Wednesday, August 5, 2015

KTM Freeride E-MS: short but intense

KTM Freeride E-MS: short but intense

KTM Freeride E-MS. There are almost as many styles as transmissions and electric motorcycles, each brand explores his own ways and KTM has naturally focused on the segment of motorcycles off-road, his first love, before embarking in 2015 on the road . Few electric motorcycles homologated for road, yet KTM moves to the segment with the new Freeride E-SM, a Supermotard machine for urban use. Prior to this release SM, he had the cross Version (SX) and enduro (XC). These three bikes share many elements: engine, suspension, battery and frame are identical, so most centerpieces. The perimeter frame is steel for the top. There are almost as many styles as transmissions and electric motorcycles, each brand explores his own ways and KTM has naturally focused on the segment of motorcycles off-road, his first love, before embarking in 2015 on the road . In the center of the dashboard, witnesses 1, 2 and 3 indicate the driving mode selected. We can change at a standstill. 1 offers reduced power, 2 and 3 the maximum power of more or less reactive.

Access to the battery very simply by lifting the seat. Then simply remove 4 large screws to remove and recharge. There is nothing else to disconnect. As the swing arm, the lower part is made of aluminum. The perimeter frame is steel for the upper part and aluminum for the lower part. View controls on the left. View orders right.

KTM Freeride E-MS: short but intense

The front brake lacks teeth and large clearance generates large trim movements.
Whether electric or not, the Austrian brand is always attached to a steering drive.
The inverted forks and PDS shock absorber can be adjusted in all directions.
The Freeride ESM differs from its cousins ​​by a front fender specific, longer gearing and 17-inch wheels shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II.
No clutch lever on the KTM Freeride electric. Everything is automatic.
The liquid-cooled electric motor is placed below. It is associated with an automatic transmission which the driver does not mind. The duo made the connection between the swing arm and the front of the frame, just below the large battery.
The saddle is particularly uncomfortable after a few kilometers.
The KTM Freeride E-SM sailed wide footrest resulting from the off-road world.
The PDS shock absorber is adjustable.
125 cm3 homologated as equivalent, this E-SM is available to holders of car drivers.
The applications of electric motive power are in their debut on the bike, but we must recognize that KTM has a fairly successful E-SM when speaking of fun steering and its dynamic qualities.
Acceleration is thundering and first laps reveal a motorcycle as healthy as handy.
With a taxi in town and on a country road in the Barcelona area, it took two batteries to travel 70 km. While driving is not conducive to savings, but it was not excessive either.
Apart from the lack of exhaust pipes and the sound of the electric motor, which differs most thermal motorcycle is that there is no move to speed or brake pedal. Both brakes are the handlebar, like on a scooter or ATV.

Warranty and Price
- 2 years
- 11825
Technical sheet
Engine: electric, water cooled,
Capacity: equivalent = 125 cm3
Max Power: 15 hp at 5500 rev / min
Torque: 42 nm to 6600 rev / min
Operation: electric starter
Supply: Power
Clutch:
Automatic box
Frame: Steel and aluminum
Front suspension. : Inverted fork Ø43, deb. 250 mm
Ar suspension. : Mono shock absorber, deb. 260 mm
Brake BC. : Ø 260 mm disc, radial
Brake ar. : Ø 230 mm disc,
Pneu BC. : 100 x 80 x 17; ar. 130 x 70 x 17
Gas tank: liters
Length: mm
Seat height: 880 mm
Dry Weight kg
Standard equipment
Side stand
Digital Dashboard
DPS adjustable damper
Adjustable Forks
Clock
Odometer
Manufacturer / Distributor
KTM
4 rue Alexandre Grammont
69800- Saint Priest
Tel: 04 37 25 14 60
Fax: 04 37 25 14 70
www.ktm.com

KTM Freeride E-MS: short but intense

Few electric motorcycles homologated for road, yet KTM moves to the segment with the new Freeride E-SM, a Supermotard machine for urban use. This first test is used to get an idea of ​​its relevance. There are almost as many styles as transmissions and electric motorcycles, each brand explores his own ways and KTM has naturally focused on the segment of motorcycles off-road, his first love, before embarking in 2015 on the road . The KTM Freeride ESM does in still not too far away since it is a pure supermoto.

The off-road guided its design
Prior to this release SM, he had the cross Version (SX) and enduro (XC). These three bikes share many elements: engine, suspension, battery and frame are identical, so most centerpieces. The perimeter frame is steel for the top. As the swing arm, the lower part is made of aluminum. It is located on the front of the battery and under the engine (carrier), such as a shoe. The loop back is plastic, allowing to lighten the structure but does not allow to ride two: the ESM is a strict car.

The inverted forks and PDS shock absorber can be adjusted in all directions, and travel is identical on the three machines, very important. The same goes for the saddle height and braking. The Freeride ESM stands in contrast to its cousins ​​by a front fender specific, longer gearing and 17-inch wheels shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II. The multiplication allows the ESM to reach 90 km / h top speed, and having a felt more suited to urban use.

KTM Freeride E-MS: short but intense

The liquid-cooled electric motor is placed below. It is associated with an automatic transmission which the driver does not mind. The duo made the connection between the swing arm and the front of the frame, just below the large battery. Very simply is accessed by lifting the seat. Then simply remove 4 large screws to remove and recharge. There is nothing else to disconnect. Officially, it takes 80 minutes to recharge to 100% and 50% over 80 minutes to a power outlet. The external charger is bulky and difficult to transport, but you can suddenly have a battery ready for use or simply recharge it in his living room.

The electrical KTM is playful but not for long
Whether electric or not, the Austrian brand is always attached to a steering drive. It applies the brake and press the starter button to the KTM road. In the center of the dashboard, witnesses 1, 2 and 3 indicate the driving mode selected. We can change at a standstill. 1 offers reduced power, 2 and 3 the maximum power of more or less reactive. Green bargraph of both sides is the charge for each 20%.

KTM Freeride E-MS: short but intense

Apart from the lack of exhaust pipes and the sound of the electric motor, which differs most thermal motorcycle is that there is no move to speed or brake pedal. Both brakes are the handlebar, like on a scooter or ATV. When launched at nearly 80 km / h, the front brake lacks teeth and large clearance generates large trim movements. But when considering this bike in purely urban use, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Handlebar brakes are not a concern, however we can not count on any engine braking whatever the committed mode.

Acceleration is thundering and first laps reveal a motorcycle as healthy as handy. Unfortunately, the first flats are soon revealed. The most important is probably the saddle, unbearable after a few kilometers. The dashboard is very readable and minimal. Finally, we must honestly look down to see the level of battery down quickly. With a taxi in town and on a country road in the Barcelona area, it took two batteries to travel 70 km. While driving is not conducive to savings, but it was not excessive either. She was actually quite representative of the daily use of 125 thermal motorcycle.

The applications of electric motive power are in their debut on the bike, but we must recognize that KTM has a fairly successful E-SM when speaking of fun steering and its dynamic qualities. In an everyday context in town, is accused discomfort of his saddle and orientation off-road too, but especially its autonomy that oscillates between 30 and 40 km. Unable to charge it once to as the charger is not integrated, which allows it to display only 111 kg on the scale.

KTM Freeride E-MS: short but intense

125 cm3 homologated as equivalent, this E-SM is available to holders of car drivers. One can legitimately doubt on the principle with Duke 125 KTM to stay. With this electric motorcycle, no refueling to do, and maintenance is significantly reduced with a box of oil change to every 50 hours. The Freeride E-SM is available end of May 2015 to 11 EUR 825. This price includes the battery and the external battery charger. An additional battery will invoice 2,750 euros.

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