KTM Electric Freeride E Bike Tested in Erzberg

KTM Freeride E, the electric MX prototype
When it comes to dirt and enduro bikes, the Erzberg granite quarry in Austria is one of the ultimate tests. And Erzberg is where KTM took some of their Freeride E electric motorcycle prototypes for some very rough and merciless test riding.
The results KTM got from the Erzberg tests are complementing the previous Freeride E experience other riders got and will help the Austrian manufacturer come up with a dependable machine which can deliver peak performance in all conditions, from a casual ride in the wilderness to the toughest mountain paths.

Freeride E has been delayed a bit, but these tests are hinting that the official release date is no longer that far and the pre-production testing means things are one the move, the right way. While KTM hopes to offer the Freeride E for less than €10,000, it's to be hoped that they'll also upgrade the tech specs.

30 hp, 31 lb-ft (42 Nm), and a 2.1 kWh battery pack may not be enough to convince customers to choose KTM over Zero MX or Redshift MX. But 2013 has just begun and KTM seem to now their business quite well, therefore we'll be watching their electric bike progress with interest.
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