KTM unveils electric concept scooter

 

KTM's new electric scooter is still at the concept stage. Photo: KTM
KTM’s new electric scooter is still at the concept stage. Photo: KTM

We told you not long ago that KTM sounded like they were moving away from electric vehicles. Maybe it was just a clever feint, because they’ve just unveiled an electric scooter at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Apparently, the scooter has a belt final drive. Photo: KTM
Apparently, the scooter has a belt final drive. Photo: KTM

You can recharge the E-SPEED scooter’s 4.36 KWh lithium-ion battery in two hours from a standard household plug. The scooter weighs 140 kg; the battery casing is a central, load-bearing chassis component, and front suspension is a single-sided fork from WP.

LED headlights preserve battery power, the 220 mm ABS disc brakes feature regenerative technology, and the wheels are 14-inch alloy units. Tricky, tricky, tricky!

In a bit of a reversal from his earlier comments, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer said “Vehicles like the E-SPEED and Freeride-E will help powered two-wheelers win back more acceptance in society. Not just because of their environmental credits, but because they are easy to use, quick, and simply great fun.”

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KTM's new electric scooter is still at the concept stage. Photo: KTM

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Apparently, the scooter has a belt final drive. Photo: KTM

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KTM's new electric scooter is still at the concept stage. Photo: KTMApparently, the scooter has a belt final drive. Photo: KTMktm e scooter 3KTM e scooter 2

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