The powerful and agile KTM FREERIDE E-XC is now even better. Powered by a state-of-the-art electric motor with a peak of 18 kW fitted into a new composite frame that provides even better stability, it now offers up to one and a half hours of riding time. The new KTM FREERIDE E-XC now also utilises energy recuperation when coasting or braking for additional range boost, and the battery has a quick charging time, while providing 70% of its initial capacity after 700 charge cycles. In addition, this WP Xplor 43 upside-down fork system with enhanced sensitivity, and a new WP PDS Xplor shock absorber with improved progression and adjustment options.
The KTM FREERIDE E-XC also features three riding modes: Economy, Enduro and Cross. Its easy operation, with no clutch or gear lever, and inspiring low seat height of just over 900 mm, combined with its extreme cross-country agility, ensures that this is the ultimate electric powered machine for beginners to experienced level riders. Stylish new bodywork with racy graphics, trim and colours, a new dashboard and re-positioned ignition lock provide further benefits over the previous model. Producing zero local emissions with minimal noise pollution, the possibilities are endless with the ultra-playful KTM FREERIDE E-XC.
This latest e-powered machine is part of KTM’s long-term commitment to e-mobility, which began over 10 years ago at KTM’s research and development department in Mattighofen, Austria. E-mini, and an e-scooter, as well as maximising its partnership with PEXCO with a new possibility to produce crossover products in the bicycle sector. The vision is clear, and by 2025 KTM wants to increase emphasis on machines from 250 watts to 11 kWh due to market suitability and efficiency.
Stefan Pierer (KTM CEO) – “KTM FREERIDE E-XC, which marks the next step in the development of e-mobility within KTM and is a continuation of our commitment to this segment. We know that e-mobility wants to change the landscape of travel in the future, and our vision is very clear. Looking ahead to 2025 we expect to have a range of models available with a focus in the commuting arena. So we plan crossover machines with our collaboration with Pexco, as well as using our e-mobility expertise in other applications.”
The new KTM Freeride E-XC will arrive in dealers in certain markets at the beginning of next year.