2019 KTM OFF-ROAD BIKES

KTM just announced its new off-road XC models for 2019. What follows is the official tech information on the 250XC-F, 350XC-F and 450XC-F four-strokes, as well as the 300 XC and 250XC two-stroke models. For the 150XC-W, 250XC-W and 300XC-W two-strokes, click here.

 

The 2019 KTM 450XC-F will get the smae motor and chassis updates that we first saw on the mid-year release of the 450SX-F Factory Edition MX bike.
The 2019 KTM 450XC-F will get the same motor and chassis updates that we first saw on the mid-year release of the 450SX-F Factory Edition MX bike.

FRAME
All XC models feature new high-tech and lightweight chrome-moly steel frames in various profiles patterned after the SX design, including hydro-formed elements produced by WP Performance Systems with state-of-the-art robots. They have the proven geometries as before but due to a re-design in several areas they feature an optimized stiffness (longitudinal + 2%, torsional + 10%) compared to the predecessor versions which provides better feedback to the rider, more precise handling and improved stability without compromising comfort. The laterally attached engine head stays (the connection between cylinder/head and frame) are now made in aluminum for all models (new for 250 XC and 300 XC) and contribute to precise cornering and a reduced vibration level. Newly designed frame guards feature a structured surface improving the grip and the right one also serves as heat protector for the muffler. On the 4-stroke frames three new brackets in the lower part of the frame allow the fixation of an optional composite skid plate offered in Power Parts, in the 250and 300 XC frame the engine is raised by 1° around the swing arm pivot improving the handling and the grip of the front wheel. All XC models come with a tucked in frame mounted side stand.
The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles, which weighs less than 900gr. For better rear fender stability it is 40 mm longer than before.

The 250XC two-stroke will continue to have a carburetor for the forseable future.

NEW:
Reworked frames improved stiffness, handling and straight line stability
4-strokes with new brackets for fixation of a skid plate easy mount of an optional skid plate
250/300 XC with aluminum head stays reduced weight
250/300 XC engine position raised by 1° improved handling, better front wheel grip
40 mm longer subframe improved rear fender stability

SWINGARM
All models are fitted with a reworked cast aluminum swingarm featuring a longer slot for the rear axle. This allows the adjustment of the rear wheel in a position up to 5 mm further back which gives the rider the option of gaining more straight line stability for fast tracks and whoops. The single-component casting process offers low weight and a perfect flex behavior.
NEW:
Longer rear axle slot better straight line stability

BODYWORK
All factory riders were involved in shaping the new bodywork of the XC models together with the specialists from KTM R&D and Kiska Design. The results are all new plastics that provide perfect ergonomics and contact points for the rider, maximum freedom of movement and improved handling. In addition, the I-beam design for the front and rear fenders are prime examples of an intelligent design, which guarantees maximum stability at lowest weight through a well thought-out structure and mounting.
NEW:
New bodywork better ergonomics, more freedom of movement, improved handling, new appearance

SEAT
A newly shaped seat provides improved ergonomics and better seat comfort. Due to newly developed silicone strips the seat cover provides better feel and grip. The fixation of the seat with one long, lateral screw is safe and easy to remove and install.
NEW:
Newly shaped seat better ergonomics and comfort

AIRBOX

The new airbox has been completely reworked ensuring better airflow towards the engine for optimal performance and throttle response. In addition the new design offers maximum protection of the air filter against soiling. Together with new intake snorkels (except for 125/150cc) this leads to further improved engine performance. The large Twin-Air air filter is mounted on a stiff cage, which provides the fixation of the system at the same time. The simple design also minimizes incorrect installation of the filter and cage. The filter can be changed without tools in seconds, a standard, original feature by KTM.
NEW:
Reworked airbox and intake snorkels maximum protection of the air filter against soiling, better airflow for optimal performance

FUEL TANK
All models of the XC range are fitted with newly designed lightweight polyethylene tanks improving the ergonomics with a capacity of approx. 2.4 gallons of fuel for the 4-stroke XC-F’s and 2.65 gallons for the 2-strokes XC bikes. The filler cap features a ¼-turn bayonet mechanism with an orange quick-release button for extra fast refueling. All fuel-injected models are fitted with an integrated fuel pump system and an additional fuel level sensor, which indicates low fuel level via a warning light.
NEW:
New fuel tanks improved ergonomics

EXHAUST
The engineers put a lot of effort into developing completely reworked exhaust systems for all models. When it comes to improved power delivery and performance of the new bikes the new exhausts plays a key role and they are hard to beat by any accessory exhaust systems. In addition they provide the slimmer ergonomics while being safely within the noise limits for racing.
The four-strokes are fitted with new, model-specific header pipes showing a further advanced resonator version called FDH (Flow Design Header), which is a small chamber around the pipe. This is a unique standard feature, well integrated into the pipe, making the front part of the exhaust slimmer and providing better engine performance and reduced noise.
The 2-strokes shine with new exhaust pipes made by WP Performance Systems in an innovative 3D process which further improve the performance. The 250/300 XC pipe features reduced width and more ground clearance and due to the new shape it is stronger against hits and deformation. In terms of performance it allows a higher over-rev of the engine giving the 250 XC and 300 XC even livelier engine characteristics.
All models are fitted with new silencers featuring reworked internal designs individually developed for each model. The plastic holder of the 2-strokes mufflers is now replaced by lightweight, welded mounting brackets. In addition new perforated inner tubes work together with a new and lighter silencer packing for more efficient and more durable noise reduction. Weight reduction approx. 300gr.
The 4-stroke mufflers feature a new profile of the aluminium sleeve and a new end cap as well as a reworked internal design. A longer connecting pipe of the muffler moves the split between header pipe and muffler further in front. This improves the user-friendliness because the exhaust system can now be disassembled without removing the shock absorber before and allows better access to the shock.

NEW:
New 4-stroke header pipes with FDH resonator system, reworked 2-stroke pipes improved performance
New mufflers for all models optimal performance in conjunction with low noise level

CHASSIS – Wheels, brakes, handlebars, wiring harness, seat, cooling system, graphics

HANDLEBAR
All XC models are equipped with a tapered handlebar made of high-strength aluminum by NEKEN, which is fixed in rubber damped handlebar mountings allowing the handlebar to be mounted in two different positions. All models are all fitted with ODI volcanized grips on the right side while on the left side of the bar a comfortable ODI lock-on grip is mounted, which does not require any wire or glue to be fixed. All XC models come standard with hand guards.
A reworked bar pad featuring a newly designed cover can be fixed easier to the handlebar.

NEW:
Reworked bar pad and cover better look, improved fixation

HANDLEBAR MAP SWITCH
All four-stroke models are equipped with a multi-functional handlebar map switch, which features various functions:
Activation of the traction control
Activation of the launch control
Selection of an alternative power curve (standard <–> advanced),

The TRACTION CONTROL is a unique feature. With its new setting it guarantees even more efficient traction and better control of the bike when accelerating the bike especially on wet tracks. It can be activated by the handlebar map switch during riding. With a simple push of the two buttons at idle speed the rider can also activate the LAUNCH CONTROL which provides more efficient starts out of the gate by reducing the maximum engine speed for the very first moment of the start to give better control. Thanks to a reworked set-up the Launch Control now benefits automatically from the Traction Control during acceleration in order to reduce wheel spin for maximal possible traction. The EFI control lamp mounted on the upper triple clamps indicates when the function is active. In addition the map switch gives the rider the chance to select an alternative, more powerful map beside the standard configuration.

New;
Improved setting of traction and launch control better traction, more efficient starts

WHEELS
The KTM wheels use lightweight, CNC machined hubs and high-end Giant rims guaranteeing maximum stability at minimum weight. 18 Inch rear wheels on all XC models
the wheels are fitted with the latest offroad tires from Dunlop,(AT 81)

BATTERY & WIRING HARNESS
All XC-F engines are fitted with the proven electric starter – a unique KTM feature and a major benefit at all levels of motocross racing. A new and more capable, super lightweight 2 Ah Lithium-Ion starter battery provides even quicker starting of the engine especially at cold weather conditions and contributes to the low vehicle weight. A reworked packaging of the voltage regulator and condenser concentrate the electrical components in a common area below the seat and make the entire system even more reliable.
NEW:
Stronger and super light Lithium-Ion battery better starting
Reworked wiring harness and packaging compact electrical system

GRAPHICS
New modern graphics highlight the new generation of cutting-edge KTM bikes. Still feature in-mold design.

NEW:
New most modern graphic design Factory appearance

COOLING SYSTEM
All models feature newly designed radiators made by WP Performance Systems which are mounted 12mm lower than the predecessors. This lowers the center of gravity and in conjunction with a new radiator shape they match perfectly with the design of the new spoilers to make the bike narrower and easier to get forward on the bike. Thanks to CFD calculated liquid circulation and air ventilation the entire system was improved. Also a reworked coolant tube integrated in the frame triangle features 4 mm larger center tube increasing the cross section by 57%. This makes the coolant flow from the cylinder head to the radiators more efficient.
A sophisticated design of the new radiator guards integrated in the front part of the spoilers provides efficient protection for the new radiators in case of crashes.
NEW:
Newly designed radiators and optimized cooling system more efficient cooling

BRAKES
High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM off-road bikes, and are combined with lightweight Wave discs.

The XC models have the same suspension components as the MX bikes, but with off-road settings.

SHOCK
The DDC monoshock made by WP Performance Systems has been developed in conjunction with the entire frame and swingarm architecture, including the linkage system and the AER 48 forks. An updated main piston and new settings provide improved damping characteristics and match perfectly the reworked front fork set-up. Fully adjustable including high- and low speed compression you can set the shock to any offroad conditions and riders preferences.
NEW:
WP monoshock with reworked main piston and offoad settings for all models confidence inspiring damping characteristics

The XC models will come with the WP AER48 air fork, whereas the XC-Ws and the EXCs will have the Xplor 48.

FORKS
All models are fitted with the super-lightweight WP AER 48 front fork, a 48 mm USD air-sprung fork developed by WP Performance Systems in close collaboration with KTM. It is a split fork with separate functions for each fork leg. That means damping functions are on the right side, whereas the air spring is in the left. The left leg features a two-chamber system with a capsuled air cartridge to prevent loss of air pressure e.g. spring force. That means in case of a leaking outer seal the internal cartridge pressure keeps the bike in position. The air spring is easy to adjust to any rider weight via a single air valve. No special tools are required, the air pump supplied with the bike is enough. The right fork leg integrates a damping cartridge to fit single damping leg requirements. Damping can be adjusted to the riding conditions and the rider’s preferences (compression from top, rebound from bottom, 30 clicks each).
NEW: WP AER 48 fork with reworked offroad settings on the damping set-ups improved damping characteristics

TRIPLE CLAMP
Top quality, CNC machined triple clamps have been something of a KTM trademark for years. The new models feature reworked and stiffer upper triple clamps (22mm off-set for all models) which feature an improved stiffness adapted to the reworked frame stiffness and the flex characteristics of the latest fork in order to improve the both handling and stability.
The rubber damped handlebar fixation reduces the vibration level and allows to fix the handlebar in 2 positions. In addition an hour meter is fitted at the upper triple clamp in order to keep the rider informed when maintenance should be performed.

NEW:
Redesigned upper triple clamps improved handling and stability

WEIGHT
One target of the KTM engineers when developing the new XC models was a further weight reduction compared to the previous generation. The result is: the current XC models set a clear benchmark again, they are (by far) the lightest bikes in the competition.

4-STROKES

KTM continues the powerhouse revolution with its range of world-leading 4-Stroke engines. The sheer power, rideability and performance of the KTM 4-stroke bike makes it difficult to beat in all classes. For the MY 2019 all models feature reworked engines and set a new benchmark again when it comes to performance, power delivery and rideability.

The 2019 KTM 250XC-F shares most of its motor components with the 250SX-F motocross bike, but has a six-speed gearbox.
The 2019 KTM 250XC-F shares most of its motor components with the 250SX-F motocross bike, but has a six-speed gearbox.

250 XC-F ENGINE
The 250 XC-F engine is based on the new generation 250 SX-F, with updates on valve timing, exhaust, airbox and EMS the entire power pack produces even more torque and power across the entire rpm range up to 14,000 rpm. Its compact architecture contributes to an excellent mass centralization. This supports the easy rideability of the bike together with a low weight of only 57 lb, including the incredibly beneficial electric starter.

250 XC-F CYLINDER HEAD
The centerpiece of the compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine is the cutting-edge cylinder head. It features two overhead camshafts which activate the titanium valves (intake 32.5mm, exhaust 26.5mm) via super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating. The exhaust cam shaft features a new timing for improved power delivery.
NEW:
New exhaust cam shaft improved power delivery

250 XC-F CYLINDER & PISTON
In the short cylinder that has a bore of 78mm, works a lightweight, forged bridged box-type piston made by CP. It features a unique piston crown shape adapted to the combustion chamber and stands out with its extra rigid structure, combined with a low weight. The compression ratio is at 14.4:1. Thanks to the low oscillating masses, the engine displays extremely lively characteristics.

250 XC-F CRANKSHAFT
The 250 XC-F’s has a rigid crankshaft which features a connecting rod with a plain big end bearing featuring two force-fitted bearing shells run directly on the crank pin. This design is a major prerequisite for the extremely high engine speed levels and the unrivalled maximum power of the 250cc engine. Not only that, it enhances the engine’s durability, allowing long crankshaft service intervals, which is a huge customer benefit in relation to time, effort and cost.

250 XC-F COUNTER BALANCE SHAFT
In order to balance the mass-forces the 250 XC-F engine uses a multifunctional counter balance shaft, which at the same time drives the water pump and timing chain.

250 XC-F ELECTRIC STARTER
The 250 XC-F is fitted with a unique electric starter as standard, which is well known as a clear advantage when it comes to crunch time in the heat of battle. A strong starter motor made by Mitsuba and the proven starter drive guarantees efficient and reliable starting.

250 XC-F ENGINE CASES AND COVERS
The design of the die-cast engine cases allowed for minimal weight and a very centralized shaft configuration. This makes the engine very short and compact, while contributing to an efficient centralization of masses. The engine covers feature a surface structure, which reduce the wear caused by the rider’s boots.

250 XC-F CLUTCH
A newly developed DS (diaphragm steel) clutch features a one-piece clutch basket combined with the primary gear made of high-strength billet steel. It guarantees unbeatable reliability and contributes to the narrow engine size due to its compact rivet-less design. It is fitted with extremely heat-resistant steel carrier friction discs which ensure a good disengagement of the clutch. These are pre-tensioned by means of a diaphragm spring, substantially reducing the operating force required to pull the clutch. The Brembo hydraulic system provides easy and precise modulation.

NEW:
Newly designed DS clutch very compact and reliable clutch system

250 XC-F TRANSMISSION
The 250 XC-F uses a new 6-speed transmission made by PANKL RACING SYSTEMS ensuring the highest durability and reliability level. There was no need to change the gear ratios that are perfectly matched to the power delivery.
An advanced “NO DIRT” gear lever design prevents dirt from blocking the joint of the lever and guarantees safe activation of the transmission.
All four-stroke engines are fitted with a gear sensor giving the option of different engine characteristics for each gear.
NEW:
PANKL is the new manufacturer of the transmission improved durability and reliability.

250 XC-F ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The state-of-the-art Keihin Engine Management System, with electronic fuel injection, features a new 44mm throttle body, which provides a spontaneous response and maximum performance thanks to its unique injector position. This guarantees excellent atomization of the fuel with the air on its way to the combustion chamber. In addition there are separate systems for cold start and idle adjustment. A reworked throttle cable mount allows for smoother routing of the cables and better access, an improved seal of the MAP sensor (MAP = Manifold-Absolute-Pressure) makes the system even more reliable.
The ECU features new maps adapted to the new exhaust and cylinder head and it regulates the unique traction and launch control. In addition it provides different maps for optimal power characteristics for each gear according to the information received by the gear sensor.
NEW:
Reworked throttle body improved throttle cable routing and better reliability
New maps, optimized Launch and Traction control set-up optimal performance, more efficient starts, better traction.

The 2019 KTM 350XC-F will be the basis for Kailub Russell's GNCC bike.
The 2019 KTM 350XC-F will be the basis for Kailub Russell’s GNCC bike.

350 XC-F

The success story of the 350 XC-F is certainly unrivaled. It has been the bike KTM Factory FMF offroad rider Kailub Russell has used to dominate the GNCC series. Over the years and again for 2019 350 XC-F has gained a lot of performance and torque providing almost as much power as a 450, but with the agility of a 250 – so the basic idea is easily summarized, and has been a concept with success from the start.
350 XC-F ENGINE
The engine of the 350 XC-F features a compact and very light (58.6 lb.) construction. Featuring a new clutch, improved transmission and a re-designed and lighter DOHC cylinder head the engine is stronger than ever before. Lightweight titanium valves and DLC coated finger followers allow for lively but also very strong engine characteristics. Fitted with the latest electronic fuel injection system and electric starter, it has an even wider usable speed range, improved performance and incredibly efficient rideability.

350 XC-F CYLINDER HEAD
The 350 XC-F has a reworked cylinder head design featuring the same architecture as before but it lost 200gr of weight. The two overhead camshafts with a friction-optimized super-fine surface, finger followers with a DLC coating are carried over as well as four lightweight titanium valves (intake 36.3mm, exhaust 29.1mm). The flow rate has been maximized for an optimal power band, with outstanding performance across the entire range, which ends at an engine speed of 13,400 rpm.
NEW:
Reworked cylinder head reduced weight

350 XC-F CYLINDER & PISTON
In the short cylinder, with a bore of 88mm, is a forged bridged box-type piston made by CP. Its piston crown geometry is adapted perfectly to the high-compression combustion chamber and stands out with its extra rigid structure, combined with a low weight. The compression ratio is at 14:1. Thanks to the low oscillating masses, the engine offers extremely lively characteristics.

350 XC-F CRANKSHAFT
The 350 crankshaft features a stiff design and it utilizes a short connecting rod, contributing to the compact and light engine with a dynamic and efficient power delivery. A plain big end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells run directly on the crank pin. This design is a major prerequisite for the extremely high engine speed levels and the unrivalled maximum power of the 350cc engine. Not only that, it enhances the engine’s durability, allowing long crankshaft service intervals – a customer benefit in respect of time, effort and cost.

350 XC-F COUNTER BALANCER SHAFT
In order to balance the mass-forces, the 350 XC-F engine uses a multifunctional counter balance shaft, which at the same time drives the water pump and timing chain.

350 XC-F ELECTRIC STARTER

The 350 XC-F is fitted with a unique electric starter as standard, which is well known as a clear advantage when it comes to crunch time in the heat of battle. A strong starter motor made by Mitsuba and the proven starter drive guarantees efficient and reliable starting.

350 XC-F CLUTCH
A newly developed DS (diaphragm steel) clutch features a one-piece clutch basket combined with the primary gear made of high-strength billet steel. It guarantees unbeatable reliability and contributes to the narrow engine size due to its compact rivet-less design. It is fitted with extremely heat-resistant steel carrier friction discs which ensure a good disengagement of the clutch. These are pre-tensioned by means of a diaphragm spring, substantially reducing the operating force required to pull the clutch. The Brembo hydraulic system provides easy and precise modulation.
NEW:
Newly designed DS clutch very compact and reliable clutch system

350 XC-F TRANSMISSION
The 350 XC-F uses a new 5-speed transmission made by PANKL RACING SYSTEMS ensuring the highest durability and reliability level. There was no need to change the gear ratios that are perfectly matched to the power delivery of the large displacement engine.
An advanced “NO DIRT” gear lever design prevents dirt from blocking the joint of the lever and guarantees safe activation of the transmission.
All four-stroke engines are fitted with a gear sensor giving the option of different engine characteristics for each gear.
NEW:
PANKL is the new manufacturer of the transmission improved durability and reliability.
350 XC-F ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The state-of-the-art Keihin Engine Management System, with electronic fuel injection, features a new 44mm throttle body, which provides a spontaneous response and maximum performance thanks to its unique injector position. This guarantees excellent atomization of the fuel with the air on its way to the combustion chamber. In addition there are separate systems for cold start and idle adjustment. A reworked throttle cable mount allows for smoother routing of the cables and better access, an improved seal of the MAP sensor (MAP = Manifold-Absolute-Pressure) makes the system even more reliable.
The ECU features new maps adapted to the new exhaust and cylinder head and it regulates the unique traction and launch control. In addition it provides different maps for optimal power characteristics for each gear according to the information received by the gear sensor.
NEW:
Reworked throttle body improved throttle cable routing and better reliability
New maps, optimized Launch and Traction control set-up optimal performance, more efficient starts, better traction.

2019 KTM 450XC-F.
2019 KTM 450XC-F.

450 XC-F

The successful powerhouse of the 450 XC-F has been reworked and features even more compact dimensions, further reduced weight to 59.5 lb. and a more efficient performance throughout the rev range. Fitted with a newly designed, extremely compact single overhead camshaft cylinder head and the latest electronic fuel injection, it is distinguished by unrivaled power and a highly efficient power delivery. And last but not least including the super-beneficial electric starter this model is the lightest 450 engine on the offroad competition market.

450 XC-F CYLINDER HEAD
The 450 XC-F is fitted with a newly developed SOHC cylinder head which is much more compact, 15mm lower and 500gr lighter improving the mass centralization. The gas flow through the newly shaped ports is controlled by a new overhead camshaft which is now closer to the center of gravity improving the handling. It features an improved cam surface and a shorter valve timing for better responsiveness. It activates four ultra-lightweight titanium valves (intake 40mm, exhaust 33mm) via extremely rigid rocker arms, which are DLC coated on the intake side allowing engine speeds of up to 9,500rpm. New low-friction chain guides contribute to reduced friction. The new head configuration guarantees a more efficient power delivery and an unrivalled performance of the large displacement KTM engine.
NEW:
Newly developed SOHC cylinder head weight reduced by 500gr, more compact design, better mass centralization
New camshaft with shorter valve timing and improved surface improved responsiveness and reliability
Low-friction chain guide and DLC coating high reliability, reduced friction

450 XC-F CYLINDER AND PISTON
In the short cylinder, featuring a bore of 95mm, is an extremely lightweight box-in-box type piston that delivers a major contribution to the engine’s low vibrations and engine-speed strength. The compression ratio is 12.75:1.

450 XC-F CRANKSHAFT
The 450 XC-F’s crankshaft is located in an ideal position close to the center of gravity contributing to an easy bike handling. It utilizes a short connecting rod, which contributes to an overall compact and light engine with a snappy power delivery, while a well-balanced inertia supports the traction and rideability. A plain big end bearing with two force-fitted bearing shells runs directly on the crank pin. The necessary oil feed for this bearing is ensured by the engine’s pressure lubrication. This design is a decisive customer benefit in terms of the crankshaft service interval, which can be lengthened due to the plain bearing.

450 XC-F ELECTRIC STARTER
Like all KTM 4-stroke motorcycles, the 450 XC-F is started with ease by pushing a button. Especially in the heat of a racing battle, as demonstrated time and time again, an electric starter can become an invaluable advantage.

450 XC-F CLUTCH
The 450 XC-F employs the KTM-developed DDS clutch (damped diaphragm steel) with a wear-free steel basket and extremely heat resistant clutch plates. This design is distinguished by employing a diaphragm spring instead of the usual coil springs, which makes for a considerably easier clutch action. The diaphragm spring also leaves sufficient space for a damping system integrated into the clutch hub, which benefits for both traction and durability.
The hydraulic Brembo clutch mechanism offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

450 XC-F TRANSMISSION
The 450 uses a new 5 speed transmission ensuring the highest durability and reliability level. There was no need to change the gear ratios that are perfectly matched to the power delivery of the large displacement engine.
An advanced “NO DIRT” gear lever design prevents dirt from blocking the joint of the lever and guarantees safe activation of the transmission.
All four-stroke engines are fitted with a gear sensor giving the option of different engine characteristics for each gear.

450 XC-F ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The state-of-the-art Keihin Engine Management System, with electronic fuel injection, features a new 44mm throttle body, which provides a spontaneous response and maximum performance thanks to its unique injector position. This guarantees excellent atomization of the fuel with the air on its way to the combustion chamber. In addition there are separate systems for cold start and idle adjustment. A reworked throttle cable mount allow for smoother routing of the cables and better access, an improved seal of the MAP sensor (MAP = Manifold-Absolute-Pressure) makes the system even more reliable.
The ECU features new maps adapted to the new exhaust and cylinder head and it regulates the unique traction and launch control. In addition it provides different maps for optimal power characteristics for each gear according to the information received by the gear sensor.
NEW:
Reworked throttle body improved throttle cable routing and better reliability
New maps, optimized Launch and Traction control set-up optimal performance, more efficient starts, better traction

2-STROKES

KTM sets the benchmark in terms of 2-Stroke technology with its vast range of race winning offroad racing bikes. While many manufacturers may have turned their back on the development of the lighter weight range, KTM’s success in numerous offroad competitions with these motors, and especially for junior racing, is second to none. KTM provides a full-range of motorcycles with the intention of ensuring the junior can progress through the ranks with the same brand they are accustomed to from an early age. They are excellent alternatives for all those who search for an easy to ride offroad bike with an outstanding power-to-weight ratio and a less demanding technology compared to the 4-strokes. For MY 2019 all models feature all new chassis and lot of detail improvements making these bikes even faster than before.

The KTM 300XC will have a carburetor, whereas the XC-W version will be fuel-injected.
The KTM 300XC will have a carburetor, whereas the XC-W version will be fuel-injected.

250 XC and 300 XC ENGINE
The engine of the 250 and 300 XC is known to be the most powerful and most competitive 2-stroke engine of the class. The new KTM engine features a cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve, a counter balance shaft for low engine vibrations, a 6-speed transmission and a hydraulically operated DDS clutch. Thanks to refinements of the cylinder and exhaust the 250cc power plant shines with outstanding performance and is the right choice for everybody who loves low purchasing and maintenance costs and the typical 2-stroke sound.

250 / 300 XC CYLINDER
The cylinder of the 250 (300) XC with a bore of 66,4mm (72mm) is fitted with a Twin-Valve power valve system which features a machined exhaust port for more precise function of the power valve improving the power delivery for MY19. The power characteristics can be changed within a few seconds thanks to two supplied springs allowing optimal settings to different tracks and rider’s preference. The lateral cylinder head brackets allow a more efficient fixation of the engine to the frame via 2 head stays reducing the vibration level which are now made of aluminum instead of steel.
NEW:
Machined exhaust port higher precision of the power valve, improved power delivery

250 / 300 XC TRANSMISSION
The engine is fitted with a 5-speed (250) / 6-speed (300) semi close gearbox with the optimal gear ratios for any kind of riding. The so-called “NO DIRT” gear lever design prevents dirt from blocking the joint of the lever guaranteeing always safe activation of the transmission.

250 / 300 XC COUNTER BALANCE SHAFT
The engine is fitted with a lateral counter balance shaft in order to reduce the vibration level. This lowers the stress level for the rider making the ride more comfortable and enjoyable.

250 / 300 XC WATER PUMP
The engine features a reworked water pump casing in order to optimize the flow of the liquid for more efficient cooling.
NEW:
Reworked water pump more efficient cooling

250 / 300 XC CLUTCH
The 250 / 300 XC employ the KTM-developed DDS clutch (damped diaphragm steel) with a wear-free steel basket and extremely heat resistant clutch plates. This design is distinguished by employing a diaphragm spring instead of the usual coil springs, which makes for a considerably easier clutch action. The diaphragm spring also leaves sufficient space for a damping system integrated into the clutch hub, which benefits both traction and durability.
The hydraulic Brembo clutch mechanism stands for light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

250 / 300 XC CARBURETOR
The 38mm flat slide carburetor provides smooth and controllable power delivery and guarantees optimal performance over the entire range. A new carburetor setting is adapted to the new airbox and exhaust design.
NEW:
Reworked carburetor setting adapted to the new airbox and exhaust system improved throttle response and engine behavior

250 / 300 EXHAUST
The 250 and 300 XC is fitted with a new exhaust system featuring a newly designed exhaust pipe and the muffler. The pipe produced with the latest WP Performance Systems 3-D stamping technology allows for more ground clearance and features reduced width making the entire bike more compact. And in conjunction with the reworked internal design of the silencer the power delivery and engine performance have been further improved. In addition the plastic fixing system of the muffler is replaced by welded aluminum brackets reducing the weight of the muffler slightly.
NEW:
New exhaust pipe and muffler more compact dimensions, improved power delivery and performance
New brackets of the muffler reduced weight.

For information on the 150XC-W, 250XC-W and 300XC-W, click here.

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