KTM has announced that the 2018 KTM Freeride 250 F is arriving at dealers in Europe. The motorcycle comes with a 4-stroke 250cc engine and a host of other upgrades.
The 2018 KTM Freeride 250 F features a reworked composite frame, slim bodywork with a new front fender, a new headlight mask, and a new design. The motorcycle comes with a longer steering head for increased rigidity and stability. The light-weight materials has brought down the weight to just 99 kg.
Commenting on the new motorcycle, Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Offroad said:
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.
The 250cc DOHC engine is shorter by 20 mm, thereby improving the mass centralisation. Under road-legal guise, it makes 20.5 PS of power and 18 Nm of torque. The unrestricted variant produces 26 PS and 22.1 Nm. The latter comes with configurable power delivery and traction control, which can be controlled via an optional switch.
Coming to the suspension bits, the front end uses a WP Xplor inverted front fork and a WP monoshock at the rear. For braking, the bike uses petal disc on both ends. The 21 inch front and 18 inch rear spoke wheels are shod with Maxxis Trialmaxx knobby tyres. The fuel tank can hold 5 litres of juice.