Thread: Freeride 350
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:47 PM   #24
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Why did the OP start this thread? The 2012 350 Freeride thread is much more complete.

The Freeride is a Trials/trail hybrid. It has a 5.5 liter tank that is getting between 60 and 90km per tank for imates in Australia, who ride it pretty hard; that is only 37 to 55 miles. Some have broken the 60 mile barrier. The tank is between the front frame rails so aftermarket will be difficult. There is also NO rear subframe.

After introduction in the UK, KTM revised the tuning for the Freeride. The lastest numbers included 30 hp, but torque was not specified. Power and speed are NOT the objectives with this bike. Traction and maneuverability are - Trials hybrid, remember?

Wet weight is 228 lbs. The steering geometry is steep for a dirt bike at 23-degrees - more normal for a trials bike, and the wheel base is 2.5" shorter than the 350 EXC-F - neither is good for high speed.

If you want more than a great hybrid, go 350 EXC-F / XC-W / XC / SX. Lots more power and very little additional weight (~254 lbs. wet). For reference, he 350 EXC-F makes 43 hp and 34 Nm. Only race-prepped SX bikes come close to 50 hp.

Read the other thread before asking all of the same questions all over again.

Edit: Read the KTM website. Keeping up with Enduros? Really? KTM is selling the Freeride 350 as a weekend RECREATIONAL bike.
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