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    KTM Introduces Freeride E-XC Electric Offroader

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/ktm-intro...000333353.html



    The E-XC has an introductory price of $8,299, just $300 more than the gas-engine Freeride 250R.
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    That is a lot of coin for a motorcycle that relies on a battery......... I noticed there was no mention of run time? Or did I miss that info?



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    It's probably hard for them to estimate since it has 3 power modes which each rider would use differently, but they could have said something... ?? The recharge time sounded OK though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    It's probably hard for them to estimate since it has 3 power modes which each rider would use differently, but they could have said something... ?? The recharge time sounded OK though.
    Yeah, 80 minutes is definitely reasonable. Too bad an extra battery pack likely costs another $1200 to $1800.



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    The flat KTM PowerPack is completely recharged in only 80 minutes (80% in 50 minutes), so nothing stands in the way of up to an hour of riding fun, depending on terrain and riding style.
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    Seems odd they didn't keep the ergonomics of braking the same. Folks are going to subconsciously got o clutch when shifting and skid out.
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    I wonder if they will offer a sound effects option?

    Choose between the "ring-ding-ding" of a two stroke, the "thump-thump-thump" of a four stroke thumper, or maybe the "potato-potato-potato" of a big V-twin Harley .

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    The author jokes about events at the local Target. At the rate things are going that may indeed be what off-roading means.
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    There's a paradigm shift taking place from a fixed amount of fossil fuels to renewable electric power. This shift and Tessa's forward thinking are what is driving a crazy pricing of his stock. Although hydrocarbon fuel may be able to be manufactured by bacteria which means gas could be renewable. Hydro carbon fuel still has pollution impacts. The other day I heard the president of Toyota poo pooing Tessa's model 3 saying only some fraction of a percent of all cars are electric. And what with 2$ gas electric cars are not that reasonable. Ha no forward thinker there. What does make sense is that as battery technology improves (and it will continue to improve in storage capacity and cost) renewable solar electric power and electric vehicles makes a ton of sense in the long term. This is a cool bike I love to see the forward thinking by KTM.
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    Battery vehicle technology is certainly getting better, with range being perhaps most important to me. A fifty mile range on a E-XC could excite me.
    On the summer solstice ride some folks in a new Volt showed up in my remote camp well beyond the travel radius I thought reasonable. They claimed their vehicle with a 200+ mile range should get them home, guess they made it.

    However I feel electric cars, bikes and buses should be able to stand on their own feet economy wise.
    No additional national debt should be incurred via tax incentives to manufacturers nor rebates to consumers in oder to stimulate sales. This is supposed to be a free market economy so sink or swim, don’t count on my tax dollars to prop up noncompetitive products. Let’s get rid of the Chicken Tax on light truck imports from the 60’s too, knock a good ten grand off that new Tacoma’s sticker price.
    I really resent attempts at more social engineering like my home utility rate going up so as to subsidize charging stations for e-vehicles in metropolitan areas. I will never see a benefit from this.
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