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2017 KTM SX, XC, XC-W and EXC Models Announced

All-new 250 SX, Traction Control, and a 250 EXC-F!

KTM just announced its 2017 new-model line up, a full 17 different models (and this doesn’t count their minis!). The big news that covers all of the models is new suspension. The SX, SX-F, XC, and XC-F line all get the WP AER air-spring fork. This is the fork that came on the 2016 Factory Editions models, and our time on it tells us this is a good switch for these models. These AER-equipped models also get new shock valving and all are spec’d with a softer shock spring. For the non-air forked 2017 KTMs, they will get new a WP Xplor fork and Xplor shock.

WP’s AER air fork

WP’s AER air fork is claimed to save over three pounds compared to last year’s 4CS coil spring fork.

Courtesy of KTM

For the two-stroke riders, KTM has an all-new engine that is claimed to be not only faster but also to produce less vibration. It has a twin-valve controlled power valve. The engine makes its way to the 250 SX, XC, XC-W and 300 XC and XC-W. These models, along with the 125 SX and 150 XC-W also get a new carb, the Mikuni 38mm TX. All the two-strokes also get new exhaust systems.

2017 KTM 250 SX Cylinder

Two-stroke engine development is alive and well at KTM. Here’s the cylinder.

Courtesy of KTM

The big news for the four-stroke riders is the addition of electronic traction control on the SX-F and XC-F models. On all these models, the traction control is in addition to the Launch Control KTM racers are already familiar with. These six four-strokes will also get new aluminum (switching from steel) engine headstays designed to improve chassis handling.

2017 KTM mapswitch

KTM’s engine management is going pretty high tech this year with an electronic traction control on some models.

Courtesy of KTM

And for the rider looking for a fully capable off-road bike that also comes with a license plate, the biggest news is the littlest bike in the class – the new model 250 EXC-F. So if you want a light, agile bike and the ability to link trailheads, you are in luck.

All of the AER-forked bikes also receive a new top triple clamp, new handlebar mounts, and a 10mm longer brake pedal. We’re providing the long list of new model changes as provided to us from KTM. Scroll down to find your model and check out what KTM lists as the model changes.

2017 KTM 125 SX

Even the little 125 gets the 38mm carb.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 125 SX

The engine of the 125 SX has been known to be the most powerful and most competitive engine of its class and it is clear two-strokes are going to have a successful future due at KTM thanks to outstanding power-to-weight ratio, a low operating cost and simplicity. The 125 SX’s engine has been developed with the latest KTM engineering know-how and the most advanced technology in the class. The result is that it produces better power all over the rev range while being more compact and significantly lighter than all others. A host of improvements such as the WP AER 48 fork, new handlebar clamps, new brake pedal and brake pads further elevate the READY TO RACE game of the 125 SX.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW throttle assembly with easy free play adjustment similar to the 4-strokes featuring exchangeable throttle cams for different opening characteristics of the throttle
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop GEOMAX MX3S tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • The 125 SX engine is compact and light while producing an impressive power output for class dominance
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 124.8 cc
Bore / Stroke: 54.0 / 54.5 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38
Lubrication: Premix 40:1
Primary Ratio: 23:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21, 2.15 x 19 Excel
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 100/90-19” Dunlop MX3S
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 375mm / 14.8 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 ga
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 87.2 kg / 192.2 lbs

2017 KTM 150 SX

The 150 (as well as the 125) gain some more power-to-weight ratio with the loss of over 3 pounds in the fork.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 150 SX

The fun never ends, with all the agility of a 125 but with a power and torque increase to take the fight to the 250cc 4-strokes. For 2017 the 150 SX gets even better with an all-new WP AER 48 air-sprung fork for unbelievable handling and control. Additional upgrades such as new rear suspension settings, new carburetor, and rear break lever make for an unbeatable and fast package ensuring the 150 SX the most READY TO RACE competitor on the track.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW throttle assembly with easy free play adjustment similar to the 4-strokes featuring exchangeable throttle cams for different opening characteristics of the throttle
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop GEOMAX MX3S tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • The 150 SX engine is compact and light while producing an impressive power output for class dominance
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 143.99 cc
Bore/Stroke: 58/54.8 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38
Lubrication: Premix 40:1
Primary Ratio: 23:73
Final Drive: 13:48
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21, 2.15 x 19 Excel
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 100/90-19” Dunlop MX3S
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 375mm / 14.8 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 87.2 kg / 192.2 lbs

2017 KTM 250 SX

It’s exciting to see KTM pushing further with two-stroke technology. The 250 SX is all-new. Its engine gets traction control and its transmission is a 5-speed.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 250 SX

The new 250 SX features a newly developed two-stroke engine fitted in a state-of-the-art chassis. Designed with the entire know-how of the KTM R&D and motorsport department the new generation SX with its class-leading performance is faster with less vibration than any 250cc two-stroke before. The unrivalled performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against the more complex 4-strokes. An all-new chassis features a chromoly steel frame with high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness for excellent handling and bump absorption. Matched with WP AER 48 air-sprung forks and new rear shock, the 2017 KTM 250 SX is the most READY TO RACE 2-stroke ever created. This masterpiece of KTM’s R&D and motorsport departments is born to lead the next pack of winners that prefer premix.

Highlights:

  • NEW 249 cc engine features an all new architecture with a new shaft arrangement for better mass centralization
  • NEW cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions
  • NEW lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto
  • NEW reworked 5-speed transmission shifts easier with more precision
  • Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW Tuned exhaust pipe for maximum power output
  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop GEOMAX MX3S tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 249 cc
Bore/Stroke: 66.4/72.0 mm
Starter: Kickstarter
Transmission: 5 Gears
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 26:72
Final Drive: 13:48
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 19” Excel
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/90-19” Dunlop MX3S
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 94 kg/ 207.2 lbs (NOT CONFIRMED)

2017 KTM 250 SX-F

It’s exciting to see KTM pushing further with two-stroke technology. The 250 SX is all-new. Its engine gets traction control and its transmission is a 5-speed.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 250 SX-F

The KTM 250 SX-F added a second AMA Supercross Lites Championship to its crowded trophy cabinet in 2015. But that’s no surprise. The successful combination of a powerful and torquey engine in a lightweight and agile chassis is bound to place the 250 SX-F onto podium after podium. Already known for its strong performance, the latest generation 250 SX-F gets even better for 2017. New WP AER 48 Air-sprung forks further enhance the stellar handling and capability of the 250 SX-F while cutting another 3 pounds of weight off what is already the lightest bike in the class. The addition of KTM’s revolutionary TRACTION CONTROL guarantees efficient application the rear tire with better control, especially on wet and slippery tracks. It is clear - there is no equal for the KTM 250 SX-F.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop GEOMAX MX3S tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 249cc
Bore/Stroke: 78.0/52.3 mm
Compression Ratio: 14.4:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12V, 2.2 Ah
Transmission: 5 Gears
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc CSS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21, 2.15 x 19 Excel
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 100/90-19” Dunlop MX3S
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 98.2 kg / 216.5 lbs

2017 KTM 350 SX-F

The 350 returns as the ‘just right’ size for many riders. It gets all the updates the 250 and 450 bikes get.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 350 SX-F

The concept is simple: near-450 cc power levels with the agility of a 250-class racer. While the concept is may seem easy; the execution is where it matters and the 2017 KTM 350 SX-F comes through in spades. With a compact engine that cranks out unbelievable amounts of power wrapped in an agile, lightweight chassis, there is no equal for the 350 SX-F anywhere.

Already proven to be a strong performer, the KTM 350 SX-F gets even better for 2017 with a host of updates that further push the boundaries of what is possible. The addition of KTM’s revolutionary TRACTION CONTROL gives the rider more control when the track conditions are less than perfect, and a new WP AER 48 air-sprung fork further hones the SX-F’s razor sharp chassis while cutting three pounds of weight. There is nothing like the 2017 KTM 350 SX-F out there, because no one can do it like KTM can.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop GEOMAX MX3S tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 349.7cc
Bore / Stroke: 88.0 / 57.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 14.0:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12V, 2.2 Ah
Transmission: 5 Gears
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 14:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc CSS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21, 2.15 x 19 Excel
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/90-19” Dunlop MX3S
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 99.6kg / 219.6 lbs

2017 KTM 450 SX-F

Like the other SX-Fs, the big 450 gets the air fork as well as a softer rear spring and shock valving changes.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 450 SX-F

If gold is what you’re after, a 450 SX-F is what you get. Thanks to its compact engine delivering explosive but controllable power, it’s the weapon of choice for the Red Bull KTM Factory Team and the champion, Ryan Dungey. In fact, the 450 SX-F just captured back-to-back AMA Supercross Championships along with the 2015 AMA Motocross Championship with Dungey at the helm. Its secret? Precise handling and arm-stretching grunt thanks to a lightweight and agile chassis matched to a compact powerhouse of an engine. For 2017 the best gets even better with traction control and WP AER 48 air-sprung forks to create the most READY TO RACE motocross machine ever. Winners—line up here.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop GEOMAX MX3S tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 449.9cc
Bore/Stroke: 95.0/63.4 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.7.5:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12V, 2.2 Ah
Transmission: 5 Gears
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio: 31:76
Final Drive: 13:48
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21, 2.15 x 19 Excel
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 120/90-19” Dunlop MX3S
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 100.6 kg/ 221.8 lbs

2017 KTM 250 XC

The 250 XC gets the new engine and a 6 speed transmission.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 250 XC

An unbeatable power-to-weight ratio, low maintenance costs and high-performance make the 250 XC an unrivaled machine for extremely tough cross-country terrain. The all-new 250 XC features a newly developed two-stroke engine fitted in a state-of-the-art chassis. The unrivalled performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against the more complex 4-strokes and is designed with the entire know-how of the KTM R&D and motorsport department. This new generation cross county weapon is faster with less vibration than any 250cc 2-stroke before.

An all-new chassis features a chromoly steel frame with high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness for excellent handling and bump absorption. Match that with a WP AER 48 air-sprung forks and new rear shock, and the 2017 KTM 250 XC is the most READY TO RACE off-road 2-stroke 250 ever created.

Highlights:

  • NEW 249 cc engine features an all new architecture with a new shaft arrangement for better mass centralization
  • NEW cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions
  • NEW lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the race
  • NEW reworked 6-speed transmission shifts easier with more precision
  • Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW Tuned exhaust pipe for maximum power output
  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level is tuned specifically for off-road competition. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition
  • Off-road specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand and a 18” rear wheel ensures the 2017 KTM 250 XC is READY TO RACE

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 249 cc
Bore/Stroke: 66.4/72.0 mm
Starter: Electric Starter/Kickstarter Transmission: 6 Gears, semi-close ratio
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 26:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/90-18” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 10 L / 2.6 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 95 kg/ 209.4 lbs (NOT CONFIRMED)

2017 KTM 300 XC

The 300 XC is also a 6 speed.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 300 XC

The KTM 300 XC’s unrivaled torque, lightweight, and rock solid handling make it an unstoppable machine for extreme cross-country terrain. The all-new 300 XC features a newly developed two-stroke engine fitted in a state-of-the-art chassis. The stellar performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against more complex 4-strokes with less maintenance and mechanical complexity. This new generation cross county weapon is faster with less vibration than any 300 cc 2-stroke before.

An all-new chassis features a chromoly steel frame with high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness for excellent handling and bump absorption. Match that with a WP AER 48 air-sprung forks and new rear shock, and the 2017 KTM 250 XC is the most READY TO RACE off-road 2-stroke 300 ever created.

Highlights:

  • NEW 293 cc engine features an all new architecture with a new shaft arrangement for better mass centralization
  • NEW cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions
  • NEW lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the race
  • NEW reworked 6-speed transmission shifts easier with more precision
  • Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW Tuned exhaust pipe for maximum power output
  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level is tuned specifically for off-road competition. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition
  • Off-road specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand and a 18” rear wheel ensures the 2017 KTM 300 XC is READY TO RACE

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 293 cc
Bore/Stroke: 72.0/72.0 mm
Starter: Electric Starter/Kickstarter Transmission: 6 Gears, Semi-close Ratio
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 26:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/90-19” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 10 L / 2.6 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 95 kg/ 209.4 lbs (NOT CONFIRMED)

2017 KTM 250 XC-F

Building on the updated 2017 250 SX-F, KTM’s engineers have checked all of the boxes to make the 250 XC-F an off-road winner. A compact 250 cc DOHC engine provides more power throughout the entire range of power, while the new frame provides improved handling and energy absorption. The WP AER 48 Sir-sprung front fork is easy to adjust for different terrain and riders with the supplied air-pump and removes 3.1 pounds from the XC-F chassis. A new map switch also activates TRACTION CONTROL for enhanced control when the course becomes wet or slick. XC specific equipment such as the translucent polyethylene 2.25 gallon fuel tank, hand guards and an 18” rear wheel ensure that the 250 XC-F is unstoppable in off-road competition.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level is tuned specifically for off-road competition. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition
  • Off-road specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand and a 18” rear wheel ensures the 2017 KTM 250 XC-F is Ready to Race

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 249cc
Bore/Stroke: 78.0/52.3 mm
Compression Ratio: 14.4:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12V, 3Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, Semi-close
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc CSS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 99.2 kg / 218.7 lbs

2017 KTM 350 XC-F

The XC-F line also gets the new traction control.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 350 XC-F

In the hands of multi-time champion Kailub Russel, the KTM 350 XC-F captured the 2015 GNCC and 2015 National Enduro championships – a first in the history of American off-road racing. The nimble but powerful bike comprises of almost as much power as a 450, but with the agility of a 250. This concept has been a success from the start, and now it will be even successful with 2017 350 XC-F model. A new WP AER 48 air-sprung fork has reduced the weight of the XC-F by 3.1 pounds, but has also added a new level of control, suspension action and adjustability. Combined with the addition of TRACTION CONTROL the 350 XC-F is a weapon that will be a winner in the hands of off-road racers nationwide.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level is tuned specifically for off-road competition. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition
  • Off-road specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand and a 18” rear wheel ensures the 2017 KTM 350 XC-F is Ready to Race

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 349.7cc
Bore / Stroke: 88.0 / 57.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 14.0:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12V, 3Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, Semi-close
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 14:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc CSS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21, 2.15 x 18 Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 992 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 100.2 kg / 220.9 lbs

2017 KTM 450 XC-F

2017 KTM 450 XC-F

Like all the bikes that get the new AER fork, the 450 XC-F gets a new top triple clamp and new handlebar clamps.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 450 XC-F

The 2017 450 XC-F is the pinnacle of KTM’s XC line with an absolute powerhouse of an engine and light and agile chassis to make it the ultimate READY TO RACE cross country weapon. Building on the updated for 2017 450 SX-F, KTM’s engineers have checked all of the boxes to make the 450 XC-F an off-road winner. A new WP AER 48 Air-sprung fork ups the XC-F’s suspension game while dropping 3.1 pounds, while the new map switch that activates TRACTION CONTROL ensures the perfect power and traction for any situation or condition.

XC specific equipment such as the translucent polyethylene 2.25 gallon fuel tank, hand guards and an 18” rear wheel ensure that the 450 XC-F is unstoppable in off-road closed-course competition. KTM’s XC models are built to give the rider the very best off-road performance and the 2017 450 XC-F is just that.

Highlights:

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level is tuned specifically for off-road competition. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork
  • NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control
  • NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition
  • Off-road specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand and a 18” rear wheel ensures the 2017 KTM 450 XC-F is READY TO RACE

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 449.9cc
Bore/Stroke: 95.0/63.4 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.7.5:1
Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12V, 3Ah
Transmission: 5 Gears
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm Throttle Body
Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio: 31:76
Final Drive: 13:48
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.81 in; 300 mm/11.81 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm/10.24 in; 220 mm/8.66 in
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21, 2.15 x 18 Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 101.4 kg/ 223.5 lbs

2017 KTM 150 XC-W

Every bike in the XC-W line gets a six-speed transmission.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 150 XC-W

‘XC’ means cross-country. ‘W’ represents its wide-ratio transmission. ‘KTM’ stands for winning. This model is a READY TO RACE bike built for closed-course enduro racing. With the agility of a 125 and enough muscle to take the fight to the 250 cc 4-Strokes, this bike punches well above its weight. Everything is all new – from the WP Xplor Suspension, the lightweight chromoly steel frame and the super-compact electric-start 144 cc engine. Everything has been redesigned for the lightest XC-W model ever. That’s why when the going gets tough, the tough get an XC-W.

Highlights:

  • NEW 143.99 cc engine features an all new architecture with a new shaft arrangement for better mass centralization
  • NEW cylinder with a newly developed power valve unit for a massive power increase over the entire rev range
  • NEW 6-speed wide ratio transmission shifts easier with more precision
  • New Brembo operated hydraulic clutch has excellent modulation and is reliable for tough duty
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW Tuned exhaust pipe for maximum power output
  • NEW WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork has outstanding damping characteristics and better bottoming resistance with less weight
  • NEW WP Xplor PDS rear suspension is more progressive and is lighter
  • NEW shock mounting geometry is matched to the new swingarm with a more centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swing arm
  • NEW Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling
  • NEW throttle assembly with easy free play adjustment similar to the 4-strokes
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal, smaller rear brake piston and lighter disks provide class leading brake performance and feel
  • NEW “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires for maximum strength and traction
  • NEW Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • NEW Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort
  • NEW Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection
  • NEW 2.5 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed from a true READY TO RACE enduro bike
  • NEW “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 143.99 cc
Bore/Stroke: 58/54.5 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah / Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 23:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,471mm ± 10 mm / 57.9 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 9.5 L / 2.5 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 91.5 kg/ 201.7 lbs

2017 KTM 250 XC-W

The XC-F line, including the 250, get the WP Xplor fork and shock.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 250 XC-W

With an exceptional power-to-weight ratio matched to an all new chassis, the 2017 KTM 250 XC-W is the most READY TO RACE 2-stroke off-road weapon to date. An all-new cutting-edge and lightweight 2-stroke engine features a compact architecture that increases the power output while making the entire bike more nimble. Not only is it more powerful, it is also smoother thanks to a new counterbalancer. Additionally a new Mikuni 38mm TX carburetor gives the 250 XC-W better throttle response for more control. Thanks to the updated WP Xplor suspension, the 250 XC-W is a complete package that elevates the enduro game to a new level.

Highlights:

  • NEW 249 cc engine features an all new architecture with a new shaft arrangement for better mass centralization
  • NEW cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions
  • NEW lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto
  • NEW 6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty
  • Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW Tuned exhaust pipe for maximum power output
  • NEW WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork has outstanding damping characteristics and better bottoming resistance with less weight
  • NEW WP Xplor PDS rear suspension is more progressive and is lighter
  • NEW shock mounting geometry is matched to the new swingarm with a more centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swing arm
  • NEW Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling
  • NEW throttle assembly with easy free play adjustment similar to the 4-strokes
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal, smaller rear brake piston and lighter disks provide class leading brake performance and feel
  • NEW “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Maxxis tires for maximum strength and traction
  • NEW Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • NEW Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort
  • NEW Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection
  • NEW 2.5 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed from a true READY TO RACE enduro bike
  • NEW “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 249 cc
Bore/Stroke: 64.4 / 72 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah / Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 26:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Maxxis
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 9.5 L / 2.5 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 100 kg / 220.5 lbs

2017 KTM 300 XC-W

The XC-W line gets a host of upgrades compared to last year’s XC-W line.

Courtesy of KTM

2017 KTM 300 XC-W

Boasting an all-new lightweight chassis and new torquey engine, the 2017 KTM 300 XC-W is the ultimate choice for the most difficult and technical courses on the planet. An all-new cutting-edge and lightweight 2-stroke engine features a compact architecture that increases the power output while making the entire bike more nimble. Not only is it more powerful it is also smoother thanks to a new counterbalancer. Additionally a new Mikuni 38mm TX carburetor gives the 300 XC-W better throttle response for more control when the trail gets technical. Enduro is about to get more extreme.

Highlights:

  • NEW 293.2 cc engine features an all new architecture with a new shaft arrangement for better mass centralization
  • NEW cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions
  • NEW lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto
  • NEW 6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty
  • Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes
  • NEW lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW Tuned exhaust pipe for maximum power output
  • NEW WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork has outstanding damping characteristics and better bottoming resistance with less weight
  • NEW WP Xplor PDS rear suspension is more progressive and is lighter
  • NEW shock mounting geometry is matched to the new swingarm with a more centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swing arm
  • NEW Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling
  • NEW throttle assembly with easy free play adjustment similar to the 4-strokes
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal, smaller rear brake piston and lighter disks provide class leading brake performance and feel
  • NEW “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Maxxis tires for maximum strength and traction
  • NEW Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • NEW Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort
  • NEW Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection
  • NEW 2.5 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed from a true READY TO RACE enduro bike
  • NEW “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 293.2 cc
Bore/Stroke: 72 / 72 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah / Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 26:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Kokusan
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Maxxis
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 9.5 L / 2.5 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 100 kg / 220.5 lbs

2017 KTM 250 EXC-F

The 250cc EXC-F is a new model that 250F lovers will… love!

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2017 KTM 250 EXC-F

Joining the KTM’s street-legal enduro line for 2017, the 250 EXC-F has no equal in the quarter-liter dual sport category. An all-new chassis features a lightweight frame with higher torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness to match the all-new WP Xplor front fork and shock. Combine that with a new compact DOHC engine and you have a recipe for success. With all the requisite parts needs to have access to the asphalt to link all the best sections of trail; the result is a READY TO RACE EXC-F suitable for amateur explorers, while still satisfying the pros. Eat that, adversaries.

Highlights:

  • NEW 250 EXC-F engine has been redesigned in order to make the new powerplant more compact and lighter while delivering class-leading torque and power figures over the entire rev range
  • NEW Cylinder head with lightened camshafts, DLC coated finger followers and a reworked timing drive for outstanding power throughout the 12,800 rpm rev range
  • NEW 6mm Shorter connecting rod for a vertical compact engine with snappy response
  • NEW Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration, moving the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity while shortening the engine by 20mm.
  • NEW Engine covers feature an advanced surface structure to reduce wear for the rider’s boots
  • NEW 42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling
  • NEW 6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty
  • NEW Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork has outstanding damping characteristics and better bottoming resistance with less weight
  • NEW WP Xplor PDS rear suspension is more progressive and is lighter
  • NEW shock mounting geometry is matched to the new swingarm with a more centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swing arm
  • NEW Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal, smaller rear brake piston and lighter disks provide class leading brake performance and feel
  • NEW “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road
  • NEW Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • NEW Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort
  • NEW Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection
  • NEW 2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides
  • NEW “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 249.1 cc
Bore/Stroke: 78 / 52.3 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 42 mm
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 14:49
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DD-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21”; 120/100-18” Continental TKC-80
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 107 kg / 235.9 lbs

2017 KTM 350 EXC-F

The EXC-F line, like the 350 here, gets the WP Xplor suspension front and rear.

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2017 KTM 350 EXC-F

You don’t just become the best seller. You have to earn it, and the KTM 350 EXC-F has done just that - with mud, sweat and gears. The power-to-weight ratio of the new 349.7 cc DOHC engine is spot on for any terrain and situation thanks to a new compact design, lightened camshafts, shorter connecting rod and 42mm throttle Keihin throttle body. Match that engine with an all-new chassis fitted with WP Xplor Suspension and the 350 EXC-F will answer the call no matter the terrain or how difficult the trail gets.

Highlights:

  • NEW 350 EXC-F engine has been redesigned in order to make the new powerplant more compact and lighter while delivering class-leading torque and power figures over the entire rev range
  • NEW Cylinder head with lightened camshafts, DLC coated finger followers and a reworked timing drive for outstanding power throughout the 12,800 rpm rev range
  • NEW 6mm Shorter connecting rod for a vertically compact engine with snappy response
  • NEW Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration, moving the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity while shortening the engine by 20mm.
  • NEW Engine covers feature an advanced surface structure to reduce wear for the rider’s boots
  • NEW 42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling
  • NEW 6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty
  • NEW Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork has outstanding damping characteristics and better bottoming resistance with less weight
  • NEW WP Xplor PDS rear suspension is more progressive and is lighter
  • NEW shock mounting geometry is matched to the new swingarm with a more centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swing arm
  • NEW Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal, smaller rear brake piston and lighter disks provide class leading brake performance and feel
  • NEW “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road
  • NEW Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • NEW Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort
  • NEW Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection
  • NEW 2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides
  • NEW “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 349.7 cc
Bore/Stroke: 88 / 57.5 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 42 mm
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 14:52
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DD-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21”; 120/100-18” Continental TKC-80
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 107.5 kg / 237 lbs

2017 KTM 500 EXC-F

If you like license plates and horsepower and dirt, look no further than the 500 EXC-F.

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2017 KTM 500 EXC-F

Powered by an all-new 510.4 cc SOHC engine, the 2017 KTM 500 EXC-F has no equal in the dual sport realm. This compact powerhouse is fitted in an all-new lightweight chassis suspended with the latest WP-developed Xplor fork and shock for the ultimate in handling and control. With enough power and torque to dominate the trail and eat up miles mixed with a READY TO RACE chassis, the 500 EXC-F is free of compromise.

Highlights:

  • NEW 500 EXC-F engine has been redesigned in order to be the most compact and lightest 500 cc on the market
  • NEW Cylinder head with a redesigned combustion chamber, optimized intake and exhaust ports and a new overhead camshaft
  • NEW Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration, moving the crankshaft up 7mm and back 9mm to be closer to the bike’s center of gravity
  • NEW Engine covers feature an advanced surface structure to reduce wear for the rider’s boots
  • NEW 42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling
  • NEW 6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty
  • NEW Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability
  • NEW Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption
  • NEW WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork has outstanding damping characteristics and better bottoming resistance with less weight
  • NEW WP Xplor PDS rear suspension is more progressive and is lighter
  • NEW shock mounting geometry is matched to the new swingarm with a more centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swing arm
  • NEW Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling
  • NEW ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal, smaller rear brake piston and lighter disks provide class leading brake performance and feel
  • NEW “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • NEW CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road
  • NEW Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes
  • NEW Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort
  • NEW Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection
  • NEW 2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides
  • NEW “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition

Specifications:
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 510.4 cc
Bore/Stroke: 95 / 72 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 42 mm
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
Primary Ratio: 31:76
Final Drive: 14:45
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DD-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21”; 120/100-18” Continental TKC-80
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 109kg / 240.3 lbs

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