KTM E-SPEED SCOOTER TO GO INTO PRODUCTION!

From the concept study to series production by 2015

From the concept study to series production by 2015

KTM announces that the E-SPEED concept will advance to series production. In 2015 this fascinating scooter will follow the sporty off-road bike, the Freeride E, which is to be available in 2014 from all official KTM dealers in Europe.

Just four weeks after the first presentation of KTM’s E-Scooter at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, the E-SPEED made its first appearance in Europe when it was shown to the domestic market at the Bike-Austria Exhibition – in Tulln, Austria.

Harald Plöckinger (KTM Executive Board Member for Production and Business Development): “We believe in electromobility on two wheels. Because off-road sport is our core area, we have developed an E-Crosser, the Freeride E, but we are convinced that electric mobility can succeed in urban areas. Because of the very positive feedback following the Tokyo presentation, we have decided to transfer the results from the development of the E-Cross bike into the road segment. The ESPEED is our interpretation of emission-free propulsion for city use, but without compromising on the design and sportiness of our KTM genes! “

Freeride E: KTMs E-Crosser available at dealers in 2014

Freeride E: KTMs E-Crosser available at dealers in 2014

The goal is to develop the E-SPEED concept into a series production model by 2015. Literally speaking, KTM have spent a lot of energy developing a completely new drive system for the Freeride E. Now this can be utilised in the very sporty looking scooter.

In 2012, invited guests gathered at a specially created KTM ECross Centre in Munderfing, Austria to get a first impression of riding the Freeride E. In advance of the Freeride E being launched in 2014, it is now possible for interested people to experience the Freeride E either at the E-Cross Centre or at new testparks in Zell am See (Salzburg/Austria), in Ötztal (Tyrol, Austria) and Hirschau (Germany).

For more information on testing the Freeride E see: http://www.ktm.com/gb/ridektm/ktm-e-cross-center.html

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