KTM 350 Freeride test: Easy to Race!

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KTM 350 Freeride test: Easy to

April 16, 2012 | Filed KTM | Posted by: Rana Abaidullah

The KTM 350 is the newest of the Austrian manufacturer of An endure leisure – a new concept at KTM – we not wait to take charge. Our was rewarded, not only because we able to measure the Freeride but the on the cake is in Morocco that place the presentation!

KTM 350 Freeride. attempt

The Freeride 350, KTM at the last Milan Furniture is a motorcycle Endure oriented with the credo for accessibility, simplicity … If the concept is not a revolution in – the Scoria T-Ride overrated on the idea that there are a of years – this is indeed the time a KTM off-road is not stamped to Race. Then one can legitimately ask a motorcycle Endure KTM signed may well claim. Either en to Morocco, where the staff KTM with a firm foot 350 ready to fire just for us!

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Marrakech airport, a 4-4 awaits us. Our is stowed on the gallery with a that does not look at all: Welcome to Morocco! several kilometers of road driving is primarily a matter of here we are (with our luggage …) to the new KTM, the Freeride 350; bike does not really like what is known Austrians.

Very quickly, around the bike, we realize the Freeride is rather slender. even touching the bike, you it should be quite light.

The from the 350 EXC-F here even more compact. It be said that removing the has reduced a little more right case. Everything on bike seems smaller, and not quite true. Fork specifically for the Freeride is a WP of 41 mm against 48 mm on an Triple clamps and wheel are also much less

And impressive detail, the air filter shape filter for mini cleaner! A little confusing, but we do not the feeling of being in front of a bike”.

Welcoming the Freeride…

The Freeride also has details have nothing to envy the endure. The translucent fuel has more than one witness in the saddle can be disassembled without and provides access to the tank and air The Freeride 350 is equipped with an guard, foot pegs are the as the EXC plus an ingenious system allows easy forward or position.

The hydraulic clutch is relevant, but the system is signed as the brakes: Bemba not in sight. accessory missing home, the guards that the staff kindly KTM had installed on our test to preserve our imines cacti.

It is now to get into the thick of things. A of 60 km at the foot of the High Atlas we a test could not be more Saddle up, we find very its brands. I ask very easily both feet flat on the this is already a point will please shorter The pilot position which visually perched high end me perfectly.

The bike fits between the knees, we’re much sitting on the bike as Only plastic parts of sides of the saddle can catch a bit in the

A judicious choice of tires … or not

We already far from civilization and but we set off again a little further the Berber mountains. But it must be that Morocco holds surprises us, because the diversity of trails etudes coatings has us to collect good information. the ground is rather rocky, in ways, but it’s the rock on we will roll majority.

will highlight a point left me tank: the choice of

Trial of the tires here are They offer an excellent on the rocks and down shocks in the rather easily due to their However, trying a few climbs and a little more supported in the these tires admit limitations.

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They are on the hard means very soon as the gets a bit loose, and we do not even to put them in the mud … Depending on your we must therefore consider to another rises.

Play again. And again … And

In this region of the High the stones are legion, and trails – are only used by goats – do not much choice of the trajectory. On the it goes down pretty and right, well … it goes good too! You have to eat the and it is good because the Freeride rid of these difficulties with ease.

It really plays the bike and we almost take for a top all seems so easy.

The chassis is and can be placed wherever you want precision while the light of the KTM is a real asset in crossing. a spot picture way “Destination is a boundless playground which before us. And we quickly get the game to try daring steps or at least we more with an Endure hardheaded.

Another point in of playing the Freeride: comfort. The (Allied tires Trial) erasing all the rough edges. flexible, it pulls, we liked.

However, it will be difficult to us throughout the hike. It does not in this setting every day So, trying to up the tempo and do some muscular with some we quickly see the limits of the bike.

The and tailgating in the holes fast, is not at the peak. But this is not the purpose of bike. Note that, the clutch and Bemba brakes been rejected for the Formula – brand of our services – we must that the feeling of the levers is good.

Appraisal: Built for the country

The KTM 350 Freeride completely entry into excelling in his the Endure easy. It never overwhelmed by the bike, it dominates in all This is especially true on the we took out some passages attention and application and, that, we had time to take full of admiring the varied colorful, raw with the backdrop of the mountains (yes!) of Atlas, or to into children’s hands at intrigued and fascinated.

It is true that imagining the loop with an Endure classic, some parts not so simple, while a pure bike, the day would have long without the possibility of sit In short the Freeride 350 we definitely as a weapon for the year of single crossing and quiet ride headaches. Still, the price of amazing toy, 7 € 190 €, seems a bit Especially since it will drivers that, even the standard, always want the of bikes…

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