Originally Posted by John Ashman
The KTM Freeride 350 is an entry level dirt bike (for KTM) with a low price (for KTM) and a low, accessible seat height (for KTM).
The question is, are they serious about getting it into the hands of entry and midlevel riders or are they going to sell it at $8000?
I'm hot and bothered over it, but I am assuming it will not be in the $5000- $6000 max range it should be in.
I do not think it is meant to be an entry level bike. It is the most lightweighted hightech dualsport bike available and I rate its offroad potential huge. In fact I am happy they did not release one more cheapo oldstyle enduro bike with crappy suspension and a stoneaged engine (that has been built for at least 20 years without major change). There are lots of these around for those who like it.
I am excited about the Freeride and I really hope it will work out for me. I did not expect it at all, and I guess I settled to early with my Yamahas.