KTM to unveil electric supermoto in two weeks

Freeride E-SM will debut at Cologne motorcycle show at the end of this month

KTM is two weeks away from officially unveiling a supermoto version of its electric off-roader, the Freeride E-XC, Visordown can reveal.

Called the Freeride E-SM, the new version will be almost the same as the Freeride E-XC but with road wheels, sticky tyres, taller gearing and bigger brake discs and calipers.

That means its specs will be almost identical to the E-XC's too, at 22hp, 31lbft and 106kg. The 300-volt battery takes just 90 minutes to charge.

Official confirmation of the supermoto version, due to go on sale next year, came from KTM's PR manager Thomas Kuttruf today on the press launch of the Freeride E-XC in Saalbach, Austria.

The Freeride E-XC is itself an electric sibling to KTM's accomplished Freeride 350, a lightweight single-cylinder road-legal enduro bike designed to master the same challenges as the firm's full-on enduro machines.

The Freeride E-SM is due to be unveiled at the Intermot Cologne motorcycle show on September 30.

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