KTM Freeride 350 Review
KTM Freeride attracts a lot of Indonesian youngsters due to its impressive performance and aggressive styling. It is basically featured on a sporty and light weight frame that helps it to deliver an aggressive stance, superior ride quality, and sturdy and robust handling characteristics. The bike is loaded with a lot of advanced features and specifications which include proper supersport design and outstanding performance. The fact that KTM has bestowed it with high-quality materials that have been firmly bolted to the frame ensures that minimal damage occurs to the bike’s structure during off road manoeuvres.
Talking about the design, the front section of the bike is featured with a small graceful headlamp along with highly raised fender that looks quite tempting from the outside and can captivate the onlookers at the very first glance. Apart from this, the Freeride 350 has been further blessed with a single flat seat that offers optimum comfort to the rider as well as the pillion. Furthermore, it has been incorporated with a fuel tank that is designed impressively, and can store 5.5 litres of fuel. The sleek design of the fuel tank offers an upright riding position to the rider in order to provide a dominating stance. Coming to the rear, the bike comes with a small tail light along with highly raised fender that adds glory to the bike. It also has a larger wheelbase of around 1418 mm that offers superior ride quality. The instrumentation of the bike has been laid out quite smartly, and displays all primary information through a digital speedometer, trip metre, odometer and the fuel gauge.
Engine, Economy and Performance
In terms of power, the bike is configured with a powerful 349.7 cc, single cylinder, four-stroke engine that churns out a massive amount of torque so that the rear wheel can adjust with any kind of road conditions. However, the power output of the bike is less in comparison to other 350 cc bikes but the torque has been rated at a much higher point. The engine is further mated with a six-speed manual transmission that provides smooth shifts, and helps the rider to keep the engine in its power band. The bore x stroke ratio of the bike is 88 mm x 57.5 mm.
KTM Freeride 350 runs on wider wheels of size 2.75- 21 up front and 4.00- 18 at the rear, that are wrapped with tubeless tyres to offer wider traction and prevent the vehicle from skidding. The bike further features a 250 mm WP upside-down suspension at the front and the 260 mm WP shock absorber at the rear, which work harmoniously to offer a smooth and comfortable ride on any kind of road conditions.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
KTM Freeride 350 has been configured with an efficient braking system of 260 mm disc brake at the front and 210 mm rear disc brake that offer fierce stopping power. Though the bike lacks Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), the stock brakes offer optimum bite and feedback. Furthermore, the off-road tyres provide wider tread and better grip on the rough enduro terrains.
The KTM Freeride 350 has been gifted with a comprehensive list of advanced features which make it perfectly suited for the requirements of rough terrains. Moreover, owing to what the bike offers, it can be touted as one of the most Value for Money products available in the segment.