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KTM e-bike displayed at FIM

Some new pictures have surfaced of KTM's new all electric motorcycle and are on display on the FIM website.

Not sure you'd like an electric bike? Well, how do these numbers sound?

The prototype weighs approximately 198 pounds, develops about 35 hp, and had 29.5lb/ft of torque. That's about 15 lbs less than KTM's 125cc enduro with the torque of a 250cc two-stroke that will be accessible immediately, in a bike that's lighter than a 125.

With current battery technology it will run for 40 minutes at race pace before recharging. Production won't be for another year so you might see even better torque and battery life numbers come production time.

It offers very quiet operation reportedly and will use a lithium ion battery. Not bad. But what about price? No reports on that just yet, but we'll let you know when we find out.

The profile looks very slender, with the electric motor and battery pack neatly tucked where the engine on gasoline motorcycle would be. The engine group and battery are said to weigh 17kg. The original photographer of the pictures also indicates the presence of what looks to be a regenerative braking system.

The bike seems to be running two 21" tires as opposed to the 21" front and 18" rear set up that's most common on internal combustion/gas enduros.

Check out the left side handgrip too - no clutch lever to be found.

* Images courtesty FIM website.

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