The Austrian brand KTM is no new to electric technology as the brand already has a couple of electric bikes in the grid in the form of E-Ride series. These bikes though are only available in the International markets, primarily in the European countries since they are not focused towards markets like ours.
The twist in the story is that KTM has been spied testing their famous 390 Duke which looks like fitted with an electric motor instead of the traditional 373cc single-cylinder gasoline powered motor. The UK based publication, MCN has published quite a few snapshots of the electric Duke rolling in the European which raises hopes of an all-electric Duke.
KTM already uses a liquid-cooled synchronous electric motor that churns out around 22hp (15hp of constant output) and 42Nm of torque and comprises of a replicable 260-volt battery that is good enough for city commuting. This motor is used in KTM E bikes such as Freeride E-XC, E-SX and E-SM and chances are the same can power the new Duke series which KTM is seen experimenting on.
Whatever the scene is, do not expect the bike to be seen in the Indian market, not until 2020 or later.