Actually, it’s not just Dakar legend Despres, but French mountain biker Cedric Gracia too. That sort of drives home the whole point of the KTM Freeride 350 — at just 219lbs it’s accessible enough for a cyclist, but still capable enough for a professional used to 450 rally bikes. As a dirt n00b looking to get much better, I’m seriously excited for this enduro to arrive next year.

Got a tip for us? Email: