With the completely newly developed 350 EXC-F as the star of the latest Enduro generation, KTM the Austrian manufacturer goes into the new offroad season equipped in the best possible way – and more than ever before is “Ready to Race”!
It was in the autumn of 2010 that KTM CEO Stefan Pierer unveiled the racing version of a fully, newly constructed four-stroke Enduro with 350 ccm displacement. Three months later, on February 6, 2011, this newly developed bike had its premiere race with factory rider David Knight at the handlebars – and won. Just three months later, after a double win in Portugal in the Enduro World championship by Johnny Aubert and other podium places by E2 factory teammate Cristobal Guerrero, KTM is now launching the series model of this machine. And with it is underlining the brand’s position as market leader in the world of offroad motorcycles.
What is new on the 350 EXC-F? Everything!
A four-valve motor of just 28 kg mobilizes over 45 hp. top performance and spoils the rider with perfect motor characteristics tailor-made for all kind of Enduro riding. The intricately constructed engine offers juicy torque and is very lively. The 350 cubic centimeter delivers the ideal practical performance and unlimited riding fun for both professional- and hobby riders alike.
The innovative new motor is mounted on a completely new chassis – thought out and produced in the company’s Mattighofen Austria factory and tested all over the world. The unit of frame and suspension elements from WP Suspension, including PDS technology represents the very latest in cutting edge chassis development.
The entire model range benefits from the ongoing development and the close link with the KTM factory team. Right from the ultra-light two-stroke models 125 EXC, 200 EXC, 250 EXC and 300 EXC, right up to the 250cc und 350cc bigger four-strokes and the high performance top models, the 450 EXC and 500 EXC. KTM therefore offers just the right Orange bike for every Enduro requirement.
In 2012, KTM also continues with its tradition of delivering the popular Six Days models. Thanks to high quality additional equipment, competition riders can rely on the fact that their bike is absolutely ready to race. And this year the new 2012 edition of the bike for this legendary endurance race comes featuring the colors of host country Finland.
The most important changes in the 2012 KTM Enduro Competition Models:
» Completely newly developed 350 EXC-F
» Chassis with new frame, swing arms and shock absorbers (all EXC)
» Improved 48mm WP suspension fork (all EXC)
» New, narrow designed riding ergonomics (all EXC)
» Newly developed motor variant 450 & 500 EXC, weight saving of -2,5 kg
» Newly developed fuel injection with 42 mm throttle body (400/500 EXC)
» Electro starter (new) and kick starter for the 250 EXC-F
» Newly developed four-stroke exhaust system for lower noise levels
» 300 EXC with new cylinder for improved performance at lower rpm
Series fittings for the Enduro Six Days Models 2012:
125 EXC – 250 EXC – 300 EXC – 250 EXC-F – 350 EXC-F – 450 EXC – 500 EXC
» Orange colored coated frame
» Machined triple clamps and handlebar in orange
» Supersprox steel/aluminum rear sprocket
» Rear brake protection in orange
» Robust and hole free brake disks
» “Camel” seat with special cover
» Motor protection
» Cooling fan for all four-stroke models
» Map select switch (Ignition) for 250/300 EXC
» Carbon exhaust protection for two-stroke models
» Silencer with special titanium coating (four-strokes)
» Special GIANT wheels with black spokes
» Front wheel axle puller for fast wheel changes
» Quick change bolt for the rear brake linings
» Exclusive Six Days “Finland” graphics
I want all of them!! Beautiful bikes. When will we be able to see them in the showroom?
In Canada will there still be street legal EXC 450’s models?
I’m not really sure about that. Best to contact a KTM dealer in Canada for this information. Apologies for not being able to shed some light on your query.
How about a return of the 200XC?
The XC line is for US shores only. 😦
quand 500 exc or 450 exc six days 2012 seron disponible en UEA
et a quelle prix.
The 2012 500 EXC will sell for 36,600 AED while the Six Days model at 39, 500 AED. Unfortunately, the Six Days models are all sold out from Austria. If you would like a 500 EXC, I have one bike left arriving in the next couple of days to the showroom.
Does the 500exc replace the 530 exc of 2011 ect in Australia?
Yes, it does.