The KTM e-speed electric scooter may become a reality as the Austrian firm considers selling its version of the new Bajaj Chetak e-scooter.
The Austrian firm is currently planning to integrate a range of electric motorcycles into its category over the next few years and has announced a series of zero-tailpipe models in collaboration with its Indian stakeholders Bajaj Auto.
One of these models is believed to be an e-scooter based on the recently launched India-only Bajaj Chetak scooter, which offers a 100 km range and is priced at £ 1500.
Using this platform, KTM will develop its e-scooters based on a single platform and will be manufactured in Pune, India. Chetak through its pre-selling dealer network is already set to be sold with the KTM model in India.
Although Bajaj Chetak is quite generic according to its market needs, a KTM or Haskarna variant will almost certainly be redesigned for its own distinct home styles.
KTM re-run the e-speed electric scooter?
The idea of a KTM scooter is nothing new. The Australian company chose the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show to unveil the electric scooter scheme called KT-Speed, as it launched Honda and Yamaha against their backdrop.
With its open vine-like plants, dynamic trend and generous use of signature orange and gray, KTM e-Speed has seen every inch of the experienced KTM machine. In short, if KTM needs a scooter in its range, the E-Speed looks like the same machine fitted with its Dukes.
However, KTM did not agree in the end and then halted production plans for e-speed for a while, as it showed that the scooter did not fit well into the portfolio based on the brand’s performance.
Moving forward 2019 and KTM have stated that they want their upcoming electric motorcycle to still be good, the KTM e-scooter fits into this lineup more seamlessly and adds to its strong brand image with a smaller customer base is.
Despite the number of start-ups and electric scooters from various companies such as Spanish Carmaker Seat, it is available in traditional cultured fuel-power models.
Spanish bear company Gasgas, the parent company of KTM, also said after buying it that it was aggressive on a model in Asia. In close proximity to Bajaj Auto, KTM owns a series of new launches in India with around 48%.
To date, KTM has released the Zero Tailpipe emission model, a freeride-based e-ride beer bike.
|Power||11 kW (14.8 hp)|
|Battery Life||1,000 cycles ℹ|
|Charge Time||2 hours80% after 1.5 hours|
KTM is a well-known producer of motorcycles from Austria. The brand produces several electric motorcycles and cross motorcycles. The E-Speed is the first electric scooter from the brand.
The scooter is designed for speed and scooter racing. The scooter has a water-cooled electric motor with a power of 11 kW. The top speed is 85 km/h. The batteries provide a range of 60 km and can be fully charged in 2 hours. The scooter has WP suspension and ABS brakes.