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KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike Review

The KTM brand is no-doubt one of the highly demanding and Best Dirt Bike Brand in the World. It always focuses on innovation and betterment in their machines. It has launched KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike that not only offers powerful motor but features new KTM PowePack with enhanced capacity. Its ultra-fast charging times with revamped WP suspension ensure to gives an impressive performance under all conditions. This beast comes with the state-of-the-art electric motor offering a peak of 18 kW, which is mounted into the re-designed composite frame.

It utilizes energy recuperation when coasting or braking for an additional range boost. Its lighter weight boasts a new WP Xplor 43 upside-down fork system with enhanced sensitivity and new PDS Xplor shock absorber with an improved progression and adjustment options. The full detail of KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike with its specifications are given below.

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike – Specifications

Power Features

The KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike features the new KTM PowerPack with an increased capacity. The new battery, rated at 3.9 kWh, provides 50% more capacity than its previous version’s 2.6 kWh that makes it capable of powering electric bike for up to 1.5 hours of riding fun. It can provide the peak power at 18 kW, which is the continuous rated power output at 9kW and weighing in at 110 kg. This dirt bike features the state-of-the-art control unit, which contains the latest set of electronics delivering a significant contribution. It is water-cooled to guarantee a reliable function under all condition better than 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC Elecric Dirt Bike.

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt

The KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike features an enhanced electric motor, which is controlled by an innovative control unit. The multi-functional display between the steering head and seat lets the rider to choose one of three different power delivery modes. These modes help in adjusting the powertrain response to different skill level on KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike while giving better energy efficiency management. The style 1 “Economy” with speed limited to 50 km/h, Mode 2 “Enduro” offering the power limitation to 16 kW and the wild mode 3 “Cross” delivers the full power up to 18 kW. The electrical water pump circulates the coolant to guarantee consistent operating temperature.

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt

Chassis Features

The chassis of KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike was primarily developed to meet the demand of electric off-road riding. It comprises up of very lightweight composite frame design that combines with the top quality chrome-molybdenum steel with bolt-on forged aluminum sections. Unlike the KTM Freeride 250 F, this Electric dirt bike features an open lower part with the motor and large aluminum skid plates. This design ensures to provide optimal stiffness and stability for top safety, even in high jumps. The sub-frame is fabricated from high-strength polymer. It comes with an exceptional rigidity that makes the significant towards keeping the overall vehicle weight down. An integrated grip handle is well protected from dirt and mud thrown up by the rear tire.

The new anodized aluminum Giant rims and CNC machined hubs coupled with lightweight aluminum spoke nipple, and the high-end wheels make the new KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike light and stable. This dirt bike contains Maxxis Trial-Maxx tires front and rear, which were developed from KTM Freeride series. The high land-sea ratio tread pattern provides ultimate traction over all kinds of surfaces.

The suspension system comprises up of new WP XPlor 43 fork with the set of 43 mm upside-down fork legs containing the wheel travel of 250 mm. The WP XPlor 43 provides excellent response and damping characteristics. The split fork design with springs on both sides and fork legs contains separate damping function. The compression is mounted on its left side, and rebound damping is attached on the right side. The new WP PDS XPlor shock absorber with the wheel travel of 260 mm gives excellent damping force.

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt

The new PDS rear suspension (Progressive Damping System) features the shock absorber attached directly to the top of the swingarm that not only eliminates an added weight but complexities as well. The triple clamps increase the rigidity of the front end for better tracking stability. The longer steering head of an all-new KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike’s frame, the new triple clamps are CNC machined of the most exacting specification for the increased clamping action. The braking system comprises up of radial 4-piston front caliper on the 260 mm Wave brake disc as well as 2-piston rear caliper on the matching 230 mm rear Wave brake disc. 2 mm has reduced All-New rear brake pads and the diameter of the piston and combined with 1 mm increase in front disc thickness.

The handlebar is made up of tapered Neken high-strength aluminum offering the rider with an enhanced ergonomics and control. The dashboard consists up of new digital speedometer from MAE and numerous other features that include ease of use, integrated warning and indicator lights. An external charger can be easily connected to the regular 230 V socked fused at 10A or 13A, and it can easily be connected to the new KTM PowerPack.

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike – Technical Specifications


Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1050 cm³
Bore 103 mm
Stroke 63 mm
Power in KW 92 kW
Starter Electric starter
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with three oil pumps
Transmission 6-speed
Primary drive 40:76
Secondary gear ratio 17:42
Cooling Liquid cooled
Clutch PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Specs


Frame design Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front suspension WP USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP-PDS Monoshock
Suspension travel (front) 8.66 inch
Front brake disc diameter 320 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 267 mm
ABS Bosch 9M+ Two-channel ABS (incl. offroad mode, dis-engageable)
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Specs


KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Specs

Steering head angle 64 °
Wheelbase 62.2 ± 0.59 inch
Seat height 35.04 inch
dry weight 456.35
Suspension travel (rear) 8.66 inch
Tank capacity (approx.) 6.08

KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Specs


This review article provides the full review of KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike, and it is covered under bikescatalog.com. This KTM dirt bike features an electric PowerPack that provides an extraordinary amount of performance and power output. The lightweight chassis gives an impressive handling experience throughout the ride. In short, the new KTM 2018 Freeride E-XC Electric Dirt Bike is one of the best eco-friendly dirt bike offering superb performance.

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