2018 KTM DUAL-SPORT BIKES RELEASED

It seems like the 2017 KTM EXC bikes only arrived a few months ago. Oh, wait–they did. The delivery of the all-new dual-sport line was delayed in bureaucracy. Not so for the 2018 models. The newer 250, 350 and 500 EXCs will be arriving in dealers very soon with new suspension settings and other updates. Here’s what KTM has to say:

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2018 KTM 250 EXC-F

The 2018 KTM 250 EXC-F has no equal in the quarter-liter dual sport category. A class-leading chassis features a lightweight frame with higher torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness to match the updated WP Xplor front fork and shock. Combine that with a quick-revving and compact DOHC engine and you have a recipe for success. With all the requisite parts needs to have access to the asphalt to link all the best sections of trail; the result is a READY TO RACE EXC-F suitable for amateur explorers, while still satisfying the pros.

2018 250 EXC-F Highlights

UPDATED WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork with new outer tubes for more sensitivity, less stiction and reduced weight. Revised settings are stiffer as well.
UPDATED WP Xplor PDS rear suspension features stiffer settings while still offering the progressive feel and excellent bottoming resistance only PDS can provide.
NEW radiator guards provide better airflow in muddy conditions.
The 250 EXC-F engine is compact while delivering class-leading torque and power figures over the entire rev range
Cylinder head with light camshafts and DLC coated finger followers make for outstanding power throughout the 12,800 rpm rev range.
Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration to move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling.
42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling.
6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty.
Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.
Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
PDS Shock mounting geometry is matched to the aluminum swingarm with a centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swingarm.
Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling.
ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side.
“No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road.
Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes.
Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort.
Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection.
2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides
“No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition.
250 EXC-F SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 249.1 cc
Bore/Stroke: 78 / 52.3 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 42 mm
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 14:49
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm / 11.8 in; 310 mm / 12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 120/100-18” Continental TKC-80
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 355 mm / 14 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 107 kg / 235.9 lbs

Price: $9599

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2018 KTM 350 EXC-F
You don’t just become the best seller; you have to earn it. The KTM 350 EXC-F has done just that – with mud, sweat and gears. The power-to-weight ratio of the 349.7 cc DOHC engine is spot on for any terrain and situation thanks to a new compact design, light camshafts, a short connecting rod and 42mm throttle Keihin throttle body. Match that engine with an updated chassis fitted with revised WP Xplor Suspension and the 350 EXC-F will answer the call no matter the terrain or how difficult the trail gets.

2018 350 EXC-F Highlights

UPDATED WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork with new outer tubes for more sensitivity, less stiction and reduced weight. Revised settings are stiffer as well.
UPDATED WP Xplor PDS rear suspension features stiffer settings while still offering the progressive feel and excellent bottoming resistance only PDS can provide.
NEW radiator guards provide better airflow in muddy conditions.
350 EXC-F engine has been designed in order to make a lighter, more compact powerplant delivering class-leading torque and power figures over the entire rev range
Cylinder head with light camshafts and DLC coated finger followers make for outstanding power throughout the 12,800 rpm rev range
Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration to move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling.
42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling.
6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty.
Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.
Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
PDS Shock mounting geometry is matched to the aluminum swingarm with a centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swingarm.
Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling.
ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side.
“No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road.
Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes.
Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort.
Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection.
2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides
“No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition.
350 EXC-F SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 349.7 cc
Bore/Stroke: 88 / 57.5 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 42 mm
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
Primary Ratio: 24:73
Final Drive: 14:52
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DD-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm / 11.8 in; 310 mm /12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 120/100-18” Continental TKC-80
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 355mm / 14 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 107.5 kg / 237 lbs

PRICE: $10,599

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2018 KTM 500 EXC-F

Powered by a 510.4 cc SOHC engine, the 2018 KTM 500 EXC-F has no equal in the dual sport realm. This compact powerhouse is fitted in a lightweight chassis suspended with a revised WP-developed Xplor fork and shock for the ultimate in handling and control. With enough power and torque to dominate the trail and eat up miles mixed with a READY TO RACE chassis, the 500 EXC-F is free of compromise.

2018 500 EXC-F Highlights

UPDATED WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork with new outer tubes for more sensitivity, less stiction and reduced weight. Revised settings are stiffer as well.
UPDATED WP Xplor PDS rear suspension features stiffer settings while still offering the progressive feel and excellent bottoming resistance only PDS can provide.
NEW radiator guards provide better airflow in muddy conditions.
The 510.4 cc engine has been designed in order to be the most compact and lightest 500 cc on the market.
Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration to move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling.
42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling.
6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty.
Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.
Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
PDS Shock mounting geometry is matched to the aluminum swingarm with a centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swingarm.
Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling.
ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side.
“No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road.
Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes.
Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort.
Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection.
2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides
“No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition.
500 EXC-F SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 510.4 cc
Bore/Stroke: 95 / 72 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 42 mm
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
Primary Ratio: 31:76
Final Drive: 14:45
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DD-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm / 11.8 in; 310 mm / 12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 120/100-18” Continental TKC-80
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 355mm / 14 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 109 kg / 240.3 lbs

PRICE: $10,999

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