EMX Powertrain is the third manufacturer to be selected for the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup, starting in Q3 2022. The pioneering Dutch company will pitch its innovative all-electric motocross bike that's powered by ELEO batteries against top-tier OEMs, such as Mugen and Electric Motion, as well as others yet to be announced, when the series kicks off later this year.
EMX Powertrain was founded in 2018 by Elmar Dohms after recognising the need for innovation in motocross in the form of new, all-electric bikes that went above and beyond the capabilities of their combustion-engined counterparts.
The response came in the form of a technical collaboration between EMX Powertrain and ELEO Technologies, with the support of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. and the Royal Dutch Motorcyclists Association (KNMV). From this, came the extraordinary EMX Pro - an electric motocross prototype that embodies the vision of EMX Powertrain and answers the call for a clean and silent motocross bike.
Combining the characteristics of a traditional dirt bike with the instant power delivery and practicalities of an electric motorcycle, the EMX Pro unites some of the best technologies known to motocross with cutting-edge developments on electric powertrains.
“It's fascinating to see the results of EMX Powertrain's partnership and I'm very much looking forward to seeing how the series can help drive technology even further forward. It will be incredible to see EMX Powertrain line up alongside so many other top manufacturers when the season starts in Q3 2022." said E-Xplorer Founder & CEO, Valentin Guyonnet.
By lining up on the start line of the inaugural 2022 season of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup alongside other top-tier motorcycle marques and manufacturers, EMX Powertrain will use the series to hone and develop the next generation of clean, electric motorcycles that appeal to a growing cohort of climate-conscious fans.
“I would like to congratulate Valentin and his team on their huge dedication to electric motorsports," said EMX Powertrain Founder, Elmar Dohms.
"EMX Powertrain is proud to be registered as an Official Manufacturer of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup. We believe this championship will be of great value to ongoing developments and technologies for the next generation of EMX Powertrain bikes.”
“As a manufacturer of innovative electric motocross bikes, we support the mission of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup to use electric racing to accelerate innovation. Through working together with E-Xplorer, and contributing to this electric adventure, we launch electric racing into a new era by racing emissions-free and endorsing diversity and equality."
Heavy Sand Track Test
In October 2021 the EMX-PRO has been rigorously tested on different tracks in Europe, in different conditions - hard, medium, and deep sand tracks. Check out the video below or click here to learn more about the results.