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New pictures and video of KTM Freeride electric prototypes
We wrote about the KTM Freeride yesterday on Motorcycle.com and now the Austrian manufacturer has released new photographs of the electric motorcycle prototypes, including pictures from the official unveiling at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. They are available in our Motorcycle.com gallery. KTM has also released a video of the Freeride in action. Look for it after the jump.
Scheduled to arrive in Europe by late spring 2011 as a street-legal enduro, the KTM Freeride will be the first electric motorcycle produced by a major manufacturer. KTM showed an off-road and a supermoto version of the Freeride in Tokyo to demonstrate future applications of its patented battery drive unit.
The battery produces enough juice for an hour of off-road riding and can be recharged in 90 minutes. Performance-wise, KTM says the Freeride is comparable to a 125cc two-stroke gasoline-powered motorcycle.
For more pictures, check our our gallery.