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2014 KTM 200 XC-W

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Built to be able to deal with the toughest off road conditions you may find, the fresh 2104 KTM 200 XC-W is ready to reward you with a thrilling riding experience every time you jump on its back.

The 2014 model year sports a 1-cylinder, 2-stroke, water-cooled engine that comes with as a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds. Further adjustments were made to the ignition curve, cylinder head and carburetor. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated to a six speeds, claw shifted transmission.

Like all KTM models, the 200 XC-W is fitted with high-tech Brembo wave disc brakes that are offered as standard equipment. For 2014, the 200 XC-W gained a new master cylinder with a new reservoir, a smaller piston diameter and a new lever with optimized kinematics.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 KTM 200 XC-W.

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Overview

KTM 200 XC-W

Perfect Union! The perfect combination of a 125’s playful handling with impressive engine power very close to a 250. Equipped with an electric starter for the current model year, the 200 XC-W now receives a significantly stronger starter motor for improved starting reliability. Combined with its optimum rideability thanks to a new cylinder head and carb jetting, the 200 XC-W has become more userfriendly than ever. This makes it the first choice for all who are looking for perfect handling, first-rate comfort and plenty of power outside the competitive class society and who rate riding fun and reasonable costs above all else.

2014 KTM 200 XC-W Features and Benefits:

KTM 200 XC-W

Frame

The modern and lightweight frame design made of high-strength chromoly steel sections combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional ridigty. It guarantees easy handling and precise cornering, but also outstanding stability.

Swingarm

KTM 200 XC-W

Designed using the latest in calculation and simulation software, the design and wall thickness of the cast aluminum swingarm have been optimized for minimum weight at optimum stiffness and precisely defined flexibility. For 2014, the engineers have revised the chain guide to increase reliability while lowering the weight.

Suspension

KTM 200 XC-W

The first rate WP Suspension elements have been further improved for 2014. Specially designed for enduro riding and in some models with an optimized tuning, they ensure maximum traction and plenty of comfort. Of course, compression and rebound damping can be adjusted to the track conditions and the rider’s preferences with a twist of the wrist - the rear monoshock has separate high and low speed adjustments.

Bodywork

KTM 200 XC-W

Shrouds, airbox cover, front fender, headlight fairing and the headlight have all been restyled for 2014. The KTM designer’s focus was to achieve complete ergonomic harmony between rider and bike for a more stable ride and effortless movement on the bike. Adding to the improvements is a high-quality seat foam core to maximize comfort and durability. With the new front fender, the designers omitted ribbing on the inside to reduce mud and dirt buildup while increasing rigidity over the previous component by 50%.

Handlebar

KTM 200 XC-W

All XC-W models are fitted with the super strong, tapered Neken handlebar made of high tensile strength aluminum alloy. The proven standard KTM mount allows to fix the handlebar in four different positions. 2014 sees the introduction of newly-developed hand guards made of 2-component polymer for more effective hand protection.

Wheels

KTM 200 XC-W

High-quality, CNC-machined hubs are standard on all KTM wheels. The now black coated spokes increase corrosion resistance and center the new, extremely stable, 7050 aluminum rims from GIANT. Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 tires - provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life.

Brakes

KTM 200 XC-W

High-Tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes, and combined with the lightweight Wave discs, they are the ultimate solution in braking technology. In 2014 the XC-W models gain a new master cylinder with a new reservoir, a smaller piston diameter and a new lever with optimized kinematics. Combined with new sinter brake pads (Toyo B169), this makes for another perceptible improvement of front brake performance and action.

Engine

KTM 200 XC-W

The engine has a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds. This has improved performance and responsiveness. The ignition curve and cylinder head have been optimized and the carburetor setting adjusted to make the 200 XC-W a great ride.

Cylinder head

KTM 200 XC-W

New cylinder head with optimized combustion chamber offers more efficient combustion, better response especially under partial load, better power delivery and optimized rideability.

Specifications

Engine type1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement193 cm³ (11.78 cu in)
Bore64 mm (2.52 in)
Stroke60 mm (2.36 in)
Starting aidKick starter and electric starter
Gearbox6-gear, claw shifted
Primary transmission23:73
Secondary ratio14:48
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 PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear335 mm (13.19 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°
Wheelbase1,471±10 mm (57.91±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded355 mm (13.98 in)
Seat height unloaded960 mm (37.8 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx.10 l (2.6 US gal) Super unleaded gasoline (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)
Weight without fuel, approx.99.5 kg (219.4 lb.)

Verdict

Compared to the old 200 XC-W’s the latest generations have evolved a lot and the 2014 represents the epitome of this evolution.

Its improved engine is a true masterpiece and you’ll especially like the unique feel given by the strong torque and the low 220 weight. The six-speed transmission has tight ratios, with a gear scheme that lets the engine work hard in first or sixth.

As far as suspensions are concerned, they are good enough to make feel in command behind the handlebar even on tough tracks.



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