Tucker Neary from Electric Cycle Rider tests the battery life on the new 2020 KTM Freeride E-XC electric dirt bike against the older 2017 KTM Freeride E-XC model. KTM claims that the new 2020 model has 50% more range than the original model and we wanted to test both bikes to find out.
Although these bikes are not designed for a motocross track, the driest option available was IMI Motorsports Complex in Dacono, Colorado. The conditions for this battery range test were less than ideal but it is a real-world performance test.
To record this test, we used a Polar Vantage watch and a LITPro GPS Tracking device on our helmet to record lap times.
Polar Vantage M: https://amzn.to/2Ir1hg9
Polar H10: https://amzn.to/39v5ATF
The Freeride E was introduced to the United States in a limited quantity in 2017 through KTM’s Electric Pilot Program. In 2020, KTM has finally released the updated machine to the US market.
The KTM Freeride E-XC is based off the same platform as the popular KTM Freeride 250R but instead of an internal combustion engine, it uses an electric motor and battery to power the bike.