KTM’s plans on penetrating the electric scooter market have been in its pipeline. Based on sketches, It looks like the development of its electric scooter model has been picking up as sketches of its design emerge online revealing what it could look like in the near future.
KTM is no stranger to incorporating EV motors in its motorcycles. They have already included the SX-e, a mini dirt bike powered by an electric motor designed for groms in its motocross lineup. With ever-tightening emissions standards, it would also make sense for KTM to have a contender for electric bikes, and it has been said that one of its most important motorcycles could be its smallest offering yet.
KTM has already announced its plans to develop a zero-emissions range which would also include performance-based models in partnership with its Indian shareholder, Bajaj. The company set a target launch date for its electric scooter offerings in 2022. The sketches of its electric scooter were submitted to Austria’s Motorrad-Magazin. Though it is still considered as an unofficial design, it still bears all the KTM trademark design cues like its exposed orange trellis frame and sharp angular looks. The sketches have a striking resemblance with the electric scooter that KTM displayed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept then.
It should be noted that Bajaj has already produced its own electric scooter that went on sale in India late last year called the Chetak. Thus, KTM’s development of an electric scooter could very well have the underpinnings of the Bajaj Chetak or a modified version of one. In total, KTM’s scooter development is definitely back on the drawing board and one of the biggest motorcycle brands from Austria is definitely on a mission to have a strong foothold with an expanded range on almost every motorcycle segment, including electric scooter even if it’s still considered in its infancy stages.