FREERIDE 350: PIONEERING NEW VEHICLE CONCEPTBack to Bikes Next Benefit
Light, manoeuvrable and extremely easy to control. Thanks to an innovative frame concept coupled with the powerful 350 cm³ DOHC four-stroke engine, the Freeride 350 is equipped for the toughest passages and offroad sections. In this model, KTM has united its offroad experience with the demands for an agile vehicle. With indescribable ease, the Freeride also conquers virtually insurmountable obstacles and delivers all the higher a fun factor, the tougher the terrain becomes.
There are plenty of features on the new KTM 350 Freeride that make it stand out from other brands. For example, the prestigious composite frame and the plastic subframe, the high quality, fully adjustable WP suspension combined with machined triple clamps, the variably mounted foot rests, the comfortable hydraulic clutch and, not least, the extra-light, elaborately styled wheels.
The lightweight wheels, featuring CNC-machined hubs and high-end GIANT aluminium rims (18 and 21 inch) with extra-light, orange spoke nipples, are practically unbeatable in terms of weight, although they still guarantee highest levels of stability and safety.
Rich in traction and thanks to the high positive proportion in the profile, the trial tyres leave much less of an impression in the ground than conventional enduro competition tyres. The high casing provides appreciably more comfort and benefits the suspension. With the soft and therefore grippy rubber compound, these tyres score highly above all in demanding rocky terrain and riding over roots.
When designing the exhaust system, engineers focussed their attention on low noise levels and emissions, as well as very rideable, high-torque engine characteristics. Exhaust gases are fed through a central header pipe underneath the engine, protected by the frame and a sturdy under-run plate, to the two aluminium silencers. Each of these is equipped with a catalytic converter, effectively reducing both emissions and riding noise to an environmentally friendly level.