KTM give special relevance to the KTM Freeride E-SM 2015, presented at Intermot 2014 Lounge next to the KTM Freeride E-XC-E-SX 2015. It is the first electric Supermoto in the market and has the attraction of being legal for road use. Its price is consistent with its exclusivity and lack of competitors, out 11.497 euros.
Beyond its design Supermotard with symmetrical 17-inch wheels equipped with, the same engine type liquid-cooled that pays up to 22 HP at 4,500 rpm and with 42 Nm of instant torque PMAC. It is limitable to 15 HP to A1 or B licence holders, so it increases their potential clientele. Propeller is powered by a lithium-ion removable battery of 2.6 kWh, which is charged to 80% in 50 minutes and 100% in 80 using a position of quick charging of KTM. Autonomy is around an hour in normal use.
The part cycle shares elements with the conventional models of KTM, WP suspension, disc brakes and an elaborate chassis. As the battery is not especially large weight does not trip, narrowly passing the 100 kilos. An important boost for the electric propulsion despite its prohibitive price. Now come models cheaper and less limited in their range of action.
The bike, which has three power settings and is ideal for all types of riders, from beginner to advanced, has all the features required for registration – and is more consistent with A1 license driving practices. The launch of the E-SM FREERIDE part of a brand new era of motorcycles KTM is a leader in innovation with e-bikes, which are developed in the State Department of the I + D Technical is entirely devoted to electronic technology.
Philipp Habsburg (KTM head I + D Department) “We are very pleased to bring our third product E-mobility market with the Freeride E-SM. She is the first offer for KTM racers of the city and the coolest bike in the parking lot. E-mobility is changing technology for KTM and the E-SM is part of a portfolio of products more and more bikes, in which we intend to create high quality products for the city, road and Off-road in the coming years. ”
Freeride E-SM will be available at dealerships in Europe already in May. For more information visit freeride and his KTM Freeride and dedicated Microsite.