KTM has revealed its 2020 models in the XC and EXC ranges. Closely related to the Austrian brand’s motocrossers, the XC cross-country and EXC enduro feature larger fuel tanks, 18-inch rear wheels, and other characteristics to suit their purposes. We recently reported that KTM added fuel injection (TPI) to its XC two-strokes. While the two-stroke 300 and 250 EXCs were the first to receive TPI, this year also sees fuel injection added to the 150 EXC.
For 2020, KTM’s four-stroke XC-F motorcycles (450, 350, and 250) all come with fresh graphics and revised WP XACT suspension systems. The 48 mm front air forks (310 mm of travel) feature new fork pistons, while the settings have been tweaked for better performance and damping. Meanwhile, the rear shocks (300 mm of travel) come with updated settings and a new compression adjuster for better tuning.
The 2020 KTM EXC (XC-W) range of enduro models differs from the XC cross-country bikes in several ways. They have wide-ratio gearboxes, lights, no rear suspension linkage, and different suspension settings — more suitable for extreme terrain and tighter tracks. This year, the two-stroke 2020 KTM 150 EXC TPI has become fuel-injected, allowing it to join the 300 and 250 EXC TPI. The EXC-F on the other hand refers to KTM’s four-stroke enduros — the 500, 450, 350, and 250 EXC-Fs.
All the EXC engines and exhausts have been upgraded to produce more torque and power across the rev range. KTM has redesigned parts of the EXC frame for more torsional stiffness, and the subframe was lengthened by 40 mm. Other changes are seen all over the motorcycles — from the airboxes, radiators, and bodywork to the fuel tanks, suspension, and wiring harnesses. The premium Six Days models also return to the EXC-F range for 2020.
KTM is also offering the 2020 KTM 300 EXC TPI ErzbergRodeo to commemorate the grueling Austrian race’s 25-year anniversary. This limited edition comes with a slew of PowerParts accessories, and exclusive graphics. Only 500 units will be sold. Pricing and availability of KTM’s new off-roaders have yet to be announced, but bikes are expected to leave Europe as soon as August 2019. Contact your local KTM dealer to reserve yours.