Electric Motion EM 5.7 Electric Trials Bike | Christophe Bruand Ride Video


Electric Motion EM 5.7

Electric Motion EM 5.7

It looks like Gas Gas is not the only manufacturer looking at Trials riders as a good market for electric motorcycles. Philippe Aresten, the president of Scorpa from 2001 to 2007, started Montpellier, France based Electric Motion and plans to bring the EM 5.7 to market.

Watching the video below of Christophe Bruand riding a skate park in Montpillier, clearing 4′ plus obstacles and trail riding on the EM 5.7, makes me want an electric trials bike more than ever. Philippe and Electric Motion are betting I’m not the only one.

The EM 5.7 rolling chassis is designed and produced by Electric Motion. The styling of the bike is by Oliver Besson. Brice Martin engineered the electric drive system which uses an electric motor developed to EM’s specifications running at 48 Volts. The battery pack is built with 25 Ah of Kokam Lithium Polymer cells.

Philippe Aresten obviously is not new to the motorcycle industry but he is also not new to electric drive. He started SEV while leading Scorpa. SEV developed and sold the eTricks electric trials bike before Scorpa declared bankruptcy and was purchased by Sherco. SEV lives on but I believe the bank owns it. Not Sherco. Philippe then left to start Electric Motion, a company that he himself owns.

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During his decade of experience in powersports Philippe built a very strong relationship with Yamaha as they were the supplier of the Scorpa gas engines. No doubt he has similar relationships with other suppliers.


Add to that Mr. Aresten’s experience at Scorpa building bikes like the Long Ride and T-Ride will help him break new ground in the world of motorcycles. Most new and experienced motorcycle riders will likely want to sit down for parts of the ride. Electric Motion has 3 other models in development. I think an electric motorcycle designed and marketed as a fun to ride, stealthy trail bike is a great idea. Let’s hope KTM Freeride E gets some competition from Electric Motion.

And no, this is not a one of a kind prototype. EM has a fleet of EM 5.7’s. Electric Motion does not have a website yet so sorry, no linky.

Philippe and Christophe will be at the Endurocross in Vegas this weekend. Be sure to checkout Christophe’s show.

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  1. Written by Jason
    on November 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    My knowledge of trials is limited and I’ve never competed but my understanding is that there is a point (or points) for stalling the engine. Since an electric can’t stall that brings up an obvious difference in competition. I see several branching possiblities. First, stalling is such a small part of competition that no-one cares. Electrics are added and they compete on an even footing with petrol bikes. Or, stalling is something that people care about. Then there is another bifurcation of possibility. Either Electrics are excluded and have to compete in there own class, or electrics are included. If they’re included that branches again. If the electrics win all the competitions then everyone will ride electric in open comp while petrol bikes will end up relegated to their own class like the twin shock class or the vintage class. That’s a slightly different situation to the earlier one where electrics have their own class and are not allowed to compete with petrol. The other branch is where electrics do not win. In that case the situation would remain pretty much as it is now.

  2. Written by Jason
    on November 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    “their” own class… Sorry.

  3. Written by John Adamo
    on November 18, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Hey Jason, good points about the scoring. I’m sure the beginners would take the electric route as a stall would be more of a danger. I wonder how often the Pros stall. It’s probably rare but I honestly don’t know. Interesting thoughts.

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  5. Written by david
    on December 28, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I love this bike.

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  7. Written by Roger McWilliams
    on July 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Can’t wait! I’d be interested in being your U.S. distributor.

  8. Written by DeAdMaU5
    on October 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    where can i buy one of these

  9. Written by Raf
    on February 4, 2013 at 5:09 am

    super cool bike where or how do i buy this bike

  10. Written by Fruta Planta
    on June 26, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I experimented with Fruta Planta for 3 weeks.I dropped 9 lbs. I liked it the 1st week I felted very excellent. I ate healthy and exercised. It did cut my urge for food and gave me energy. After the 2nd week I started to really feel dizzy,shaky,lightheaded, headaches and nauseous. So to make these symptoms go away I started to snack more. On healthy snacks but I felted like I wasn’t dieting anymore I was making those symptoms fade. When Im not on them I experience fine. These products do operate but not for everyone! I bought mine from the beauty supply store for $10!!! I had to come off those supplements It had been making me sick. My sister and husband is using them and its doing them just fine. Just not for me

  11. Written by chris
    on November 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    looks cool!

  12. Written by Joti
    on July 14, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Hallo can you send me an offer of these trial bike ? And where can I buy it ?
    Many thanks

  13. Written by MR. Erichsen
    on November 4, 2014 at 1:55 am


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