KTM has been a prominent manufacturer of dirt bikes for decades, and with the rise of electronic vehicles, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the Austrian based company would make their own electric dirt bike sooner rather than later. With the Freeride E-XC 2020, KTM’s main goal was to deliver the exact same riding experience as they did in the past, but without any of the petrol usage and loud noise. KTM’s bike offers an engine with enhanced battery capacity, WP suspension for comfortable rides and cutting-edge energy recuperation technology for those who are looking to traverse even the toughest terrains, be it forests, mountains or muddy roads.
A Stylish and Powerful Electric Dirt Bike for All Your Needs
According to KTM, the newest model of the Freeride E-XC series comes with an enhanced motor that lets you travel for up to 90 minutes on a single charge, even on tougher roads. The bike was also manufactured with casual traversal in mind, which means the Freeride is completely road legal: you can travel across town without having to worry about breaking the law. The bike weighs around 111 kg and that’s accompanied by an 18 kW power output, so there is no need to worry about performance: it even competes with some of its combustion engine using siblings. The bike does not have a gear shift lever or a clutch, which makes the riding super simple and easy. You only have to worry about the road ahead of you!
The high-performance engine is accompanied by a steel-aluminum frame which is sturdy and light, so you can get the most out of your bike with every ride. Using a set of upside-down fork legs with 250 mm of travel, the bike provides great handling and comfortable travels regardless of the environment. Even when you’re riding across the toughest terrains, the suspension will make sure that you have a fun time in the process.
This is not the only part that was designed with comfort in mind. The ergonomic handlebar is made of high-quality aluminum which has just the right amount of bend to give you full control over the bike, while the ODI grips make sure you don’t have to use wires for maximum safety. The long seat provides comfort for the rider even during longer rides, while the strong footpegs help with handling and cornering.
The ease of use makes the KTM Freeride E-XC a superb choice for those who are just about to purchase their first dirt bike for casual or extreme riding. Because of its weight and performance, even people with A1 license can ride it, without having to worry about the bad smell of petrol or noise.
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