KTM 300 EXC TPI Six Days 2018: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.
KTM R&D, KISKA Design and the factory racers had their say in
shaping the plastics with one goal: complete harmony between
rider and bike. Perfect ergonomics and contact points provide
maximum comfort in movement on the EXC. The I-beam structures of
the front and rear fenders guarantee maximum stability and a low
weight thanks to well thought-out construction and mounting.
They also stay cleaner for longer. Clever brake hose routing on the front
number plate prevents wear and tear.
KTM engineers sure know how to handle handlebars. This tapered one,
made of high-strength aluminum by NEKEN, features a throttle assembly,
which now has a twin-cable for EXC TPI models just like their
4-stroke brothers, with a new double-cable aluminum body and
straightforward free-play adjustment. A volcanized grip sits on the right,
while on the left side of the bar a comfortable ODI lock-on grip is
mounted, which does not require any wire or glue to be fixed.
A map select switch at the handlebar allows for the selection of an
alternative map, so you can be fully prepared for any condition.
Tailored to meet the needs of the world’s fastest backsides, this durable seat
offers great comfort, helping you master the most challenging terrain all day long.
The 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. The forks can
easily be adjusted for compression and rebound with the
twist of a dial on the top of the forks. New outer fork tubes
and a reworked setting make for more sensitivity, improved
damping behavior and a reduced weight. In addition, a
sealed hydro-stop guarantees excellent resistance to bottoming-out.
Due to high-quality materials and a state-of-the-art production
process, the new WP Xplor 48 fork – with approx. 300mm
of travel – has outstanding response and damping characteristics.
A comfortable preload adjuster is Sixdays standard and allows for
a simple spring preload setting in three steps without
tools (standard, +3mm, +6mm).
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The engine management system (EMS) of the TPI models features
a new throttle body made by Dell`Orto with a diameter
of 39 mm and a control unit located below the seat. The control
unit determines the ignition timing and the amount of
fuel to inject is based on several sensor readings such
as intake and ambient air pressure, throttle position,
oil and water temperature. Thanks to altitude and temperature
compensation the rider does not need to worry about fiddling
around with the jetting anymore.
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 a big fat kilogram 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. On the EXC TPI models the upper
frame tube features a slot where the oil filler cap is mounted,
which feeds the oil tank via a hose inside the frame tube. The bike
also features an extra-light subframe made of stable aluminum
profiles, which tiptoes the scales at less than 900g.
All Sixdays models are fitted with high-end CNC machined triple
clamps anodized in orange and 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.
You can’t brake any harder, better, faster or stronger. High-tech Brembo
calipers are combined with lightweight Wave brake discs. The
steel-flex front brake hose has efficient protection and
there’s an integrated channel for the speedometer cable.
First you outrun them, then you outbrake them.
SIX DAYS EQUIPMENT
Six Days seat for improved long-distance comfort, Exclusive Six Days
graphics with a striking design, Handlebar map selesct switch,
Handlebar with Six Days logo, Six Days silencer (anthracite anodized
and with Six Days logo), Machined orange anodized triple
clamps for extremely precise fork clamping and optimum fork function,
Carbon pipe guard on all 2-stroke models for effective expansion
chamber protection, 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, Supersprox Stealth 2-component rear sprocket with an
aluminum inner ring and steel outer ring for maximum
durability, Front axle puller for simple front wheel removal, Orange
frame, Engine guard for effective engine protection, Orange chain guide
|Design||1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine|
|Starting||Kick and electric starter|
|Clutch||Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics|
|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 brakes|
|Front brake disc diameter||260 mm|
|Rear brake disc diameter||220 mm|
|Steering head angle||63.5 °|
|Wheel base||1482 ± 10 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||370 mm|
|Seat height||960 mm|
|Tank capacity (approx.)||9 l|
|Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)||103.5 kg|