2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

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2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Marylander » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:12 pm

Pilot program brings electric KTM to 11 dealerships across the country

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ ... to-us.html

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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Rut Row » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:16 pm

Marylander wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:12 pm
Pilot program brings electric KTM to 11 dealerships across the country

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ ... to-us.html
I've been reading up on it. The battery only lasts about an hour between charges at heavy use. I haven't found a reference saying how long it lasts at the economy setting. I find it quite interesting.
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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Wingfixer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:36 pm

It's still a KTM. :nono:































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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by anotherguy » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:25 am

Nah.....not for me. Street maybe depending on the configuration and usability. Dirt? Gimme a dinosaur swilling smoker.

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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Marylander » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:47 am

I think it's a good thing that it's a KTM or, rather, coming from a big manufacturer. I hope they do well with this pilot.

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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Rut Row » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:11 am

Marylander wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:47 am
I think it's a good thing that it's a KTM or, rather, coming from a big manufacturer. I hope they do well with this pilot.
in urban and suburban areas, electric will be the savior of offroad due to the very low noise. Rural areas are a different story but even at that, noise is still a common complaint.
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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Wingfixer » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:17 am

Marylander wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:47 am
I think it's a good thing that it's a KTM or, rather, coming from a big manufacturer. I hope they do well with this pilot.
I agree and I do hope the technology continues to improve but, until they get them to the point that they have similar range to a dino burner and can recharge as quickly as I can refill my tank and have a similar purchase and maintenance cost I'll stick to my internal combustion tech.
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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Rut Row » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:22 am

Wingfixer wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:17 am
I agree and I do hope the technology continues to improve but, until they get them to the point that they have similar range to a dino burner and can recharge as quickly as I can refill my tank and have a similar purchase and maintenance cost I'll stick to my internal combustion tech.
good news for you...flat tires can be patched just as fast :killingme:
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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by Rut Row » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:35 am

found this which listed the dealers. Odd that the is only one this side of the Mississippi River.

Moto City KTM | Avondale, Ariz.
3 Bros KTM of Orange County | Costa Mesa, Calif.
CJ KTM of Murrieta | Murrieta, Calif.
KTM of Roseville | Roseville, Calif.
Malcolm Smith Motorsports | Riverside, Calif.
Elite Motorsports KTM | Loveland, Colo.
Larsons Cycle | Cambridge, Minn.
Edelman’s KTM | Troy, N.Y.
Solid Performance KTM | Downingtown, Penn.
Adventure Powersports KTM | McKinney, Texas
KTM of North Texas | Arlington, Texas

Read more at http://motocross.transworld.net/news/kt ... DYMtWoi.99
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Re: 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle Coming to US

Post by juddspaintballs » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:16 am

It's smart to debut the eco-friendly tree-hugger type stuff in the super liberal animal hugging states first. Those markets are where people are willing to pay a premium for sub-optimal performance in the name of leaf worship.









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