Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. produced a series of videos featuring past and present World Champions Eddie Lawson and Ben Spies. Lawson, the four-time World Grand Prix Champion and Spies, the reigning World Superbike Champion, sat down in front of the cameras to talk about what it means to be champions. Yamaha has released three episodes, […]
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