KTM RC250 Test Ride in Odaiba

KTM Test Ride Odaiba 1

On Saturday 29 April 2017 I participated to a KTM Test Ride event in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan (お台場、東京). The test ride was very good and I had the opportunity to ride a KTM RC250.

There were many used motorcycles for sale, mainly KTM Duke 390 and KTM RC390.

KTM Test Ride Odaiba 2I noticed this cool KTM RC390, which was used for riding in Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

KTM Test Ride Odaiba 3On exhibition, there was also a KTM Freeride E-XC, which is an offroad motorcycle equipped with an electrical motor. The maximum power is 11kW (15hp) according to the KTM official website, and makes this motorcycle comparable to a 125cc engine motorcycle.

KTM Test Ride Odaiba 4In the following picture, the permanent magnet synchronous motor (in a disc armature design) is visible. It can be noticed that there is no pedal to change gears (only one ratio). The motor is liquid cooled (black hoses are visible) and provides 42Nm of torque even at zero rpm.

KTM Test Ride Odaiba 5In the next picture, the water cooling radiator is visible on the front of the motorcycle. The battery pack is located over the electric motor.

KTM Test Ride Odaiba 6During the event, it was possible to ride most of KTM motorcycles starting from 125cc, for example Duke 125 or RC125, up to bigger ones.

KTM Test Ride Odaiba 7And finally, this is a video taken at the event.

Author: Davide Cavaliere

I am an Italian Electrical Engineer graduated at Politecnico di Milano. My interests are motorcycles and cars, electronics, programming, Internet of Things, and Japanese culture.

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