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Old 08-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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2014 Ktm Freeride 250R

Couldn't find this anywhere so apologies in advance.

"A two-stroke version of the Freeride concept will be launched in Italy next week, in a sportier package than the 350cc four-stroke incarnation released in 2012

KTM is definitely aiming its all-new Freeride 250R two-stroke trail bike at a sportier clientele than the current Freeride 350 – why else would it choose to launch the bike in Il Ciocco, Italy, next week, the same locale which hosts the notorious Hells Gate Extreme Enduro!

It may lead to more busted bikes – and bodies – than a stock standard KTM launch, but the company obviously wants to display the bike in a rough house, no-holds-barred environment. Specs on the 250R have been a closely guarded secret, but we do know that it will weigh in at about 90kg, have stiffer suspension than the pseudo trials-like Freeride 350 (launch review here), and the engine is based on the donk found in the 250 EXC -- but without a power valve.

The Freeride 250R will go on sale in Australia in November, 2013, with price still to be announced."

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/news/201...ide-250r-38345

Should be fun!
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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New Freeride



Hope the new 2-stroke has a better plastic subframe design than the 350 version.........
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:30 AM   #4
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More info...

http://www.trailbikemag.com/2013/08/...250r-freeride/

Sounds good.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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2914 ktm freeride 250r two smoke

just looked at ktm wedsite and they have the new freeride two stroke 250.
7 litre gas tank,and 92 kg .
looks good
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SPORTY TWO-STROKE ENGINE

SLENDER BODYWORK

PIONEERING NEW VEHICLE CONCEPT
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:52 AM   #7
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Think of all the engine rebuilds the 2/ will need. Plus the seat height will be even higher with the higher ground clearance
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:02 AM   #8
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Just sayin:

A 2 stroke is not a Thumper
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:25 AM   #9
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Just sayin:

A 2 stroke is not a Thumper
What does it say? One cylinder ,less filling ! Git
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:19 AM   #10
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Already a thread on it here.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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Nothing to see here folks, neither Freeride will ever come to the USA....Move on!
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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Think of all the engine rebuilds the 2/ will need. Plus the seat height will be even higher with the higher ground clearance
? Ktm 2ts take way less work than 4 strokes. I woud bet this bike would go at least 200 hours without needing to be reringed.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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Yeah, about like the 350 we'll never see them in the US. You'll just have to buy an X-ride or Explorer if you want something like that here.
As far as the 250 engine I looked at one last week from a guy I know that rides his in the woods, it had 309hrs on the stock top end, need a piston and rings, cylinder was still in spec and you could still see the crosshatch. A low rpm version without a power valve would last forever.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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I grew up with 2 strokes and they weren't as much work as people make out. They're easy to pull apart and I used to do it for fun. Only once did I ever have to do it through necessity and that was when I bought a bike and the PO had forgot to mix oil in with the petrol and the piston seized the day I got it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:05 PM   #15
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Think of all the engine rebuilds the 2/ will need.
Do a little research. They (KTM 2Ts) have a great track record for reliability AND longevity.
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