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KTM Introduces Pair of Electric Balance Bikes

January 11, 2022

By Keaton Maisano

KTM’s new balance bikes will look to create some buzz in 2022 — a buzz which will come from both the bikes’ electric motors and the excitement generated by the young riders.

With a North American release set for January 2022, the KTM 12eDRIVE and 16eDRIVE electric balance bikes are the newest entry-level bikes that allow the next generation of riders to cultivate the necessary riding skills. Offering quick-charging capabilities, both models provide 30-60 minutes of run-time and serve as predecessors to the KTM SX-E 5 — an electric motocrosser aimed at both beginner and competitive junior riders.

2022 KTM electric balance bikes
Courtesy of KTM

The KTM 12eDRIVE is designed for rapidly changing children just getting started on a bike. The model features 12-inch wheels with pneumatic tires and a low seat height of 33 cm. Pushing and coasting is possible for riders before elevating to the three-level powered mode.

The KTM 16eDRIVE is ideal for taller riders, those with more experience or a 45-61 inseam measurement. The more powerful model has a high-output motor and is fitted with 16-inch wheels and a 43 cm seat height.

While release in North America is set for January, Europe, Australia and other markets will see the KTM 12eDRIVE and 16eDRIVE with the latest graphics beginning March 2022.

The full KTM press release can be found HERE.

2022 KTM electric balance bikes
Courtesy of KTM