2012 KTM 350 freeride

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  1. One67

    One67 Been here awhile

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    Try not to concern yourself with what people say on the net, as we all know ,it's horses for courses.

    I did a test ride at a KTM dirt day and that sold me on the Freeride, I picked mine up a couple of days ago so haven't had a good ride on it yet, just been out on some dirt roads and it was fun, it's so flickable and it feels more powerfull than the figures would suggest. It may be because the torque comes on so low in the rev range, you can just twist the throttle and bring the back around in corners or just pop the front up with no effort.

    So if you get the chance, do a test ride. It' the only way to get a feel for the whole package.
  2. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Good to know. 90km on 5.5L (1.5 gal US) is 37 mpg. 60 km is even worse. Considering the KTM 500 EXC is getting over 50 mpg US on trails, these numbers are either very wrong or very disappointing or both. It certainly doesn't "last forever" - quite the opposite.
  3. DrKayak

    DrKayak Retro Rider

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    The guy that posted the numbers races Enduros. His version on trail riding may not be the best MPG. Either way I would not expect more than 60 miles on a tank. Not that out of line for such a small tank.

    I get closer to 40mpg on my 450exc. About 80~90 miles on 2 gal. With the Clarke tank I can go 100miles without a problem.

    My Beta Trials gets 6 miles/liter. I cary 2 liter is my backpack and 30 miles is pushing my limit on fuel.
  4. Sharan

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    Correction: US $9,500 * 0.9678 = AU $9,194 :deal
  5. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Either way , expensive.
  6. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    I could not wait for the effin freeride to arrive in NA. I bought a 350excf and had the suspension lowered and professional;ly setup. Slapped a trials tire on the back. Put JD Tuner and map switch on it.

    I effin love this bike. I can ride all the toughest single tracks I used to ride with my trials bike. And for any of those who have ridden up here, you will know we have really tough single track. The trials bike now sits in the shed. I am going to sell it.

    If the stupid FR350 ever gets here, I will take a serious look at it. But until that day - I am riding my excf and loving it. Getting out is what matters.
  7. 4ttrialsguy

    4ttrialsguy n00b

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    What jd program did you buy and what map switch part# did you use? Building exactly the same bike. What gearing worked the best for your conversion.
  8. milzispete

    milzispete Conquistador

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    90km is about what I get too. I've only done 380km since new and used 25 liters of fuel. That works out at 15.2 km / ltr which fits my needs no problem. The gound I cover is 10% hard packed traill roads, 40% rough stuff, 50% sand dunes. It's all on my doorstep so no need for tarmac. Considering my average speeds over the 380km are less than 40km/hr I think the fuel conspumption and fuel range is pretty good. You gotta remember this a beginner / intermediate level fun bike guys. It aint a duel sport
  9. Hunebed

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    :ricky Did some more than 250km with 3 tanks filled to the brim. Thus far it's everything I hoped for. Easygoing, non-intrusive and capable! But I have not figured out where to keep my coffee and some spare fuel.[​IMG]
  10. One67

    One67 Been here awhile

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    That looks pretty good with all the decals removed.
  11. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    fit a set of motrad wheels would make it fun ever 17/17 or even smaller depends on the size of it
  12. Don T

    Don T Bike Addict

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    I'm seriously considering replacing my WR250R with a freeride.
    Every year I do a week of enduro riding i Romania (EnduRomania), and to do that on a Freeride I would have to find a way to carry a bit more fuel than the 5 litres in the tank.
    I'm thinking this (or something similar) is the best way to do it:
    [​IMG]
  13. mwalker

    mwalker mike

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    When / if this bike coming to the US? Ill buy one in a heartbeat. Its exactly what Ive been waiting for.....
  14. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    There is no rear subframe on the Freeride. You won't be carrying anything on the back unless you fabricate a subframe first. It is a hybrid TRIALS / trail bike - not an enduro. What you really want is a 350 EXC-F.
  15. Don T

    Don T Bike Addict

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    Most of the riding I do in Romania is very technical single track in the mountains where a trials/trail bike like the Freeride would be perfect - the only problem is the fuel range.
  16. Magile

    Magile "What exit?"

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  17. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    You really think two small bottles of fuel are going to kill it? What about one fatass?
  18. straightrod

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    ^ Just bring the bike to the States. We will figure out all the mods we need doing!:evil
  19. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Why has this not happened yet?
  20. mwalker

    mwalker mike

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    I've got cash in hand....ready and waiting