March 22 2013.

KTM has unveiled the "E-SPEED" scooter at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, a new sportoriented future concept for "urban mobility".

With the FREERIDE E KTM has already developed a sportoriented motorcycle that can be used without noise or emissions and in doing so, has opened up entirely new perspectives. Now, with the "E-SPEED", the sports motorcycle manufacturer 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.

Technically the E-SPEED takes advantage of the extensive knowhow gathered in the development department in Mattighofen. The prototype which is 11 KW and 36 Nm strong and reaches a speed of up to 85 km/h, among other things, trusts in a state-of-the-art hybrid steel trellis frame and WP suspension elements.