2019 KTM OFF-ROAD RANGE
After dominating and winning the 2018 MXGP with Jeffrey Herlings, MY2019 (Manufacturing Year 2019) KTM is back with a more powerful, stronger, lighter, nimbler and innovative 2019 line-up to raise the bar even higher.
2019 KTM XC-W, EXC, EXC-F and EXC-F SIX DAYS RANGE
KTM offers no less than seven models in this range for enduro racers and trail riders alike, from the lightweight 125 XC-W to the ground-breaking 300 EXC TPI two-stroke, from the agile 250 EXC-F to the extremely powerful 500 EXC-F; besides the Six Days Edition consisting of the 250 EXC TPI Six, 250 EXC-F and 450 EXC-F.
KTM turned not only the enduro segment on its head but also rewrote the rules when the 250 EXC TPI and 300 EXC TPI were introduced. Rather than relying on cylinder port induction as with traditional two-stroke engines, the TPI (Transfer Port Induction) engine has its fuel injected into the transfer ports. Air pressure and temperature are compensated for automatically. Lubricating oil (2T) is not pre-mixed but its supply is electronically regulated through an oil pump. KTM’s TPI engines are not only more powerful than their peers due to the technology but also non-polluting like other two-strokes.
The 450 EXC-F and 500 EXC-F engines, on the other hand, are fuel-injected, and with a single overhead camshaft. The engine is the most compact 450/500cc engine on the market, yet they produce a mountain of controllable torque.
All 2019 KTM enduro range are fitted with fully-adjustable WP suspension that was specifically developed for enduro riding and competition. The forks are the excellent WP XPLOR 48 upside-down units while the rear is a WP XPLOR PDS shock. They are tuned for damping excellence besides higher sensitivity and bottoming resistance.
KTM now offers Optional Traction Control for the EXC-F range which can be activated on-the-fly. The package is included on all Six Days models.
All 2019 enduro line-up will feature new, bolder graphics as a statement to KTM’s READY TO RACE spirit.
2019 KTM SX and SX-F RANGE
At the hearts of the new motocross- and supercross-ready SX and SX-F ranges are the potent two-strokes and four-stroke engines derived from the already powerful 2017 model. However, KTM did not just concentrate on the engines, instead, almost every aspect of the new bikes was looked over to delivery packages that simply walk away from the competition.
The two-stroke engines in the 125 SX, 150 SX and 250 SX are all equipped with new cylinders, which also includes a new power valve which enhances power delivery. The power valve combines seamlessly with the lateral exhaust port mechanism to deliver a seamless powerband throughout the engine’s RPM range.
The 125 SX, 150 SX, 250 SX-F and 350 SX-F receive new diaphragm steel (DS) clutch which was developed specifically for off-road riding. It features a durable, one-piece clutch basket and primary gear made from high-strength steel billet to ensure bulletproof reliability. The friction discs are extremely heat-resistant and pre-tensioned by a diaphragm spring which requires lower lever force.
The class-ruling 450 SX-F’s engine, on the other hand, receives a new SOHC (single overhead camshaft) cylinder head that is 500g lighter. Rigid rocker arms activate four lightweight titanium valves. The intake rocker arms are coated with DLC (diamond-like coating) material. The chain guides are also now low friction items. Together, these improvements yield an impressive 11,500 RPM peak engine speed.
A new Keihin EMS (Engine Management System) with 44mm throttle delivers fuel to the uniquely-placed fuel injector. This set up promotes optimal atomization of the fuel/air mixture for quicker combustion and enhancing throttle response as well as power delivery.
KTM developed a new frame further to enhance handling. The new frame consists of hydroformed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that are precision welded by robots. It is tuned for specific flex characteristics to enhance handling, high-speed stability and comfort. It now has a 40mm longer subframe to provide rearward stability to the rider.
The off-road model range that will be available in Malaysia:
Motorcross 2019 Range
- 4-Stroke 250 SX-F RM38,500
Enduro 2019 Range
- 250 EXC TPI RM39,000
- 6 DAYS 250 EXC TPI RM42,500
- 250 EXC-F RM44,000
- 6 DAYS 250 EXC-F RM48,500
- 300 EXC TPI RM43,500
- 6 DAYS 300 EXC TPI RM48,000
- 350 EXC-F RM45,000
- 6 DAYS 350 EXC-F RM49,500
- 450 EXC-F RM46,000
- 6 DAYS 450 EXC-F RM50,500
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