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KTM Electric Motorcycles

KTM zero-emission electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular, and the "Freeride" is the first such motorcycle made by the Austrian manufacturer. It was displayed as a prototype model along with one other bike in 2008. One is an off-road type motocross bike, and the other more of a street-legal bike.


KTM Freeride

The bike was shown after cooperation with the "Arsenal Research" at the Vienna Development Institute. By now the 2012 model has already been shown, but back in 2008, they were still working on the development of the bike. They said that this bike would be one for the 21st century, and they were not wrong.

KTM is the leading producer of off-road motorcycles in the world, and this zero-emission bike has proven that you can protect the environment and still have fun riding. The company has continued its offensive by re-committing itself to off-road bikes, and the emission-free bike did not exist until they developed it. The Freeride is also believed to be a bike that can bring sporting bike events back into urban areas, even though bikers have been fleeing the city for some time now, for their sport.

The 2012 KTM Electric Motocrosser has made saving the planet virtuous and fun. Many electric motorcycle manufacturers are focusing more on personal transportation with E-bikes, but KTM took this model of its electric bike off-road.

Green Off-Road Warrior ...

It's not easy to find a place to ride off-road anymore in many countries. Noise was one major issue, but the Freeride does not emit noxious gases or noise. This is why the company feels that they can bring the bike back to the city, and allow urban dwellers a chance to be attracted to off-roading. It's much easier to ride your bike into the desert, or wherever, to off-road than it is to load it onto a trailer or into a truck.

That uses up a lot of gas just getting to the off-road adventure areas. The designers of the Freeride feel that perhaps someday, city planners may include off-ride bike parks inside the city, like they do with fake rock walls and artificial ski slopes.

The closer the off-roading can get to the city, the more people can be introduced to the Freeride. Who would even believe a few years ago - outside of some radical thinkers and KTM - that you could ride a motorcycle without noise or noxious exhaust? Since the distances in the future may not be as great, more people could learn the fun of environmental off-roading.

Free Ride Take It Easy ...

KTM, being in Austria, has developers thinking of the ski areas in their country, and wondering why they can't also be devoted to two-wheeled fun. They feel that even the sound of skis on packed snow is louder than the chain noise from the Freeride.

Reviewers have ridden the zero emissions electric bikes around their test track and off-road, and have determined that the design team succeeded in building a bike that still gives you power and performance, without the pollution. Their bike does not compromise its performance, even though its propulsion system is different from other bikes.

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