2017 KTM 300 XC Review

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2017 KTM 300 XC
2017 KTM 300 XC

2017 KTM 300 XC
2017 KTM 300 XC



2017 KTM 300 XC Review

2017 KTM 300 XC on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Unrivalled Power to Weight Ratio…

With enough power to excel on all sorts of tracks and terrain, combined with an extremely lightweight chassis, the 250 XC has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in its class. The unrivalled performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against the more complex 4-strokes. For MY 2017 the 300XC features gets an all new engine and chassis based on the ultimate 2-stroke motocrosser, the 250 SX. Add in a the offroad specific settings and equipment along with the added torque of the big-bore cylinder and you have the perfect machine for conquering the toughest and most technical terrain on the planet.

 

 


 

2017 KTM 300 XC www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

A NEW GENERATION OF KTM ENDURO MACHINES IS HERE!

KTM once again underlines its commitment to its foundations in offroad, as its world-dominating, class-leading Enduro machines have been completely revised with a staggering 90 per cent of the model year 2017 line-up’s components being new. Notable weight reductions of up to five kilograms have been realized throughout the model range, with improved mass centralization resulting in increased performance and better handling.

For MY2017 the line-up has been changed to include the 125 XC-W and 150 XC-W (replacing the 125 and 200 EXC), which are specifically designed for closed course racing, as well as the more traditional, fully homologated powerhouses with the 250 EXC and 300 EXC in the 2-stroke range. In the 4-stroke range KTM continues with its completely updated versions of the 250 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F models, as well as modifying the name of the higher capacity models to fall in line with the typical 4-stroke name to 450 EXC-F and 500 EXC-F.

Not only does each machine receive a new chassis with new suspension including the WP XPlor 48 upside-down split fork by WP, the R&D team in Mattighofen, Austria combined with its network of test riders, factory racing teams and input from KTM North America R&D, has worked tirelessly to deliver new engines at the same time with improved performance, reduced weight and a more compact size to assist with better machine handling.

With refinements from the frame and bodywork, down to the smaller details in the dashboard of these READY TO RACE machines, KTM has utilized the latest technology to consider every improvement possible for the amateur rider right up-to the professional world championship racer.

Following a tried and tested tradition, the specially finished SIX DAYS models stand side by side with the legendary, new generation EXC bikes. Available as 2- and 4-stroke bikes and equipped with several performance-enhancing and useful technical parts, the new “Six Days Spain” bikes, designed with sophisticated special graphics, top the latest KTM EXC model range.

Joachim Sauer (KTM Offroad Product Manager): “As the saying goes, after the race is before the race. According to our understanding in state-of-the-art development, the brand new line-up of our offroad competition Enduros are proof of KTM`s ongoing commitment to our core discipline. We believe this Enduro sportmotorcycle range will push the excitement and satisfaction of any rider to a new level.”

The new KTM MY2017 Enduro range was unveiled yesterday evening at its launch in Les Comes, Spain and the new machines will begin to arrive in European dealers in June.

 

 

 

2017 KTM 300 XC www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

Cylinder
The cylinder of the 300 XC is fitted with a sophisticated TVC (Twin Valve Control) power valve, providing adjustable power characteristics. The power character can be changed within a few seconds thanks to two supplied springs for different tracks and rider preference.

Clutch
The KTM DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch is fitted with a diaphragm spring, which allows implementation of an internal rubber damping system. Together with a lightweight steel basket and the Brembo hydraulic system the DDS clutch offers maximum reliability, excellent modulation and light lever pull.

Carburetor
The 300 XC is fitted with a proven Mikuni TMX 38 carburetor producing the perfect air-fuel mixture. For extreme temperature or altitude the setting can be tuned with supplied jets and needles according to a setting list in the manual.

Engine
The powerful KTM 300 SX engine unites an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio with outstanding performance and extremely easy handling.

 

SUPERIOR CHASSIS

Frame
The modern frame design of the 300 XC, comprised of lightweight, high strength, chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes, combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness.

Linkage/Shockabsorber
The linkage system of the 300 XC features a progressive curve with a high initial rate ensuring good stability. The high-end WP 5018 shock absorber guarantees outstanding response and damping characteristics. Compression and rebound damping can be adjusted to the track conditions and the rider’s preferences.

Fork
The XC model range features the 48mm WP AER 48 fork. The setting has been specifically developed for racing cross-country in the US. The forks can be easily adjusted for compression and rebound via the dials on the top of the fork tubes.

Triple clamps
Top quality, CNC-machined triple clamps have been something of a KTM trademark for years. Ensuring precise handling, they provide proper clamping force for correct flex characteristics, thus improving the action of the forks. For 2017 the upper triple clamp features a newly developed rubber damping system for the handlebar clamp in order to reduce the vibration levels felt through the handlebar. The clamps retain their forward and back adjustability for rider preference.

 

UNBEATABLE POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

Graphics
New modern in-mold graphics highlight the Ready to Race character of the cutting-edge 2017 XC range of bikes.

Bodywork
KTM engineers have focused on designing the bodywork ergonomically and functionally in such a way that the whole motorcycle is in perfect harmony with the rider down to the very last detail. The front fender is a perfect example of how molded plastic components can gain maximum stability with a well thought out structure.

Seat
The ergonomically perfect seat is equipped with a durable foam core, ensuring both greater comfort and higher stability.

Airbox
At the same time, the design of the airbox guarantees optimum protection of the air filter from dirt plus maximum airflow for the highest performance. Quick replacement of the Twin Air filter, without tools and in a matter of seconds, has long been an unrivalled KTM standard.

Handlebar
The 300 XC is equipped with a tapered handlebar made of high-strength aluminum by NEKEN, which is fixed in a new rubber damped handlebar clamp allowing the handlebar to be mounted in two different positions. A new, larger handlebar pad protects the rider in case of a crash.

 

UNRIVALLED HANDLING

Wheels
The 300 XC is fitted with lightweight, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and black spokes with lightweight aluminum nipples providing maximum stability at minimum weight. The latest Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires guarantee perfect traction and outstanding performance.

Brakes
High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM off-road bikes, and now are combined with newly designed and weight-reduced Wave discs made by GALFER featuring improved heat resistance. Weight reduction is 63g on the front disc, and 32 g for the rear. This is the ultimate solution in braking technology. .

 


 

2017 KTM 300 XC – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD

Engine

Design

1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine

Displacement

293.2 cm³

Bore

72 mm

Stroke

72 mm

Starter

Kick and electric starter

Transmission

6-speed

Primary drive

26:73

Secondary gear ratio

13:50

Clutch

Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

EMS

Kokusan

Chassis

Frame design

Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame

Front suspension

WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm

Rear suspension

WP shock absorber with linkage

Suspension travel (front)

310 mm

Suspension travel (rear)

300 mm

Front brake

Disc brake

Rear brake

Disc brake

Front brake disc diameter

260 mm

Rear brake disc diameter

220 mm

Chain

5/8 x 1/4″

Steering head angle

63.9 °

Wheelbase

1485 ± 10 mm

Ground clearance

370 mm

Seat height

960 mm

Tank capacity (approx.)

10 l

Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)

100.7 kg

The illustrated vehicles may vary in selected details from the production models and some illustrations feature optional equipment available at additional cost.
All information concerning the scope of supply, appearance, services, dimensions and weights is non-binding and specified with the proviso that mistakes, printing, setting and typing errors may occur; such information is subject to change without notice.

 

 


 

2017 KTM 300 XC – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN

Engine

Design

1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine

Displacement

293.2 cm³

Bore

72 mm

Stroke

72 mm

Starter

Kick and electric starter

Transmission

6-speed

Primary drive

26:73

Secondary gear ratio

13:50

Clutch

Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

EMS

Kokusan

Chassis

Frame design

Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame

Front suspension

WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm

Rear suspension

WP shock absorber with linkage

Suspension travel (front)

310 mm

Suspension travel (rear)

300 mm

Front brake

Disc brake

Rear brake

Disc brake

Front brake disc diameter

260 mm

Rear brake disc diameter

220 mm

Chain

5/8 x 1/4″

Steering head angle

63.9 °

Wheelbase

1485 ± 10 mm

Ground clearance

370 mm

Seat height

960 mm

Tank capacity (approx.)

10 l

Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)

100.7 kg

The illustrated vehicles may vary in selected details from the production models and some illustrations feature optional equipment available at additional cost.
All information concerning the scope of supply, appearance, services, dimensions and weights is non-binding and specified with the proviso that mistakes, printing, setting and typing errors may occur; such information is subject to change without notice.


 

2017 KTM 300 XC – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

Design

1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine

Displacement

293.2 cm³

Bore

72 mm

Stroke

72 mm

Starter

Kick and electric starter

Transmission

6-speed

Primary drive

26:73

Secondary gear ratio

13:50

Clutch

Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

EMS

Kokusan

Chassis

Frame design

Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame

Front suspension

WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm

Rear suspension

WP shock absorber with linkage

Suspension travel (front)

310 mm

Suspension travel (rear)

300 mm

Front brake

Disc brake

Rear brake

Disc brake

Front brake disc diameter

260 mm

Rear brake disc diameter

220 mm

Chain

5/8 x 1/4″

Steering head angle

63.9 °

Wheelbase

1485 ± 10 mm

Ground clearance

370 mm

Seat height

960 mm

Tank capacity (approx.)

10 l

Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)

100.7 kg

The illustrated vehicles may vary in selected details from the production models and some illustrations feature optional equipment available at additional cost.
All information concerning the scope of supply, appearance, services, dimensions and weights is non-binding and specified with the proviso that mistakes, printing, setting and typing errors may occur; such information is subject to change without notice.

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

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