KTM reveals trio of 2018 off-road machines

Which is your favourite?

KTM reveals trio of 2018 off-road machines

KTM’S surprise reveal of the 790 Adventure R prototype at EICMA somewhat overshadowed the rest of its 2018 range.

But while the middleweight adventure machine had everyone’s attention, the Austrian manufacturer revealed next year’s off-road bikes.

And with the 790 Adventure R not due to debut until 2019, these are your best chance to get muddy on orange in the New Year.

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First up, and the closest you’re going to get to the Adventure R is the 450 Rally Replica. Fared and sharing much technology with KTM’s extensively developed Dakar machine, this 450cc model will debut next year, boasting more power, a new engine management system, a new frame and swingarm, new fuel tank and revised rear suspension. 

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The brand new KTM Freeride 250 F, meanwhile, leans more towards the trials side of things, with a newly developed 250cc DOHC 4-stroke engine derived from that of the 250 EXC-F. A short wheelbase, minimal weight of 98.5kg and a low seat height promise agility, while new WP suspension with 250 mm at the front and 260mm at the rear also features.

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Finally, we first saw the new A1-compliant KTM Freeride E-XC last month at its launch in Austria. For 2018, the model has been treated to a new chassis and suspension, while its power output has been hiked up to just over 24bhp. The 3.9 kWh lithium-ion battery offers 50% more range than the first generation model, allowing for up to one-and-a-half hours of riding time.

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