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Mike Werner

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KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« on: April 29, 2015, 12:47:15 AM »

Here is the latest KTM video of their electric SuperMoto bike, the Freeride E SM, a real hooligan bike if you see it in action.

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uknfZ5MUAoU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I don't know if the player code above works, so here's the link to the YouTube video

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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 12:51:17 AM »

If you just past the normal "watch" code without the short hand youtube it should work ... oh and it can't be https if I recall

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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 08:29:52 PM »

Here is a link to a translated French test ride review of the 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM: 

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/review-2015-ktm-freeride-e-sm---the-city-as-playground.htm
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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 09:39:36 PM »

Did you see the bit where they talk about the build quality of the KTM versus the Zero??

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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 03:52:31 AM »

Did you see the bit where they talk about the build quality of the KTM versus the Zero??

I guess you get what you pay for.  With the KTM you get nice build quality and not much performance and range (or an on-board charger).  With the Zero you get performance and range and so-so build quality and chassis performance (and can charge up anytime you can find a 120V outlet).   ;)
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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 06:03:52 PM »

If you paste a non-https link the forum software will embed the video.

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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 07:55:51 PM »

Good to know. Thanks

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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 08:55:48 PM »

Seem like a slightly beefier 2012 mx..... Specs put it right there....

Seems like 3 years behind zero still
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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 09:15:26 PM »

Seem like a slightly beefier 2012 mx..... Specs put it right there....

Seems like 3 years behind zero still

Yes but in motorcycling, brand is king. So it will sell much better than the FX let alone the old MX.

How else do you explain Harley Davidson?
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Re: KTM Freeride E SM - The Video
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2015, 04:55:11 AM »

Handling is also very important to motorcycling, especially offroad.  So the supposedly better handling on the KTM will be a big deal, not just for the name sake.  Probably some buyers will do just for name though.  Reliability is another huge thing for offroad because you might have to push a long ways to get back if it fails to run.  Or worse if there is just 1 little steep loose hill, then you couldn't even push it up.  Breaking down in the trails is big trouble.  It does seem like KTM is years back from zero in the range area.  More range opens the bike up to more people.  I think KTM is pretty limited now to who can buy.  I think 50 miles of trail is minimum.  I want to demo ride one. 
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