Austrian motorcycle brand KTM has launched the new KTM Freeride 250F, with a new 250 cc, DOHC, four-stroke engine and a redesigned chassis in Europe. The new Freeride 250 F will be available soon across KTM dealers in Europe as a 2018 model. The Freeride range is 5 years old now, and this is the first time KTM has presented a four-stroke 250 cc engine. The new bike has a compact and refurbished body which includes a new front mudguard and a new headlight mask. Claiming a reduced weight of just 99 kg, the 2018 KTM Freeride 250 F potentials to be a lightweight, fun machine for even the most difficult off-road terrain. The Freeride 250 F is positioned as a beginner’s bike for off-road motorcycling and comes kitted out with high-end WP Xplor suspension, high ground clearance and large 21-inch front wheel. It’s a pure off-road oriented motorcycle suitable for exploring trails and rugged terrain. “The KTM Freeride 250 F truly is the ultimate fun machine.
Its capabilities are wide and far, thanks to its incredibly agile nature that is further enhanced with the new 250cc 4-stroke engine displacement, which combines all of the assets of former models into a newly rephrased and lighter chassis. With improved handling, the WP Xplor suspension and a smooth, linear power-delivery, we thoroughly have enjoyed putting the new KTM Freeride 250 F through its paces over trials style obstacles, enduro rides, trails and the commute to work during its growth for model year 2018.It truly is the perfect all-rounder with the added fun-factor,” said Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing, Offroad. The new KTM Freeride 250F is priced in Europe at 7,499 Euros (around Rs.5.7 lakh). So far, there are no signs of any of the KTM Freeride bikes being launched in India. We feel with increasing spending power and an increased focus on motorcycling for leisure, such a pure off-road oriented bike will certainly have a niche market, and really deserves a place in the world’s largest motorbike market.