KTM has already made its foray into the electric motorcycle market with the E-Ride series. But now it seems the company working on a new electric bike as some photos on the net has appeared which shows a KTM 390 Duke fitted with an electric motor.
But at this point, until more details appear, it might be reasonable to assume that KTM is testing a new electric powertrain for small-sized road-going electric bikes – a Duke-E of sorts. A closer inspection of the spy pictures makes it clear that the basic running gear of the 390 Duke seems to be maintained. This includes the final drive bits like the sprockets and chain along with the gearbox. The pictures also reveal a gear shifter. Now this goes against what KTM has done with its E-Ride series, which feature a fixed transmission ratio.