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Old 08-31-2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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who the fuck designed that graphics kit?
Looks like tony the tiger.

The new 2014 KTM Freeride, it's grrrrrrrrrreat!
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:34 AM   #17
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Looks like tony the tiger.

The new 2014 KTM Freeride, it's grrrrrrrrrreat!
+1

I would buy that bike in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:22 PM   #18
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I would buy that bike in a heartbeat.
Eh, i s'pose. I'd buy a 125cc four stroke fuel injected step through honda with high low range trans and somewhat modern suspension.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #19
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Eh, i s'pose. I'd buy a 125cc four stroke fuel injected step through honda with high low range trans and somewhat modern suspension.
Honda must have heard you except for the step through part.

Coming soon to a Honda dealer near you.

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #20
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Honda must have heard you except for the step through part.

Coming soon to a Honda dealer near you.

[IMG][/IMG]
That thing looks like one of those Chinese WILDFIRE scooters.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:26 AM   #21
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i'll take a walk in the local KTM dealers with a camera....if we have them in Aus as yet he will have one
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:36 AM   #22
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This means that even KTM's two-stroke enduros, designed for maximum power, churn out gut-wrenching torque from the low rev range in an absolutely glorious manner. And as the FREERIDE 250 R's engine, true to the Freeriding ideal, is designed not for maximum power, but for a pleasant torque response and optimum rideability, this is where the concept of enjoyable off-roading comes to full fruition.
The 250R exhaust (or lack of a 'snail' expansion chamber) , a 28mm Keihin carburetor (a la trials bike), and no exhaust powervalve imply a trials powerband (torque at low revs, no hit), with a hefty 204 lbs. dry weight: 50 lbs. is a steep price to pay for a seat, USD forks, and an extra 3 litres of fuel. An Ossa Explorer is 81 kg with fuel! and fuel injection... and available in the USA.

Note similar design:

The 250EXC sourced transmission with 5 lower gear and a tall 6th may provide a more trail friendly spread similar to most trials bikes.

It most probably feels very much like a early-90's trial bike with the weight and seat (when trials bikes still had seats) and a bit more nimble that a 7 kg. heavier KTM200 which feels like a pig compared to a proper trials bike set up for 'long ride' or long distance trials (LDT). We've got both of these models, so I expect to be very disappointed with the accompanying price tag.

Jeez - e-start only and no kick start on a low displacement 2-stroke? who's brilliant idea was that to save a few lbs.?

Formula brakes vs the proven Brembo's - Really? Didn't work with the trials community...

At least it's a 2-stroke and not a 'locomotive'

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The 250R will be aimed at riders who want a more "extreme" type of ride, rather than a go-anywhere trail bike.
Really?

Getting Lars Enockl to promote the Freeride 250R is a great marketing ploy.

Surprised that Maxxis supplies trials tires... Endurocross take note.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #23
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Honda must have heard you except for the step through part.

Coming soon to a Honda dealer near you.

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WAT!?

Want.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:18 AM   #24
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Looks like it is only "street legal" in Bangladesh. I'm not seeing turn signals, mirrors. Worst of all for a 2 stroke.... No apparent Autolube type system. A neat little bike though...
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #25
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The thing about KTM's is that almost any of them are street legal if you live in the right state. Even in a nanny state like MD with a tough title inspection my MXC200 with a BD dual sport kit is 100% street legal. It isn't real practical, but it sure is fun to ride a featherweight that punches well above its class. Autolube is something I could care less about. I have too many years of two stroke outboards and motorcycles behind me to sweat premix.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #26
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i've had at least one 2 stroke, street ridden bike at a time, since i started riding on the street 24 some years ago... i've never had autolube. it's never been a problem. never even been an inconvenience that i've noticed. look at the pump to see how much gas went in the tank. pour premix in. ride away.
it's more of an inconvenience taking my helmet off and putting it back on.

think i had one autolube 2 stroke about 30 some years ago, on a KD80 dirtbike. that's it.

i'd give serious consideration to the freeride 2t if i were in the market for a new fun bike...
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:45 AM   #27
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I always carried a "honey bear" with me.The little clear bear shaped plastic bottles that honey comes in. Full bottle 8 oz., up to the bears neck,6oz. etc. Pour and go! Pre-mix,no problem
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:18 AM   #28
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You guys are all experienced 2 stroke owners who don't mind pre-mixing at a gas station. The target market for this bike will be 1st time owners of 2 stroke KTMs. They will be people who need an automatic oiling system....like their boat or snomobile already uses. Most of these people will be too in-experienced to do more than fill that reservoir IMO. It is not new tech and does not weigh much to put one on a bike.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:33 PM   #29
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I dig it.

I wouldn't go for one as I already have a two-stroke KTM 250XC that is street legal today, and get to ride her in CA for kicks (NEDW #3, 40 PJ and 168 main) in the Bay Area.

Nothing wrong with going to Wal-Mart and picking up one of those 3oz bottles for airport luggage, and using it to add oil to your tank when you get a fill up either.

BUT if they're trying to market this to folks who ride street, then the carb adjustment portion is going to be a killer and EFI would almost have to be included.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 PM   #30
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I dig it.

I wouldn't go for one as I already have a two-stroke KTM 250XC that is street legal today, and get to ride her in CA for kicks (NEDW #3, 40 PJ and 168 main) in the Bay Area.

Nothing wrong with going to Wal-Mart and picking up one of those 3oz bottles for airport luggage, and using it to add oil to your tank when you get a fill up either.

BUT if they're trying to market this to folks who ride street, then the carb adjustment portion is going to be a killer and EFI would almost have to be included.
this bike is not made for people that care about riding on the street.


my earlier comment about the graphics kit was about how poorly the free ride lines up.
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