2015 KTM 250 EXC Six Days
KTM’s motorcycles have always impress us in terms of performances, the with every year that passes they become better and better.
The KTM 250 EXC Six Days makes no exception and rewards its rider with first class off road performances delivering superior ride and handling abilities.
The 250 EXC Six Days is built around a 249 cc, 1 cylinder, 2 stroke, water -cooled engine with reed intake and exhaust control. The engine is mated on a 6 speed claw shifted transmission with wet multi-disc DDS clutch.
Among the features offered by the KTM 250 EXC Six Days you’ll find a 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP Suspension, a Camel seat, a skid plate and milled, orange anodised triple clamps.
Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 250 EXC Six Days.
2015 KTM 250 EXC Six Days
Engine:1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Top Speed:78 mph (Est.)
Mission "Six Days"
The 250 EXC Six Days is "READY TO RACE " for the world’s largest enduro competition, the "International Six Days Enduro". Six days in succession, over a thousand offroad kilometres, 40 hours in the saddle - a gruelling test, not only for the rider. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the KTM 250 EXC Six Days fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year. No other brand is anywhere near as strong and successful in offroad sport. In 2013 the fastest rider overall was once again on a KTM. The Six Days will take place in Argentina in 2014 and the KTM model range has been updated accordingly to be equipped for everything that the South American terrain has to offer. In the form of the new Six Days models, KTM offers well-proven, robust machines that fully satisfy the high demands of this extraordinarily tough competition.
2015 KTM 250 EXC Six Days Key Features:
Individual Suspension Settings
Each EXC model has its own individual suspension settings, optimally tuned to weight and engine. At the rear, a PDS shock absorber from WP Suspension works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm. The PDS shock absorber has been updated with a new Monoseal gasket for MY 2015, for improved sealing and easier maintenance. The wide range of setting options for rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping are standard on KTM bikes.
The KTM Six Days models are equipped with a 48 mm 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP Suspension. The 4-chamber technology (4CS) patented by WP not only provides a key benefit in terms of responsiveness and consistent damping characteristics, it is also lighter and oil services prove to be far simpler than on the conventional closed-cartridge versions. Naturally, the setting can easily be adapted to track and rider in a matter of a few clicks at the top of the fork: compression damping on the left-hand shaft, rebound damping on the right - another advantage of the 4CS technology.
The modern frame design of the 250 EXC Six Days, comprising lightweight, high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes, combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness. It guarantees easy handling and precise steering behaviour, as well as excellent ride stability. The frame clearly represents the benchmark in terms of weight and stability.
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.
Meticulously finished triple clamps, machined from a solid block: Not only do they look classy in anodised orange; they are also designed in such a way that they support the responsiveness and sliding behaviour of the new fork with their special shaping.
High Quality Wheels
The high quality, alloy wheels from GIANT made of extremely stable 7050 aluminium, featuring exclusive Six Days lettering and CNC-machined hubs, are standard on all KTM Six Days models. Developed in cooperation with KTM, the Metzeler tyres provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life. An additional Six Days standard feature: the Supersprox 2-piece rear sprocket with steel outer ring and aluminium star.
High-tech brakes from Brembo have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and, together with the floating front brake disc new for 2015 and the solid rear brake disc, they are the measure of all things in terms of brake technology. The new front brake disc guard ensures that it stays this way.
Slim Ergonomics For Perfect Control:
The KTM 250 EXC Six Days has bodywork with extremely slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine. It provides unlimited freedom of movement. For MY 2015, the bike excels again with the graphics restyled in 2014 in the colours of the ISDE in Argentina.
The 250 EXC Six Days is equipped with a tapered Neken handlebar made from high-strength aluminium alloy. In accordance with the proven KTM standard, the handlebar can be fixed in a choice of four positions. The handguards are made from a new material in MY 2015 in order to achieve even greater impact resistance.
A new ignition cover featuring a new gasket has been developed for the KTM 250 EXC Six Days model year 2015. The gasket for the inner clutch cover is also optimised and helps to shield the unit better.
The intermediate gear ratio for the electric starter has been shortened to achieve a more powerful initial torque, thereby ensuring a more reliable electric motor start function.
The engine receives a new TVC exhaust control setting for MY 2015, opening at a 200-rpm higher engine speed. This results in smoother power development. The ignition curve has been optimised for this new TVC setting. The carburettor settings have also been revised with a view to better and more uniform engine characteristics.
The airbox on the KTM 250 EXC Six Days allows maximum air to pass through, but minimal dust and spray. Replacement of the twin-air filter takes approx. 15 seconds, without any tools. Absolutely "READY TO RACE".
With Exclusive Optional Equipment:
Six Days Equipment
• 4CS closed-cartridge fork from WP Suspension for optimum damping and high reserves against bottoming out
• Camel seat for improved long-distance comfort
• Skid plate for effective frame and engine protection
• Milled, orange anodised triple clamps for extremely precise fork clamping and optimum fork function
• Orange frame
• Supersprox Stealth 2-component rear sprocket with an aluminium inner ring and steel outer ring for maximum durability
• Solid rear brake disc (no slots/holes) for improved heat resistance and reduced brake pad wear
• New floating front brake disc for consistent braking performance in extreme conditions
• New front brake disc guard for optimum protection from stone impact
• New, light and sturdy racing mirror
• New Metzeler tyres developed in cooperation with KTM for outstanding grip and traction
• Radiator guard for effective radiator protection
• Radiator fan for all 4-stroke models to optimise temperature management in extreme conditions
• Carbon pipe guard on all 2-stroke models for effective expansion chamber protection
• Six Days silencer, anthracite anodised and with Six Days logo (except 125 EXC)
• Front axle puller for simple front wheel removal
• Orange radiator grille
• Orange chain guide
• Exclusive Six Days graphics, this year with a striking Argentinian design
|Engine||1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control|
|Starting aid||Kickstarter and electric starter|
|Transmission||6 gear, claw shifted|
|Final drive||14:50 (13:50)|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Brembo hydraulics|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan|
|Frame||Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 4CS|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC|
|Suspension travel front||300 mm|
|Suspension travel rear||335 mm|
|Brake system||Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||260 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||220 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4"|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Wheel base||1,482±10 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||355 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||960 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||9.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)|
|Weight without fuel approx.||101.9 kg|