As the global high-performance electric motorcycle market continues to grow, KTM is pleased to announce the launch of a READY TO RACE pilot program in North America involving the KTM FREERIDE E-XC, an electric version of the already-familiar KTM FREERIDE 250R motorcycle.

Through this pilot program, the KTM FREERIDE E-XC is available in limited quantities and sold exclusively through select authorized KTM dealers in the U.S. Each of the 11 select dealerships have been certified through KTM's high voltage technical training in order to service this new technology.

Tom Etherington, VP of Sales, KTM North America, Inc.: "KTM has created this pilot program as a way to better understand the level of consumer interest in electric motorcycles, which will assist us in future planning when considering serial production of electric motorcycles in the coming years. The exciting part for consumers is that through this pilot program, the FREERIDE E-XC is available for a price that is substantially less than these models would sell for outside of this program."

The MSRP for the 2017 FREERIDE E-XC is $8,299 and the motorcycles are arriving now in limited quantities through the following select authorized KTM dealers:

Moto City KTM | Avondale, Ariz.

3 Bros KTM of Orange County | Costa Mesa, Calif.

CJ KTM of Murrieta | Murrieta, Calif.

KTM of Roseville | Roseville, Calif.

Malcolm Smith Motorsports | Riverside, Calif.

Elite Motorsports KTM | Loveland, Colo.

Larsons Cycle | Cambridge, Minn.

Edelman's KTM | Troy, N.Y.

Solid Performance KTM | Downingtown, Penn.

Adventure Powersports KTM | McKinney, Texas

KTM of North Texas | Arlington, Texas

KTM North America, Inc. is proud to venture into the zero-emission vehicle world with a purpose built motorcycle that could open the door to new and exciting riding areas and applications in the future.