2013 KTM E-Speed Concept breaks cover

by Paul Joseph on March 25, 2013 · 0 comments

KTM has unveiled the 2013 KTM E-Speed Concept step-through bike. The electric two wheeler is powered by a liquid cooled synchronous permanent magnet motor that is capable of 15 bhp of power and 36 Nm of torque. The power goes to the wheel via a belt drive. The Li-ion battery has a storage capacity of 4.36 KWh. The battery can be charged fully in just 2 hours from a regular 220V socket. The E-Speed has a top speed of 80 kmph and on a fine day, full charge can get you as far as 65 km. And the two wheeler tips the scale 140 kg. The motor is hidden inside an aluminum casing which has integrated cooling fins. The rear wheels are suspended by a WP Shock absorber which is connected to the single sided swing arm via a linkage while the front uses a single sided fork. The tech laden E-Speed boasts 220 mm discs which regenerate kinetic energy lost in braking. It is equipped with 14″ alloy wheels and ABS. As you can see from the pictures, the styling of the concept is bare minimum. Body panels are used only where it is absolutely necessary to save weight. The bike comes with meaty rubbers and daytime LED running lights, a feature which is popular in modern cars.

[via Indian Motos Blog]

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