KTM offers an enduro two-stroke trainer under the 200 XC-W name that stands for an impressively build motorcycle, always happy to provide an extremely accurate impression of what smokers are capable nowadays.
While the engine can be compared with at least a 300 cc four-stroke one, the bike weighs only 208.99 pounds without fuel, standing out as a possible blast. So where does beginner friendliness stand in this scenario? That’s what we’re about to find out. Full story
KTM has a two-stroke enduro alternative for each of their four-stroke model, so while the 250 XC-W is comparable to their 450 XC-W, what’s the 530 XC-W left with? The 300 XC-W, of course!
The big four-strokes have been seriously improved this year and the much smaller two-strokes simply had to keep up. And to be quite honest, the premises are totally favorable. Full story
We often find ourselves wondering which will be a manufacturer’s next strategic move, but as much as we’d think it over, we wouldn’t have come to the conclusion that the Austrians from KTM might turn their attention towards the versatile 400 XC-W for 2009. Yet they did so and with excellent results. Now, we’re about to see how, in some cases, this bike stands out as an alternative for the 450 XC-W
and even the 530 XC-W
KTM has worked to deliver their best enduro chassis ever and they try to point that out with two displacement alternatives of the revised, powerful and reliable XC4 engine that never missed a chance to stand out during off-road adventures around the world. It’s time for the 2009 KTM 450 XC-W and 530 XC-W to redefine their segment. Let’s see just how.
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.
Press release after the break. Full story
The Austrian manufacturer has one of the largest off-road lineups, if not the largest as succeeding on the rough terrain is a true priority for KTM. Considering how selective the builder is and the fact that the 2008 450 XC-W (R) occupies one of the first places in the vast lineup you can get a pretty good idea of what you’re buying.
KTM’s new street legal dual sport bike, the 530 XC-W (R), situates among the leaders of the class for delivering tractable power all through its rpm range, especially in the low end. It is all due to its completely revised XC4 motor which makes it suitable for off-road incursions.