The right gear is always engaged. Because the high-torque electric motor allows a fixed transmission ratio to be used. Hence, there's no need for a clutch to get going. Especially for novices, this means a radical simplification, above all because both brakes can now be operated from the handlebar - everything under control. Twist the throttle, ride off and have fun.
A permanent-magnet synchronous motor in a disc armature design powers the KTM FREERIDE E. This low-wear, compact and slim power plant generates 42 Nm of torque from the first twist of the grip and ensures even power delivery. Designed for peak power of 16 kW (22 hp), the electric motor can supply 11 kW (15 hp) continuously. Even at high outside temperatures, the motor casing's liquid-cooling system with electric water pump ensures flawless functionality with no drop in performance. Twist and go. No clutch. No shifting: Simply twist the grip, ride off and have fun!