KTM has unveiled the electric-powered E-Speed scooter concept at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show.
Built around a load-bearing aluminium battery casing and a steel trellis sub-frame, it features a liquid-cooled 14 bhp (11 kW / 15 PS) motor which produces 36 Nm (26 lb/ft) of peak torque. As the belt-driven E-Speed weighs just 140 kg (308 lbs), that output is sufficient for a reasonable enough top speed of 52 mph (85 km/h).
At first glance the anticipated range from the 4.36 kWh lithium-ion battery pack doesn’t seem that great at 37 miles (60 kilometres), but it should be enough for most urban riding situations. Recharging via a regular 220V outlet is reckoned to take less than two hours.
There certainly hasn’t been any skimping on the E-Speed’s specification, which includes WP suspension components, LED lights, 14” alloy wheels and regenerative brakes that incorporate an anti-lock system. However, KTM has yet to confirm whether it will make the transition from concept to production model.
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