Bajaj Auto’s executive director has once again confirmed that the Indian factory’s working to produce an electric motorcycle with its Austrian partner KTM – and this time he’s revealed it’ll be a high-end machine.

It’s not exactly a surprise that Bajaj has recently been focusing on electric technology. It’s been well reported that it’s set to launch its own fully-electric machine in the next few months. The big news is that Bajaj Auto’s boss has confirmed that it’s working with KTM to develop high-end electric motorcycles, taking its decade-old partnership away from traditional internal combustion engines.

Bajaj’s executive director Rakesh Sharma said: “At this stage I can say that we are entering two-wheelers. We are not ready to say whether it’s a scooter or a motorcycle but we are open to the full spectrum and we are working very closely with our strategic partner KTM to look at electric solution for high-end motorcycle also.”


The move comes as the Indian government is pushing for the widespread use of electric vehicles, as it looks to curb pollution and reduce India’s dependence on fossil fuels. We’ll be keeping a close eye on Bajaj Auto over the next few months. It sounds like there’s some interesting stuff on the way from the Indian brand – never mind as a result of its partnership with the Austrian factory.

Tony Carter

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