Dirt Action editor Damien Ashenhurst has made the long voyage over to Spain for the release of the 2017 KTM Off Road Range.
With information still flowing in we thought we would give you a quick rundown on the new features and developments KTM have added to their line-up.
The four stroke range will include the 500, 450, 350 and 250 EXC-F, while the two stroke range will feature the 300 and 250 EXC with discontinuation of the 200.
An XC-W range will also be available in a 125, 250 and 500. An XC-F model has also been developed similar to the SX, SX-F range and will be available in a 250, 350 and 450.
KTM had three major development targets for the new off-road range; weight reduction and centralisation, improved performance and power delivery, new state of the art appearance. These developments have been made in conjunction with the following added or upgraded features.
Key Features of the MY17 Enduro series
- New sub-frame is 350 grams lighter than the previous and 1kg lighter than any competitor
- Longitudinal stiffness has been reduced by 30% for impact absorption
- New XPlor 48 forks with 300m of travel save 200grams over the previous
- Newly developed WP XPlor rear shock directly connects to the upper swingarm
- Lightweight chrome-moly steel frame has a wider yet lower profile increasing torsional rigidity by 20%
- Wp XPlor 48 upside-down fork features springs on each side to split damping action
- Forks are easily adjusted for compression with individual dials
- All new shock absorber with a larger reservoir and smaller piston
- 10-20mm lower seat height
- New lithium-Ion battery is 1000g lighter with higher starting safety
- Brakes have been upgraded
- Footpegs have been lifted by 6mm
We endeavour to provide more detailed information as it comes through from Spain but for the meantime check out the specifications for the new range below.