KTM has taken the wraps off the 2014 model year of its 500 EXC. The bike comes with a few upgrades which make it better suited for the requirements of today’s off road riders.
The 500 EXC’s center piece continues to be the old 1-cylinder, SOHC 4-stroke, water-cooled, 510 cc engine which is carefully tweaked for tough enduro racing.
As far as style is concerned, the bike’s appearance has received a total makeover for 2014 and it comes with fresh shrouds, a new airbox cover, a modified front fender, a revised seat and a new headlight.
The suspensions were also revised for 2014, thus offering maximum traction and plenty of comfort. Needles to say that compression and rebound damping continue to remain adjustable according to the rider’s wishes.
All elements are mounted on a modern and light frame made of high-strength chromoly steel sections that now features thinner walled down tubes which makes it lighter than the old frame.
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The KTM 250 EXC was built to deal effortless with any type of track or terrain and in its wild adventures it is helped by an ideal combination of performance and weight.
At the heart of the bike lies a revamped 250 cc 2-stroke engine which is combined with a newly developed DDS clutch. This combination allows lower operating forces and better controllability as well as a lower weight. Additionally the 2013 model is also fitted with both kick and electric starters.
The ride is kept in check by a set of capable suspensions which are optimally tuned to weight and engine. The front wheel is equipped with a WP Suspension upside down fork while out back, you will find a modern shock absorber also signed by WP Suspension.
In terms of bodywork, the 2013 KTM 250 EXC comes with slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and bike.
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The KTM 250 EXF-F has many attributes that make it a truly desirable motorcycle. For the beginning, it offers a great handling and perfect stability. It is also packed with a capable 1-cylinder 4-stroke, water-cooled engine which builds up plenty of traction at the bottom of the rev range and pushes hard at the top. The engine is combined with electronic fuel injection and the EMS (ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM) from Keihin. Moreover, if you opt for the optional map-select switch (PowerParts), you can also select from a variety of different engine characteristics.
The 2013 KTM 250 EXC‑F rides on a pair of high quality wheels which now come with black coated spokes for increase corrosion resistance. The wheels are shod in new MAXXIS FIM tyres - specially developed for KTM. You also get a stiff central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing.
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Compact, lightweight and agile. These three words can perfectly describe the 2013 KTM 200 EXC. However even if the, the motorcycle was already considered among the most capable models in its class, KTM decided to improve it even more. Thereby it offers a set of new features for 2013 which include: electric starter, new cylinder head and new carburettor jets. These upgrades result in a more agile handling, better power delivery and increase comfort.
The bikes’ backbone is a high quality, chrome-molybdenum steel frame which offers a great lateral stiffness and is perfectly capable of absorbing jolts introduced by the suspension system.
Power comes from a 1-cylinder, 2-stroke, water-cooled engine with reed intake and exhaust control. The engine has a displacement of 193 cc and is paired with a 6 gear, claw shifted transmission. You also get a kickstarter and a wet multi-disc clutch.
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The KTM 125 EXC 2013 was especially developed for the young riders who want to learn the secrets of riding in the E1 Class. One of the main advantages offered by this model is the fact that is very easy to handle and offers a very good riding position. It’s also lightweight and requires low maintenance costs which makes it the perfect choice for any beginner.
The 2013 model is also packed with its own individual suspension setting that was carefully tuned to cope perfectly with the bike’s weight and engine. Up front the ride is kept in check by a modern fully adjustable 48 mm open-cartridge fork developed by WP Suspension while at the rear you will find a capable PDS shock absorber built by the same company. The rear shock works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm.
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The 2013 KTM EXC is ready to rumble. Te motorcycle has all the benefits of its smaller 240 cc brother, but it offers more power which makes it stronger and more fun to ride over the harsh terrain.
The motorcycle is equipped with KTM’s revolutionary DDS clutch which is light and smooth and delivers first class performances at any time. The 1-cylinder, 2-stroke, water-cooled, engine has a displacement of 293 cc and puts out a maximum power of 58.1 hp @ 7842 rpm and 43 lb.ft of torque @ 6842 rpm.
One of the most important new features offered for the 2013 model is the individual suspension.
Out back an advanced PDS shock absorber works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm delivering a proper ride quality. Needless to say, the bike also comes with standard setting options for rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping.
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The 2013 KTM 350 EXC-F features a svelte and agile stance which makes you feel in complete control of the motorcycle. You also get a comfortable saddle and an ergonomically designed handlebar which are working together to offer the perfect riding position. The 2013 model also comes with newly styled graphics which give the bike a new look.
The 2013 350 EXC-F is built on a modern frame made from high-quality chrome-molybdenum steel which is light yet strong.
In the center of the frame sits a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 349.7 cc. It’s worthy of being said that the dimensions and weight of the KTM 350cc engine are virtually the same as the 250 unit. The engine is combined with an advanced EMS (Engine Management System) from Keihin. What’s even interesting is the fact that the motorcycle is available with the optional map-select switch, which helps you choose your own settings for the engine by selecting from a variety of different characteristics.
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You know when people say that a bike is so good that it can just about do anything? The KTM 450 EXC is that kind of bike, capable of justifiably claiming to be the most widely ridden bike in enduro sport and a serial winner in the E2 World Championship.
And here’s the best part: the 2012 model has been revamped and slimmed down in practically every aspect - from the frame to the electronic injection and the engine management system to the material selection and the new chassis and redesigned OHC engine. Every which way you look at the 450 EXC, you just can’t help but be smitten over it.
Powering the 450 EXC is a newly developed engine, redesigned from scratch. It is now more compact, lighter, and more powerful than before. Reduced reciprocating weight and a balancer shaft are also part of the bike’s powertrain set-up, as is a pressure pump that lubricates the engine and a suction pump that draws oil from the crankcase, using it to lubricate the transmission and the clutch. The 450 EXC also has a new, laterally integrated balancer shaft that not only eliminates vibration, but also serves as the drive for the water pump. This intelligent multi-functionality contributes to the compactness and low weight of the 450 EXC’s new engine.
Another new element to the 450 EXC puzzle is the newly developed clutch, with a robust steel cage and transmission-friendly back-damping, making use of a spring washer for the first time instead of the customary conical springs. This substantially reduces the operating force needed to operate the bike to full efficiency.
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Sometimes, enduro bikes need not be the most powerful of the lot. More often than not, you can enjoy the playful handling of a 125 and the engine power of a 250cc enduro all wrapped up into one. And what better bike to do that for you than the KTM 200 EXC?
The KTM 200 EXC is a special bike that is not only built for a specific Enduro World Championship class, but also for those who want to break fee from the competitive class-based society and are looking for nothing more than a fun, rideable, and perfectly ergonomic bike. For 2012, the 200 EXC comes with even more performance than before and a completely revamped chassis, making it a true must-ride for upstart riders everywhere.
At the heart of the KTM 200 EXC is a revamped 193cc 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with a reed intake, an exhaust control, a redesigned air box, and a flow-optimized intake flange between the airbox and the carburetor that ensures more powerful revving and even more power in all rev ranges for the liquid-cooled, two-stroke machine.
In terms of handling, the 200 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 200 EXC’s playful handling and precision. The 200 EXC also boasts of new wheels that come with CNC-machined hubs, Excel rims, zinc/nickel-coated spokes and aluminum nipples, all of which improves the playful handling of the 200 EXC.
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High-performance enduro bikes are always in great demand, especially if it’s to be used in competitive races like the Extreme Enduro or the E2 World Championship. When that’s the case, KTM has a solution for one of the best enduro bikes on the market today: the 250 EXC.
Built with the ideal combination of performance and weight, the serial Erzberg winner is the enduro to beat when you’re in need of a highly competitive bike. For 2012, the bike comes with improved performance courtesy of a redesigned airbox and the flow-optimized intake flange between the airbox and the carburetor that ensures improved charging with fresh gas. Together, these features result in even freer revving and even more power in all rev ranges, making for one of the most powerful two-stroke machine in its class.
In addition to the improved performance, the 250 EXC also comes with a completely revamped chassis with a new frame and the latest WP upside-down fork with wider adjustment ranges and a new setting. All the performance and suspension improvements make the 250 EXC a bike that’s practically unbeatable in terms of weight, mechanisms, and overall stability.
There’s not a lot of things about the KTM 250 EXC that speaks of mediocrity. Certainly, anybody that rides this bike will attest that it’s one of the most rounded and versatile in its class.
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