December 7, 2011

EICMA Bike 2011: KTM Freeride-E Motorcycle Unveiled

Introduced at EICMA 2011, KTM has unveiled the Freeride-E. The small and nimble Freeride-E is meant to be an off-road vehicle with the capabilities to be ridden virtually anywhere.

Powered by a brushed DC motor from Agni capable of 2.1kWh, the little motor is rated to put out 10 horsepower, though KTM says it's good for up to 30 horses. Range varies on the Freeride-E, according to KTM, with a “professional” capable of draining the battery in 20 minutes, whereas an “amateur” could ride it up to 45 minutes.

KTM is being cautious in regards to the Freeride's planned production. Currently, only 100 will be sold in early 2012 while the company dips its toes in the electric bike market. Judging by the response it gets, KTM will then decide to increase production or shelve the project and go back to the drawing board. Pricing is yet to be determined on this small-scale machine, but expect it to be competitive with similar E-bikes on the market.


  1. Basically, the 'alternative' motorcycle scene is slow to get started. It's a rough time for niche bikes. With the economy in the crapper, most people keep one bike, if any, for everything. Hard to justify buying a little guy just for fun while the company sorts itself out.

    Behind Bars

  2. Maybe Brady, but until we embrace alternate forms of transportation that are eco friendly, these efforts will go wasted.
    I say build them and I'll buy them. I'm interested in the supermoto version.


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