KTM 450 EXC-F 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-F.
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 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. With the standard map select switch you can select
an alternative power characteristic and activate the unique traction
control, a major benefit under wet riding conditions.
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 state-of-the-art Keihin engine management system with
electronic fuel injection features a 42mm throttle body. Thanks to its unique
injector position, the engine’s response gives a whole new meaning
to the word ‘instantaneous’. Separate circuits for cold-starting
and idle make on-site adjustments easy. Push the throttle back
when the engine is warmed up and the cold start mode disengages.
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. The bike
also features an extra-light subframe made of stable aluminum
profiles, which tiptoes the scales at less than 900g.
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.
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.
SIX DAYS EQUIPMENT
Six Days seat for improved long-distance comfort, Exclusive Six
Days graphics with a striking design, Handlebar map select
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, 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, 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, 4-stroke engine|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:52|
|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|
|Rear brake||Disc brakes|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||260 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||220 mm|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Ground clearance, unloaded||355 mm|
|Seat height, unloaded||960 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity, approx.||8.5 l|
|Weight without fuel, approx.||106.5 kg|