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KTM has had a bike that’s been offering something akin to the Freeride for some time. The 200 EXC is one of the greatest off-road bikes on the market and is far too often overlooked.
At 97kg it’s lighter than the Freeride and obviously more competition oriented but, when it comes to tackling tricky sections or fast lap times on tight courses, the 200 is a weapon. It’s also more fun to ride than should be legal in some states.
If you like the idea of the smaller and lighter bike that won’t let you down when you need to mumbo, have a fresh look at the 200. Buying bikes has become a bit of a wanky numbers game but CCs don’t guarantee speed or pleasure.