First Look: 2018 KTM Freeride 250 F
The new 2018 KTM Freeride 250 F will soon be in your local dealer. Lighter, more agile and sleeker looking than the previous model, the 2018 Freeride looks set to become the perfect trail tool.
Continuing with the ultra-dynamic and successful Freeride range, the KTM Freeride 250 F is the newly presented model with a state-of-the-art 250cc DOHC 4-stroke engine, which combines all of the advantages of preceding combustion models.
This exciting, playful machine, that has a reworked composite frame, slim bodywork with a new front fender, a new headlight mask, and a new design, looks as sporty as it is fun, especially thanks to its low weight of under 99 kg. With the ability to explore demanding and unknown offroad terrain, while performing with low noise levels and a confidence-inspiring power-delivery combined with a comfortable, low seat height, this bike is the ultimate all-rounder for fun trails, trials and enduro.
Now fitted with new high-end WP Xplor suspension, the fully homologated KTM FREERIDE 250 F is incredibly agile and a great choice for riders looking for an alternative to traditional Trials or Enduro machines, or those new to the sport of offroad motorcycling.
Its torque-orientated power characteristics, as well as an improved mass centralization thanks to the 250cc engine generation’s compact, lighter and 20 mm shorter engine over preceding models, ensures the all-new KTM FREERIDE 250 F machine is the benchmark in terms of wide-ranging riding possibilities.
“The KTM FREERIDE 250 F truly is the ultimate fun machine. Its capabilities are wide and far, thanks to its incredibly agile nature that is further enhanced with the new 250cc 4-stroke engine displacement, which combines all of the assets of previous models into a newly reworked and lighter chassis.
"With improved handling, the WP Xplor suspension and a smooth, linear power-delivery, we thoroughly have enjoyed putting the new KTM FREERIDE 250 F through its paces over trials style obstacles, Enduro rides, trails and the commute to work during its development for model year 2018. It truly is the perfect all-rounder with the added fun-factor.” Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Offroad.
In true READY TO RACE fashion KTM also offers a complimentary KTM PowerParts and KTM PowerWear range with a vast array of clothing, parts and accessories for all KTM enthusiasts. To intensify the Freeride experience KTM has a wide range of FREERIDE specific KTM PowerParts. With ride enhancing products from the KTM PowerParts catalog, as well as head-to-toe riding gear with high quality protection on offer from the KTM PowerWear range, riders can ensure total commitment on every ride.