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Old 11-22-2011, 10:47 AM   #151
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My dealer told me, it (The 350 freeride) will be around $9000+.
Told you:(

http://www.ktm.com/at/freeride/freeride-350.html

7.398EUR.. ~$10k
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:15 AM   #152
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Austrian prices include NOVA tax, Germany is normally 10% cheaper, and the US even more.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:01 PM   #153
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Wait 6 month after release :) it'll be less.
Anyway - as I said before - WR costs more here ....
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:04 PM   #154
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Belgium...f...k.
7200 Euro.
Well, better than Netherlands. 7949!!!!


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Old 11-24-2011, 01:59 AM   #155
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When you get a new bike ship the TLR 200 to me ????
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #156
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Love the look of the tiny dual exhaust...
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:28 PM   #157
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Great.. A STREET LEGAL trials bike with a seat, AND a dealer network... There went $8,000...
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #158
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Yes. :) With a much bigger tank and a seat, and probably more steering rake and so on. And a plonker 350, better thaan a 230 or something. And standard KTM enduro lights. Perfect.

Some of the older guys will remember the OSSA Explorer. OSSA 1970's trials bike with slightly more rake and higher final gearing and a bigger tank and seat. This KTM is sort of like a modern version of that.

Maybe just a case of what I can sell to get one. There is nothing else like it. We've even thought how it would be good to put a plonker engine like the Yamaha 230 in a KTM 200EXC.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #159
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My stab on a Freeride... Finally got around testing a trials tire on the 200...

100kg, Large fueltank, something around 35hp, quiet when not reved to the max etc, probably better suspension etc.

And its even cheaper than the 350 Freeride


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Old 11-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #160
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Some of the older guys will remember the OSSA Explorer. OSSA 1970's trials bike with slightly more rake and higher final gearing and a bigger tank and seat. This KTM is sort of like a modern version of that.
Looks like Ossa's going to be making a modern version of that bike too.




This one is not too far off-topic either.

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:43 PM   #161
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Any word on whether or not this is going to be available in NA in 2012?
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:17 AM   #162
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I heard they were going to be available here in the US in the 2013 model year, which means sometime in 2012, probably in the fall. The KTM rep I talked to said they'd run around US$8000 give or take.

I saw the Freeride at the Motorcycles Live show in Birmingham a week ago, and got to sit on it. It's about the size of a Honda CRF230L, or slightly smaller than a KLX250. The frame looks pretty small, too. As others have pointed out, it's not really a dual-sport in that it's something one would load up with camping gear, etc., and hit the trails. This is meant for the day rides through gnarly terrain at a slower pace, where the rider uses technique over brute force much as if he were riding a mountain bike. BTW, the rep said it would be street-legal.



I'm about 5'6" if that gives you an idea of the bike's size. I don't think the seat height is 35"... more like 32" to 33" or thereabouts, and the bike settles under your weight so that I could touch on both sides with a 30" inseam.

They didn't have a Freeride E (electric) at the show, but the rep said they'd also be brought into the US and would be about the same price. The current battery packs have about a 90 minute life, depending on how hard you ride it. The E's usage scenario has the rider swapping out battery packs in the field, so this is probably something either you'd trailer down to where you'd ride, or you'd ride close to home.

If the gas Freerides are at all reasonably priced, I'll buy one.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:25 AM   #163
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Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:09 AM   #164
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ObiJohn, for details on the E version check
http://blog.ktm.com/freeride-e/ktm-freeride-e/
and all its comment responses. There is very interesting info there.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:40 AM   #165
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Looks like Ossa's going to be making a modern version of that bike too.
Yes! Beautiful! But i'll go for the KTM, parts available, and it's not likely we'll see the Ossa in South Africa.
PS: I had an Ossa SDR in 1970-something and I sold it to buy a GT750 because all my friends had road bikes. I wish I still had it. All it needed was a Mikuni and some decent shocks.

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As others have pointed out, it's not really a dual-sport in that it's something one would load up with camping gear, etc., and hit the trails.
People do it with DR200's and Yamaha 225's, but they have bigger tanks and proper lights.
It seems unlikely it would be possible to put a bigger tank on the Freeride. Probably possible to do something about the lighting coil - like people have done with EXC's and so on, but more expense on an already expensive bike.
So meanwhile I'll carry on with my idea of getting a DR200. :/

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I'm about 5'6" if that gives you an idea of the bike's size. I don't think the seat height is 35"... more like 32" to 33" or thereabouts, and the bike settles under your weight so that I could touch on both sides with a 30" inseam.
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My stab on a Freeride... Finally got around testing a trials tire on the 200...

100kg, Large fueltank, something around 35hp, quiet when not reved to the max etc, probably better suspension etc.

And its even cheaper than the 350 Freeride
Nice. Near perfect. Just not the plonker I want.
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