2015 KTM EXC Enduro Lineup RevealedTue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700
KTM revealed its 2015 Enduro range, including both two-stroke and four-stroke EXC models. The updates to the 2015 EXC lineup are mostly minor, as KTM saw little that needed improvement on the machines that won the Enduro World Championship E1 and E3 class, EnduroCross, SuperEnduro, and International Six Days Enduro overall titles, not to mention a number of X-Games gold medals.
The 2015 range consists of the four-stroke 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F, 450 EXC and 500 EXC while two-stroke engines power the 125 EXC, 200 EXC, 250 EXC and 300 EXC. Mechanically, the 2015 models are the mostly same as the 2014 EXC lineup.
All 2015 KTM Enduros receive add a new digital speedometer by MAE, black Neken handlebars, softer hand grips and revised handguards. Also new are the black Giant rims KTM says provide higher rigidity while complementing the CNC machined hubs.
Four-stroke models get a new Damped Diaphragm Steel clutches with a single-piece solid billet steel basket with an integrated primary gear that KTM says is lighter and more reliable than the previous clutch. The 350, 450 and 500 EXC four-strokes also receive new aluminum silencers with full-length perforated pipes to reduce noise.
The 250 and 350 EXC-F receive new oil strainer sealing rings to improve durability, increasing the service life. The 250 and 300 EXC get a new TVC exhaust control setting that opens at 200 rpm higher than the previous engine for smoother power delivery and a new ignition cover with a revised gasket. The 125 and 200 EXC receives a new carburettor tuning for more uniform power development. The 200 EXC also receives a new Monoseal gasket for the PDS rear shock.
The higher-spec Six Days editions also get new floating front brake discs with new disc guards, mirrors and Metzeler tires. As with the 2014 models, the Six Days editions come with 4CS closed-cartidge WP forks, more comfortable seats, milled orange-anodized triple clamps, Supersprox Stealth rear sprockets with aluminum inner rings and steel outer rings and more orange-colored parts.
All 2015 EXC models come with orange powder-coated frames, a treatment usually reserved for factory or higher-end KTM models. And of course, there are the ubiquitous bold new graphics. On the plus side, this does give us an opportunity to publish more of KTM’s stunning press photography.
By Dennis Chung
See also: 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R and SMC R Recalled, 2015 KTM SX Lineup Revealed, AMA Pro SuperBike Heads To Road America For Round 2 Of AMA Pro Road Racing.