The KTM Freeride 350 is a capable enduro motorcycle powered by a modern 350 cc DOHC four stroke engine. The engine needs to deal with a total weight of only 99.5 kg, so you can expect to a pretty sharp acceleration.
The motorcycle’s backbone is a fresh frame made from high quality chrome-molybdenum steel, combined with forged aluminium elements. For increased stiffness, the front steel frame profiles are combined with the multifunctional aluminium profiles by means of sturdy threaded joints. You also get a modern subframe bolted to the main frame by means of a stable triangular connection.
In terms of suspensions, the KTM Freeride 350 is equipped with a new 43 mm WP upside-down fork with 250 mm wheel travel and a newly developed PDS shock absorber with 260 mm wheel travel. There are also available rebound and compression stages for both suspensions.
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Agile, compact and fun, what more could you ask from an enduro bike? With these three qualities, the electric KTM Freeride E has all it needs to reward its rider with a unique riding experience, regardless of what type of terrain lies beneath him.
Power comes from a light, yet strong electric motor which puts out 42 Nm of torque, and up to 22 kW (30 hp) peak power. The motor receives its energy from a 300V Traction Battery which provides 2.1 kWh of energy for more than 30 minutes. Another unique feature offered by the KTM Freerinde E is the fact that it comes without a conventional gearbox or clutch, because the high-torque electric motor allows a fixed transmission ratio to be used instead.
Thanks to the low seat height of 910 mm and the 95 kg weight, the KTM Freeride E is also fairly easy to handle. The motorcycle is kept in check by a capable brake system with newly designed levers mounted conveniently on the handlebars.
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With electric bikes starting to become en vogue these days, KTM is offering one that provides new off-road motorcycle fun in one small package.
The revolutionary Freeride E is an agile, lightweight, and noise-free, motorcycle that broke the mold in the way enduro riding is being enjoyed these days. The bike is powered by a low-wear, slim, and compact magnet synchronous motor that generates a peak power of 30 horsepower - the electric motor packs 20 horsepower - and 42Nm/31 lb-ft of torque. And the best part of the Freeride E is that you can enjoy it without having to worry about using the clutch or about fuel consumption. All you need is to recharge the motor and you’re ready to go!
With the Freeride E, KTM is setting a new standard in respect to the response, traction, performance, and handling of a motorcycle. From the ground up, KTM spent exhaustive amounts of labor and development because an electric bike is also subject to the same requirements in terms of performance, robustness, and quality as all other motorcycles that leave the factory buildings in Mattighofen, Austria.
When it comes to fresh ideas and thinking ahead of the curve, KTM doesn’t have a peer. The motorcycle maker has developed an electrically driven, emission-free offroad bike that opens up completely new fields of use in urban and suburban areas and generates greater acceptance of offroad sport. All-terrain riding has never been easier!
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It doesn’t look a whole lot like a bike that can’t take the rigors of motocross riding, but don’t mistake KTM Freeride 350 for a flimsy lightweight; it is far more impressive than it looks.
The new KTM Freeride 350 unites extremely easy handling with a low seat height and outstanding ergonomics, thanks in part to weighing only 99.5 kilos/219 lbs. With its lightweight structure, the Freeride 350 allows the rider to always be completely in control, even on the toughest trails, whether it be rough terrain, narrow single tracks, or wide gravel roads.
In addition, the Freeride 350’s state-of-the-art 350 cm³ DOHC four-stroke engine has proven to be the ideal drive unit for this vehicle concept and scores highly in every situation with controllable, torque-oriented performance characteristics. The engine management system from Keihin with electronic fuel injection and 42 mm throttle body ensures spontaneous, powerful responsiveness and handling, as well as makes a significant contribution to the low fuel consumption. Convenient temperature, altitude compensation, and the electronic cold-start enrichment are state of the art as is the closed-loop lambda control, which comes as a prerequisite for the efficient reduction of exhaust emissions by the two catalytic converters.
Another exceptional feature of the Freeride 350’s engine is set-up is the design of the exhaust system where engineers focused their attention on low noise levels and emissions, as well as very rideable, high-torque engine characteristics. The exhaust gases are fed through a central header pipe underneath the engine, protected by the frame and a sturdy under-run plate, to the two aluminum silencers. Each of these is equipped with a catalytic converter, effectively reducing both emissions and riding noise to an environmentally friendly level.
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Following an earlier leak concerning their 2011 Freeride bikes, KTM releases the first images and press release for their all-new EVs that are scheduled for production a year and a half from now.
As initially seen, the two bikes share the same platform – delta box frame with self-supporting subframe – and lithium ion battery, all while weighing in at 198.4lbs. The Austrian firm claims performances similar to those of a 125cc supermoto/motocross internal combustion bike.
From the two, the supermoto bike will be street legal, while the MX one will keep all the fun on the track. The Freeride bikes will make their debut in Europe for the equivalent of $14,585, while riders in the US should “comply” with the much more competitive Zero Motorcycles . Read the full press release after the jump.