KTM E-Speed Study Tokyo Motorshow

KTM E-Speed Study Tokyo Motorshow






KTM e-speed working prototype show model.

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.”

Photos by R.Schedl.


  1. motoguru. 10 years ago

    Wow! This would be an excellent SR50 replacement.

  2. Dunc 10 years ago

    I can hear the sound of everyone who hated the 690SM sucking their teeth.

  3. Christian Petrasch 10 years ago

    so könnt ich mir E-Roller fahren vorstellen:-)

  4. Florian Bartosz 10 years ago

    kaufen kommt in Frage.

  5. Marrkit 10 years ago

    Looks like a big mashup of parts, a tuning job of sorts. Let me turn that KTM 690 Enduro side panel upside down and see if I can use it on another bike.

    Reminds me of the stripped down scooter trend http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c259/Buks83/scooterscarenato.jpg and Yamaha Ruckus.

    Remember the old Italjet Dragster and the Honda Cub EZ 90? Those designs challenged conventional scooter design aesthetic in a similar way 15 years ago.

    My question is, could a progressive electric scooter have its own digital identity? After all aren’t we becoming more high tech and moving away from the traditional, industrial, mechanical motorcycle expression. Think of the progression between typewriter, laptop design and smartphone design and how they are designed and used differently. The scooter, being a low speed/stress vehicle would be the perfect low risk product for such design study/exploration.

    Admittedly although I know nothing about its new user interface and functional design, my first impression is that the E-Speed has too much traditional aesthetic design narrative. Much like a Paddock Scooter.

  6. Marrkit 10 years ago

    Electroluminescent bodywork would have been interesting. Providing both greater night time visibility of younger consumers that are typically using scooters and new luminescent colour expressions in line with their progressive digital lives.

  7. zjdsn 10 years ago

    damn that HUGE battery tray ..<3 the rest :)

  8. Pieter Schepers 10 years ago

    Looks very nice, I want one :)

    • Bruno Saelens 10 years ago

      ale man, da trekt toch op niets… :p

    • Pieter Schepers 10 years ago

      Ziet er vet uit vinnek :p

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  11. Marc Blanchard 10 years ago

    I want one NOW!

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  12. Jan Fellstrom 10 years ago

    Super fresh design…

  13. pavoche 10 years ago

    Pavoche is here !

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