KTM launched the Freeride E, their first production version of an electric zero emission off-road motorcycle this week at EICMA.
While we know many riders still turn up their noses at something that doesn’t make noise and burns fossil fuel, but the Austrian manufacturer’s newest edition to their line-up still looks like a blast to ride while protecting the enviroment.
Power come from a brushless, synchronous motor and 300V battery which produces 30bhp (22kW) at 6000rpm and 31ftlb of torque at just 500rpm. It supposedly gives you 45 minutes of trail riding autonomy before being recharged, which takes 90 minutes.
KTM has yet to finalize the price of the Freeride E, but aims to keep it under € 10.000.
KTM Freeride E Electric Bike Specification
Frame Lightweight Delta Box frame with forged aluminium components
Self supporting tail in monocoque design
Suspension Up-side-down fork and shock absorber with variable setting
Progressive damping system
Tires 21” Trial Enduro tires
Brake system Hydraulic brake system with hand operation for the front and rear wheel
Radial brake system with recuperation support through brake energy
Engine case Combined drive casing in light metal design and all inclusive system integration
Drive motor Permanent energized synchronous motor in shrunk-on-disc construction
Engine management Modular high performance power module with integrated system and “Drive by Wire” security management
Transmission Direct drive without clutch with gear transmission and chain
Traction battery Plug in battery in li-ion (lithium-ion) technology
Watch a nice video promo below:
Motor effective horsepower: 7.4 (10) / 6000 kW (hp) / Umin-1
Motor peak performance: 22 (30) / 6000 kW (hp) / Umin-1
Motor torque: 43 / 500 Nm / Umin-1
Maximum motor speed: 6600 Umin-1
Maximum battery voltage: 300 V
Maximum energy content: 2.5 kWh
Speed: 70 Km/h
Overall multiplication factor: (Primary / secondary level) 10.5 (2.4 / 4.5)
Charging time: 1.5 h
Total vehicle weight including removable traction battery: 90 kg