KTM FREERIDE

Overview

The KTM FREERIDE is a unique motorcycle.  It has enough peformance and capability to tackle "extreme" terrain, while providing a low seat height, light weight, and an easy-to-ride character.  It combines attributes of a TRIALS bike and a TRAIL bike.

Analysis

Kreft Moto's evaluation and testing determined that KTM engineers decided on a "Trials Bike" setting for the suspension:

  • Very light low speed compression damping
  • Stiff high speed compression damping
  • Very light rebound damping

The result is a soft and springy suspension character.  This setting performs well for very slow speeds (0-8 mph), but it is not good for typical trail riding.  At higher speeds, or during more aggressive riding, the free-moving suspension makes the bike handle unpredictably: poor cornering/chassis balance and harsh response to sharp impacts

 Damping Force vs Suspension Velocity

Kreft Moto Solution:

Kreft Moto's suspension modifications transform the Freeride into bike capable of attacking single track and extreme obstacles.

  • Increase low speed compression damping
  • Decrease high speed compression damping
  • Increase rebound damping

Performance Benefits:

  • Stable, balanced chassis - eliminate pitching/wallow
  • Plush response to sharp impacts at speed
  • Improved control and response on whooped-out trails
  • Improved cornering speed & control
 
   Revalve Control technology                     
Reb Curve - FORK.png
Comp Curve - SHOCK.png
Reb Curve - SHOCK.png
 

FREERIDE Package Pricing

Fork Revalve

$275 + Parts and Fluid

  • We create and install a custom valving setting optimized for your terrain, speed, riding style, height, and weight
  • Revalve includes all services provided in a service

Shock Revalve

$275 + Parts and Fluid

  • We create and install a custom valving setting optimized for your terrain, speed, riding style, height, and weight
  • Revalve includes all services provided in a service

Optional

  • Fork springs (based on rider weight) - $120/set
  • Shock spring (based on rider weight) - $120
  • SKF Fork Seals Set - $70
  • Fork Bushings Set - $50
  • Rear Shock Seal Head Rebuild Kit - $45