KTM Freeride SM

KTM plans to make electric motorbikes in India

KTM has been in no hurry to get into electric motorbikes with only the Freeride E (pictured above) in production since 2015. However, that could soon change with the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer combining with Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto to develop a common 48-volt platform for electric two-wheelers. They won’t be big road motorcycles, but scooters and …

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KTM Freeride E XC

Does KTM have an electric future?

If KTM has an electric future, they are certainly in no hurry. As global product marketing manager Diego Arioli points out, the Freeride E electric trials bike has been around in concept form for a couple of years and is only now reaching production in limited numbers. It won’t be coming to Australia, either. While …

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KTM E-SPEED electric scooter

KTM dumps electric scooter plan

Austrian brand KTM has broadened its horizons beyond off-road motorcycles in recent year to release more road bike models and even electric bikes, but have changed their minds about an electric scooter. They showed the E-Speed electric scooter at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, but have now said it doesn’t fit their “Ready to race” …

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KTM Freeride E XC

KTM targets MotoGP, India and electric bikes

Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is a brand to watch over the next few years. After dominating the Moto2 world championship classes, it has announced it will skip Moto3 and go straight to the MotoGP premier class from 2017. KTM has long been a renowned dirt bike manufacturer, but the past few years have seen a …

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