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KTM 450 EXC-F

KTM 450 EXC-F

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**Ride Away

The 2024 KTM 450 EXC-F rolls into the open class with a renewed appetite for finding the limit. Boasting an all-new chassis, suspension, race-proven bodywork, and rider-focussed ergonomics - not to mention one of the winningest 450 cc engines in the class - the KTM 450 EXC-F is ready to launch off the line with the podium firmly in its sights.
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The 2024 KTM 450 EXC-F rolls into the open class with a renewed appetite for finding the limit. Boasting an all-new chassis, suspension, race-proven bodywork, and rider-focussed ergonomics - not to mention one of the winningest 450 cc engines in the class - the KTM 450 EXC-F is ready to launch off the line with the podium firmly in its sights.

**Ride Away

  1. Preparation makes Perfect
  2. Benchmark lap
  3. On the charge
  4. Keeping you going
Preparation makes Perfect

01. Preparation makes Perfect

SETTING THE SAG
SETTING THE SAG

Adjustability

Getting READY TO RACE has never been easier. Thanks in part to its all-new suspension, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range boasts totally tool-free suspension setup at both ends. At the rear, our legendary, race-winning PDS technology features an all-new shock absorber design with hand-adjustable dual compression controls. This allows riders to adjust high- and low-speed settings in a matter of seconds. On the front, the forks are also easily adjusted thanks to hand-adjustable clickers on the bottom of the fork shoe and on the fork top cap, making changing settings on the fly as easy as twisting the throttle.

DEEP BREATH
DEEP BREATH

Air filter box

Maximum airflow with minimal water intrusion, a new air filter box is designed with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation and maintaining filter protection. An enduro-specific splash protector under the airbox prevents water or dirt from splashing up from the rear wheel, while the Twin Air filter and air filter support design feature a simple fail-proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation, ensuring the air filter is easily accessed, without tools, for fast track-side maintenance.

FULLY FUELED
FULLY FUELED

Fuel Tank

The transparent, polythene (XPE) fuel tank is a signature element of the KTM Enduro lineup. Having undergone thorough race testing in everything from the GNCC to the hardest of FIM hard enduros, these tanks are built, well, like tanks! For 2024, a one-piece fuel pump and filter improves the fuel supply, while making servicing easier with easy fuel filter access, so you can hit the trail or track with utmost confidence.

SWITCH IT UP
SWITCH IT UP

Switchgear

For 2024, the entire KTM Enduro range receives new, easy-to-use switchgear. On the right side of the handlebar, you'll find a new start/stop switch, and on the left, an optional map select switch will allow riders to choose between Map 1 or Map 2. Additionally, the new map switch also toggles the optional Quickshifter and Traction Control functions.

Preparation makes Perfect
SETTING THE SAG
SETTING THE SAG

Adjustability

Getting READY TO RACE has never been easier. Thanks in part to its all-new suspension, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range boasts totally tool-free suspension setup at both ends. At the rear, our legendary, race-winning PDS technology features an all-new shock absorber design with hand-adjustable dual compression controls. This allows riders to adjust high- and low-speed settings in a matter of seconds. On the front, the forks are also easily adjusted thanks to hand-adjustable clickers on the bottom of the fork shoe and on the fork top cap, making changing settings on the fly as easy as twisting the throttle.
SETTING THE SAG
Preparation makes Perfect
DEEP BREATH
DEEP BREATH

Air filter box

Maximum airflow with minimal water intrusion, a new air filter box is designed with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation and maintaining filter protection. An enduro-specific splash protector under the airbox prevents water or dirt from splashing up from the rear wheel, while the Twin Air filter and air filter support design feature a simple fail-proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation, ensuring the air filter is easily accessed, without tools, for fast track-side maintenance.
DEEP BREATH
Preparation makes Perfect
FULLY FUELED
FULLY FUELED

Fuel Tank

The transparent, polythene (XPE) fuel tank is a signature element of the KTM Enduro lineup. Having undergone thorough race testing in everything from the GNCC to the hardest of FIM hard enduros, these tanks are built, well, like tanks! For 2024, a one-piece fuel pump and filter improves the fuel supply, while making servicing easier with easy fuel filter access, so you can hit the trail or track with utmost confidence.
FULLY FUELED
Preparation makes Perfect
SWITCH IT UP
SWITCH IT UP

Switchgear

For 2024, the entire KTM Enduro range receives new, easy-to-use switchgear. On the right side of the handlebar, you'll find a new start/stop switch, and on the left, an optional map select switch will allow riders to choose between Map 1 or Map 2. Additionally, the new map switch also toggles the optional Quickshifter and Traction Control functions.
SWITCH IT UP
Benchmark lap

02. Benchmark lap

SLEDGEHAMMER
SLEDGEHAMMER

Engine

The ​powerplant in the ​KTM 450 EXC-F​ is ​a​ perfect example of advanced engineering techniques​ developed on the race track and transferred to the ​dealership floor. With a overall weight of just 29 kg​, this powerplant ​is as powerful and it is prone to winning championships. For 2024, it's been designed with mass centralization in mind, tilting the engine 2° backward and repositioning the sprocket 3 mm lower​, for ​improved center of gravity, better handling, maneuverability, and anti-squat behavior.

DROP THE CLUTCH
DROP THE CLUTCH

Quickshifter

Clutchless upshifts are the name of the game with the all-new optional Quickshifter. The function works by interrupting the ignition for a fraction of a second. This allows upshifting without the use of the clutch lever, while the throttle is fully opened. On the technical side, a sensor on the shift drum notices the force on the shift lever, sending the signal to the ECU and interrupting the ignition timing to slot the next gear in. The Quickshifter can also be deactivated via the new map select switch and is only active from 2nd to 6th gear.

TOTAL TRACTION
TOTAL TRACTION

Traction Control

Blasting through wet and muddy terrain just got a lot easier with an all-new optional Traction Control function. TC analyzes throttle input from the rider and the rate at which the RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel. This ensures maximum traction. Of course, it can be switched off for complete control.

SMARTER ELECTRONICS
SMARTER ELECTRONICS

Offroad Control Unit

An all-new Offroad Control Unit - or OCU - under the seat replaces all the electronic fuses and relays. All outputs are switched depending on signals from the voltage regulator and the ECU continuously. In the event of over-current, outputs are deactivated individually. This makes for easy error detection as the status of each output is indicated by a red or green LED light. This means diagnosing an electrical issue out on the trail is as easy as lifting the seat, and there's no more need to carry fiddly fuses.

PICK YOUR POWER
PICK YOUR POWER

Selectable Engine Maps

Designed for easy operation, the newly developed and optional map select switch allows for the easy selection of 2 unique engine maps. Map 1 is the standard, more linear, and predictable power map, while map 2 is a more aggressive map for added throttle response and more crisp, explosive power output.

LITHIUM POWERED
LITHIUM POWERED

Battery & Wiring Harness

As with the rest of the KTM range, the KTM 450 EXC-F is fitted with a proven, reliable electric start system. Powered by an ultra lightweight 2 Ah lithium-ion starter battery, it provides a safe, reliable starting time and time again, while the wiring harness has most of the electrical components carefully positioned under the seat for easy accessibility. 

FLUID RIDER MOTION
FLUID RIDER MOTION

Ergonomics

The 2024 KTM EXC-F range features a rider-focussed body-position triangle, providing improved knee contact - especially when standing on the pegs - with improved gripping surfaces all around. With the plastics working to expel mud buildup in wet, muddy conditions, a flat seat profile with a high grip seat cover providing exceptional rider movement and control, and a polyamide-reinforced aluminum subframe providing unmatched rider feel and feedback, your only concern is navigating the terrain ahead of you. 

UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE
UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE

Exhaust

Providing the bark to the KTM 450 EXC-F bite, the exhaust system is designed to deliver hard-hitting performance at the lowest possible weight. The 2-piece header pipe design is made to be as compact as possible, with the routing of the header pipe extremely close to the engine for maximum of mass centralization and minimum exposure to rocks. At the nose-making end, a short, compact silencer is crafted from lightweight aluminum and finished in a premium matt black coating.

Benchmark lap
SLEDGEHAMMER
SLEDGEHAMMER

Engine

The ​powerplant in the ​KTM 450 EXC-F​ is ​a​ perfect example of advanced engineering techniques​ developed on the race track and transferred to the ​dealership floor. With a overall weight of just 29 kg​, this powerplant ​is as powerful and it is prone to winning championships. For 2024, it's been designed with mass centralization in mind, tilting the engine 2° backward and repositioning the sprocket 3 mm lower​, for ​improved center of gravity, better handling, maneuverability, and anti-squat behavior.
SLEDGEHAMMER
Benchmark lap
DROP THE CLUTCH
DROP THE CLUTCH

Quickshifter

Clutchless upshifts are the name of the game with the all-new optional Quickshifter. The function works by interrupting the ignition for a fraction of a second. This allows upshifting without the use of the clutch lever, while the throttle is fully opened. On the technical side, a sensor on the shift drum notices the force on the shift lever, sending the signal to the ECU and interrupting the ignition timing to slot the next gear in. The Quickshifter can also be deactivated via the new map select switch and is only active from 2nd to 6th gear.
DROP THE CLUTCH
Benchmark lap
TOTAL TRACTION
TOTAL TRACTION

Traction Control

Blasting through wet and muddy terrain just got a lot easier with an all-new optional Traction Control function. TC analyzes throttle input from the rider and the rate at which the RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel. This ensures maximum traction. Of course, it can be switched off for complete control.
TOTAL TRACTION
Benchmark lap
SMARTER ELECTRONICS
SMARTER ELECTRONICS

Offroad Control Unit

An all-new Offroad Control Unit - or OCU - under the seat replaces all the electronic fuses and relays. All outputs are switched depending on signals from the voltage regulator and the ECU continuously. In the event of over-current, outputs are deactivated individually. This makes for easy error detection as the status of each output is indicated by a red or green LED light. This means diagnosing an electrical issue out on the trail is as easy as lifting the seat, and there's no more need to carry fiddly fuses.
SMARTER ELECTRONICS
Benchmark lap
PICK YOUR POWER
PICK YOUR POWER

Selectable Engine Maps

Designed for easy operation, the newly developed and optional map select switch allows for the easy selection of 2 unique engine maps. Map 1 is the standard, more linear, and predictable power map, while map 2 is a more aggressive map for added throttle response and more crisp, explosive power output.
PICK YOUR POWER
Benchmark lap
LITHIUM POWERED
LITHIUM POWERED

Battery & Wiring Harness

As with the rest of the KTM range, the KTM 450 EXC-F is fitted with a proven, reliable electric start system. Powered by an ultra lightweight 2 Ah lithium-ion starter battery, it provides a safe, reliable starting time and time again, while the wiring harness has most of the electrical components carefully positioned under the seat for easy accessibility. 
LITHIUM POWERED
Benchmark lap
FLUID RIDER MOTION
FLUID RIDER MOTION

Ergonomics

The 2024 KTM EXC-F range features a rider-focussed body-position triangle, providing improved knee contact - especially when standing on the pegs - with improved gripping surfaces all around. With the plastics working to expel mud buildup in wet, muddy conditions, a flat seat profile with a high grip seat cover providing exceptional rider movement and control, and a polyamide-reinforced aluminum subframe providing unmatched rider feel and feedback, your only concern is navigating the terrain ahead of you. 
FLUID RIDER MOTION
Benchmark lap
UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE
UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE

Exhaust

Providing the bark to the KTM 450 EXC-F bite, the exhaust system is designed to deliver hard-hitting performance at the lowest possible weight. The 2-piece header pipe design is made to be as compact as possible, with the routing of the header pipe extremely close to the engine for maximum of mass centralization and minimum exposure to rocks. At the nose-making end, a short, compact silencer is crafted from lightweight aluminum and finished in a premium matt black coating.
UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE
On the charge

03. On the charge

BUILT TO BE THE BACKBONE
BUILT TO BE THE BACKBONE

Frame

Specifically engineered for longitudinal rigidity, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range is engineered around an all-new black powder-coated frame providing exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption, and high-speed stability. This has been achieved by repositioning the rotating masses in the frame and the inclusion of a forged steering head connection. The footrest mounts have also been moved inwards, slimming things down for less risk of hooking up. And when the ride comes to an end, a completely redesigned forged one-piece side stand ensures your enduro weapon stands proud. 

MORE THAN A SUBFRAME
MORE THAN A SUBFRAME

Subframe

A new ultra-light lightweight subframe takes charge at the rear of the main frame, featuring a 2-part polyamide and reinforced aluminum construction. With the help of computational dynamics, a specific rigidity was engineered into the subframe, to deliver outstanding handling and rider feedback. The new subframe is also shorter, more compact, and more robust than the previous generation, with the ability to bend and flex in the event of a crash, rather than break. The subframe fully integrates the electronic components, without any extra need for brackets, holders, or unnecessary fixtures.

UNFLAPPABLE FRONT END
UNFLAPPABLE FRONT END

WP XACT Closed-cartidge Fork

An all-new 48 mm WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring fork finds its way into the KTM Enduro line-up for 2024. Providing fast and consistent damping, optimized oil flow, and a new hydro stop in the last 68 mm of the stroke, the forks ensure unmatched performance at any level. New fork protection rings also provide improved protection against dirt intrusion. Best of all, the new fork allows for full adjustment of compression and rebound without the need for any tools.

GET THE POWER DOWN
GET THE POWER DOWN

WP XACT Shock

Remaining a hallmark of KTM Enduro weaponry, an updated PDS rear shock concept sees a new shock mount that significantly improves the anti-squat behaviors of the chassis. This remains the most reliable and maintenance-friendly option for competitive enduro racing. Moreover, an all-new WP XPLOR PDS rear shock now takes charge at the rear, weighing 380 g less than the previous generation unit. It features a new compact design, new bearings seals, and a new main piston for optimized oil flow, and improved, consistent damping, as well as providing full adjustability thanks to easy-to-use hand clickers for adjustments on the fly.

WHERE RUBBER MEETS DIRT
WHERE RUBBER MEETS DIRT

Wheels and Tires

The KTM 500 EXC-F rolls on a set of high-strength GIANT alloy wheels coupled to CNC-machined hubs and aluminum nipples. These are wrapped in a set of ultra-grippy Maxxis MaxxEnduro tires providing exceptional traction in all conditions.

On the charge
BUILT TO BE THE BACKBONE
BUILT TO BE THE BACKBONE

Frame

Specifically engineered for longitudinal rigidity, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range is engineered around an all-new black powder-coated frame providing exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption, and high-speed stability. This has been achieved by repositioning the rotating masses in the frame and the inclusion of a forged steering head connection. The footrest mounts have also been moved inwards, slimming things down for less risk of hooking up. And when the ride comes to an end, a completely redesigned forged one-piece side stand ensures your enduro weapon stands proud. 
BUILT TO BE THE BACKBONE
On the charge
MORE THAN A SUBFRAME
MORE THAN A SUBFRAME

Subframe

A new ultra-light lightweight subframe takes charge at the rear of the main frame, featuring a 2-part polyamide and reinforced aluminum construction. With the help of computational dynamics, a specific rigidity was engineered into the subframe, to deliver outstanding handling and rider feedback. The new subframe is also shorter, more compact, and more robust than the previous generation, with the ability to bend and flex in the event of a crash, rather than break. The subframe fully integrates the electronic components, without any extra need for brackets, holders, or unnecessary fixtures.
MORE THAN A SUBFRAME
On the charge
UNFLAPPABLE FRONT END
UNFLAPPABLE FRONT END

WP XACT Closed-cartidge Fork

An all-new 48 mm WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring fork finds its way into the KTM Enduro line-up for 2024. Providing fast and consistent damping, optimized oil flow, and a new hydro stop in the last 68 mm of the stroke, the forks ensure unmatched performance at any level. New fork protection rings also provide improved protection against dirt intrusion. Best of all, the new fork allows for full adjustment of compression and rebound without the need for any tools.
UNFLAPPABLE FRONT END
On the charge
GET THE POWER DOWN
GET THE POWER DOWN

WP XACT Shock

Remaining a hallmark of KTM Enduro weaponry, an updated PDS rear shock concept sees a new shock mount that significantly improves the anti-squat behaviors of the chassis. This remains the most reliable and maintenance-friendly option for competitive enduro racing. Moreover, an all-new WP XPLOR PDS rear shock now takes charge at the rear, weighing 380 g less than the previous generation unit. It features a new compact design, new bearings seals, and a new main piston for optimized oil flow, and improved, consistent damping, as well as providing full adjustability thanks to easy-to-use hand clickers for adjustments on the fly.
GET THE POWER DOWN
On the charge
WHERE RUBBER MEETS DIRT
WHERE RUBBER MEETS DIRT

Wheels and Tires

The KTM 500 EXC-F rolls on a set of high-strength GIANT alloy wheels coupled to CNC-machined hubs and aluminum nipples. These are wrapped in a set of ultra-grippy Maxxis MaxxEnduro tires providing exceptional traction in all conditions.
WHERE RUBBER MEETS DIRT
Keeping you going

04. Keeping you going

HOLD THE LINE
HOLD THE LINE

Stability

The 2024 KTM EXC-F range remains rock-solid at any speed thanks to a repositioned and forged steering head connection and triple clamps. Made from high-grade aluminum, these feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness, perfect alignment of the fork tubes, and precise geometry of the fork clamps to ensure highly responsive and smooth fork action - not to mention unwavering stability for those ultra-fast flat-out special stages. Newly designed, topology-optimized bar mounts provide an increased grip surface for less handlebar twist They come with a fixed mounting, providing the perfect amount of flex for the forged triple clamp setup.

FIGHTING FATIGUE
FIGHTING FATIGUE

Energy Absorbtion

Besides the expertly crafted, hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame being engineered to provide exceptional rider feedback and straight-line stability, a number of components mean the frame acts as a "shock absorber" making for a less harsh ride, resulting in less rider fatigue over many hard laps. A new shock mounting, no longer connected to the main tube, significantly improves the anti-squat of the chassis. In contrast, a new, service-friendly one-piece steering head seal provides improved reliability. The closed-head tube design also provides a new routing for the fuel overflow. And lastly, a new forged one-piece side stand means no more sinking feelings when parking up.

SEE INTO THE FUTURE
SEE INTO THE FUTURE

LED headlight

Lighting the way forward, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range features a completely new LED headlight unit and light mask. The mask itself features improved triple clamp protection against roost and does away with the rubber mounting straps for improved fitment. Most importantly, the LED lighting unit provides 300% more illumination, making riding in the dark a completely new experience.

Keeping you going
HOLD THE LINE
HOLD THE LINE

Stability

The 2024 KTM EXC-F range remains rock-solid at any speed thanks to a repositioned and forged steering head connection and triple clamps. Made from high-grade aluminum, these feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness, perfect alignment of the fork tubes, and precise geometry of the fork clamps to ensure highly responsive and smooth fork action - not to mention unwavering stability for those ultra-fast flat-out special stages. Newly designed, topology-optimized bar mounts provide an increased grip surface for less handlebar twist They come with a fixed mounting, providing the perfect amount of flex for the forged triple clamp setup.
HOLD THE LINE
Keeping you going
FIGHTING FATIGUE
FIGHTING FATIGUE

Energy Absorbtion

Besides the expertly crafted, hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame being engineered to provide exceptional rider feedback and straight-line stability, a number of components mean the frame acts as a "shock absorber" making for a less harsh ride, resulting in less rider fatigue over many hard laps. A new shock mounting, no longer connected to the main tube, significantly improves the anti-squat of the chassis. In contrast, a new, service-friendly one-piece steering head seal provides improved reliability. The closed-head tube design also provides a new routing for the fuel overflow. And lastly, a new forged one-piece side stand means no more sinking feelings when parking up.
FIGHTING FATIGUE
Keeping you going
SEE INTO THE FUTURE
SEE INTO THE FUTURE

LED headlight

Lighting the way forward, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range features a completely new LED headlight unit and light mask. The mask itself features improved triple clamp protection against roost and does away with the rubber mounting straps for improved fitment. Most importantly, the LED lighting unit provides 300% more illumination, making riding in the dark a completely new experience.
SEE INTO THE FUTURE

Technical Details

Engine

  • Transmission 6-speed
  • Starter Electric starter
  • Stroke 63.4 mm
  • Bore 95 mm
  • Clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
  • Displacement 449.9 cm³
  • EMS Keihin EMS
  • Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

Chassis

  • Weight (without fuel) 107.4 kg
  • Tank capacity (approx.) 8.5 l
  • Front brake disc diameter 260 mm
  • Rear brake disc diameter 220 mm
  • Front brake Disc brake
  • Rear brake Disc brake
  • Chain 520 X-Ring
  • Frame design Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
  • Front suspension WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
  • Ground clearance 347 mm
  • Rear suspension WP Xplor PDS shock absorber
  • Seat height 963 mm
  • Steering head angle 63.9 °
  • Suspension travel (front) 300 mm
  • Suspension travel (rear) 310 mm