01. Engine & Exhaust
The single overhead camshaft (SOHC) head was constructed from premium-quality materials, using precise manufacturing and tolerances to deliver leading performance for longer periods.
The reworked transmission has the exact same ratios as the Dakar Rally championship winning machines of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team. It features an improved shifting mechanism for slicker shifting at all times. It is made from high-quality steel and is treated with a special coating to ensure high durability and reliability, things that are essential for long-distance rallies.
Engine Management System
The state-of-the-art Keihin engine management system (EMS) features a 44 mm throttle body, for instant response and consistent performance due to its unique injector position. The ECU maps have been adapted for the airbox and cylinder head. Different maps ensure optimal power delivery for each gear according to information received by the gear sensor. The previously reworked throttle cable mount allows smoother cable routing and better access.
The AKRAPOVIČ exhaust is tuned to work perfectly with the updated engine and airbox. The silencer is short and sits low for better mass centralisation, which further improves handling.
The airbox is mounted above the engine, ensuring better airflow to the engine for ideal performance and instant throttle response. The TWIN-AIR filter offers effective protection of the intake from dirt and dust. In addition, the design provides plenty of space for electric components like the battery, which is located in a central area between steering head and airbox, further improving mass centralization.