KTM PRESENTS ITS MODEL YEAR 2014 OFFROAD RANGE
KTM continues to set the benchmark in the development of offroad motorcycles with the presentation of its Model Year 2014 range.
A stand-out example of the company’s dedication to ongoing research and development is the star attraction in the Enduro range, the brand new 250 EXC-F, featuring a completely new engine based on the very successful 350 EXC-F.
KTM’s 2014 Off-road range starts with the three sport minicycles, the 50 SX, 65 SX and 85 SX, the starter bikes for tomorrow’s factory rider heroes. The 2014 model year is crowned by KTM’s title-winning Motocross range of bikes featuring six: 125 SX, 150 SX and 250 SX two-stroke and 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F and 450 SX-F four-stroke bikes.
The Enduro line up offers eight different models: the 125 EXC, 200 EXC, 250 EXC and 300 EXC two-stroke bikes and the 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F, 450 EXC and 500 EXC four-strokes. The limited edition Six Days is available in all models except the 200cc and features special graphics dedicated to the Sardinia ISDE.
Model upgrades continue to set industry standards in Enduro and Motocross
Comprehensive improvements to the 2014 range include, for the 250 EXC-F, a new frame and suspension setting, both identical to the 350 EXC-F model; new intake snorkel to increase power, header pipe and silencer, enlarged intake valves, new camshafts, new cylinder with larger bore and new piston, new crankshaft with shortened stroke, new crankcase design and new clutch DDS.
Improved new features for the 2014 Enduro model range include: Lighter frame for the four-stroke models; new lower triple clamp; new engine, ECU, and exhaust system for the 250 EXC-F; revised bodywork; new graphics and colour; new headlight.
New features for the Motocross range include: For the 250 SX-F - new gear box with five instead of six gears to achieve a better ration and reduce weight by 250 grams; newly designed water pump cover with new gasket (also for the 350 SX-F); optimised starter freewheel assembly for better durability and reliability; new Brembo master clutch cylinder (also for the 350 SX-F) and revised wire harness. In addition, all motocross models feature a new Brembo front brake, revised chain guide, re-tuned suspensions, bodyworks, a new fuel tank and ergonomics.
Improvement to the 450 SX-F include: new exhaust system, new three layer head gasket, lighter camshaft and a crank case with the kick starter dome removed to reduce weight by 300 grams. Major improvements have also been made to the 250 SX-F two-stroke bikes.
Customer try-out events
This summer, KTM UK is hosting a number of off-road try out events, allowing you to sample the new 2014 model range. Click here to see the try out events taking place.
KTM’s Model Year 2014 Offroad range will be available from all authorised KTM dealerships from June 2013.