Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

Published: 30 September 2014

• 21.4bhp electric supermoto
• Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16
• Lightweight and punchy performance

The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike KTM launched as a prototype last year, and has spent the previous 12 months testing and tweaking extensively as it learnt more about fully electric power.

The Freeride E-XC enduro is the first of the three iterations to be launched, a full test of which can be seen on page 24 of this issue of MCN.

Based around the same 300V battery and brushless motor it produces 16kW (21.4bhp) of peak power and with a lithium-ion battery which is easily removed and replaced it will combine the lightweight of the bike for startling performance and yet is still legal for 16-year-olds to ride with an A1 licence.

There are no gears and it weighs a total of 110kg and gets super-sticky 17-in tyres on supermoto racing-style wheel rims

KTM Freeride E-SX
• Motocross version of the Freeride
• No speedo, lights or street homologation
• Weighs in at 106kg

The third version of the new Freeride family is firmly aimed at closed off-road circuits, with no road accoutrements, or homologation. If you think you’ll be wanting to use greenlanes or nip to the shops on it, get the enduro XC version.

This stripped-back version comes on full knobblies, and boasts a relatively low seat height, making it suitable for a wider range of riders.

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