Homemade Self-Balancing One-Wheeled ‘KTM’ EV is DOPE

With the automobile industry moving towards electrified powertrains, a ton of aftermarket players are emerging that have unique ideas to electrify bikes.

This video will introduce you to a unique one wheel electric motorcycle. The process of developing it from the scratch has been captured in this video. Aftermarket players are coming up with innovative ideas to offer affordable and unique EVs. This YouTuber has already developed a ton of customised versions of electric scooters and bikes. This electric motorcycle has the distinction of being a one wheel bike with KTM-inspired looks. Check out the making of this bike in detail.

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One Wheel Electric Motorcycle

The video encapsulates the entire making process of the e-bike. Every single component of this bike is customised. This includes designing metallic rods to build the frame for the seat and engine area. The chassis has been developed that supports the entire bike including custom seats developed with sponge/foam to accommodate one person with a specific posture appropriate for driving the one wheel electric motorcycle and the electric motor integrated into the tyre itself. These rods are then spray-painted using the orange colour that immediately oozes out KTM vibes.

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The fuel tank area has also been sculpted in such a way that the final product appears to resemble the KTM Duke, though it’s essentially an FZ’s tank that has been done up in KTM livery. In the explanation at the end, the YouTuber mentions that because there were so many similarities with the design of the KTM Duke that he decided to name this the one wheel version of the KTM electric bike. The body graphics are white and orange but there is a carbon fibre black element added to it as well. The alloy wheels have been given a slight tinge of white inserts on the black body.

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self balancing homemade one-wheeled ktm ev
Self-balancing homemade one-wheeled ‘KTM’ EV.

The cells for the battery are connected manually and closed in a module. That is the most common configuration used in electric vehicles. A battery pack has been designed and attached to the bike. In the end, the YouTuber shows the functional electric powertrain by controlling the acceleration and holding the setup in his bare hands. The tyre hugger has been installed and the front end features the headlamps too. The video shows riders using it on the streets.

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