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Old 10-20-2011, 09:37 AM   #31
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I think they will sell the Freeride a lot in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and France.

On the other hand on this side of the pond few people are really interested in a 690 adventure.

KTM sells bikes worldwide, but it is an European firm, so their marketing could differ from what most ADVrider thumper fellows expect...
We all know in our hearts that the USA is the center of the universe.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #32
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I was at the ktm dealer today, he says he's bringing some of the plated 350s in by spring. He already had the 350xc-f there which he says is the same basic bike - looks kind of small for a 6 footer.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:33 PM   #33
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might be biased but i think it is pretty

I am sure a 5 litre tank will get you close to or over 100 miles and add on tanks will surely pop up...
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #34
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We all know in our hearts that the USA is the center of the universe.
I prefer to think of the USA as Canada's underpants
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:45 PM   #35
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They will not make enough of these, and over priced to boot.
If it even comes to the US.
The bike is badass.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #36
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High Price Tag?

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Hmmm, looks interesting. Just about the right timing I think. There are several people that I know would love to own a bike like this, including myself. But, you probably cold just buy a trials bike, and plate it for alot less. Wish it would not have such a high price tag.
Where are you guys getting this idea that it has a high price tag? Has KTM released a price yet...?

The idea of this Freeride is to share components with the electric Freeride in order to allow larger batches and lower costs for both. This is NOTHING like the 350 currently in stores. It's also likely that KTM may take advantage of their relationship with Bajaj on this one and produce it at a lower cost, similiar to the 125 Duke.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:54 PM   #37
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Where are you guys getting this idea that it has a high price tag?
It has the letters KTM on the tank...
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:00 PM   #38
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Where are you guys getting this idea that it has a high price tag? Has KTM released a price yet...?.

NEWS FLASH, motorcycles are expensive! Now lets go ridin.

[QUOTE=WNDPWR;17133288 The idea of this Freeride is to share components with the electric Freeride in order to allow larger batches and lower costs for both. .[/QUOTE]

Do you have information about this or are you guessing?
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:05 PM   #39
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It has the letters KTM on the tank...
Don't know how the pricing is where you are, but here in Australia, the price of KTM's is pretty much inline with the others.

The 450 enduros for example, are all with in a few hundred dollars of each other (with a few exceptions, possibly TM and Gas Gas), and KTM is deffinitly not the most expensive.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #40
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The seat height of the Freeride electric appears to be about 35", which is really about an 1" higher than my comfort level. OTOH, being quite a bit lighter helps when you're on tip toes.

If KTM is smart, they're going to sell it as inexpensively has possible, which probably means at least $6000, but less than $7000. If it's $5000, I''m in, in, in, that's my realistic price range. If it's $7000, no way, not for me, that's high octane pricing for a low octane bike.

But if they can do it for under $6K and keep the seat height reasonable, they'll get some sales, because they're fitting a segment that has disappeared. Wouldn't have expected it from KTM.

The fact though, that they are pitching it as a beginner's bike, with "never too much power", lower seat height and super light weight, likely means that it HAS to have a low price tag. Otherwise, what does it offer than other KTM's don't in greater quantity? It's got only 60% of the HP of its 350cc siblings.

For me, I've ALWAYS been looking for a nice quiet tame 350cc engine, as prefer the torque and sure footedness to massive power. And in something reasonable, light and compact. A nice, well designed trail bike, like the ones I rode as a kid, just....better.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:49 PM   #41
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Usually, typically low HP numbers are an indication of higher than typical TORQUE numbers... See: CBR250R

But at 220lbs, I don't care! That's light enough to pick up and throw at the guy that just tried to run you over!

Throw me some 17's on there... And color me gone!

reminds me of that other Super-Low-weight Yamiha or Yammi re-badge that never made it here... What was that sick thing?

It was a trials bike with plastics...


A-HA! the T-ride!

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Old 10-29-2011, 07:03 PM   #42
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If I can get one plated in California I would buy it. Geting a sub 260lb. bike with a plate and able to do single track is a problem in CA.
It says Road Legal next to the bike picture.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:39 PM   #43
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Usually, typically low HP numbers are an indication of higher than typical TORQUE numbers... See: CBR250R

But at 220lbs, I don't care! That's light enough to pick up and throw at the guy that just tried to run you over!

Throw me some 17's on there... And color me gone!

reminds me of that other Super-Low-weight Yamiha or Yammi re-badge that never made it here... What was that sick thing?

It was a trials bike with plastics...


A-HA! the T-ride!

Maybe they never made it to Tennessee but they sure made it to Kentucky, where they are distributed from.
http://www.scorpausa.com/
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:54 PM   #44
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Maybe they never made it to Tennessee but they sure made it to Kentucky, where they are distributed from.
http://www.scorpausa.com/
sweet... I just "allofcraigs" for a scorpa (T ride) and nothing... Then cryed my way through the Scorpa T ride thread... And, nothing


God, looking back at a 2006-7 posts and reading about a KTM concept... where's my gun?
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:02 PM   #45
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Now the KTM site lists also Freeride E besides the 350 at http://www.ktm.com/freeride/freeride-e/highlights.html.
Is that finally the electric version of the Freeride?
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