2012 KTM 350 freeride

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bikeaddict, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Bikeaddict

    Bikeaddict Bikeless Due To Recession

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    Now have a look at this thumper guys. A real toy from KTM I think ...

    linkie

    :freaky
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  2. kawi380

    kawi380 Adventurer

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    Holy crap. 220lbs. That weighs less than the moto version:clap
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  3. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Looks like a Trials bike with a seat! Fun!
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  4. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Hmmm, looks interesting. Just about the right timing I think. There are several people that I know would love to own a bike like this, including myself. But, you probably cold just buy a trials bike, and plate it for alot less. Wish it would not have such a high price tag.
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  5. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Considering that I just bought a street legal MXC 200 specifically to have a 220 pound play bike, I totally get the point of that bike.
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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Street legal, 24 hp and 80 pounds lighter than a WR250R? Sounds like a winner to me, they're gonna sell a bunch.:deal
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  7. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    That thing must be a freight train, or 747 tugger... B/c my 250 has more horsepower than that...
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  8. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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    If I can get one plated in California I would buy it. Geting a sub 260lb. bike with a plate and able to do single track is a problem in CA.
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  9. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I think your missing the point a bit there...

    But I wouldn't get to excited anyway.

    Visor down have a reputation for making up stories about up coming models, and there are a few claims in the story that are a bit hard to swallow.


    Edit, KTM.com has a article on it so I guess I'm wrong about it being a bit hard to swallow.
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  10. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Been here awhile

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  11. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Looks for real. The engine should be fairly bulletproof with that output. Street legal is nice too.
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  12. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    That may be the only thing that could get me to ride an orange motorcycle!
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  13. scottmac

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    Very nice! Now if it comes with a wide ratio six speed transmission
    I might be heading down to Moore and Sons with my checkbook.

    :evil
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  14. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    5 Liter Fuel Tank?:huh
    Carbon Fiber Frame another.:huh
    Modern epoxy resins are great and strong but I'm not sure I want to really trust it for my BIKE..... :deal

    24HP doesn't a China scooter make more than that now? :lol3
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  15. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    its got the same power to weight as the WR250R so i doubt it will feel too sluggish, the torque will be much better.
    sounds like they've tuned it for economy, 5 liters will get you far enough.
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  16. larryboy

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    24 HP and 220 pounds doesn't equal 26 HP and 300 pounds where I come from. 24 HP at 220 pounds is a quick little machine with the grunt of 350cc.
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  17. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    depends if that power is at the crank or not. guess we'll wait and see.
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  18. straightrod

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    We will have to wait, but if it weighs 220 lbs, has 350 CC's and platable in CA I will figure out how to make it go at a proper rate if need be.
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  19. Grreatdog

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    Exactly. My LC4E has a light weight aftermarket exhaust system, titanium bits and has been stripped of buddy pegs, brackets and everything else I could do without. It is down to right at 300 pounds. Which is not bad considering that makes it comparable to Japanese 250 dual sports.

    But then I get on my MXC 200 and it makes me hate the 640 offroad. I can literally carry the 200 over to my work stand and set it on top. The LC4E is everything I can do to yank it up and on top. I was riding with a guy a few weeks back with a WR250R and a plated EXC 200 and he felt the same way about those two bikes.

    Riding a 220 pound bike offroad is magical. Something we have forgotten since dual sports first packed on that extra tonnage back in the 1980's and never lost it.
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  20. Crazy_Dave

    Crazy_Dave Back'in it in

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    $hit the thing weighs 15lbs more than me.
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