All those who have never had the opportunity to enjoy the punch of a powerful two-stroke in a lightweight, agile offroad chassis are in for a surprise with the Freeride 250 R. However, those who have already had this pleasure know: The power of such an engine develops completely differently, the expanding combustion gases effectively pressing down twice as often on the crankshaft as a four-stroke. Consequently, KTM two-stroke enduros, which are designed more for high peak power, still pull away forcefully from the very bottom up and that's a real pleasure. And since the engine on the FREERIDE 250 R is tuned completely in keeping with the Freeride notion - not for maximum power but for harmonious torque progression and optimum rideability - this motorcycle is an all-rounder that feels all the more at home, the tougher the terrain becomes.

ENGINE

DESIGN 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
DISPLACEMENT 249 cm³
BORE 66.4 mm
STROKE 72 mm
STARTER Electric starter
TRANSMISSION 6-speed
PRIMARY DRIVE 26:72
SECONDARY GEAR RATIO 14:46
CLUTCH Wet, CSS multi-disc clutch, Formula hydraulics
EMS Kokusan

CHASSIS

FRAME DESIGN Perimeter steel-aluminium composite frame
FRONT SUSPENSION WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
REAR SUSPENSION WP PDS shock absorber
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) 250 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) 260 mm
FRONT BRAKE Disc brake
REAR BRAKE Disc brake
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 260 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER 210 mm
CHAIN 5/8 x 1/4"
STEERING HEAD ANGLE 67 °
WHEELBASE 1418 ± 10 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 380 mm
SEAT HEIGHT 915 mm
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) 7 l
WEIGHT READY TO RACE (WITHOUT FUEL) 92.5 kg

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