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KTM 300XC-W

300 2-STROKE COMPARISON: KTM XC VS. XC-W

In the U.S., there are two different 300cc two-strokes that carry the KTM name: the 300XC and the 300XC-W. Up front, the two bikes seem very similar. They both have the most successful motor in KTM history; the 300cc two-stroke. Both have Transfer Port Injection, oil injection and six-speed transmissions. According to KTM’s overall plan, […]

2022 KTM 300XC-W: RAW VIDEO

We are currently in the midst of a 300 two-stroke comparison between two-seemingly similar bikes offered by KTM; the 300XC and the 300XC-W. The XC-W is considered by many to be the ultimate off-road bike for tight trail and extreme conditions, whereas the XC is aimed more at the racing community. Here’s a little footage […]

10 MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THE KTM 300 2-STROKE: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

The KTM 300XC-W TPI isn’t that different from a conventional two-stroke. We’ve been dealing with fuel-injection for over a decade now on four-strokes, and the rest of the bike offers no real technological differences from a bike in the late ’90s. In response to a large number of requests, here are my top 10 maintenance […]

10 GREATEST DIRT BIKES OF THE DECADE, 2010 – 2019

The last decade  brought a period of rapid improvement in dirt-bike design.  We’ve seen technology like electric start and fuel injection go mainstream, four-strokes become lighter and dual-sports break new ground. In general, the bikes of today have improved across the board compared to those of 10 years ago. This is a collection of the […]