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Electric: The KTM Freeride E is Finally Ready for Primetime
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Electric: The KTM Freeride E is Finally Ready for Primetime - September 17, 2014, 06:59 PM

Electric: The KTM Freeride E is Finally Ready for Primetime
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Interesting. But the 1 hour or riding capability is a bit of a drag.


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Anyone know how much it weighs?


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Now this is an orange bike I could get interested in......to think of all the illegal places I could ride that thing!
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Anyone know how much it weighs?
95 kg "without fuel"


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"Dry?"

So relating to Mud's comment about the 1-hr ride time, I'd say a 210-lb machine "adds value" to that mere hour.


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Re: Electric: The KTM Freeride E is Finally Ready for Primetime - September 18, 2014, 04:47 AM

I bet that's a fair bit more than an hour if you can ride enduro type trails (tight stuff). You've got to start somewhere and it is good to see a major player putting an electric bike out.
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September 18, 2014, 12:39 PM

Sounds awesome, but not very practical for how I would use it (sort of like a fully electric car) at this point. I'd love to ride one though.

I can see it now... pit crew with generators humming to charge battery packs for the electric bike that needs to pit every lap after coming back from the woods, lol.

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Noise is one of the main reasons dirt bikes get banned. Electric bikes are all over that. Of course, I don't really believe that fixing things from our end (with quiet/silent bikes and limited 'damage' to terrain) will suddenly turn things around but it would at least take some objections away from the more reasonable people on the other end.
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I feel like dirt will be the first place electrics are really feasible though. If they could get a 75-100 mile range, which is what the current road electrics are doing, that's all I would ever want for an enduro type bike.
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I feel like dirt will be the first place electrics are really feasible though. If they could get a 75-100 mile range, which is what the current road electrics are doing, that's all I would ever want for an enduro type bike.
And if you could carry a spare battery, and swap it out in a few seconds...


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