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Old 06-22-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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KTM Freeride E (Electric)

With the news of HD thinking about a production run of an electric bike, does anyone know of any new news on the Freeride E?

http://www.ktm.com/freeride/freeride-e/highlights.html

I've been seeing it on the web site for what seems like years (2012 - 2014?) and still don't know if it's coming to the US (or if it's possible to get one in the US).
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:03 AM   #2
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For what, a 20 mile ride?
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:33 PM   #3
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For what, a 20 mile ride?
Actually pretty close. City type commuting.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:32 PM   #4
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Actually pretty close. City type commuting.
I honestly had no interest in electric bikes, until I saw them run at MotoGP. I have to confess, they are haul-ass machines and the silence of their operation is compelling. It's an oddly "pure" experience watching them race. In short: WANT!

Check out Mission & Brammo, too...and I would ride that KTM everywhere I could!
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 PM   #5
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Looks like we're getting the street legal freeride e-xc here in europe next year The cost is quite high and it does have the issue of battery life.

http://www.ktmfreeride-e.com/en
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 PM   #6
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I think if done right they could offer serious competition in MX/freestyle/etc. if they can be lighter but more powerful than their gas powered competition?
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Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM   #7
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Yeah, it's an interesting machine as is. I'm still waiting for them to double the battery capacity without gaining weight and making the extra battery packs cheaper though
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Old Yesterday, 12:41 PM   #8
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it opens other possibilities as well. noise is the main issue for MX tracks. if they were all electric you could have one next to the library
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Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM   #9
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Wicked Freeride e

Hi guys I was in SAALBACH last week for 4 days and came across KTM.
KTM guys were in top secret mode but I soon worked it out.
FREERIDE E WORLD RELEASE.
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Old Yesterday, 05:13 PM   #11
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it opens other possibilities as well. noise is the main issue for MX tracks. if they were all electric you could have one next to the library
No, someone will bitch about the dust.
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