KTM: Danny MacAskill rides the Freeride E

KTM: Danny MacAskill rides the Freeride E
KTM Freeride E Ambassador Danny MacAskill

KTM Freeride E Ambassador Danny MacAskill

Join the electric revolution: KTM is excited to announce the release of the much-anticipated debut FREERIDE E video with Internet sensation and trials cycle star – and from now on FREERIDE E Ambassador – Danny MacAskill.

MacAskill is a household name worldwide for his skills on a bicycle after his first video, filmed by his flatmate in 2009, went viral and received in excess of 30 million views. MacAskill’s incredible imagination and unbelievable skills, along with his association with Red Bull, has allowed the Scottish-ace to put some of his ideas into film with projects such as ‘Way back home’, ‘Imaginate’ and more recently ‘Epecuén’ which have received global acclaim.

Earlier this year MacAskill came across the KTM FREERIDE E at an event in Germany, and was keen to try the bike out with its multiple settings and KTM’s promotion as an ideal cross-over bike for would be motorcyclists from the bicycle world. It didn’t take long for Danny to be powering around on the bike, and as he gained more confidence, Danny decided it would be the next step to try and make a video in an electrifying location.

Danny enlisted the help of friend and Extreme Enduro expert Jonny Walker to join him in making his first FREERIDE E video, to show the real versatility of the bike with both a motorcycle novice and Hard Enduro genius taking up the reins. With the location set at a Power Station in the UK, MacAskill and Walker were given free access to rip around the decommissioned plant on the FREERIDE E, which is available in two models (FREERIDE E-SX, E-XC), and the result is finally available for the public to view.

Danny and Extreme Enduro rider Jonny Walker put the new KTM Freeride E to the test...

Danny and Extreme Enduro rider Jonny Walker put the new KTM Freeride E to the test…

“For me, getting to go and ride the FREERIDE E at the Power Station was pretty amazing. A lot of the time I felt like I was on a level of Sonic the Hedgehog! The place provided such an awesome backdrop for the film, and it made for a lot of fun riding. It was also the first time I had ridden on a motorbike with Jonny. It was really awesome to see him in action and it was cool to follow him having as much fun on the FREERIDE E as I did. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, but I think I need a few more lessons from Jonny to tune my skills up! I’ve definitely got more ideas for the future and I’m looking forward to getting out on the bike again back home,” said MacAskill.

Danny will keep a FREERIDE E at his home in Scotland to continue riding throughout the year, and after realising how much fun there is to be had on a KTM electric sport motorcycle, the Scottish star has officially become an ambassador for the bike, as he believes it is the perfect way to make the switch from bicycle to motorcycle.

Check out the video here;

KTM Freeride E with Danny MacAskill & Jonny Walker

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9 hrs ago


Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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Redding and Iannone can beat Marquez they just don't get competitive bikes

I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!


Great performance by Pol & Scott at the end💪🏼..that was a cracker💥..

Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but really..top material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

however Mac Marquez with his current performance does not have to be Marquez's best

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Very cool video MotoGP. More like this one please!!!

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Luthi is moto2 governor.. 🤣🤣🤣

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike

now whrs redding? gone?

Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

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12 hrs ago


The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

#BritishGP 🇬🇧
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Good Day all.

Encore! Encore! Do it again!

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!



And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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14 hrs ago


Cue the celebrations, Bob! 🍾👏 ... See Less

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“As you can see, I’m a bit high mileage” - 😂 - Bob’s funny! What a lucky guy - I’d give my right arm to work for F1❗️

( •_•) ( >💎 oh! Preciosa insignia! /︶\

Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

I love the voice of that guy

Cheers to the great Bob!!!

Amazing. I remember this voice. Thanks.

More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

It’s nice to now be able to put a name/face to the voice. Keep up the good work Bob. 🎤 🔈

Amazing with the “carmen opera” music

Awesome to put the face to the voice.

Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

Big respect for Bob cheers 🍾🍾

I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

I should celebrate with champagne too after being promoted to top fan for god knows what reason 😂

Finally we get to see the man! 🙌🏻

I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

Thanks for the Top Fan position!

Never seen the man behind the legendary announcements !

Wait, what if he is the meow guy! 😆

Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

660 races and counting .....give Bob some champaaaaaaaagne!! 🍾🍾

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