2014 KTM 450 XC-F: THE BENCHMARK

Charlie Mullins often leads the GNCC pack aboard the potent XC-F. No wonder, as the compact SOHC engine with the groundbreaking injection technology guarantees brute but highly controllable power. Among the large 4-strokes, the 450 XC-F scores mainly with its performance and agility. It is the right choice for every cross-country rider looking for torque and power with lots of control for XC1 racing.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

ENGINE

Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 449.3 cm³ (27.418 cu in)
Bore 95 mm (3.74 in)
Stroke 63.4 mm (2.496 in)
Starting aid Electric starter
Gearbox 5-gear, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Pressure circulation lubrication with two Eaton pumps
Primary transmission 32:76
Secondary gear ratio 14:50
Cooling Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Clutch DDS Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment

CHASSIS

Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC
Shock absorber WP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 317 mm (12.48 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs - diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,495±10 mm (58.86±0.39 in)
Ground clearance, unloaded 371 mm (14.61 in)
Seat height, unloaded 992 mm (39.06 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 9 l (2.4 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)
Weight without fuel, approx. 109.5 kg (241.4 lb.)