With the FREERIDE E, KTM put a well-engineered “Zero Emission Sportmotorcycle” concept on wheels. Now, the company based in Mattighofen, Austria shows with the “E-SPEED” at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show a new sport-oriented future concept for “urban mobility”.
With the FREERIDE E KTM has already developed a sport- oriented motorcycle that can be used in nature without noise or emissions and in doing so, has opened up entirely new perspectives. Now, with the “E-SPEED”, the sports motorcycle manufacturer now introduces a concept vehicle based on the same battery and drive system to offer a comparable solution for urban areas.
Stefan Pierer (KTM CEO): “We at KTM are completely convinced of electric mobility as a perfect complement to conventional powertrains. In the long term, the electric drive will come out on top for short distances – particularly in areas which are highly sensitive from an environmental perspective, like open nature and densely populated metropolitan areas! Vehicles like the ‘E-SPEED’ and FREERIDE E can 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.”
The KTM “E-SPEED” does indeed have sporting ambitions, as witnessed by the concept’s chassis and styling – thanks to completely unique technical solutions and the inimitable lines drawn by KTM’s very own designer, Gerald Kiska. True to his motto that each and every component of a KTM must have both an aesthetic and a structural function, the chassis and bodywork of the “E-SPEED” have turned out uncluttered and iconic with a true premium look!
Technically the E-SPEED takes advantage of the extensive know-how gathered in the development department in Mattighofen. The prototype which is 11 KW and 36 Nm strong and reaches a speed up to 85 km/h, among other things, trusts in a state of the art hybrid steel trellis light metal frame and WP suspension elements.
Further info and technical details of KTM’s concept ”E-SPEED“ can be downloaded on the website in the press area.