New KTM EXC-F Enduro range is lighter, stronger and faster
KTM Malaysia was excited to announce KTM’s brand new generation of Enduro (EXC-F) that have been re-designed from the ground-up & Motorcross (SX) machines for model year 2017. With an entirely new chassis, all-new engines and some model changes all the machines are lighter, stronger and faster.
KTM once again underlines its commitment to its foundations in offroad, as its world-dominating, class-leading Enduro machines manufacturer been completely revised with a staggering 90 per cent of the model year 2017 line-up’s components being new. Notable weight reductions of up to five kilograms have been realized throughout the model range, with improved mass centralization resulting in increased performance and better handling.
For MY2017 the line-up has been changed to fully homologated powerhouses with the 4-stroke range KTM with its completely updated versions of the 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F models, as well as modifying the name of the higher capacity models to fall in line with the typical 4-stroke name to 450 EXC-F.
Not only does each machine receive a new chassis with new suspension including the WP XPlor 48 upside-down split fork by WP, the R&D team in Mattighofen, Austria combined with its network of test riders, factory racing teams and input from KTM North America R&D, has worked tirelessly to deliver new engines at the same time with improved performance, reduced weight and a more compact size to assist with better machine handling.
With refinements from the frame and bodywork, down to the smaller details in the dashboard of these READY TO RACE machines, KTM has utilized the latest technology to consider every improvement possible for the amateur rider right up-to the professional world championship racer.
Following a tried and tested tradition, the specially finished SIX DAYS models stand side by side with the legendary, new generation EXC bikes. Available as 2- and 4-stroke bikes and equipped with several performance-enhancing and useful technical parts, the new “Six Days Spain” bikes, designed with sophisticated special graphics, top the latest KTM EXC model range.
The brand new line-up of our offroad competition Enduros are proof of KTM`s ongoing commitment to our core discipline. This Enduro sportmotorcycle range will push the excitement and satisfaction of any rider to a new level. Media were able to test ride the offroad range after the launch at a KTM owned and designed track just outskirt of Rawang Town, at Sg Buaya.
The new KTM MY2017 Enduro range was unveiled Wednesday morning at KTM Malaysia, Kota Damasara office, Petaling Jaya and the new machines will begin to arrive in dealers.
The READY TO RACE KTM range MY2017 is currently arriving in dealers with various refinements and upgrades.
With input from the KTM Motorsports department being influential to serial production, especially in the USA where the factory team must race homologated machines and we can note that Ryan Dungey has just won back-to-back 450 Supercross World Championship titles aboard a KTM 450 model line-up is better than ever.
With typical KTM characteristics including a precisely designed, high-tech lightweight chrome-moly steel frame, high-tech Brembo brakes, lightweight CNC machined hubs with high-end Excel rims, Dunlop Geomax MX 3S tires, No-Dirt footpegs, an intelligent air filter box system, precisely designed bodywork and much, much more already fitted to these machines, KTM has once again reached new heights with the latest model range. For 2017 there are a number of refinements over last year including traction control for 4-stroke models, which is part of the new multifunctional handlebar map switch, new suspension components and settings, new graphics and other exciting details.
New for 2017 is:
- All new 250 SX model
- New multi-functional handlebar map switch so the rider can activate the new traction control and launch control, while choosing an alternate mapping of the engine management system
- Re-designed upper triple clamp for enhanced fork action
- New shock absorber setting for increased rider confidence
- Air pump supplied as standard for the AER 48 fork system
- Hourmeter to help keep up with precise maintenance
- Re-designed outer tubes on AER 48 forks for enhanced flex characteristics for reduced stiction and less friction, as well as a weight reduction of 265 g
- New graphics
- New seat cover that provides a better feel and grip for the rider
- New resonator system for 450 SX-F with flow design header plus a new 250 SX exhaust system
- New aluminum cylinder head stays on the engine mounts for 4-stroke SX models
The price of the KTM offroad series range from RM39,750 – RM46,110 for the 450 EXC-F Six Days