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   What next? Electric Go Karts

    Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Author: David Bylund

Just a quick one this week - been too busy with life to even get on my Bomber for a ‘quiet’ ride in my local patch!

I have been following the progress of the new KTM Freeride. Looks like it will arrive in Australia in about two months. No news on the Freeride E, but one can only hope. The question is, will these bikes fall by the wayside as a unique experiment in an enduro/trails hybrid or will they create a whole new subclass that that gets the other manufactures scrambling to compete?

A recent trip to NZ made me drool. Awesome riding country, seemingly limitless mountain trails. Snow, bush and surf all within one or two hours drive!

I did get to try some exciting electric go karts while in Auckland. They go like a bat out of hell and definitely must be experienced to believe. Given my penchant for electric power, these guys definitely fill the bill. If you're in NZ sometime, go check them out -  FormulaE, five minutes from the Auckland International Airport.