2018 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days Review

2018 KTM 450 XC-F Six Days
2018 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days
2018 KTM 450 XC-F Six Days
2018 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days

 

 

 

SIX DAYS. SIX WINS.

KTM has ruled off-road for decades. The special edition SIX DAYS models celebrate this success with special performance upgrades and top-of-the-line components. In 2017 the ISDE (International Six Days of Enduro) will be held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France and the KTM model line-up has been suitably equipped to handle anything the muddy and rocky terrain can throw at it. Thanks to its compact SOHC powerhouse fitted in a state-of-the-art chassis, the KTM 450 EXC-F SIX DAYS is the strongest, most competitive dual-sport in its class. Combined with a low weight and off-the-shelve 4-stroke ferocity, this pioneer will take you anywhere.

 

 

2018 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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2018 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

SLIM ERGONOMICS FOR PERFECT CONTROL

BODYWORK
The KTM EXC-F SIX DAYS has bodywork with extremely slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine. It provides unlimited freedom of movement and has the styling to match this renowned event.

 

HANDLEBAR
KTM engineers know how to handle handlebars. This tapered unit, made of high-strength aluminum by NEKEN, features a throttle assembly with a robust aluminum body and easy free-play adjustment. An ODI volcanized grip sits on the right, while on the left side of the bar a comfortable ODI lock-on grip requires no glue or wire to secure it. You can retrofit two interchangeable throttle cams, for different response characteristics to suit your specific needs.

 

SEAT
Tailored to meet the needs of the best off-road racers, this durable seat offers great comfort, while being 10mm lower to help you master the most challenging terrain.

 

PERFORMANCE PERKS

FRONT SUSPENSION
The all-new WP XPlor 48 upside-down fork is a split fork developed by WP in close collaboration with KTM. It is fitted with a spring on both sides but features separated functions for each fork leg: compression damping is fitted on the left side, while rebound is on the right. So the forks can easily be adjusted for compression and rebound with the twist of a dial on the top of the forks. In addition, a longer and sealed hydro-stop guarantees better resistance to bottoming-out. Due to high-quality materials and a state-of-the-art production process, the new XPlor 48 fork – with approx. 300mm of travel – has outstanding response and damping characteristics and is about a half of a pound lighter than its predecessor.

 

ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The state-of-the-art Keihin Engine Management System with electronic fuel injection features an all-new 42mm throttle body. Thanks to its unique injector position, the engine’s response gives a whole new meaning to the word ‘instantaneous’. And to make life even easier, separate systems for cold starts and idle adjustment await you. Push the throttle back when the engine’s alive and well, and the cold start mode disengages.

 

FRAME
The high-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame has a knack for easy handling, outlandish rideability, precise cornering and excellent stability. You can also count on high torsional rigidity and low longitudinal stiffness. This results in better absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspension sucking up jumps and bumps. In short: more comfort and less rider fatigue. Laterally attached, lightweight engine head stays (the connection between cylinder head and frame) contribute to a reduced vibration level. Two threaded inserts in the lower cradle tubes allow for safe fixation of an optional skid plate. The engineers could pull off all that, while making their frame 2.2 pounds lighter than that of the lightest competitor on the market. In addition, it is easier to maintain, easier to work on and supplies more space for the tank and other components. The bike also features an extra-light subframe made of aluminum, which tips the scales at less than 2 pounds.

 

TRIPLE CLAMP
All Six Days models are fitted with high-end CNC machined triple clamps anodized in orange with an offset of 22mm, ensuring a solid grip of the fork and precise handling. The handlebar is adjustable forwards and backwards over 4 positions, so the bike will fit you like your favorite gloves.

 

BRAKES
You can’t brake any harder, better, faster or stronger. High-tech Brembo calipers are combined with lightweight wave discs and feature a reduced piston diameter for better modulation. The rear brake now features a 10mm longer brake pedal, and less aggressive brake pads are fitted front and rear. The steel-flex front brake hose gets more efficient protection and there’s an integrated channel for the speedo cable. First you outrun them, then you outbrake them.

 

EXCLUSIVE SIX DAYS EQUIPMENT AS STANDARD

SIX DAYS EQUIPMENT
Six Days seat for improved long-distance comfort, Exclusive Six Days graphics with a striking design, Handlebar with Six Days logo, Machined orange anodized triple clamps for extremely precise fork clamping and optimum fork function, Radiator fan for all 4-stroke models to optimize temperature management in extreme conditions, Floating front brake disc for consistent braking performance in extreme conditions, Solid rear brake disc (no slots/holes) for improved heat resistance and reduced brake pad wear, Orange Anodized Rear Sprocket, Front axle puller for simple front wheel removal, Orange frame, Engine guard for effective engine protection, Orange chain guide.

 

 

 

2018 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days – Totalmotorcycle.com North American (USA, Canada) Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in  CDN

 

 

Engine

Design

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

 

Displacement

449.3 cm³

 

Bore

95 mm

 

Stroke

63.4 mm

 

Starter

Electric starter

 

Transmission

6-speed

 

Secondary gear ratio

14:45

 

Clutch

Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

 

EMS

Keihin EMS

 

Chassis

Frame design

Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame

 

Front suspension

WP-USD Xplor 48 with preload adjuster

 

Rear suspension

WP Xplor PDS shock absorber

 

Suspension travel (front)

11.81 inch

 

Front brake

Disc brake

 

Rear brake

Disc brake

 

Front brake disc diameter

260 mm

 

Rear brake disc diameter

220 mm

 

Steering head angle

63.5 °

 

Seat height

37.8 inch

 

Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)

241.4 lb.

 

Suspension travel (rear)

12.2 inch

 

Tank capacity (approx.)

2.25 US gal

 

 

 

2018 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8499 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

Engine

Design

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

 

Displacement

449.3 cm³

 

Bore

95 mm

 

Stroke

63.4 mm

 

Starter

Electric starter

 

Transmission

6-speed

 

Secondary gear ratio

14:52

 

Clutch

Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

 

EMS

Keihin EMS

 

Chassis

Frame design

Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame

 

Front suspension

WP-USD Xplor 48 with preload adjuster

 

Rear suspension

WP Xplor PDS shock absorber

 

Suspension travel (front)

300 mm

 

Suspension travel (rear)

310 mm

 

Front brake

Disc brake

 

Rear brake

Disc brake

 

Front brake disc diameter

260 mm

 

Rear brake disc diameter

220 mm

 

Steering head angle

63.5 °

 

Wheelbase

1482 ± 10 mm

 

Ground clearance

355 mm

 

Seat height

960 mm

 

Tank capacity (approx.)

8.5 l

 

Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)

106.5 kg

 

 

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