While this week’s news of an upcoming self-balancing electric unicycle was certainly exciting (and strange), KTM’s announcement today about its electric off-road motorcycle may be even better. The company claims that it has produced a quiet motorcycle prototype with up to 35 horsepower and the ability to run for 40 minutes on a lithium ion battery without recharging.
While many details about the motorcycle are under wraps, KTM does say that the bike produces 29.5 foot-pounds of torque. The battery and motor weigh 37.5 pounds combined, but the weight of the actual bike is not yet available.
Since off-roaders typically travel short distances, all-terrain electric bikes make a lot of sense. We’ll see if riders take to the idea in two years when KTM releases its motorcycle.
Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons (2007 model KTM motorcycle)
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