THE ELECTRIC BIKE THAT NEVER WAS, JUST MIGHT BE

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It will happen this time, but don’t hold your breath in America. KTM first showed off an electric Freeride way back in 2010 but never sold the bike. The new Freeride will be different from the 2010 prototype. Most notably is that the electric motor will be water-cooled. The bike is powered by a permanent-magnet AC motor that’s good for 16 kW (21.5 horsepower) at peak and 42 Nm (31 pound-feet) of torque. It employs a single-speed gearbox. The battery is located directly beneath the seat and can be easily swapped out with the removal of four bolts. Duration on a full charge is said to be one hour and a full recharge takes 80 minutes. The price will be $14,130.

 

Photo Phillip Platzer

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