2014 KTM Freeride 250 R Makes Appearance, Price Available [Photo Gallery]
Harnessing the sought-after power of the 2-stroke engine design, this 249cc thumper is the quintessence of off-road riding: brawny, lightweight, incredibly maneuverable and loaded with KTM's best technology, too.
The liquid-cooled engine comes with all the convenience of an electric starter, and the 6-speed gearbox is aimed to provide all the needed torque and horsepower for pretty much any scenario.
With a hybrid steel-aminium perimeter frame it's easy to understand why the bike only weighs 92.5 kg (204 lbs without fuel). With a narrow seat offering exceptional freedom of movement, the 2014 KTM Freeride 250 R is also loaded with long-travel WP suspensions and rotor brakes.
Add in a 7-liter tank for riding a long time and there you have it, a €7,398 ($9,766 Europe price) bike for wandering far beyond the point where the asphalt ends.
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