KTM recently launched its first street-going E-bike, the Freeride E-SM, to the international press in Barcelona, Spain
This machine follows KTM’s electric-motorcycle journey; last year, it launched the Freeride E-XC and E-SX – both off-road bikes. A road-going Freeride was the next logical step.
The Freeride E-SM uses a brushless permanent magnet synchronous engine, which requires low maintenance. Speaking of the KTM Freeride E-SM, the Austrian manufacturer says “With its powerful acceleration and high-voltage fun the Freeride E-SM has a typical KTM-style chassis and boasts a steel-aluminum composite frame, high-end WP suspension, 17” Giant wheels with Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires and is a premium quality motorcycle powered by a state-of-the-art electric motor along with the latest high-performance lithium-ion PowerPack. With a peak output of 21 horsepower (16kW) and 31 ft/lbs of torque (42Nm), this innovative machine does not need to shy away from motorcycles with combustion engines.
“The bike, which has three power settings and is ideal for all kinds of motorcyclists from beginners to advanced, has all of the necessary features for registration – and is further in line with A1-driving license regulations.”
Speaking of the Freeride E-SM, Philipp Habsburg, Head of KTM R&D Department, says “We are pleased to bring our third E-Mobility product to the market with the Freeride E-SM. A true Sportmotorcycle which makes a lot sense to be used as Sprintbike in urban areas – and it should be the coolest bike in the parking spot. E-Mobility is an evolving technology for KTM and the E-SM is part of a growing product portfolio of bikes, in which we plan to create premium quality products for the city, street and offroad over the next few years.”
The Freeride E-SM will not yet be available in the states, but will reach European dealers in May. For additional information, visit the KTM Freeride E microsite.