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Old 10-18-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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2012 KTM 350 freeride

Now have a look at this thumper guys. A real toy from KTM I think ...

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Old 10-18-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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Holy crap. 220lbs. That weighs less than the moto version
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:29 AM   #3
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Looks like a Trials bike with a seat! Fun!
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:38 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #5
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Considering that I just bought a street legal MXC 200 specifically to have a 220 pound play bike, I totally get the point of that bike.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #6
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Street legal, 24 hp and 80 pounds lighter than a WR250R? Sounds like a winner to me, they're gonna sell a bunch.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:33 AM   #7
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That thing must be a freight train, or 747 tugger... B/c my 250 has more horsepower than that...
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:02 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:39 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by IheartmyNx View Post
That thing must be a freight train, or 747 tugger... B/c my 250 has more horsepower than that...
I think your missing the point a bit there...

But I wouldn't get to excited anyway.

Visor down have a reputation for making up stories about up coming models, and there are a few claims in the story that are a bit hard to swallow.


Edit, KTM.com has a article on it so I guess I'm wrong about it being a bit hard to swallow.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #10
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So what happened to the electric freeride? End of story? Too heavy? Too expensive? Too limited range?

http://www.ktmfreeride.com

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:07 PM   #11
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Looks for real. The engine should be fairly bulletproof with that output. Street legal is nice too.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:39 PM   #12
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That may be the only thing that could get me to ride an orange motorcycle!
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:59 PM   #13
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Very nice! Now if it comes with a wide ratio six speed transmission
I might be heading down to Moore and Sons with my checkbook.

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Old 10-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #14
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5 Liter Fuel Tank?
Carbon Fiber Frame another.
Modern epoxy resins are great and strong but I'm not sure I want to really trust it for my BIKE.....

24HP doesn't a China scooter make more than that now?
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:38 PM   #15
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its got the same power to weight as the WR250R so i doubt it will feel too sluggish, the torque will be much better.
sounds like they've tuned it for economy, 5 liters will get you far enough.
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