This appears to be a major leap forward in the evolution of electric motorcycles. Rather than being interesting playthings, which seems to be the case with other off-road electric bikes, the competition-spec Freeride is built with top-of-the-line components designed to meet the same rugged standards as KTM's gas-powered off-roaders. According to KTM, "A competitive bike must be small and light so that it remains agile. It must be able to endure extreme jumps and the hardest of landings as well as showing resistance to impacts, stones and even rubble. It must be able to be ridden through puddles, mud holes, rivers or streams and survive crashes which are an every day occurrence for a sports Enduro. And, naturally, after the hardest of off-road days, the bike must be able to withstand being cleaned by a high-pressure washer."