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Old 12-08-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
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2015 KTM Freeride 250R Ride Report???

I wish I had one to report on, but I don't.

So, anyone got one yet and can offer some details??
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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Cycle News did this article.

http://www.cyclenews.com/339/26294/R...-Freeride.aspx

Looks like the perfect 2nd bike for the gnarly trails, or chick bike. Please, don't hate on me for using that expression.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:52 PM   #3
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Cycle News did this article.

http://www.cyclenews.com/339/26294/R...-Freeride.aspx

Looks like the perfect 2nd bike for the gnarly trails, or chick bike. Please, don't hate on me for using that expression.
Why not a primary bike for a singletrack junkie? ( serious question as I'm considering one if I can pull it together and find one) What would be the downsides?

I rather like the gnar.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:13 PM   #4
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1012270&page=6
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #5
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Almost bought one, great bike for slower trail/trials duties. The motor is tuned for low down lugging as opposed to the 350 which is higher geared and tends to stall a lot easier. You have to accept the bikes specs aren't suited for fast riding, chassis, suspension and brakes are light weight compared to KTM MX or enduro specs.

The first lot had problems with the starter motors (bendix springs failing, replaced under warranty) - a poor starter motor was a bit of a problem on a woods bike with with no kick starter....still they had to save money somewhere I spose

If you accept it for what it is then its a FANTASTIC light weight bike for the average Joe trail rider whom it is intended for.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:31 PM   #6
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Saw one at the dealer today over at ace motorsports. Msrp is 7899. That's a lot for a 250. Even though it's aimed for beginners. That price sure isn't
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:35 PM   #7
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I'm picking mine up in four days. I'll report back with details..
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:23 AM   #8
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I bought one for use as a woods bike and hare scrambles. I was going to but a 300 and tune it for torque, but the the allure of the freeride, with its tighter steering, shorter wheel base, light weight and torque tuned engine seemed pretty good for our terrain here (very tight wood trails, lots of slippery roots and rocks, low speed stuff).

So far, not too bad, jury is still out. First race Jan 4th.
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:16 PM   #9
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Free Ride tested, all smiles!

We spent all yesterday testing the new Free Ride and shooting a promo video! The bike rides very similar to a modern trials bike while standing up but when you sit down it feels like a small trail bike! Plenty of pep out of the 250 engine even without a power valve! Awesome little ripper! Check out some photos here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Funco...9023911?ref=hl

Video to come soon, braaaaap!
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:26 PM   #10
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we have had them here in Aus for a while.

Prob be some info here if interested..

http://dirtbikeworld.net/forum/showthread.php?t=109477
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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Saw one today at a dealership. I had no idea what it was, but looked like it would be fun to play on. Didn't appear to be sold.
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:31 AM   #12
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Eight large for a red sticker play/beginner bike? Hmm, not sure how many of those will be sold in Commiefornia.
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Old Yesterday, 08:53 AM   #13
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We spent all yesterday testing the new Free Ride and shooting a promo video! The bike rides very similar to a modern trials bike while standing up but when you sit down it feels like a small trail bike! Plenty of pep out of the 250 engine even without a power valve! Awesome little ripper! Check out some photos here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Funco...9023911?ref=hl

Video to come soon, braaaaap!
Bad azz van!
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 AM   #14
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Bad azz van!
I want to now more about the van rather than the freeride...great van!
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Looks like the Ram Promaster. Diesel?
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