2013 KTM Freeride E
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.
Hit the jump for more information on the KTM Freeride E.
2013 KTM Freeride E
Engine:Permanent magnet synchronous motor in a disc armature design
Transmission:Single - Speed
Horsepower @ RPM:30
Torque @ RPM:31
It’s time for a new offroad motorcycle segment! It’s time for more motorcycle freedom! It’s time for the Freeride E! With the revolutionary Freeride E, KTM takes lightweight, noise-free and agile offroad motorcycles where enduro riding was previously impossible: into the city! With 42 Nm of torque, up to 22 kW (30 hp) peak power and uninterrupted acceleration, it’s just as sporty as other KTM bikes. Only it needs recharging rather than refuelling.
MADE IN AUSTRIA
With the Freeride E, KTM is setting new standards in respect of response, traction, performance and handling of a motorcycle. From the bottom up, the Freeride E is a completely new development "made in Austria", 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.
KTM is endeavouring to give fresh impetus to the offroad segment. For this reason, KTM has developed an electrically driven, emission-free offroad bike with a battery that’s quickly replaced. This motor concept of the KTM Freeride E 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!
The low seat height of 910 mm and weight of 95 kg turn the KTM Freeride E into a miracle of handling.
YOU CAN HANDLE ANYTHING
The brake system’s newly designed levers are to be found at the left and right of the handlebars. At last, there’s no need to grope for the brakes with your feet when preparing to drift. So that you always have the bike securely under control.
The right gear is always engaged. Because the high-torque electric motor allows a fixed transmission ratio to be used. Hence, there’s no need for a clutch to get going. For beginners in particular, this makes things much simpler - twist the grip, ride off and have fun.
STURDY ELECTRIC MOTOR
A disc armature design of brushless synchronous motor powers the KTM Freeride E. This low-wear, compact and slim power plant generates 42 Nm of torque from the first twist of the grip and ensures even power delivery. Designed for peak power of 22 kW (30 hp), the electric motor can supply 15 kW (20 hp) continuously. Twist and go. No clutch. No shifting: Simply twist the grip, ride off and have fun!
300V TRACTION BATTERY
Long-distance runner: The compact and easily replaceable battery provides 2.1 kWh of energy for more than 30 minutes’ riding pleasure. So that you can also ride while a second battery is being charged!
DUST AND WATERPROOF
Both the drive unit, with its electric motor and power electronics, and the battery are completely dust and waterproof. The Freeride E is therefore well prepared for the toughest offroad trips.
|Electric motor||Permanent magnet synchronous motor in a disc armature design|
|Rated output||7.5 kW (10.1 hp)|
|Max. power||22 kW (30 hp)|
|Traction battery||Lithium-ion (easily removed)|
|Rated voltage||300 V|
|Charging time||1.5 h|
|Frame||Perimeter steel-aluminium composite frame|
|Subframe||High-strength polymide / ABS plastic|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension PDS shock|
|Suspension travel front||250 mm|
|Suspension travel rear||260 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4"|
|Steering head angle||67°|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||340 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||910 mm|
|Weight without fuel approx.||95 kg|