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Old 12-12-2012, 12:50 AM   #496
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freeride in the snow





if you buy a freeride it vill feel like the bike has to little power,,,,but it never stop hauling forward.
i like the little ktm,,all in the family can drive it and have fun.

but its not an enduro,,its a good compromise to enduro/trial and its do that perfect.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #497
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In those conditions ^ I'd be on the snowboard not the Freeride
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:52 AM   #498
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I talked with the KTM dealer in Evansville In and he said the US would not be getting this bike anytime soon, in 2014 or otherwise. Anybody heard differently? Is there a way to black market one in?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #499
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No, there is no way to grey or black-market import a Freeride with current EPA and EU trade rules.

While not all US KTM dealers actually know what KTM HQ (Austria) is thinking and/or planning, I'm not holding my breath - KTM is actually a small manufacturer, their India production by Bajaj notwithstanding. I believe that they are selling every FR that they can make, so we will be waiting a while, until demand is satisfied in other markets.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:34 AM   #500
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Does Canada sell em?
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #501
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No, there is no way to grey or black-market import a Freeride with current EPA and EU trade rules.

While not all US KTM dealers actually know what KTM HQ (Austria) is thinking and/or planning, I'm not holding my breath - KTM is actually a small manufacturer, their India production by Bajaj notwithstanding. I believe that they are selling every FR that they can make, so we will be waiting a while, until demand is satisfied in other markets.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #502
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Does Canada sell em?
Google up a Canadian dealer and ask , cant hurt.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #503
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FreeRide 350

I asked a dealer in Langstons Motorsport CA. about the chance of the freeride 350 coming to the U.S. and he said no we dont do demo rides, I just droped my head and walked away. Its not my job to train this guy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #504
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I asked a dealer in Langstons Motorsport CA. about the chance of the freeride 350 coming to the U.S. and he said no we dont do demo rides, I just droped my head and walked away. Its not my job to train this guy.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #505
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Does Canada sell em?
Nope - not yet. Canada gets 'em when the US does. They have them in Mexico though.

BTW - I chatted with my dealer who went to the NA KTM meeting a couple of months back. He specifically asked the NA KTM rep about the freeride FR350. He said they actually have one in the US undergoing DOT approval.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #506
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I like the concept of this bike , but cant imagine it selling too well for $10k , thats a lot of coin for what is supposed to be an entry level bike .
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #507
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I asked a dealer in Langstons Motorsport CA. about the chance of the freeride 350 coming to the U.S. and he said no we dont do demo rides, I just droped my head and walked away. Its not my job to train this guy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #508
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I asked a dealer in Langstons Motorsport CA. about the chance of the freeride 350 coming to the U.S. and he said no we dont do demo rides, I just droped my head and walked away. Its not my job to train this guy.
I got a very similar response from our local KTM dealer. They had no clue there was such a bike made by KTM.

As posted before, Dirt Bike magazine had a 1/2 page on the Free Ride and said "comming soon to the U.S.". I doubt they woudl publish that without a OK from KTM.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #509
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I like the concept of this bike , but cant imagine it selling too well for $10k , thats a lot of coin for what is supposed to be an entry level bike .
I'm pretty sure you've confused "easy to ride" with "entry level".

CRF230's are entry level- steel frame, air cooled 2 valve engines, basic suspension, great for beginers and people who arn't sure if they want to get into dirt bikes or not.

Freeride's are easy to ride because they're designed to be that way- composite Cro-Mo,alloy frame
billet hubs, latest tech.engine tuned for torque, WP suspension.
For people who arn't professional enduro riders but still want a high level bike.
None of this is cheap or comes cheap.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #510
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Think the misunderstanding about this being an entry-level bike has to do with the fact that KTM is positioning this bike as a great way to introduce new riders to off-road motorcycles. Which is true. Doesn't mean that it should be compared to a CRF or TTR or whatever else.
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