Anybody can say that they can ride an endure bike, but not everyone can stake claim to being able to handle something like the KTM 300 EXC.
The two-stroke bike maven is a real torque-wonder, possessing unbelievable power stemming from its 300cc 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine. Combine this scintillating piece of engine performance with a revamped chassis and you have an endure bike that’s been prepped to get down and dirty with the best of its class in the market.
Making the 300 EXC even more attractive is the fact that it’s versatility allows it to be an ideal ride for a variety of purposes, whether it’s the next cross-country or hardcore enduro race. It comes equipped with the latest WP upside-down fork with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. The sensitive responsiveness of this set-up and outstanding damping of the open-cartridge fork with 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes makes for a perfect complement for the bike’s excellent handling characteristics.
On top of all that, the 300 EXC also comes with new wheels carrying CNC-machined hubs, Excel rims, zinc/nickel-coated spokes, and aluminum nipples, making for a light excellent handling machine that’s fit to be ridden in dirt tracks anywhere and at anytime.
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Enduro bikes are incredibly versatile, offering an impressive mix of ultra-easy handling, minimal weight, and low costs. That’s why when you’re looking for an ideal enduro to compete in E1 class racing, the KTM 125 EXC is a certainl fit for your budget.
The 125 EXC boasts many qualities that enduro riders want on their bikes. The 125 EXC’s new bodywork comes with a slim seat and spoiler lines, plus excellent contact points, making for an ideal ergonomic set-up and allowing for better overall handling. Meanwhile, the longer rear fender protects the rider and the redesigned kickstarter makes it easier to start the engine. A completely revamped frame made from high-quality chrome-molybdenum steel is characterized by even greater lateral stiffness.
The 125 EXC also boasts of a free-revving and lively 125cc two-stroke engine, considered the most powerful of its type in the market today. On top of that, the 125 EXC’s completely revamped chassis comes with a new frame, ensuring that the lightest and most flexible enduro on the market retains the kind of characteristics that have made it into a true favorite.
The redesigned airbox on the 125 EXC and the flow-optimized intake flange between the airbox and the carburetor ensure better charging with fresh gas, resulting in even freer revving and more power in all rev ranges for the liquid-cooled, two-stroke machine. Likewise, the 125 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 125 EXC’s playful handling and precision.
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Having won more than 160 World Championship titles over the past 35 years, KTM feels the need to celebrate with the launch of a limited Champion’s Edition motorcycle series that involves the new 250 XC-FW, 450 XC-W, 450 EXC and 530 EXC models.
Standing out thanks to a fresh, new and racy look, the bikes are greater performers than their 2009 model year siblings and will start being available on June 1 at KTM dealerships across the country.
They don’t mention how many units of each model will be made so we can’t
figure how “limited” the bikes are so there might just be enough for everyone.
KTM’s unmistakably diversified off-road competition lineup brings the 450 EXC and 530 EXC motorcycles in our attention for being both track and trail machines and for offering the possibility to be taken on the roads too. They’ll never perform like dual-sports bikes and, most likely, they’ll go in the back of trucks if there are even 15-20 miles in between riding spots, but once there it will be nothing to stop these blasts.
The Austrian manufacturer simply had to profit of the light and nimble chassis and address to more than one category of riders with it and so two different and strikingly similar models ended up being produced. Displacement is really the only difference though.
When it comes to KTM’s 2008 four-stroke off-road motorcycles the big words are spent on the new 450 and 530 four-stroke engines fitted on the EXC-R. Also known as the XC4 motor, this unit got lighter and gets started electrically or by kick.