The is an edited version of the original article. The original said the 2018 KTM Freedride 250 F would be available in the U.S., but it's an European model only.
KTM has announced that its 2018 KTM Freedride 250 F, which features a state-of-the-art 250cc DOHC 4-stroke engine, is now available in KTM dealerships in Europe.
This machine 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 off-road 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,” said Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Off-road.