KTM’s just given us a press release saturated with descriptives like “industry-defining,” “industry first” and “95% new components” – all things that look VERY pretty in a lump of Hump Day verbiage, so let’s dive in and see what the Austrians gave us for their new 2024 EXC range, yeah?
- 2-piece subframe
- Gas tanks
- Throttle Body Injection (TBI) tech
- Electronic fuel injection
- Exhaust System control (ECU)
KTM’s entire Enduro range has recieved a brand new frame – hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded, for a brand new equation on torsional flex.
Joining the novel chassis is a new angle on floating duties: An industry-first for fully-adjustable hand-clicking suspension. The typical PDS shock system now works with a 48 mm WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring fork, which uses a mid-valve piston to improve oil flow.
We’ve also been given a new 2-piece (polyamide + reinforced aluminum) subframe, as well as refreshed bodywork courtesy of the suggestions from Team Orange’s finest, Red Bull’s KTM Factory Riders (and a rejuvenated, transparent set of gas tanks – 8.3 liter for the 4-stroke, 8.9 liter for the 2-stroke).
The end result is a better rider triangle and less monkey business when standing on the footpegs.
For electronics, we have a new sub-seat OCU system that makes simple work of troubleshooting elctric failure. KTM’s also added Throttle Body Injection tech (TBI) to their two-stroke range, providing “almost carburetor levels of ultra-smooth power delivery, while eliminating the need for re-jetting at different altitudes.”
Add to this the addition of electronic fuel injection and the exhaust system control for the ECU, and we’ve got a tech-happy tripper for the nearest mountain range.
The four-stroke ranges have been tweaked a bit, too; from improved rider ergonomics, to the 2024 KTM EXC-F getting Traction Control and an industry-first (there it is) Quickshifter function, The Austrians truly outdid themselves this year.
Here are the ranges of two-stroke and four-stroke welcomed to 2024’s lineup:
- KTM 150 EXC
- KTM 250 EXC
- KTM 300 EXC
- KTM 250 EXC-F
- KTM 350 EXC-F
- KTM 450 EXC-F
- KTM 500 EXC-F
What’s your machine of choice for this season?