KTM continues to roll out its 2021 models with the latest being its electric bikes. The Austrian manufacturer has entered into a co-branded venture with Stacyc that brings two all-new models to the KTM e-mobility lineup, namely the Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive and Factory Replica Stacyc 16eDrive electric balance bikes. According to KTM, its strategic alliance with Stacyc supports its philosophy of growing the sport of motorcycling by providing an entry-level two-wheeler to the youngest of riders. As the numbers in the model names imply, the 12eDrive comes with 12-inch wheels, while the 16eDrive is spec’d with 16-inch units.
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The 12eDrive is intended for 3- to 5-year-old kids who have little or no experience on a balance bike, are less than 75 pounds, and have a 14- to 20-inch inseam. KTM lists the seat height of the 12eDrive at 13 inches, while the weight is claimed to be 17 pounds with its 2AH, 20V lithium-ion battery installed. Both the run time and charge time of the bike are said to be 30 to 60 minutes. With its proprietary drive system, the 12eDrive offers three power selection modes including low/training mode, medium/transitional mode, and high/advanced mode. The maximum speed of each mode is 5 mph, 7 mph, and 9 mph, respectively.
The larger of KTM’s two electric balance bikes, the Factory Replica Stacyc 16eDrive has a claimed seat height of 17 inches and is said to weigh 20 pounds when equipped with its 4AH, 20V lithium-ion battery. According to KTM, the 16eDrive has a run time of 30 to 60 minutes and a 45- to 60-minute charge time. Its new high-output brushless motor also has three power selection modes—low/training mode, medium/transitional mode, and high/advanced mode. The 16eDrive’s top speed is the same as the 12eDrive in low/training mode at 5 mph and a bit higher in the two more powerful modes at 7.5 mph in medium/transitional mode and 13 mph in high/advanced mode.
The twist throttle on the 12eDrive and 16eDrive features a multifunctional display, which provides information about the status of the bike. Colors light up to indicate the ride mode that has been selected, while battery life is highlighted by color. A yellow battery light appears when the charge is down to 30 percent and changes to red when the levels decrease further. Additional features on both electric balance bikes include an aluminum frame, a steel BMX style fork, BMX chain and freewheel, and tapered footrests.
First introduced last year, the KTM SX-E 5 mini electric dirt bike returns for 2021 with a WP Xact 35mm inverted air fork that has thinner outer tubes which are said to deliver a 240-gram (0.5-pound) weight reduction. The third and final model in KTM’s 2021 e-mobility line is the full-size Freeride E-XC, which features a new Formula brake system with a two-piston caliper up front and a single-piston rear, a larger rear brake disc (220mm instead of 210mm), and a new rear brake master cylinder that matches the design of the new front brake master cylinder.
2020 KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive
2020 KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 16eDrive
2021 KTM SX-E 5
2021 KTM Freeride E-XC
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