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KTM has revealed updates to its 2020 enduro model range encompassing both the 2-stroke and 4-stroke models.
Yes, 2-strokes are still clinging on for road-legal enduros, and one of the biggest updates for KTM’s 2020 line is the all-new 150 EXC TPI, a Euro 4-legal small stroker featuring the firm’s transfer port injection instead of an old-school carburettor. Compared to its predecessor it also gets a new frame, and by launching it prior to 1st January 2020 KTM has avoided the need to meet Euro 5 emissions limits until the second stage of those rules’ implementation in 2021.
Other new models include the limited edition 2-stroke 300 EXC TPI Erzberg Rodeo (pictured). Only 500 of those will be made, each with special graphics and a load of additional bits from KTM’s PowerParts catalogue to mark the Erzberg Rodeo event’s silver anniversary.
The rest of the line-up, including the two-stroke 250 EXC TPI and 300 EXC TPI and the four-stroke 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F, 450 EXC –F and 500 EXC-F all get changes including ‘redeveloped’ chassis with WP XPLOR suspension, new bodywork, new airboxes and new exhausts.
As usual, there are also higher-spec ‘Six Days’ versions of most models, each with additional PowerParts fitted as standard.
KTM´s Senior Product Manager Offroad, Joachim Sauer, said: “The new KTM EXC enduro range is ready for anything. With the serious challenges presented by the likes of the World Enduro Super Series (WESS), which includes classic enduro races as well as some of the toughest events in the world, the KTM EXC models have to be prepared for the most extreme conditions. Thanks to the efforts of our R&D team around the globe, who enjoy riding themselves and understand the needs of our customers, along with our factory athletes who push our machines to the limits for the ultimate durability tests, the market-leading enduro range continues to improve at a rapid rate. Evolved from excellence, the MY2020 KTM EXC’s are a new generation with the very latest innovation for the aspiring enduro rider right up to the professionals.”
You can see full details of the bikes at KTM’s site here and the firm expects the bikes to be in dealers next month.