2012 KTM 300 XC-W

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2012 KTM 300 XC-W
2012 KTM 300 XC-W

2012 KTM 300 XC-W
2012 KTM 300 XC-W

– 2012 KTM 300 XC-W

2012 KTM 300 XC-W Review

For 2012, this machine received a new frame, swingarm and PDS shock. The updated bodywork stands on premium Excel rims and Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 tires. The power-to-weight ratio is unbeatable and all riders will enjoy the 2-stroke low maintenance costs.


2012 KTM 300 XC-W Features and Benefits

New for 2012:

• New V-Force reed valve block

• 6-speed enduro gearbox for precise shifting

• Completely new frame design with PDS that reduces longitudinal stiffness

• New one-piece cast aluminium swingarm with excellent flex characteristics

• New WP PDS mono shock (7mm longer) with new preload adjuster

• WP 48mm USD forks received new oil and dust seals by SKF and new bushings with improved Teflon coating for better sensitivity and durability

• 2.64 gallon/ 10 liter translucent fuel tank

• New intake boot that provides great power and extra protection for Twin-Air filter which still has the same quick change, no-tools access air filter change process

• New bodywork including a white airbox, white rear number plates, and a redesigned reinforced rear fender for perfect ergonomics and excellent contact points

• New handguard mount and flag design

• New Excel AL7 rims with silver anodized stripes, zinc/nickel coated spokes, aluminium nipples and high-end CNC machined hubs

• New integrated routing for the cooling system for better airflow

• Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 front and rear tires



2012 KTM 300 XC-W – American and Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See KTM dealer for pricing.

Design 1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
Displacement 249 cm³ (15.19 cu in)
Stroke 72 mm (2.83 in)
Bore 66.4 mm (2.614 in)
Starting aid Kick starter and electric starter
Gearbox 6-gear, claw shifted
Primary transmission 26:72
Secondary ratio 13:50
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan

Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 335 mm (13.19 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs – diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,482±10 mm (58.35±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 355 mm (13.98 in)
Seat height unloaded 960 mm (37.8 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 10 l (2.6 US gal)
Super unleaded gasoline, mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)
Weight without fuel, approx. 102 kg (225 lb.)


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