The 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM, which was made its debut at the 2014 Intermot, is expected to be available in European dealerships later this month. Recently, this KTM’s first street-going E-bike has been presented at a premiere media event in Barcelona, Spain, where about twenty very luck testers has been able to ride it on asphalt around the city, while also another opportunity to try its sibling, the Freeride E-XC, on dirt.
The newly arrived “green” 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM is an almost silent off-road motorcycle that uses a brushless permanent magnet synchronous, liquid-cooled motor powered by KTM’s lithium-ion PowerPack. The motor requires low maintenance and has a peak output of 21 horsepower at 4500 rpm and 31 ft/lbs of torque. Futhermore, its lithium-ion PowerPack is comprised of 360 lithium-ion cells and can be fully charged in just 80 minutes or reach 80% charge in only 50 minutes.
The 2015 KTM Freeride E-SM comes with a typical KTM-style chassis and a steel-aluminum composite frame. The E-SM features a 43mm WP inverted front fork and a WP PDS rear shock -both with 9.8 inches of travel-, and it sits on 17-inch Giant wheels wrapped in the Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires.
The KTM Freeride E-SM is claimed to only weigh 238 pounds and has three power settings. It ideal beginners and advanced motorcyclists, as well as is suitsable for holder of an A1 driving license in Europe.
The Freeride E-SM joins its off-road brothers, the Freeride E-XC and E-SX. Unfortunately, the bike not yet be available in in the US. For more info, visit the KTM Freeride E microsite.