The chassis mods include new frame tubes, a new swingarm design, lighter wheels and a revamped cooling system, plus new bodywork.
Engine-wise, the 125 gets a new piston, engine casing and ignition. The 200 and 250 two strokes also gets the changes to the cases and ignition, with a new CDI unit. The 300 EXC-E gets an electric start, new cylinder and crankshaft plus changes to the crankcase and ignition, with two switchable ignition curves.
On the four-stroke bikes, the big news is the new 450 and 530 four-stroke motors. The SOHC, four-valve XC4 motor is lighter than its predecessor and features an electric start as well as a kickstart. Prices and availability will be announced soon."
Premiere in Madrid: KTM EXC model range 2008!
KTM is currently presenting the new range of 2008 KTM EXC models at the “Madrid Mas Moto”.
KTM is currently presenting the new range of 2008 KTM EXC models at the “Madrid Mas Moto”, the biggest trade fair of its kind in Spain. The highlights of the completely re-worked Sport Enduro generation are two brand new four-stroke machines. With these two – the 450 EXC-R and the 530 EXC-R top models - KTM has again succeeded in raising the bar. Lighter, with a significantly increased rideability and even more consistency in many details, the new EXC-R models are the pure embodiment of the entire KTM Enduro knowledge and technical skills on two wheels.
The other models in the EXC two-stroke and four-stroke generation 2008 also exhibit many new features and improvements both optically and technically. Among others, these include the fact that all models comply with the legal Euro3 emission limits.
The official starting date for the release of the new KTM Offroad family is set for June when the media will test the new range of Enduro and Motocross models, again in Spain.