Ok, first of all a quick disclaimer, I made this today on my day off whilst my son was sleeping and it in no way represents anything official from KTM or Kiska. It is just a bike I would like. A day dream.
The idea was for a fun bike which I could ride to work and back (around 20km) and which would cost next to nothing to run. A bike that I could go hit the mountain passes on at lunch (1 hours driving) or run into the city. It would have to be a supermoto since in my opinion that’s the most fun (and safest) bike for the kind of tight twisty roads we have around here in the mountains as well as in town. Aesthetically, the most badass bike KTM have right now, again IMO is the new KTM SX which Dungey just won on last weekend, so I used a modified version of that mixed up with other favorite KTM bikes of mine the SMC-R, freeride (E) and an SMR.
In summary then, and after thinking about it for a while I came to the conclusion that for my commute and quick blasts around the mountain passes and into town, possibly the perfect bike for me would be an electric KTM supermoto, a quick concept of which I created below.
Why electric you might ask? Well the kids in my street are always ragging these electric remote control cars around. They are so fast that they do multiple backflips when they go full throttle. They also have some petrol cars, but they hardly ever drive them as they say firstly that they always break, secondly they are way too loud, and thirdly they are not as fast. An electric motor can be quick, super cheap to run (as there are so few components involved and you dont need to buy gas or oil), you will get no vibration on the bike and you get 100% torque. After riding the KTM freeride (E) I am a big fan too, so a more kitted out supermoto version would be amazing. Plug (overnight) and play (day). One of my choices of bike for this possibly post peak oil world.