“E-mobility will change the landscape of travel in the future,” proclaims Stefan Pierer. This is only the beginning. KTM’s vision of E-mobility began with electric mountain bikes and electric offroad motorcycles in 2007. With issues finding suppliers, KTM would make nearly everything itself, causing the development process to take longer than normal. Pierer has stated that its investment into these technologies at the time was approximately 20 million euro. A large sum for the somewhat smaller company back then.

“The electric mobility, in the future, takes place in the powered two-wheel world,” says Pierer. “More than two-thirds of new bike sales are done in electric bikes.” This is where we will see KTM focusing its electric technology development in the future. Also to note from the presentation on Wednesday, KTM will likely be doing away with smaller 50cc youth I.C.E. motorcycles and replace them with full electric models, which may be called E-mini or E-SX.