MATTIGHOFEN, Austria - KTM recently unveiled its overseas 2014 off-road motorcycle lineup featuring a completely reworked 250 EXC-F, limited-edition Six Days models, and upgrades to most of the other models.
The lineup, which begins shipping overseas in June, includes:
- Three sport minicycles: the 50 SX, 65 SX and 85 SX
- Four two-stroke Enduro models: the 125 EXC, 200 EXCc, 250 EXC and 300 EXC
- Four four-stroke Enduro models: the 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F, 450 EXC and 500 EXC
- Three two stroke Motocross models: the 125 SX, 150 SX and 250 SX
- Three four-stroke Motocross models: the 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F and 450 SX-F
The 250 EXC-F has a new engine based on the one found in the 350 EXC-F. The engine features enlarged intake valves, new camshafts and a new cylinder with a larger bore and new piston. Other improvements over last year’s model include a new lower triple clamp, ECU and exhaust system.
The 250 EXC-F also has a new frame and suspension setting, both identical to the 350 EXC-F’s, as well as a new intake snorkel to increase power. A new crankshaft with shortened stroke complements a new crankcase design and a new clutch DDS.
New features for the 2014 Enduro range in general include a lighter frame for the four-stroke models, revised bodywork, new graphics and a new color, and a new headlight.
New features for the 250 SX-F: a new gear box with five instead of six gears to achieve a better ratio and reduce weight by 250 grams; a newly designed water pump cover with new gasket (also for the 350 SX-F); an optimized starter freewheel assembly for better durability and reliability; a new Brembo master clutch cylinder (also for the 350 SX-F), and a revised wire harness.
All Motocross models feature a new Brembo front brake, a revised chain guide, retuned suspensions, revised bodyworks, a new fuel tank and reportedly better ergonomics.
Improvement to the 450 SX-F include a new exhaust system, a new three-layer head gasket, a lighter camshaft and a crank case with the kick starter dome removed to reduce weight by 300 grams.
Without providing details, KTM said in an Austrian online posting that it also improved the 250 SX-F two-stroke bikes.
KTM pays tribute to this year’s centenary edition of the International Six Days Enduro by presenting limited-edition KTM Six Days models, complete with Sardinian flag and colors. The limited-edition Six Days editions are available in all models except the 200cc.
The ISDE, the oldest off-road event on the International Motorcycle Federation’s calendar, will be held in Sardinia this year from Sept. 30 to Oct. 9.
Posted by Arlo Redwine. Photos courtesy KTM