The 2014 KTM 250 XC-W is here. The motorcycle comes with a set of improvements for the new model year, so it just became even more desirable.
The 2014 KTM 250 XC-W is powered by a 249cc, 1-Cylinder, 2-Stroke, water-cooled engine with reed intake and exhaust control. It comes with a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The motorcycle’s suspensions were slightly tweaked for 2014, so now they are better suited for enduro riding. Like the previous model year, the new 250 XC-W features adjustable compression and rebound damping.
The stopping power is handled by a set of High-Tech Brembo brakes that were slightly improved for 2014 featuring a new master cylinder with a new reservoir, a smaller piston diameter and a new lever with optimized kinematics.
Other modifications were made to the motorcycle’s body, the battery and swingarm.
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The KTM 300 EXC Six Days was especially designed to compete in the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is a tough test as it means that the bike needs to withstand the punishment of off-road track for six days in a raw covering over a thousand kilometers. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the 300 EXC fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year.
One of the most important features of the 300 EXC is the latest WP upside-down fork which comes with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes are a perfect complement for the 300 EXC’s playful handling and precision.
Other modifications include the new wheels with CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodised rims from Giant, black zinc/nickel-coated spokes and ultra-light aluminum nipples.
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The 350 EXC-F was unleashed and is ready to race in the famous enduro competition the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is a tough test for both the bike and its rider as is translated in thousands off road kilometers and over 40 hours spent in the saddle.
Needles to say, that both the rider and bike need a very tough character to be able to finish this race successfully. Thereby, KTM’s technicians gave their best to arm the 350 EXC-F Six Days with all it needs to be able to endure harsh riding conditions.
To help it stand out from the crowd, the 350 EXC-F Six Days received an orange powder-coated frame and a newly developed clutch with a robust steel cage and transmission-friendly back-damping. The bike also features a hydraulic actuation mechanism from Brembo which facilitates sensitive modulation of the clutch.
Power comes from a rugged 350cc engine paired with a specially tuned six-gear transmission.
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KTM presented its pumped up 2012 450 EXC model destined to compete in the world’s largest enduro competition, the "International Six Days Enduro". This competition is one of the toughest you’ll ever find and covers thousands of kilometers of unbeaten tracks.
For the starters the 450 EXC Six Days comes with a catchy orange powder-coated frame and a newly developed clutch, with a robust steel cage and transmission-friendly back-damping. Additionally the hydraulic actuation mechanism from Brembo facilitates sensitive modulation of the clutch.
The motorcycle is also fitted with an improved silencer featuring a special Six Days coating which not only offers greater volume and a new design, but it also reduces noise levels to the stricter standards of the future. Power comes from a 449 cc engine which has enough grunt to deal with any type of terrain with poise.
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Just when you thought that an all-around enduro bike has become the stuff of myths, the KTM 690 Enduro R comes around to shatter that notion.
In all its pristine glory, the 690 Enduro R comes with a new look, a more powerful engine, and an improved chassis, creating a bike that provides outstanding offroad qualities with unbeatable all-round ability.
Ergonomically speaking, the 690 Enduro R is a well-built machine, complete with redesigned tank fairings that are augmented by an equally comfortable and a new, low seat. The perfect arrangement is also enhanced by the ideally angled, wide aluminum handlebars, which make controlling the new 690 Enduro R even simpler.
Then there’s the engine, which, to put it simply, is beastly. Thanks to a larger 690cc displacement, the 690 Enduro R’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder engine now delivers an even more powerful output of 65 horsepower, all while combining increased acceleration with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. The Enduro R also has an electronic engine management system that features fuel injection, offering the rider a choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics. The "electronic power throttle" ensures that the throttle commands from the rider are translated electronically into the optimum throttle valve opening at all times, which gives rise to tremendously progressive power development.
Finally, there’s the bike’s handling characteristics. Despite possessing a thoroughbred offroad chassis, the 690 Enduro R travels among the curve-bandits on the road, thanks to a lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the high-quality die-cast swingarm - both of them extremely torsion-resistant.
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The International Six Days Enduro is considered the world’s largest enduro competition and when you’re gearing up for a race that involves over a thousand off road kilometers, you’re going to need the best equipment in the market to go to battle with.
In terms of design, the 250 EXC-F Six Days has new bodywork that features a very slim seat and spoiler lines, plus excellent contact points, making for an ideally ergonomic ride. It can take the rigors of enduro racing without even skipping a beat, thus making handling even simpler and more precise. Practically unbeatable in terms of weight and stability, the new wheels have CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodized rims from Giant, and black zinc/nickel-coated spokes. They reduce the unsprung and gyroscopic masses, hence boosting the playful handling of the 250 EXC-F Six Days.
As for the engine, the 250 EXC-F Six Days’ compact, state-of-the-art four-stroke engine excels with a redesigned cylinder head, an extremely wide usable rev range, and now with even better performance. Likewise, a state-of-the-art engine management system with electronic injection, a more powerful generator, and a redesigned electric starter makes the 250 EXC-F Six Days a true contender in the ever-competitive world of enduro racing.
If handling is your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that the 250 EXC-F Six Days comes equipped with the latest WP upside-down fork with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes are a perfect complement for the 250 EXC-F’s playful handling and precision.
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If at any point you begin to wonder how your enduro bikes are letting you down, maybe it’s time to find a suitable replacement for it. Maybe a replacement that not only is a significant upgrade, but is also considered one of the best in the market.
In the world of 250cc enduro bikes, the KTM EXC Six Days has the pedigree and wherewithal to be a talked-about bike many years from now. The name "Six Days" attached to it is an ode to the world’s largest enduro competition, the "International Six Days Enduro."
Six days in succession, over a thousand offroad kilometers, and 40 hours in the saddle is as grueling a test as there is, not only for the rider but for the bike as well. Fortunately, the 250 EXC Six Days offers a whole package of special high-quality options that makes it fit for the ruthless competition.
The 250 EXC is equipped with the latest WP upside-down fork with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes are a perfect complement for the 250 EXC’s playful handling and precision.
Practically unbeatable in terms of weight and stability, the 250 EXC also comes with new wheels that carry CNC-machined hubs, new black-anodized rims from Giant with black zinc/nickel-coated spokes. They have also reduced the unsprung and gyroscopic masses, hence bolstering the playful handling of the 250 EXC.
The responsiveness of the 250 EXC Six Days’ 250cc, high-torque two-stroke machine can be varied in three stages by replacing springs in the TVC exhaust controller, allowing the rider to choose between two different ignition curves by means of a plug or a handlebar switch fitted as standard.
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The International Six Days Enduro, the world’s largest enduro race competition, is one of the most grueling races in the world, consisting of six consecutive days and covering over 1,000 off-road kilometers.
Obviously, this race isn’t for the weak of heart. So when you need a bike that can tackle the road and face this grueling competition with you, KTM’s line of EXC Six Days enduro bikes are a great choice.
For the entry level riders, the 125 EXC Six Days offers a whole package of high-quality special options, making it a seamless bike to use in this kind of competition. In fact, it’s already used by more than half of the competing riders every year.
In terms of its design, the 125 EXC Six Days carries plenty of unique accessories used exclusively for competition. Chief among them are a Camel SXS seat for improved long-distance comfort, an engine guard made of high-strength plastic for protecting engine case and frame down tubes, carbon exhaust protectors, CNC-machined, orange-anodized triple clamps for high-precision clamping of the fork tubes in favour of optimum sliding of the telescopic fork, and a knock-out wheel spindle for easier removal of the front wheel.
The 125 EXC is also equipped with the latest WP upside-down fork with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes are a perfect complement for the 125 EXC’s playful handling and precision. Last, the 125 EXC Six Days has been fitted with a full brake disc at the rear for improved heat resistance and therefore reduced pad wear and a rear brake disc protector for protecting the brake disc from mechanical damage.
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Enough is never enough. For all those who are forever seeking a little bit more, KTM has created the 500 EXC. And here we thought it couldn’t get any better...
The KTM 500 EXC is packed with perfectly controllable power in extravagant proportions, low weight, and an unsurpassed chassis, characterizing an enduro of remarkable versatility. To put it simply: the KTM 500 EXC is a sensational fighting machine and a reliable workhorse all rolled into one.
For the 2012 model, the 500 EXC has a new 500cc 1-cylinder 4-stroke, water-cooled engine that has been redesigned from scratch and is now more compact, lighter, and more powerful than before. The engine has also been equipped with a common oil circuit for engine and transmission, and two oil pumps. A pressure pump lubricates the engine, while a suction pump draws oil from the crankcase, using it to lubricate the transmission and the clutch. At the same time, and in conjunction with a steel diaphragm, negative pressure arises in the casing, further boosting the bike’s already flexed up engine power. On top of the 500 EXC’s impressive powertrain set-up, the bike also has a newly developed clutch that comes with a robust steel cage and transmission-friendly back-damping.
As far as its handling characteristics are concerned, the 500 EXC was built with a completely revamped frame made from high-quality chrome-molybdenum steel. Furthermore, the new frame is even better at absorbing jolts introduced by the suspension system, whereby the simple handling and comfort of the 500 EXC has been further optimized. In addition, a new and lighter cast aluminum swingarm accommodates the shock absorber more centrally while a 7 mm longer PDS shock absorber with adjustable rebound and high/low-speed compression damping provides even more progression to what is already an all-world enduro machine.
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KTM’s line of EXC Six Days enduro bikes are all built for competition, and when it comes to that, there’s nothing that offers more power than the KTM 500 EXC Six Days.
Built to race and compete in what is arguably the world’s largest enduro competition, the International Six Days Enduro offers a competitive proving ground of some of the best riders in the world. And if you want to be competitive, the 500 EXC Six Days has the tool to make competition so much more fun.
The bike’s 510cc four-cylinder, single engine is equipped with plenty of race-spec features, including a common oil circuit for engine and transmission and two oil pumps, a pressure pump that lubricates the engine, and a suction pump that draws oil from the crankcase, using it to lubricate the transmission. The 500 EXC’s new, improved silencer features a special Six Days coating that not only offers greater volume and a new design, it also reduces noise levels to the stricter standards of the future.
In terms of design, the 500 EXC Six Days was built with new bodywork consisting of a very slim seat and spoiler lines to go with excellent contact points, making handling even simpler and more precise. It also has a longer rear fender that protects the rider even more effectively from swirled up stones while a Camel SXS seat offers improved long-distance comfort. The bike also has an engine guard made of high-strength plastic for protecting engine case and frame down tubes, a radiator fan for optimizing temperature control under extreme loads, and CNC-machined, orange-anodized triple clamps for high-precision clamping of the fork tubes in favor of optimum sliding of the telescopic fork.
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