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2020 vs 2017 KTM FREERIDE E-XC

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.

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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.

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