KTM and Bajaj have been developing an electric scooter platform for a while now. And while it was initially expected to be the Chetak with more power and lighter weight, it later emerged that a more orange-esque platform was being created instead. We now have our first look at the upcoming KTM electric scooter spotted on test internationally. The upcoming electric scooter is expected to not only get KTM’s orange livery but will also spawn a Husqvarna version at a later date.
The test mule gives a good look at what we can expect from the KTM electric scooter in terms of styling. The camouflaged test mule hints at a sharp design language with vertically stacked headlamps. The indicators appear sleek and from Husqvarna’s existing parts bin, while the strong spine runs across the floorboard. A small flyscreen also graces the front apron on the e-scooter.
Other interesting bits include the aluminium swingarm, a large touchscreen display, and what appears to be a mid-mounted motor. It’s too early to speculate powertrain details but the model is expected to pack an 8 kW PMS motor. The battery pack is most likely floor-mounted as we see on Ather and Simple e-scooters in India. The 14-inch alloy wheels promise a fun riding electric offering.
The upcoming KTM/Husqvarna electric scooter is likely to be made with Bajaj inputs and the Indian company will also have a stronger say in the production process with the model likely to be made here and exported to global markets. That said, the test mule appears to be in the early stages and we won’t see the production version by next year. We expect more details to unfold in the weeks to come.