Products 5 Aug 2009

Exclusive: First look at 2010 KTM off-road range

Check out KTM’s revised line-up of 2010 model Enduro and Motocross models as MotoOnline.com.au brings you an exclusive first look at the models.

KTM Australia has released details on its powerhouse off-road range, with revisions coming across the board throughout both the Enduro and Motocross ranges – two-stroke and four-stroke.

Here is MotoOnline.com.au’s rundown of each and every adult model throughout the range, and stay tuned for our endure bike Launch Test from Western Australia in the coming weeks.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR IMAGE GALLERY OF THE NEW MODELS

2010 TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS (125 SX/150 SX/250 SX)

The 2010 KTM 150 SX Motocross model

The 2010 KTM 150 SX Motocross model

Chassis:

•    New frame with steeper steering head (0.5°) for 125/150 SX
– Easier cornering, better feel for front end

•    New KTM patented triple clamp design (Twin-screw-clamps), fixed off-set 22 instead of 20 mm
– Designed for improved flex characteristics and fork action
– Optimal handling

•    Revalved suspension settings
– New fork seals and bushings to reduce sliding friction and improve better comfort
– Combined with new triple clamps the forks provide improved handling and stability

•    New front brake pads Toyo B153
– Better performance, more progressive feel

•    New air box design & new air filter
– Improved filter protection

•    New exhaust single-wall pipes for two-strokes (wall thickness from 0.88 to 1.00 mm)
– More resistant against stones

•    New radiator cap – 1.8 bar instead of 1.4 bar
– Better heat stability

•    New Renthal hand grips
– Better feeling

•    New graphics with brighter colours

Engine:

125/150 SX
•    Reinforced 1st gear
– Enlarged durability

250 SX
•    Reinforced cylinder head
– Improved durability

2010 FOUR-STROKE MOTOCROSS (250 SX-F/450SX-F)

The 2010 model KTM 250 SX-F

The 2010 KTM 250 SX-F Motocross model

Chassis:

•    New frame design for 450 SX-F
– Frame is welded to steering head 10mm lower than 2009, which slightly lowers tank and seat position
– Optimised weight balance
– Better control of front wheel, lighter feeling

•    Revalved suspension settings
– New fork seals and bushings to reduce sliding friction and improve better comfort
– Combined with new triple clamps the forks provide improved handling and stability

•    New front brake pads Toyo B153
– Better performance, more progressive feel

•    New radiator cap – 1.8 bar instead of 1.4 bar
– Better heat stability

•    New Renthal hand grips
– Better feeling

•    New air box design & new air filter
– Improved filter protection » New graphics with brighter colours

Engine:

450 SX-F
•    Reinforced piston (+ 0.5mm wall thickness)
– Better durability

•    New low-end carb setting
– Improved rideablity and power delivery

•    New 5-speed transmission
– Better overall setting

2010 TWO-STROKE ENDURO (125 EXC/200 EXC/250 EXC/300 EXC)

The 2010 KTM 250 EXC Enduro model

The 2010 KTM 250 EXC Enduro model

Chassis:

•    New frame with steeper steering head (0.5°) for 125/200 EXC, triple clamps off-set 20 to 22 mm
– Easier cornering, better feel for front end

•    Optimised airbox & new air filter
– Improved filter protection

•    New Renthal hand grips
– Better feeling

•    New graphics with brighter colours

•    New suspension valving, PDS with new needle design similar to SX 2009
– Provides damping slightly earlier for more progressive feel through the stroke
– More comfort and traction, focus on optimal Enduro feeling

•    New Brembo front brake (like SX 2009)
– Lighter, more compact caliper & smaller master cylinder

•    New brake pads Toyo B153
– Better performance, less lever force, more progressive feel

•    Lighter EXCEL rims
– Minus 100g for less unsprung masses

•    Lower handlebar for 125/200 EXC
– Improved ergonomics in conjunction with new frame

•    New DID 520 VT2 X-ring chain instead of Regina
– Improved durability, less friction

•    New exhaust single-wall pipes for all two-strokes
– Improved power delivery, less weight, more resistant against stones

•    New radiator cap – 1.8 bar instead of 1.4 bar
– Better heat stability

Engine:

125 EXC
•    Reinforced 1st gear
– Enlarged durability

250/300 EXC
•    Reinforced cylinder head
– Improved durability

•    Improved starting drive gear
– Less wear

•    New bushings of electric starter drive
– Reduced maintenance

2010 FOUR-STROKE ENDURO (250 EXC-F/400 EXC/450 EXC/530 EXC)

The 2010 KTM 450 EXC Enduro model

The 2010 KTM 450 EXC Enduro model

Chassis:

•    New frame design for 400/450/530 EXC
– Frame is welded to steering head 10 mm lower than 2009, which slightly lowers tank and seat position
– Optimised weight balance
– Better control of front wheel, lighter feeling

•    Optimised airbox & new air filter
– Improved filter protection

•    New Renthal hand grips
– Better feeling

•    New graphics with brighter colours

•    New suspension valving, PDS with new needle design similar to SX 2009
– Provides damping slightly earlier for more progressive feel through the stroke
– More comfort and traction, focus on optimal Enduro feeling

•    New Brembo front brake (like SX 2009)
– Lighter, more compact caliper & smaller master cylinder

•    New brake pads Toyo B153
– Better performance, less lever force, more progressive feel

•    Lighter EXCEL rims
– Minus 100g for less unsprung masses

•    Lower handlebar for 400/450/530 EXC
– Improved ergonomics in conjunction with new frame

•    New DID 520 VT2 X-ring chain instead of Regina
– Improved durability, less friction

•    New radiator cap – 1.8 bar instead of 1.4 bar
– Better heat stability

Engine:

250 EXC-F
•    Optimised decompressor design
– Better starting behaviour

•    Harder piston rings
– Better reliability

450 EXC
•    Optimised decompressor spring
– better starting behaviour

400/450/530 EXC
•    Reinforced gear box (1,2,5,6 idler gears)
– Improved durability

•    Reworked chain adjuster & clamping rail
– Safer tension of timing chain
– Noise deduction

530 EXC
•    New camshaft timing
– Smoother power delivery
– Improved rideability
– Optimised power band

•    New ignition timing
– Better combustion and performance

2010 ENDURO SIXDAYS (125,250,300 EXC/250 EXC-F/450,530 EXC)

•    Basic specifications as EXC

•    EXC standard suspension setting

•    Front fork venting valves

•    Seat incl. race logo and card holder

•    Engine protector for all models

•    Machined triple clamps in black

•    Handlebar protector

•    Rear brake caliper with quick-change bolt for rear brake pads

•    Front axle puller

•    Cooling fan for all 4-stroke models

•    Stealth rear sprocket

•    Transparent fuel tank

•    Hand guards

•    Limited Edition Portugal Six Days graphics

•    New frame with steeper steering head (0.5°) for 125/200 EXC, triple clamps off-set 20 to 22 mm

•    Optimised airbox & new air filter
– Improved filter protection

•    New Renthal hand grips
– Better feeling

•    New graphics with brighter colours

•    Lighter EXCEL rims
– Minus 100g for less unsprung masses

•    Lower handlebar for 125/200/450/530 EXC
– Improved ergonomics in conjunction with new frame

•    New DID 520 VT2 X-ring chain instead of Regina
– Improved durability, less friction

•    New frame design for 450 & 530 EXC

•    New suspension valving, PDS with new needle design similar to SX 2009
– Provides damping slightly earlier for more progressive feel through the stroke
– More comfort and traction, focus on optimal Enduro feeling

•    New Brembo front brake (like SX 2009)
– Lighter, more compact caliper & smaller master cylinder

•    New brake pads Toyo B153
– Better performance, less lever force, more progressive feel

•    New radiator cap – 1.8 bar instead of 1.4 bar
– Better heat stability

•    New exhaust single-wall pipes for all two-strokes
– Improved power delivery, less weight, more resistant against stones

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