Dirt Bike New 2018 KTM EXC-F 350
It seems like the 2017 KTM EXC bikes only arrived a few months ago. Oh, wait–they did. The delivery of the all-new dual-sport line was delayed in bureaucracy. Not so for the 2018 models. The newer 250, 350 and 500 EXCs will be arriving in dealers very soon with new suspension settings and other updates. Here’s what KTM has to say:
2018 KTM 250 EXC-F
The 2018 KTM 250 EXC-F has no equal in the quarter-liter dual sport category. A class-leading chassis features a lightweight frame with higher torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness to match the updated WP Xplor front fork and shock. Combine that with a quick-revving and compact DOHC engine and you have a recipe for success. With all the requisite parts needs to have access to the asphalt to link all the best sections of trail; the result is a READY TO RACE EXC-F suitable for amateur explorers, while still satisfying the pros.
2018 250 EXC-F Highlights
UPDATED WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork with new outer tubes for more sensitivity, less stiction and reduced weight. Revised settings are stiffer as well.
UPDATED WP Xplor PDS rear suspension features stiffer settings while still offering the progressive feel and excellent bottoming resistance only PDS can provide.
NEW radiator guards provide better airflow in muddy conditions.
The 250 EXC-F engine is compact while delivering class-leading torque and power figures over the entire rev range
Cylinder head with light camshafts and DLC coated finger followers make for outstanding power throughout the 12,800 rpm rev range.
Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration to move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling.
42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling.
6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty.
Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.
Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
PDS Shock mounting geometry is matched to the aluminum swingarm with a centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swingarm.
Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling.
ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side.
“No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road.
Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes.
Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort.
Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection.
2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides
“No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition.dirtbikemagazine
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Post time: Sep-02-2017