2024 KTM XCF-W FOUR-STROKE MODEL SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The 2024 KTM XC-W and XCF-W models are basically brand new and you can check out all that information at 2024 XC-W and XCF-W Model Overview  . Here are some of the features that are specific to the 2024 KTM XCF-W 350, 450 and 500 4-Stroke models:

The 2024 KTM 4-stroke Enduro range lines up with its usual arsenal of hard-hitting weaponry starting with the giant-killing KTM 350 EXC-F and KTM 350 XW-F, the completely competition-tuned KTM 450 XCF-W, and the explosive KTM 500 EXC-F and KTM 500 XW-F models commanding the assault.

ENGINES

Across the 2024 KTM 4-Stroke Enduro range, weight savings and mass centralization were on top of the engine design brief sheet.
Chassis engineers positioned the engine closer to the center of gravity for greatly improved handling and maneuverability. This was achieved by tilting the engines 2° backward and repositioning the front sprocket 3 mm lower. Together with the benefits of mass centralization and reduced weight, the anti-squat behavior of the chassis was significantly improved.

SERVICEABILITY
Another focus was put on the new 2024 KTM 4-stroke Enduro range is serviceability. Draining noses for liquids and adding service markers on the engine (▲) clearly show where to use washers, making maintenance and service easier and more accessible to different levels of riders. Added lock positions for the cam chain also improve the serviceability of the valvetrain.

EXHAUST
The KTM Enduro 4-stroke exhaust systems are expertly designed to deliver leading performance at the lowest possible weight.
The header pipe is designed and manufactured in two pieces to be as compact as possible, while the routing of the header pipe is extremely close to the engine for maximum mass centralization, and minimal exposure to rocks and tree stumps. Further innovation allows for a shorter, more compact aluminum silencer without increasing noise levels. This is stylishly finished in a black coating, highlighting its premium quality. Additionally, the new design of the pipe join position allows the exhaust to be removed without having to remove the rear shock, for easier maintenance.

TRACTION CONTROL (OPTIONAL, EXCLUSIVE TO 4-STROKE XCF-W) 

Traction control is selected to an on- or off position from the switch and functions by analyzing throttle input from the rider and the rate at which RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel ensuring maximum traction. This provides a distinct advantage on low-traction, dusty hardpack surfaces or in wet or muddy conditions and can be fitted as an optional extra.

QUICKSHIFTER (OPTIONAL,EXCLUSIVE TO 4-STROKE XCF-W) 

The new optional Quickshifter function can be activated or deactivated via the new map select switch, allowing for clutchless upshifts, with the throttle fully opened. A sensor on the shift drum notices the force on the shift lever, sends the signal to the ECU, and the ignition timing is interrupted. To prevent unintended shifts and false neutrals, the function is only active from 2nd to 5th gear.

WP XACT CLOSED CARTRIDGE FRONT FORK

An all-new 48 mm WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring fork finds its way into the 2024 KTM Enduro line-up, with a new mid-valve piston concept. This optimizes the oil flow within the cartridge for fast, consistent damping characteristics and avoids any unwanted foaming of fork oil that can lead to an unwanted change in the damping characteristics.

A new hydro stop in the last 68 mm of the stroke also helps to keep maximum compression in reserve when tackling extreme obstacles like steep drop-offs or jumps in special Enduro stages. The fork protection rings have been updated, too, with a new design that provides increased protection against dirt intrusion.

Overall, the total fork length has increased from 928 mm to 940 mm, while the stroke has increased from 292 mm to 300 mm, with new suspension settings taken directly from learnings made in the KTM and WP R&D departments.

The new fork also features easy adjustability, with rebound and compression being adjusted via hand-adjustable clickers on the bottom of the fork leg and on top of the fork top cap. This allows riders to change settings on the fly without the need for any special tool and makes for quick and easy adjustments between laps, or while refueling in the pits.

ADJUSTABLE WP XPLOR PDS REAR SHOCK 

The Progressive Damping System remains an exclusive signature element for KTM and sees an all-new design of the WP XPLOR PDS shock. More compact, with an overall length decreased to 402.7 mm, compared to 415 mm in the previous generation, the stroke has decreased from 105 mm to 102.7 mm, with a 380 g weight reduction.
It also features a new main piston, designed to optimize oil flow and more consistent damping characteristics. New bearing seals have also been included, which now set the benchmark when it comes to maintenance and service intervals.

The WP XPLOR PDS rear shock now also comes with adjustable hand clickers, allowing riders to change settings on the fly without the need for any tools. Compression is adjusted on top of the shock, with the rebound being adjusted on the bottom. Preload can also be adjusted for rider weight and preference by opening the securing ring with an Allen wrench and tightening or loosening the rear shock spring accordingly.

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