The KTM factory certainly thinks so and, even if not initially taken up at the ultimate Grand Prix level, it’s probably worth accepting that E-bikes could be here for motocross and enduro competitions before we know it.
KTM believes the practicality and the versatility of electric power provides the perfect entry-level platform for the smallest of potential motorbike riders and that’s where they feel children can revel in the excitement of power-assisted speed and the raw instincts of motorcycling.
Hence the creation of the KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive and 16eDrive electric balance bikes.
Any future rider can discover the basics of bars, wheels, torque and balance. They can emulate their Red Bull KTM Factory Racing heroes before developing to rip a track with the KTM SX-E 5 – an innovative electric motocrosser that can ‘grow’ with a child.
The KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive is the ideal starter for youngsters, typically between 3 – 5 years of age. Featuring 12” wheels with pneumatic tires and a low 33 cm seat height, it allows riders to learn to push or coast with confidence before graduating to the 3-level powered mode. It weighs less than 8 kg, boasts an aluminium frame and BMX style forks.
The KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive is the clear choice for slightly taller riders or those with more ‘miles’, perhaps for an age range of 4 – 8 years or a 45 – 61 inseam measurement. The bike has a high-output motor that is slightly more powerful than its smaller brother. It is fitted with larger 16” wheels and provides an increased 43 cm seat height.
Both models offer quick charging and roughly 30 – 60 minutes of run-time for an exceptional amount of fun, along with hours of hand-eye coordination and outdoor exercise. Kids can also appreciate the freedom and empowerment of a throttle. Light, portable, robust, intuitive and ‘race-styled’, both the KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive and the 16eDrive are essential appetizers ahead of the wide possibilities and competitive potential offered by the KTM SX-E 5.
KTM FACTORY REPLICA STACYC – MODEL HIGHLIGHTS
Sturdy, lightweight aluminum frame -> easy for children to pick up & handle
Three progressive power modes -> first experience of powered speed
Safe, thermally protected 20V battery -> 30-60 mins run time & 45-60 mins charging time
33 cm & 43 cm seat heights -> age ranges from 3 to 8 // Steel, BMX-style forks, BMX-styled chain & freewheel
Multi-functional throttle with ride mode display & battery level
Race Replica aesthetic with tapered footrests and ergonomics
Joachim Sauer – KTM Product Manager Offroad: “The diversity of the whole KTM Offroad range is something we are very proud of and now with the KTM Factory Replica Stacyc Drives we have an ideal first platform. It’s not only a cool and enjoyable product but one that carries pure strands of KTM’s Ready To Race DNA.
Importantly, the two models are also further superb examples of how we can use e-mobility effectively. Future generations or riders can make their first revs into biking thanks to the KTM Factory Replica Stacyc Drives.”
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