KTM and Bajaj are preparing a new modular two-wheeled platform with electric driveJune 5, 2019
The companies confirmed the information that a modern platform is currently being developed. At its base will be presented a whole line of different motorcycles, but which of them will be the first – is unknown.
Within 18 months, a completely new model from Bajaj-KTM JV will appear on the market. A motorcycle or motor scooter (not yet known) will be built on a new electric platform. According to Rakesh Sharma, the executive director of the company, “The electrified segment is very important to us. It is also important for the future, and now we are developing new products, taking into account all the mistakes and lessons from past works. ”
According to preliminary information, the company is already building the first prototypes of electric motorcycles. Testing and development is carried out in various segments, in which of them the first novelty will appear – is unknown, but this should happen by 2022. At least mass production will be established in 2022 in Pune (India).
It is also known that the company has no plans to experiment with the design of serial and mass motorcycles. Therefore, the style of electric cars will withstand classic elements. For exclusive models and concepts a unique design will be developed.
As the power unit will install one electric motor with a capacity of from 3 to 10 kW. About the size of the battery and power reserve is still unknown.
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