvarna GS6

Fork SR Suntour Raidon32 80 mm
Schock
Motor/Battery Shimano STEPS E 8000/Shimano 504 Wh
Drivetrain Shimano Deore XT Di2 11-speed
Brakes Shimano BR MT 400 180/180 mm
Seatpost Husqvarna Dropper Seat Post 125 mm
Tires Schwalbe Smart Sam 27.5″ x 2.6″
Permissible total weight 130 kg

Husqvarna CT6 FS // CROSS TOURER

One more addition to Husqvarna’s portfolio is the Cross-Tourer range. Fully equipped for everyday use, these full-suspension SUVs feature mudguards, a lighting system and a Racktime pannier-rack. This clever concept is addressed at both commuters and touring riders. With the powerful Shimano STEPS E-8000 motor and big 630 Wh Intube battery, the Cross Tourer CT6 and CT5 models should feel at home on long tours, even off the beaten track. Prices start at € 2,999 for the CT4, which has a smaller 504 Wh battery. The CT6 FS top-of-the-range model retails for € 5,399 and has a 630 Wh battery.

Husqvarna CT6 FS | Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo/630 Wh | 100/100 mm (f/r) | € 5,399

Die Ausstattung des Husqvarna CT6 FS

Fork SR Suntour Raidon34 100 mm
Schock SR Suntour Edge 100 mm
Motor/Battery Shimano STEPS E 8000/Simplo 630 Wh
Drivetrain Shimano Deore XT Di2 11-speed
Brakes Shimano BR MT520 180/180 mm
Seatpost Husqvarna Dropper Seat Post 100 – 150 mm
Tires Schwalbe Hurricane 27.5″ x 2.0″

All new Husqvarna models will be available from September 2019.


Die-hard Husqvarna fans can look forward to a special Husqvarna clothing collection being released next year. This will include everything from helmets, bike wear, casual wear and accessories.

More info at: husqvarna-bicycles.com


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As the proud father of Robin and Max-Philip, Manne has been there from the start and is the wise elder of the editorial team. He won his first cycling race in elementary school at a school sports day. After less successful attempts at football, he found his passion for cycling via endurance racing in 1989! The world of racing still consumes him and no one in the team knows the EWS pros better than Manne. As a former head analyst of a state agency, he knows how to do proper research and finds exclusive news that no one else has. He supports his sons in day-to-day business dealings as the authorised signatory for 41 Publishing – viva la familia!