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Old 11-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #76
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cycle world on the freeride 350 http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/11/04...50-first-look/
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:16 PM   #77
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According to KTM North America, there are no plans to bring the Freeride or small-displacement Dukes into the U.S. for the 2012 model year. But hopefully, these great entry-level bikes will, in time, find their way stateside.

THIS IS A MISTAKE ON KTM`S PART!!!!!!!
They are missing the point.
The market is ripe for this bike, especially if they would cross market it to women!

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:42 PM   #78
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I got yer seat height right here.
http://www.ktm.com/freeride/freeride...l-details.html

35 and 1/4 inches.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:12 AM   #79
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Then your bike is the OSSA Explorer.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731796

they should be good.......butt i dont think we will get them and if we do they wont get the ADR approval from the fun police

and the tank looks to small
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:27 AM   #80
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KTM seems to be going down the same road Honda did. Dealers on the east coast are being stuck with tons of these big bore 4-strokes noone wants and KTM is not providing them with enough of the units they can really move. Hopefully, they reconsider the freeride and duke. Most likely just keep pushing the same huge adventure bikes and street machines that just don't move.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:13 AM   #81
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Just what i am looking for. I would buy one if street legal in Ontario.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:44 PM   #82
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If I could get this stateside I would be on it like a fly on stink....
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:54 PM   #83
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Thumbs down Freeride to OZ

Just got back from the local KTM dealer in Nth East Victoria / Australia and asked when the Freeride will be here and tha answer was .
NOT LIKLY to get here as thay wouldn't sell .
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:23 AM   #84
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Did he mean the electric version, or the 350?

And when was the last time you believed a bike shop anyway?
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:30 AM   #85
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Freeride to OZ

I do believe the dealer as he is a good freind .
I don't think it was any of them .
BUT thay could be wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:13 AM   #86
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As soon as possible I will get me a freeride. This is the bike I have been waiting for for years and i consider it a must have for myself. Really, I love it, and I am quite surprised they went this way, because I thought those small bikes were dead in Europe. The bike will be plated as is, both 350 and electric version. However, the electric version was delayed until 2013.

Downside is: To be able to buy a freeride I need to sell my Tenere and/or the WR250R with Supermoto conversion kit. This is something really bad, since I did all the WP and wheel conversion work an it and I really like this bike. We will see.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #87
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Just what i am looking for. I would buy one if street legal in Ontario.
I never really considered buying a KTM until I saw this bike, I would imagine at the lower state of tune it would be quite durable as well. Would be a great bike for my wife to learn on, with the 35" seat height and mellower power output...
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:07 PM   #88
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a $10,000 24hp "entry level" bike?


Why didnt they just make it air cooled and drop another $2,000? ...since "entry level" is what they were going for anyway...


If my 21 year old H20 cooled 250 can do 26, is it that too hard to get from a 350 airhead?
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:19 PM   #89
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a $10,000 24hp "entry level" bike?


Why didnt they just make it air cooled and drop another $2,000? ...since "entry level" is what they were going for anyway...


If my 21 year old H20 cooled 250 can do 26, is it that too hard to get from a 350 airhead?
I know it is a bit much to stomach, but shaving weight and development doesn't come cheap. If you want more power, I wouldn't be shocked if you could string more power out of it without fully taking the motor apart. If you want more power for under $10k, the 350 EXC-F is also there.

I want to see the service intervals on this motor, it would be great if the service intervals are much longer than the other LC singles.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:34 PM   #90
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don't tell the guys over on the dr 350 threads but it was rated at 27 hp and weighs 300 lbs so 25 hp and 220 lbs ought to shred the dr's pretty easily!
I would love to have a 350 freeride but @ 9 grand i think they can keep it!
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