Bajaj-KTM Electric performance motorcycle under development – Report

A fresh report suggests that Bajaj and KTM are working on an electric motorcycle which will be performance-oriented and priced towards higher-end.

As we know, Bajaj is going to enter the electric two-wheeler market soon with the Urbanite brand. A fresh report from Moneycontrol confirms that Bajaj will again partner up with its old-time partner, KTM for the electric two-wheeler market.

The report says that Bajaj and KTM are working closely for the development of an electric motorcycle, placed at the high-end range. Bajaj alone is planning to launch an electric scooter this year itself.

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Bajaj and KTM are already partners for the last 10-15 years and with Bajaj offering affordability and KTM offering performance, the upcoming electric motorcycle will be something different.

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The trend of electric vehicles is growing quickly, as we see new EVs planned for India. We have many electric scooters now. Hyundai launched the first electric SUV of India, the Kona EV. Revolt is launching India’s first electric motorcycle.

Although, KTM has one electric motorcycle in the global market, which is an off-roading bike. We expect a regular naked motorcycle to get the electric motor, rather than ADVs or fully-faired sports bikes.

The launch timeline is not specified but in a year or two, we will be seeing more electric motorcycles here. Companies like Tork Motors, Ultraviolette Automotive and Emflux are launching performance-oriented electric motorcycles.

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Talking about Bajaj’s upcoming electric scooter, it will come under the Urbanite brand. The scooter has already been spied testing near Chakan and looks like Bajaj will sell the same scooter with an internal combustion engine as well.

Reports suggest that might be known as Chetak, brand’s legendary geared-scooter. Bajaj might bring the electric scooter this year itself. Also, Bajaj is planning to bring Husqvarna motorcycles in the sub-500cc segment. Husqvarna is a Swedish two-wheeler manufacturer, which specializes in off-roading bikes.