KTM scooting a shot in the dark

KTM recently unveiled its brand new concept. No dirt spitting off road beast or great adventure tourer. No smoking hot, tar munching motard. No. A scooter. An electric one.

The KTM E-Speed concept scooter weighs about 140 kgs and claims a top speed of 80 kph. The E-Speed’s lithium ion batteries takes just two hours to charge from a 220V socket. It is capable of doing around 65 kilometers on a full charge. The KTM E-Speed is powered by a liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet synchronous motor that produces 11kW of permanent power and 36 Nm of maximum torque. The power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a belt drive. The lithium-ion batteries have a capacity of storing 4.36 kWh. It also has regenerative braking to help charge the battery. With 14-inchalloy wheels and Star Wars styling the belt-driven E-Speed may just be another styling exercise that ends up where the Freeride* is.

*The Freeride is KTM’s electric off roader and the E-speed uses the exact engine as the Freeride. Where did the Freeride end up? Well, have you ever heard of the thing or seen one whipping out on the motocross track?

Article pulled from Motocross Action Magazine.

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