The new 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle is one of the best and highly impressive E-bike. It shares the same no-limits attitude as its petrol-powered comrade but it has an advantage of zero emissions. The latest KTM PowerPak comes standard with enhanced capability means that the rider can go even further on a single charge. The newest WP suspension helps keep things grounded, while the energy recuperation technology ensures that riders will spend more time blasting across the most challenging terrain in absolute silence.
2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle – Features and Price
There are some enhancements made in the electric motor and PowerPack means that the rider can explore the trails for up to one-and-a-half hours. Thanks to the total weight of just 244.7 lb and a peak power output of 18 kW, the 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle features an incredible power-to-weight ratio for more excellent performance while giving zero emissions.
The new KTM Freeride E-XC to ensure consistent operating temperatures, the heat from the motor and new control unit is dissipated by two small lateral radiators, with an electrical water pump circulating the coolant.
The latest 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC features a steel-aluminum composite frame and high-strength polyamide sub-frame that have been specifically developed with an electric motor in mind. Keeping a low center of gravity, the KTM Freeride E-XC is built to be just as capable as its petrol-powered siblings. The low seat height, impressive brakes, low weight, and suspension come standard with WP guarantees an electrifying riding experience.
A chassis of 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC E-Bike features an exceptionally lightweight composite frame design that combines the top-quality chrome-molybdenum steel including bolt-on forged aluminum sections. Compared to the KTM Freeride 250 F, the E-bike frame features an open lower section with a motor and a massive aluminum skid plate that functions as its stressed members. This design ensures incredible stiffness and stability for top safety and high jumps.
The KTM Freeride E-XC uses the WP Xplore 43 fork that set up 43 mm of upside-down form legs with 250mm of travel. Thanks to the outstanding response and damping characteristics, the WP Xplore 43 uses the sensitive feel and resistance against bottoming out. The split fork design comes with springs on both sides and each of the fork legs houses a separate damping function. It features compression on its left side and rebound damping on its right, and both can easily be adjusted with dials on top of the fork.
The high-end wheels are assembled from anodized aluminum Giant rims and CNC machined hubs. These wheels are heated to beat in terms of both weight and stability.
It’s understood that the electric motorcycle does not need any clutch; the logical choice was to mount both brake master cylinders on the handlebars instead of choosing the standard arrangement on the bike. It means that the rider will not use his foot on the brakes instead of initiating a drift. The latest Formula brake system contains the radial 4-piston front caliper on a 260 mm wave brake disc and a 2-piston rear caliper on a matching 230mm rear wave brake disc. The braided front brake hose features an extra tube with an integrated channel to protect the speedometer cable.
Ergonomics and Comfort
This E-Bike shares its ergonomics with Freeride 250 F, meaning that it has the same usability and comfort needed for daily trails.
An all-new tapered Neken high-strength aluminum handlebar comes with the same bend and width as the EXC handlebars. It provides the rider will enhance ergonomics and control. The handlebar features ODI grips featuring a convenient lock-on grip on the left that requires neither adhesives nor wire for a secure fit.
The long and narrow seat comes standard that offers unrestricted freedom of movement being combined with excellent comfort. The seat is easily unlocked and unlatched for access to the KTM PowerPack. The seat height just over 900mm ensuring that riders can easily reach the ground even in challenging terrains and the seat ensures increased confidence and rider safety, which is extremely helpful for beginners. The new KTM PowerParks range of high-quality accessories includes an alternative seat with lower seat height.
The new lightweight and wide cast footpegs feature eccentric brackets that can be easily rotated by 180 degrees to offset 8 mm to the rear. It seemingly minute adjustment serves to shift the balance to offer handling either towards increased traction or more comfortable cornering as required.
Bodywork and Graphics
The KTM Freeride E-XC features cleverly united, in-mold graphics designating its electric attitude. The same excellent contact points as the rear of the FreeRide range remain. The new headlight mask, handguards, and subtle changes to the body panels complete the overall package.
The latest KTM Freeride E-XC 2020 features the dashboard with the digital speedometer from MAE, and numerous other features include ease of use and integrated warning and indicator lights. The new speedometer cable is well protected in the braided front brake hose tube featuring an integrated channel. Furthermore, the motorcycle features a location for the ignition lock on the right-hand side of the headlight mask next to the speedometer ensuring easy access.
Software and Electronics
The latest high-powered and water-cooled ECU is the brain of the 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle. It ensures to deliver instant power delivery in all riding conditions. The new Freeride E-XC’s vital statistics are available at a glance, with information like battery charge status, speed and power modes available on an easy-to-read display.
An external charger can be easily connected with any regular 230V socket fused at 10A or 13A and it can be easily attached to the KTM PowerPack by flipping up the seat. The charging time is about 110 minutes for a full charge or about 75 minutes for an 80% charge.
The KTM’s extensive line-up of class-leading motorcycles can be intensified to the maximum with a widespread range of handy tools and accessories from the KTM Power Parts catalog. It is designed by some of the finest engineers in the world with practical, performance and premium in mind. There are various possibilities to complement the bike. These high-quality additions to the motorcycle take KTM to its new heights.
2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle – Price
The new 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Bike is available for the price of $10,499 only.
2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Electric motor||Permanent magnet synchronous motor in the new disc armature design|
|Rated Output||9kW (12 hp) @ 4500 rpm|
|Max. Power||18kW (24.5 hp) @ 5000 rpm|
|Traction Battery||Lithium-ion KTM PowerPack (easily removed)|
|Rated Voltage||260 V|
|Charging Time||1.3 h|
|Frame Design||Perimeter steel-aluminum composite frame|
|Rear Suspension||WP Xplor PDS shock absorber|
|Front Brake||Formula disc brakes|
|Rear Brake||Formula disc brakes|
|Front Brake Disc Diameter||260 mm|
|Rear Brake Disc Diameter||230 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4″|
|Steering Head Angle||67 °|
This article is about reviewing the new 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC Electric Motorcycle and it is covered under Bikes Catalog. It comes with a standard and high-performing electric motor that gives instant throttle response even better than the fueled motorcycle. The frame is exceptionally lightweight and compact to ensure a fantastic handling experience. The suspension system provides smooth riding pleasure while the brakes are mounted on the handlebars that ensure explosive stopping force.