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2017 KTM Freeride E-SM New Electric Dirt Bike review

The 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM is the electric dirt bike newly launched by KTM brand. This bike is totally noiseless and is best for the short distance transportation with the zero emission while it offers the maximum riding fun. It has the powerful electric motor that provides the higher speeds and the chassis that is specially tuned for its intended purpose. It has the smaller wheels as compared to the 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC. This dirt bike has the lithium ion battery loaded with the new 2.6 kWh that ensures maximum power up to one hour. This bike has the original power electronics that is tuned correctly to provide the natural energy development. The high-torque electric motor is connected with the single speed transmission with no gearbox, so neither shifting nor clutch is required.

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM – Specs

Power Drive Package

The all-new 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM dirt bike comes with the permanent magnet synchronous motor is a disc armature design capabilities with the 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM. This bike has the compact and slim battery that generates the torque of 42 Nm of a torque from the first twist of the grip, and it ensures the automatic power delivery. This battery is designed for delivery of peak power of 16 kW (22 horsepower), the electric motor can supply the power of 11 kW (15 horsepower) continuously. This bike has the liquid cooling system that maintains the performance in harsh weather conditions. The bike is only twisted and go, no clutch and no shifting are required. Just twist the grip and have a pleasant ride. This bike does not have any gearbox because it has the high-torque electric motor that allows the fixed transmission ratio.

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM Electric Motor

The gear ratio on this bike has been adapted to the higher speeds of road traffic. There is no need of clutch in 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM, and now both of the brakes are now operated from the handlebar. This bike has the KTM power pack with the 260 volts, 2.6 kWh, 28 kg that gives the riding pleasure of one hour. When the rider is running out of charging then recharging of this bike is also very easy and fast. This bike can recharge in 80% within 50 minutes and takes 80 minutes to charge fully 100%. This bike controlled power electronic convert throttle that offers the sporty drive. There is multi-functional instrument located between the steering head and seat that allow the rider to choose the three different passenger modes; each has different power delivery i.e. economy, standard and advanced. Both drive units i.e. electric motor and power electronics and the battery are completely dust and waterproof. The new 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM has the external battery charger that can be connected to the 230-volt power socket and it can operate with any minimum fuse rating of 10 or 13 amperes. It can be attached easily to the power pack installed in the vehicle.

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM Electric Motor

Revolutionary Vehicle Concept

KTM Brand is setting some new standard with the 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM when it comes to the traction, performance, response and handling of the dirt bike. The new 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM from the bottom up is a development “made in Austria.” An electric bike should have the same requirement on the performance, robustness, and quality. KTM Brand is sending the electric bike to those areas of the country where noise and environmental pollution are the particular problems. The all-new 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM is meeting the challenges of today’s city traffic with its minimum footprint, straightforward and zero-free operation with the noiseless mobility. This bike represents the modern concept, cool design and incredible performance that enhanced the riding experience.

Slender Bodywork

The all-new 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM comes with the best and stylish body with the perfect ergonomics. This dirt bike offers the maximum freedom of movement due to its extremely slender seat and superb spoiler profile with the excellent contact points between the rider and machine. It has got the best graphics with the best chassis. The motorcycle has got the 17 inches of tires which are fitted with the big GIANT aluminum rims. The dimension of these tires is typical for supermotos i.e. 2.5 * 17 inch and 3.5 * 17 inch. It has got the best braking system that features the lightweight wave disc brakes and radially bolted brakes calipers with the four pistons at the front and two at the rear part. The levers of the braking system are placed on the left and right on the handlebar so that rider do not apply brake with his right foot when preparing for drift. This bike has the long and slender seat that allows the maximum freedom of movement. The position offers the maximum comfort and has the seat height of 900 mm.

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM

Sporty Lightweight Construction

The new KTM 2017 Freeride E-SM has the lightweight and composite frame design that has been redesigned for the electric power unit. The structure aims to be open at the bottom, and it has the additional support for the solid aluminum base plates. It ensures the maximum stiffness and has better safety even on the bigger jumps. The bike has the light and stable plastic sub-frame that increases the powerful grip. It has the cast-aluminum swingarm excels with the little weight and has been redesigned to support the suspension system for more flexibility. It has the high quality; CNC machined triple clamps that have the 43 mm of WP upside-down fork with the suspension travel of 250 mm that delivers the best stability and has excellent damping. The fork has the perfect PDS shock absorber from the WP, in which the progressive spring provides the best protection against the bottoming out. The new rebound and compression damping are also adjustable.

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM – Specs


Electric Motor Permanent magnet synchronous motor in the disc armature design
Rated Output 11 kW (15 hp) @ 5500 rpm
Max Power 16 kW (22 hp) @ 4500 rpm
Torque 42 Nm
Cooling Liquid cooled
Traction Battery Lithium-ion KTM PowerPack (easily removed)
Rated Voltage 260 V
Transmission Single speed transmission
Primary Drive 1:2.4
Secondary Gear Ratio 12:40

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM Specs


Frame Design Perimeter steel-aluminum composite frame
Front Suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension WP PDS shock absorber
Suspension Travel (Front) 250 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 260 mm
Front Brake Disc brake
Rear Brake Disc brake
Front Brake Disc Diameter 260 mm
Rear Brake Disc Diameter 230 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4.”
Steering Head Angle 67 °
Wheelbase 1418 ± 10 mm
Ground Clearance 320 mm
Seat Height 870 mm
Weight Ready to Race 108 kg

2017 KTM Freeride E-SM Specs


The all-new 2017 KTM Freeride E-SM is a new electric dirt bike of KTM brand. This bike has the powerful battery that offers the best power and torque. It offers the one-hour riding pleasure. The recharging of the battery is simple and easy. The graphics and color combination are mind blowing. The seat offers the maximum comfort and best riding experience. The braking and suspension system are working well. In short words, this is the best bike with the number of great features.

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