The Austrian manufacturer claims that the new Freeride E-XC will cost almost equivalent to the same spec petrol bike
Renowned Austrian manufacturer KTM has just introduced the Freeride E-XC in its hometown. The company says that the newly unveiled motorcycle is its statement of intent. The KTM Freeride E-XC gets an updated water cooled electric motor that is claimed to deliver power in a linear fashion that will be easy to handle.
The motor is able to generate power output of close to 12 bhp officially, which means that riders having an A1 licence can also ride it. In actual sense, the power output is 24.5 bhp with the peak torque figure standing at 42 Nm.
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It’s not the engine only that has received an update. Other hardware too, has been revised so that the Freeride E-XC offers an uncompromised performance. The suspension system of this motorcycle now comes with new WP Xplor 43 forks at the front along with WP PDS Xplor monoshock at the rear. The rear shock has been mounted directly on to the swingarm.
The brakes on this motorcycle have now been sharpened with the new pads along with a braided hose. The piston size at the rear has been reduced to offer an improved feel. The new Freeride E-XC now rides on Maxxis TrialMaxx tyres that claim to offer a more cushioned ride. In order to gain more control and better handling, the bike has been assisted with wider handlebars along with wider footpegs.
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The new KTM Freeride E-XC gets a full digital instrument cluster that looks impressive. The bike also gets new attractive graphics to make it look different and better in comparison to its predecessor. As far as pricing is concerned, KTM says that the Freeride E-XC will be available at almost the same price as of any equivalent conventional petrol running bike.
In order to keep the prices sensible, KTM has announced an interesting offer for its customers. The buyers of the Freeride E-XC can rent the battery and charger from KTM. Just in case anything wrong happens with the battery or the charger, the company will replace it free of cost.
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