2024 KTM EXC line-up changes

Submitted by Jo on Mon, 06/12/2023 - 11:03

KTM claims that the 2024 EXC series was created to challenge boundaries. When it comes to their new enduros, the Austrians are quite ambitious since they want to redefine the word "enduro bike."

According to KTM, 95% of the EXC components for 2024 are new. This package contains a new frame, a WP XACT closed cartridge fork, and a WP XPLOR PDS shock. KTM also brings several electronic upgrades and the bodywork for the new machines was co-developed by the factory teams. The LED headlight is also brand new.

The new hydroformed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame serves as the foundation of the KTM Enduro line for 2024. This frame provides optimal longitudinal and torsional rigidity for outstanding feedback, maximum energy absorption, and unrivaled straight-line stability. As a result, this is the foundation upon which the 2024 model series is created.

The new 48mm WP XACT front forks are standard on the 2024 KTM EXC and EXC-F models. That front fork has a closed cartridge and a newly constructed piston with a valve in the center. This improves oil flow in the cartridge.

The tried-and-true PDS shock absorber system is back in the KTM Enduro models, significantly refined for this model year and perfectly matched to the new frame. A new WP XPLOR PDS rear shock absorber rounds out the system.

The suspension's compression and damping can be totally modified by hand, both front and rear. This is quite simple to accomplish with so-called clickers and without the use of any instruments. The shock absorber's spring preload can likewise be modified in this manner.

The new lightweight two-piece subframe, consisting of polyamide and reinforced aluminum, is exceptionally strong and ensures great handling and exact feedback. This subframe incorporates all electronic components, including an all-new Offroad Control Unit. This makes them more accessible and safer.

The KTM Enduro series for 2024 also features new bodywork. It provides improved grip by letting the rider to have more knee contact, especially when standing on the footpegs, and was developed based on feedback from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders.

The newly designed front fender has fins that assist keep debris and mud away from the rider and radiator. The new XPE fuel tanks of 8.3 liters (on 4-stroke models) and 8.9 liters (on 2-stroke models) round off the design. These polyethylene tanks are transparent, allowing the fuel level to be clearly monitored at all times.

A fully autonomous Offroad Control Unit under the seat monitors the electronics, avoiding the need for electronic fuses and relays. When an electrical component fails, the outputs are individually turned off. A red or green LED failure light reveals the status of each component, making troubleshooting easier on the spot.

With the advent of the new electronic Throttle Body Injection technology, the KTM two-stroke enduros have reclaimed their podium place. According to KTM, this technology, or TBI for short, provides ultra-smooth power delivery and eliminates the need to manually change the fuel ratio at different altitudes.

The reed valve housing was also significantly redesigned. Plastic flaps on the outside of the housing improve the sealing of the inflow path. This new design prevents too much fuel from entering the engine when traveling up or down a hill, which could result in an overly rich fuel mixture.

A new electronic exhaust gas control system could be deployed as an added benefit of the new electronic fuel injection and ECU. This enables for two distinct engine mappings, which are selectable via an optional map selector switch.

The 2024 KTM EXC two-stroke model line-up consists of the following engines:

  • KTM 150 EXC
  • KTM 250 EXC
  • KTM 300 EXC

The KTM four-stroke enduros' center of gravity has been adjusted by tilting the engine block back two degrees and dropping the front sprocket three millimeters. This enhances driving behavior and maneuverability significantly. Aside from the optimized mass centralization and weight reduction, the chassis's greatly improved anti-squat behavior enhances traction on steep slopes and when accelerating out of corners during specials.

For the first time on an enduro, the 2024 KTM EXC-F can be outfitted with traction control and a Quickshifter. This allows you to shift from second to sixth gear without having to use the clutch. Riders can maintain control of their machine by remaining on the throttle while shifting. The optional and newly designed map selection switch can be used to engage or disengage traction control and Quickshifter.

The 2024 KTM EXC-F four-stroke series consists of the following models:

  • KTM 250 EXC-F
  • KTM 350 EXC-F
  • KTM 450 EXC-F
  • KTM 500 EXC-F