Eugene Laverty, aboard his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki GSX-R1000, led the field today as the first day of World Superbike testing got underway at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, site of the first race of the 2014 season. Under sunny skies and perfect weather conditions, Laverty adapted quickly to his new ride after spending last […]
Top 10 Videos of New Motorcycles from EICMA 2011
2. KTM Freeride-E
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KTM’s video for its all-new electric motocrosser, the Freeride E, takes a close second behind the #1 video. The riders’ urban stunting, performed in and around Barcelona, is entertaining, ’cause, well, most videos of slo-mo motocross action are cool. But what sets apart this video is the absence of sounds from this emissions-less dirt bike. Despite lacking the grunty power of an IC Thumper engine neither rider in this video seems handicapped by the performance factor of the electric-powered bikes.
If you hadn’t first seen – or the video didn’t specifically highlight early on – some of the electric-centric features of the Freeride E, do you think you would’ve recognized these as electric motocrossers if your video player’s sound was off?
EICMA 2011: KTM Freeride-E Unveiled