New 2024 KTM XC
Aug 02, 2023
The 2024 KTM XC-W 150, 250 and 300 two-stroke off-road models return with big changes, most notably Throttle Body fuel injection (TBI) and spring forks. As with the entire 2024 “W” range, the two-strokes also get LED lighting, updated frames, and all-new bodywork.
Read the Cycle News first ride review on the 2024 KTM XC-W 300 Two-Stroke here.
An all-new hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame forms the backbone of the 2024 KTM Enduro range. This brings new longitudinal and torsional flex parameters for unmatched rider feedback, energy absorption, and straight-line stability to the riding experience but also provides the foundation on which the 2024 model range is built.
Upfront, the full range now boasts an all-new 48 mm WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring fork, featuring a new mid-valve piston concept that optimizes oil flow within the cartridge.
The KTM Enduro models continue to feature the proven PDS shock system, which for 2024, is updated and optimized to work fluidly with the new frame concept. This is mated to a new WP XPLOR PDS rear shock.
As an industry first, the suspension at both ends remains fully adjustable for compression and damping by way of hand clickers, without the need for any tools, and easy set preload adjustability on the rear.
An all-new lightweight 2-piece subframe, constructed from a combination of polyamide and reinforced aluminum, delivers outstanding handling and rider feedback, as well as remarkable robustness. All electronic components, including an all-new Offroad Control Unit, are fully integrated into the subframe for easy access and improved protection.
At the surface level, the 2024 KTM Enduro range benefits from new bodywork all around. This has been developed with input from the FMF KTM Factory racers to deliver an improved rider triangle for better knee contact, especially when standing on the pegs.
A new front fender design now also features mud-repelling fins for expelling dirt and mud from hitting the rider or radiators, while a new transparent, polythene (XPE) fuel tank (2.24-gallon/8.5-liter 4-stroke and 2.37-gallon/9-liter 2-stroke) provides easy fuel level monitoring and completes the bodywork package.
Monitoring the electronics comes courtesy of a totally independent OCU under the seat, which replaces the use of electronic fuses and relays. In the event of any electrical component failure, the outputs are deactivated individually, with the error status of each unit indicated by a red or green LED light. This makes for quick and easy troubleshooting on the trail.
In terms of engines, the 2-stroke model range once again takes its place as the leader of the oil-burners, debuting new electronic Throttle Body Injection technology. Dubbed TBI for short, it provides almost carburetor levels of ultra-smooth power delivery, while eliminating the need for re-jetting at different altitudes.
The reed valve case has also received an important design update, with new plastic flaps on the outside of the reed valve case for improved sealing of the intake tract. This new design avoids fuel excess in extreme up- or downhill sections which could lead to the fueling running rich.
A beneficial side effect of the new electronic fuel injection and the ECU is implementing the new electronic exhaust control, allowing for two different engine maps, selectable via an optional Map Select switch.
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