2024 KTM EXC enduro vary
KTM have pulled the covers off their massively common EXC vary and declare that 95 per cent of the parts on the 2024 bikes are new.
The massive information for two-stroke devotees is the transfer from Switch Port Injection, launched in 2017, to the 39 mm Keihin Throttle Physique Injection system used for the previous few years by their manufacturing unit backed enduro riders. The in-frame oil tank remains to be retained and oil nonetheless injected, so there’s nonetheless no requirement to premix gas.
The reed valve case has newly added plastic flaps on the skin of the reed valve case for higher sealing of your complete consumption tract. KTM declare that this new design negates over-fuelling in excessive up or downhill sections and helps eradicate bogging down or working wealthy.
With the introduction of EFI, the ability valve is now electronically managed in response to the throttle place and engine RPMs. Being auto-calibrating, there’s no extra problem with incorrect energy valve changes, with the EMS calculating the perfect place mechanically.
KTM declare this leads to linear and predictable energy supply in any respect throttle inputs, in addition to the flexibility to include completely different engine maps throughout the 2-stroke vary. On the four-stroke vary, the map switches have multi-functionality, getting used to toggle between engine maps, Traction Management, and Fast-shifter choices.
The backbones of the machines are new with the hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded black powder-coated body claimed to supply extra flex in the best areas. The shock mount is now not linked to the principle body tube and new mount is claimed to enhance anti-squat. The engine place has been modified to reposition the rotating mass. The four-stroke engines are tilted two-degrees backward and the entrance sprocket is now 3 mm decrease.
Thicker body partitions additionally contribute to improved reliability and particular rigidity in high-stress areas such because the steering head and the shock mounts, whereas new parallel body mounts throughout the 2024 two-stroke vary are claimed to additional enhance flex traits.
A brand new hole, die-cast aluminium swingarm is optimised for rigidity, whereas an improved casting course of is claimed to scale back weight by roughly 190 g. A brand new 22 mm rear axle has additionally been fitted to match the brand new flex traits of the chassis.
On account of the brand new body geometry, the footrest mounts have moved inwards, making for an general slimmer profile. This makes the foot-pegs much less inclined to hooking in deep ruts or slim tracks. Nevertheless, the general dimension of the footrests has elevated.
Cast triple clamps characteristic a “extra forgiving” high-flex steering stem which is claimed to convey extra shock absorption and flex to the rider. This revised design and optimised stiffness require a better tightening torque of the mounting screws, with the higher triple clamp being tightened to twenty Nm, and the decrease triple clamp to fifteen Nm.
These are paired with new bar mounts that present elevated floor space grip to new, black, tapered NEKEN aluminium handlebars. That includes the identical proprietary KTM bend as discovered on the newest KTM SX fashions. A bigger, newly designed KTM branded bar pad, that includes the identical design patterns as seen on the body protectors and tank spoilers.
An all-new light-weight (1.815 kg) two-piece subframe, constructed from a mix of polyamide and bolstered aluminium doubles because the housing for a few of the digital mind packing containers. The first one being a brand new ‘Offroad Management Unit’ that replaces using digital fuses and relays. Within the occasion of any electrical element failure, the outputs are deactivated individually, with the error standing of every unit indicated by a purple or inexperienced LED mild. KTM declare this makes for fast and simple troubleshooting on the path, time will inform..
Suspension adjustments features a new 48 mm WP XACT closed cartridge spring fork with a brand new mid-valve piston idea that’s claimed to optimise oil movement inside the cartridge. A brand new hydro cease within the final 68 mm of the stroke additionally helps to maintain most compression in reserve. The fork safety rings have been up to date with a brand new design that’s claimed to supply elevated safety towards grime intrusion. General, the whole fork size has elevated from 928 mm to 940 mm, whereas the stroke has elevated from 292 mm to 300 mm.
On the rear a brand new WP XPLOR PDS shock is adjustable for pre-load, rebound and compression damping. Adjustments to damping at both finish requires no instruments. Extra compact, with an general size decreased to 402.7 mm, in comparison with 415 mm within the earlier era, the stroke has decreased from 105 mm to 102.7 mm, with a 380 g weight discount. It additionally includes a new primary piston, designed to optimise oil movement and extra constant damping traits. New bearing seals have additionally been included, which KTM declare set the benchmark in relation to upkeep and repair intervals.
A brand new entrance fender design now additionally options what KTM declare are mud-repelling fins for expelling grime and dust from hitting the rider or radiators and the remainder of the bodywork can also be all-new and contains purple flashes that hark again to KTM enduro bikes of 25 years in the past.
A brand new chain guard and chain sliders are claimed to supply improved sturdiness and fewer likelihood of hooking on boots or exterior objects, in addition to lowering grime build-up across the swingarm and chain guard. Chain adjustment markings are actually seen from above to permit for simpler chain adjustment.
The see-through four-stroke gas tanks are 8.3 litres in capability whereas the two-strokes maintain 8.9 litres. An built-in gas pump on the four-stroke Enduro vary has an exterior gas line that’s positioned to make it much less uncovered to wreck. A brand new one-piece gas pump and filter present an improved gas provide permitting the tank to be emptied additional on the low gas degree.
A totally new LED headlight unit is claimed to have improved lightning output by as much as 300 per cent. The headlight masks itself integrates a triple clamp protector which covers the decrease triple clamp and protects it from put on obtained from roost, whereas contained in the headlight, the LED lighting unit receives a brand new quick-release system.
A light-weight Li-Ion 2.0 Ah battery is fitted to the 2024 KTM EXC vary and the retrofitting of a back-up kick-starter is now not potential on any engine capability.
The all-new 2024 KTM EXC and EXC-F vary can be accessible at authorised KTM sellers in Australia and New Zealand from September 2023 onwards.