Freedom has a name: on the FREERIDE 350, only the rider determines the route. In its two years on the market, it impressed everyone who had always wanted to ride offroad “for the heck of it”, without any pressure to perform. For the upcoming model year, KTM is focussing clearly with its further refinement of the FREERIDE 350 on increased all-round potential and enhanced suitability for everyday use. For example, an extended top gear and a longer final transmission ratio lower the revs and reduce fuel consumption along highway sections, while the shortened five lower gears as ever guarantee optimum power delivery offroad. Numerous optimized details further improve the durability and reliability of the new FREERIDE 350 and contribute to reducing its already extraordinarily low weight even further.
All those who have never had the opportunity to enjoy the punch of a powerful two-stroke in a lightweight, agile offroad chassis are in for a surprise with the Freeride 250 R. However, those who have already had this pleasure know: The power of such an engine develops completely differently, the expanding combustion gases effectively pressing down twice as often on the crankshaft as a four-stroke. Consequently, KTM two-stroke enduros, which are designed more for high peak power, still pull away forcefully from the very bottom up and that’s a real pleasure. And since the engine on the FREERIDE 250 R is tuned completely in keeping with the Freeride notion – not for maximum power but for harmonious torque progression and optimum rideability – this motorcycle is an all-rounder that feels all the more at home, the tougher the terrain becomes.