2012 KTM 450XC
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– 2012 KTM 450XC Review
2012 KTM 450XC
450 XC – PURE CROSS COUNTRY POWER
Minimum weight, maximum power, perfect handling and peak performance in the hardest of races – these are properties which distinguish a real cross country champion. The KTM 450 XC has been developed for precisely this field and is aimed 100% at a single goal: podium places!
2012 KTM 450XC Features and Benefits
MASTERPIECE TRANSMISSION / CLUTCH
With the innovative 5-gear transmission adapted optimally for cross country use, the XC models are in a class of their own. The Magura hydraulic clutch saves power on long rides and the reverse gear is extremely practical on the track or trail.
UNRIVALED CARBURETED POWER
The Keihin carburetor has been proven multiple times in racing. This 39mm carb’s Throttle Positioning System guarantees a uniform, forceful power delivery in all speed ranges.
LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRIC STARTER
Packed in a space-saving manner into the free space behind the cylinder head, the small, lightweight electric starter motor is ready for use. It brings every KTM ATV up to speed reliably and comfortably even when racing becomes hectic.
LARGE CAPACITY FUEL TANK
When designing the tank, KTM focused heavily on two aspects: volume and shape. The XC tank holds approximately 3.35 gallons (13.4L) of fuel to ensure an enormous operating range. The fuel tanks comfortable shape allows the rider to easily maneuver around the tank to ensure quicker cornering time.
HIGH-GRADE REAR SUSPENSION
High-grade Ohlins spring elements designed for the hardest all-day Enduro racing are standard equipment – front and rear. Adjustability guarantees optimum tuning for the widest variety of terrains. A further highlight, the spring travel which at 10.8 inches (275 mm) front and 10.7 inches (272 mm) rear sets the trend for the Enduro ATV!
Outstanding riding performance requires absolutely top-specification brakes, such as those from Magura. At the front, a 4-piston brake with a fixed caliper (unique in the ATV field) grips two enormous 180mm wave disks. Highly resilient braided steel brake lines at the front.
DURABLE A-ARMS AND AXLE
The extremely durable chromoly steel A-arms can take the hardest professional cross country use. They have high-grade needle-roller bearings, are adjustable in camber and caster and can be easily exchanged. The rear axle is tapered, made of high-strength steel and allows for a variable rear width of 45 to 48.5 inches (1,076 to 1,148 mm).
Amazing features come standard on the XC models including: An ultra-durable, tapered aluminum Magura handlebar with four adjustable positions, extra-wide serrated footpegs, engine stop tether switch, extremely light aluminum silencer, Maxxis Razr tires on light durable DWT aluminum rims, aluminum subframe, high-strength, powder-coated chromoly steel frame and a curved radiator for maximized cooling efficiency.
2012 KTM 450XC – North American Specifications / Technical Details
US MSRP: See dealer for pricing
Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-Valve, Liquid Cooled
Starter kick starter and electric starter / 4 Ah
Carburetor Keihin MX FCR 39
Control 4 V / OHC with roller rocker lever
Lubrication pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Transmission 5-speeds forward, XC Semi-close-ratio + Reverse
Gear ratios 14:35 17:33 19:30 21:28 23:26
Primary ratio 31:78
Final drive 14:38
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Ignition Kokusan digital 4K-3B
Frame chromoly (25 CrMo4)
Handlebar Magura tapered aluminum, Ã˜ 28mm
Front suspension Ohlins fully adjustable, Twin Chromoly A-arms
Rear suspension Ohlins PDS Mono-shock, Fully Adjustable, Chromoly Swingarm
Suspension travel front/rear 275/272mm / 10.8/10.7″
Front brake 180mm/7.08″ Floating Wave disc, 4-piston fixed Caliper X 2
Rear brake 200mm/7.87″ disc, Single piston Floating Caliper
Front/rear rims 5.0″ X 10.0″ DWT Al 6061/ 8.0″ X 9.0″ DWT Al 6061;
Front/rear tires 21″ X 7″ – 10″ / 20″ X 11″ – 9″ MAXXIS Razor
Chain 520 X-ring chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Silencer aluminum XC w/Spark Arrestor
Steering head angle NA
Wheel base 1280mm/50.39″
Ground clearance 290mm/11.42″
Seat height 820mm/32.2″
Tank capacity approx. 13.4 liters/3.54 U.S. gallons
Weight (ready to race) approx. 163 kgs/359 lbs
2012 KTM 450XC – European Specifications / Technical Details
UK MSRP: NA
Model Not available
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