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In keeping with KTM tradition, the frames are made from high quality, lightweight, chromoly steel profiles. In conjunction with the rear PDS damping system, they are designed for optimum absorption of shocks introduced into the frame by the rear wheel. In response to the trend for aluminum frames followed by our rivals, we supply a high-tech steel frame that weighs approx. 0.5 kg (1.1 lb.) less than the lightest competitor. Moreover, it's easier to maintain, work on it is simpler and it provides more space for the fuel tank and other components.
All 2013 KTM XC-W models are designed with a lightweight, cast aluminum swingarm featuring direct linkage of the PDS shock absorber on the upper side. The aluminum casting process allows production of a single-piece swingarm with unlimited geometric possibilities and reduces inconsistencies caused by welding work. The swingarm has been designed to provide targeted flexibility on the one hand, thereby bolstering the suspension, and high torsional stiffness on the other.
Brakes from Brembo are standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and, together with lightweight wave-type brake discs, they are recognized as the measure of all things in terms of application and brake performance. The further refined rear brake cylinder has a new internal mechanism that ensures less wear at the rubber seal for greater durability.