2012 KTM Egnition At Eurobike - via Pink Bike
Richard Cunningham reported on Pink Bike that KTM will be selling 88 KTM Egnition eBikes in 2012 for an undisclosed price.
The Clean Mobile powered, long travel full suspension ebike first showed up last year at Eurobike. This year it lost the rear derailleur in favor of an internally geared rear hub.
KTM Egnition At 2010 Eurobike
The battery case also looks to be redesigned. It has less of an edge on the lower front. The change most likely helps the bike get over obstacles without hanging up.
Cunningham reports the bike weighs in at 60 pounds and the Clean Mobile system produces 1200 watts (up from 1000 last year) an uses a 48 Volt system.
Check out the article on Pink Bike for more pics and information.
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Check out this video of the KTM eGnition eMTB in action. The most interesting part is at 40 seconds in where you can see and hear the Clean Mobile electric drive assisting the riders up the hills. The rest of the video shows the bikes going down hill and jumping which is cool but not going to sell the benefits of these bikes.
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The KTM eGnition integrates 1000 watts of electric assist into a freeride mountainbike platform. The motor of the Clean Mobile electric drive wraps around the bottom bracket and adds power to each pedal stroke of the rider for up to 110 ft lbs of torque.
The bike was first displayed at Eurobike 2010 but has not shown up on KTM Bike Industries website yet with the other 17 ebike models it sells. (KTM bikes not the same company as KTM motorcycles)
It’s no secret I have a soft spot for electric full suspension bicycles. Commuter bikes may be the biggest potential market for ebikes but electric freeride bikes have a larger potential to open new genres of riding. The extra heft of full suspension could be offset by electric assist.
Source: Gizmag, Bike Radar