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– 2013 KTM 450XC Review
2013 KTM 450XC
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!
2013 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.
2013 KTM 450XC – North American Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: See dealer for pricing in USD
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Single cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-Valve, Liquid Cooled
kick starter and electric starter / 4 Ah
Keihin MX FCR 39
4 V / OHC with roller rocker lever
pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
5-speeds forward, XC Semi-close-ratio + Reverse
14:35 17:33 19:30 21:28 23:26
wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Kokusan digital 4K-3B
chromoly (25 CrMo4)
Magura tapered aluminum, Ã˜ 28mm
Ohlins fully adjustable, Twin Chromoly A-arms
Ohlins PDS Mono-shock, Fully Adjustable, Chromoly Swingarm
Suspension travel front/rear
275/272mm / 10.8/10.7″
180mm/7.08″ Floating Wave disc, 4-piston fixed Caliper X 2
200mm/7.87″ disc, Single piston Floating Caliper
5.0″ X 10.0″ DWT Al 6061/ 8.0″ X 9.0″ DWT Al 6061;
21″ X 7″ – 10″ / 20″ X 11″ – 9″ MAXXIS Razor
520 X-ring chain 5/8 x 1/4″
aluminum XC w/Spark Arrestor
Steering head angle
approx. 13.4 liters/3.54 U.S. gallons
Weight (ready to race)
approx. 163 kgs/359 lbs
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.