2014 KTM 150 XC

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The 2014 KTM 150 XC is a tough motorcycle that can deal great with anything you ask of it. Thanks to its compact dimensions the motorcycle is pretty easy to handle and also has low maintenance costs.

Fitted with a 143,6 cc, 1-cylinder, 2-stroke, water-cooled engine the KTM 150 XC is able to tackle any terrain without baking down. The engine is complemented by a six speed transmission and is fed by a 10 liters fuel tank.

The KTM 150 XC’s backbone is represented by a high quality, lightweight, chrome-molybdenum steel frame which offers a perfect compromise between lightness and rigidity. It is also worthy of being mentioned that for 2014, the KTM 150 XC comes with a new color for the frame. The frame sits on a front WP Suspension up side down fork and a rear WP Suspension shock absorber.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 KTM 150 XC.

Overview

KTM 150 XC

2014 KTM 150 XC: Ultra-Easy Handling

The 150 XC is the ultimate cross-country bike for those seeking ultra-easy handling, minimum weight plus low maintenance costs.

Wheels and Brakes:

Brakes
High-tech brakes from Brembo have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and, together with the lightweight wave brake discs, they are the measure of all things in terms of brake technology. A newly developed handbrake armature has been employed for the 2014 model year, with new remote reservoir, smaller brake piston diameter and new levers with optimised lever kinematics. As a result and thanks to optimised brake pads, performance and application of the front brake have been perceptibly improved again.

Wheels
The wheels feature CNC-machined hubs, high-end GIANT rims and black coated spokes with lightweight aluminium nipples, allowing the highest levels of stability to be achieved while keeping weight to a minimum. The fitted Dunlop Geomax MX51 tyres excel with perfect traction and outstanding performance.

Engine:

Engine
The engine has a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds. Thanks to the innovations, performance has been optimised and responsiveness improved. Further optimisations include a new piston grinding pattern and an adjusted carburettor setting. The new developments make the 150 XC even more steadfast.

Superior Chassis:

Suspension/damping
The KTM 150 XC has its own individual suspension settings, optimally tuned to weight and engine. The high-quality WP suspension components have been specially designed for enduro use. They ensure maximum traction and plenty of comfort. At the rear, a PDS shock absorber from WP Suspension works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm. The wide range of setting options for rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping are standard on KTM bikes.

Triple clamps
The lower triple clamp has been modified for optimum attachment of the new front fender. Thanks to its new contour and attachment with two bolts from the front and two from below, the new fender boasts significantly higher stability.

Swingarm
The cast aluminium swingarm has been developed with state-of-the-art calculation and simulation software and constructed, in terms of design and wall thickness, for minimum weight with optimum stiffness and precisely defined flexibility. For the 2014 model year, our engineers have revised the chainguide for the benefit of higher functional reliability, while simultaneously reducing the weight.

Frame
In its enduro models, KTM relies on frames made from high quality, lightweight, chrome-molybdenum steel profiles. Contrary to the trend for aluminium frames from other manufacturers, we supply the KTM 150 XC 2014 with a high-tech steel frame. Not only is it more stable, but also approx. 0.5 kg lighter than the competition’s frames. The frame colour has been changed for the 2014 model year and it makes the styling even more attractive. Moreover, it’s easier to maintain and provides more space for mounting the fuel tank and other components. Thanks to the frame design and in conjunction with the rear PDS damping system, shocks at the rear wheel are absorbed and dissipated optimally.

Bodywork:

Air box
At the same time, the revised design of the airbox guarantees optimum protection of the air filter from dirt plus maximum air throughput for the highest performance. New airbox covers are manufactured in a 2-component process with new in-mould graphics. The fixing for the left cover has been further improved to enable even quicker replacement of the twin-air filter, which is held more securely in place with an optimised clasp. And the filter can still be replaced without any tools. Furthermore, two additional tabs on the cover allow it to be secured with bolts if desired.

Handlebar
All XC models are equipped with the extremely sturdy, tapered Renthal Fatbar 827 handlebar that features an offset specially designed to meet the demands of motocross. In accordance with the proven KTM standard, the handlebar can be fixed in a choice of four positions. A large Renthal crash pad, still in classy black/silver for 2014, provides the rider with effective impact protection.

Bodywork
Spoiler, airbox cover and front fender, including headlight mask and headlight, have all been restyled for 2014. In doing so, we focussed on designing the new bodywork ergonomically and functionally in such a way that the whole motorcycle is in perfect harmony with the rider down to the very last detail. But other aspects have also been considered. For example, the designers ensured there is no ribbing whatsoever on the inside of the new front fender, thereby preventing mud build-up. Nevertheless, thanks to its skilfully selected contour and its modified attachment to the lower triple clamp, the new fender is up to 50% stiffer than its predecessor.

Graphics
A new, refined graphic design with clear lines underlines the high demands made of a modern, state-of-the-art offroad motorcycle.

Specifications

Engine type1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement143.6 cm³ (8.763 cu in)
Bore56 mm (2.2 in)
Stroke58.4 mm (2.299 in)
Starting aidKick starter
Gearbox6-gear, claw shifted
Primary transmission23:73
Secondary ratio13:50
ClutchMultidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
IgnitionContactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
FrameCentral tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC
Shock absorberWP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel Front300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear317 mm (12.48 in)
Brake systemDisc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs - diameter Rear220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle63.5°
Wheelbase1,480±10 mm (58.27±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded395 mm (15.55 in)
Seat height unloaded992 mm (39.06 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx.10 l (2.6 US gal) Super unleaded gasoline (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:40)
Weight without fuel, approx.94.1 kg (207.5 lb.)

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