KTM has unveiled their second generation FREERIDE E-XC at the Red Bull Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria. The new bike was shown to the media along with a discussion of KTM’s future plans to integrate e-mobility into their products. The 2018 FREERIDE E-XC’s frame uses a unique mixture of steel and aluminum bolted together and for the new year, the bodywork has been updated to match the rest of KTM’s current motorcycle line. A new battery provides fifty percent more capacity, with range right around an hour and a half depending on riding style and terrain, as well as the ECU map selection. One unique feature of the 2018 FREERIDE E-XC recuperation of deceleration energy during coasting and braking. This feature helps increase battery life and help maintain consistent power, along with water cooling provided by two radiators. Finally, the FREERIDE E-XC uses WP suspension similar to the components found on other KTM XC motorcycles.
Big updates made to KTM's FREERIDE E-XC