2016 KTM XC-W Models First Looks

May 19, 2015
Adam Booth
By Adam Booth
Off-road Editor|Articles|Articles RSS Enjoying single track in the mountains, hitting the motocross track or battling an EnduroCross track, if it's on two wheels Boothy will have a smile on his face. Adam has served a mega ton of years in the off-road industry as a photographer, writer and popper of wheelies.
TWO-STROKES

2016 KTM 200 XC-W 

The 200 XC-W is the perfect combination of a 125′s lightweight handling with strong engine power that is very close to a 250. Superb rideability combined with a light two-stroke engine ensures the 200 XC-W is user-friendly and fun. This makes it a great choice for all who are looking for awesome handling, first-rate comfort and plenty of power. For 2016, the 200 XC-W gets a host of updates to further increase its off-road capabilities.

Highlights and Changes
• New front axle reduced in size from 26mm to 22mm to reduce weight and offer better front end feel
• Front axle offset is adjusted from 35mm to 33mm to increase trail and provide more stability
• New open design fork protectors offer easier cleaning of the fork lower with the same amount of protection
• New skid plate protects the lower frame tubes
• New orange anodized rear sprocket
• New orange front mask
• New seat cover with Selle Dalla Valle logo
• New WP Protective decal on front fork upper
• New modern frame design of the 200 XC-W combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness for easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability.
• Fitted with a powervalve and 6-speed transmission the 200 XC-W’s engine is designed specifically for rough off-road conditions

2016 KTM 200 XC-W Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, two-stroke
Displacement: 193cc
Bore x Stroke: 64 x 60mm
Starter/Battery: Kickstarter & Electric / 12V, 3Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin PWK 36S AG Carburetor
Lubrication Premix: 60:1
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, Magura hydraulics
Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken
Front suspension: WP-USD, 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 inches/13.1 inches
Front/rear brakes : 260/220 mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21”; 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21”, 100/100-18”
Steering head angle: 26.5°
Wheel base: 57.91±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Ground clearance: 13.98 inches
Seat height: 37.8 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 2.64 US gallons

2016 KTM 250 XC-W

With a great power-to-weight ratio, low ownership costs as well as straightforward technology the 250 XC-W is a great choice for extreme enduro racing. The cutting-edge engine is started effortlessly via electric starter and is considered the most successful two-stroke powerplant on the market. Best-in-class enduro performance, a perfectly geared 6-speed transmission and enhanced DDS clutch make this engine the absolute top of its segment. A range of updates that include a new front axle, new seat cover and a robust skid plate further elevate the 250 XC-W’s game for 2016.

Highlights and Changes
• New front axle reduced in size from 26mm to 22mm to reduce weight and offer better front end feel
• Front axle offset is adjusted from 35mm to 33mm to increase trail and provide more stability
• New open design fork protectors offer easier cleaning of the fork lower with the same amount of protection
• New skid plate protects the lower frame tubes
• New orange anodized rear sprocket
• New orange front mask
• New seat cover with Selle Dalla Valle logo
• New WP Protective decal on front fork upper
• The modern frame design of the 250 XC-W combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness for easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability.
•The powerful KTM 250 XC-W engine fitted with 6-speed transmission and electric starter.

2016 KTM 250 XC-W Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, two-stroke
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x Stroke: 66.4 x 72mm
Starter/Battery: Kickstarter & Electric / 12V, 3Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin PWK 36S AG Carburetor
Control: Power Valve TVC
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken
Front suspension: WP-USD, 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 inches/13.1 inches
Front/rear brakes: 260/220 mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21”, 110/100-18”
Steering head angle: 26.5°
Wheel base: 58.35±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Ground clearance: 13.98 inches
Seat height: 37.8 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 2.64 US gallons
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 224.6 pounds

2016 KTM 300 XC-W

A combination of massive two-stroke performance, excellent torque and an agile chassis has made the 300 XC-W the first choice when the going gets extreme. The compact two-stroke engine offers great performance for the money. The TVC power valve ensures a manageable power delivery, while the 6-speed gear box, specially geared for enduros, always has the right gear ratio for the job. With a lighter front axle, more front end feel and more stability for 2016, the 300 XC-W is better than ever.

Highlights and Changes
• New front axle reduced in size from 26mm to 22mm to reduce weight and offer better front end feel
• Front axle offset is adjusted from 35mm to 33mm to increase trail and provide more stability
• New open design fork protectors offer easier cleaning of the fork lower with the same amount of protection
• New skid plate protects the lower frame tubes
• New orange anodized rear sprocket
• New orange front mask
• New seat cover with Selle Dalla Valle logo
• New WP Protective decal on front fork upper
• The modern frame design of the 300 XC-W combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness for easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability.
• The powerful KTM 300 XC-W engine fitted with 6-speed transmission and electric starter unites an unbeatable 2-Stroke power-to-weight ratio.
• All XC-W models are fitted with the super strong, tapered Neken handlebar made of high tensile strength aluminum alloy.
• The XC-W models feature WP suspension, which is specifically designed for Enduro racing and ensures maximum traction comprised with plenty of comfort.

2016 KTM 300 XC-W Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, two-stroke
Displacement: 293.2cc
Bore x Stroke: 72 x 72mm
Starter/Battery: Kickstarter & Electric / 12V, 3Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin PWK 36S AG Carburetor
Control: Power Valve TVC
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken
Front suspension: WP-USD, 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 inches/13.1 inches
Front/rear brakes: 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21”, 110/100-18”
Steering head angle: 26.5°
Wheel base: 58.35±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Ground clearance: 13.98 inches
Seat height: 37.8 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 2.64 US gallons
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 225.1 pounds

FOUR-STROKES

2016 KTM 250 XCF-W

The smallest of the XCF-W range, the 250 XCF-W combines a light and flickable chassis with the dynamic power delivery of its DOHC engine. Outfitted with enduro-specific hardware and suspension settings, the XCF-W is a formidable weapon in the hands of pros and amateurs alike. For 2016 the 250 XCF-W gets updates to improve handling, durability and maintenance.

Highlight and Changes
• New front axle reduced in size from 26 mm to 22 mm to reduce weight and offer better front end feel
• Front axle offset is adjusted from 35mm to 33mm to increase trail and provide more stability
• New open design fork protectors offer easier cleaning of the fork lower with the same amount of protection
• New skid plate protects the lower frame tubes
• New orange anodized rear sprocket
• New orange front mask
• New seat cover with Selle Dalla Valle logo
• New WP Protective decal on front fork upper
• The modern frame design of the 250 XCF-W combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness for easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability.
• The powerful KTM 250 XC-F engine fitted with 6-speed transmission and electric starter unites an unbeatable four-Stroke power-to-weight ratio.
• All XCF-W models are fitted with the super strong, tapered Neken handlebar made of high tensile strength aluminum alloy.
• The XCF-W models feature WP suspension, which is specifically designed for Enduro racing and ensures maximum traction comprised with plenty of comfort.

2016 KTM 250 XCF-W Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Displacement: 249.9cc
Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52.3mm
Starter/Battery: Kickstarter & Electric / 12V, 4Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin EFI, throttle body 42mm
Control: 4V, DOHC with finger followers
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken
Front suspension: WP-USD, 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 inches/13.1 inches
Front/rear brakes: 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21”, 110/100-18”
Steering head angle: 26.5°
Wheel base: 58.35±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Ground clearance: 13.58 inches
Seat height: 38.19 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 2.4 US gallons
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 232.6 pounds

2016 KTM 350 XCF-W

The 350 XCF-W is a top choice when four-stroke rideability and maximum enduro performance is called for. Thanks to its compact, powerful DOHC engine, low weight and precisely tuned suspension, this machine conquers each and every tough spot in cross-country riding with ease. And thanks to its excellent handling, it always holds the advantage when the going gets tough. For 2016 the 350 XCF-W gets a new front axle, skid plate and other updates to increase its off-road capability and performance.

Highlights and Changes
• New front axle reduced in size from 26mm to 22mm to reduce weight and offer better front end feel
• Front axle offset is adjusted from 35mm to 33mm to increase trail and provide more stability
• New open design fork protectors offer easier cleaning of the fork lower with the same amount of protection
• New skid plate protects the lower frame tubes
• New orange anodized rear sprocket
• New orange front mask
• New seat cover with Selle Dalla Valle logo
• New WP Protective decal on front fork upper
• The modern frame design of the 350 XCF-W combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness for easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability.
• The powerful KTM 350 XC-F engine fitted with 6-speed transmission and electric starter unites an unbeatable four-Stroke power-to-weight ratio.
• All XCF-W models are fitted with the super strong, tapered Neken handlebar made of high tensile strength aluminum alloy.
• The XCF-W models feature WP suspension, which is specifically designed for Enduro racing and ensures maximum traction comprised with plenty of comfort.

2016 KTM 350 XCF-W Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Displacement: 349.7cc
Bore x Stroke: 88 x 57.5mm
Starter/Battery: Kickstarter & Electric / 12V, 4Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin EFI, throttle body 42mm
Control: 4V, DOHC with finger followers
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken
Front suspension: WP-USD, 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 inches/13.1 inches
Front/rear brakes: 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21”, 110/100-18”
Steering head angle: 26.5°
Wheel base: 58.35±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Ground clearance: 13.58 inches
Seat height: 38.19 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 2.4 US gallons
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 236.3 pounds

2016 KTM 450 XC-W

The 450 XC-W is a strong and powerful enduro machine. Combining low weight and high displacement, its high-tech SOHC four-stroke technology is a great choice for all who are looking for maximum performance. A new lighter front axle offers better front end feel while additions such as a new robust skid plate and Selle Dalla Valle seat cover up its enduro game even higher.

Highlights and Changes
• New front axle reduced in size from 26mm to 22mm to reduce weight and offer better front end feel
• Front axle offset is adjusted from 35mm to 33mm to increase trail and provide more stability
• New open design fork protectors offer easier cleaning of the fork lower with the same amount of protection
• New skid plate protects the lower frame tubes
• New orange anodized rear sprocket
• New orange front mask
• New seat cover with Selle Dalla Valle logo
• New WP Protective decal on front fork upper
• A SOHC 450cc engine gives the 450 XC-W an unbeatable 4-Stroke power-to-weight ratio with outstanding performance and responsive handling.
• The modern frame design of the 450 XC-W combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness for easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability.
• All XCF-W models are fitted with a super strong, tapered Neken handlebar made of high tensile strength aluminum alloy.
•The XCF-W models feature WP suspension, which is specifically designed for Enduro racing and ensures maximum traction combined with plenty of comfort.

2016 KTM 450 XC-W Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Displacement: 449.3cc
Bore x Stroke: 95 x 63.4mm
Starter/Battery: Kickstarter & Electric / 12V, 4Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin EFI, throttle body 42mm
Control: 4V, DOHC with finger followers
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken
Front suspension: WP-USD, 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 inches/13.1 inches
Front/rear brakes: 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21”, 110/100-18”
Steering head angle: 26.5°
Wheel base: 58.35±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Ground clearance: 13.58 inches
Seat height: 38.19 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 2.25 US gallons
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 244.7 pounds

2016 KTM 500 XC-W

The 500 XC-W is considered a powerhouse for a reason – the 510.4 cc SOHC engine is the largest in the KTM Enduro model line. Combining low weight and high displacement, it is a great choice for all who are looking for big power and performance. For 2016 the 500 XC-W gets a lighter front axle for better handling as well as a host of updated parts, including a new skid plate.

Highlights and Changes
• New front axle reduced in size from 26mm to 22mm to reduce weight and offer better front end feel
• Front axle offset is adjusted from 35mm to 33mm to increase trail and provide more stability
• New open design fork protectors offer easier cleaning of the fork lower with the same amount of protection
• New skid plate protects the lower frame tubes
• New orange anodized rear sprocket
• New orange front mask
• New seat cover with Selle Dalla Valle logo
• New WP Protective decal on front fork upper
• A SOHC 510.4 cc engine gives the 500 XC-W the ultimate in 4-Stroke power-to-weight ratios
• The modern frame design of the 500 XC-W combines maximum longitudinal stiffness with optimum torsional stiffness for easy handling and precise steering behavior, as well as excellent ride stability.
• All XCF-W models are fitted with a super strong, tapered Neken handlebar made of high tensile strength aluminum alloy.
• The XCF-W models feature WP suspension, which is specifically designed for Enduro racing and ensures maximum traction combined with plenty of comfort.

2016 KTM 500 XC-W Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Displacement: 510.4cc
Bore x Stroke: 95 x 72mm
Starter/Battery: Kickstarter & Electric / 12V, 4Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin EFI, throttle body 42mm
Control: 4V, DOHC with finger followers
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS, Brembo hydraulics
Frame: Central double-cradle 25CrMo4 steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: Neken
Front suspension: WP-USD, 48 mm
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 11.8 inches/13.1 inches
Front/rear brakes: 260/220mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 80/100-21”, 110/100-18”
Steering head angle: 26.5°
Wheel base: 58.35±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 22mm
Ground clearance: 13.58 inches
Seat height: 38.19 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 2.25 US gallons
Weight, approx. (without fuel): 245.8 pounds

2016 KTM Freeride 250 R

The Freeride 250 R represents a new segment of riding. The Freeride gives a rider the confidence to navigate difficult and trials-type terrain that wouldn’t be possible on a traditional enduro bike, yet it has the comfort and ergonomics for all-day riding. The Freeride 250 R is a new idea of what a motorcycle can be and how it is used.

Highlights and Changes
• The perimeter steel and bolt-on forged aluminum composite frame was specifically designed for the two-stroke engine and the Freeride concept
• Cylinder design with no exhaust control system along with adjusted ports and timing all provide more trials engine-style torque and snappy engine characteristics
• Extremely lightweight with a large amount of steering lock and 15 inches of ground clearance
• High strength polyamide/ABS plastic composite subframe is a lightweight solution with high rigidity
• The engine is 4.4 pounds lighter than the 250 XC-W engine it is based on
• A high output electric starter is powered by a lightweight lithium ion battery
• A 6-speed transmission that has short ratios in the first 5 gears with an extra tall 6th gear
• TwinAir air filter cartridge located at the rear of the fuel tank where it is well protected & easily accessible
• Extremely slim seat and radiator shrouds for freedom of movement and a lightweight feeling
• Formula brakes feature front and rear radially-mounted calipers that work perfectly with the lightweight brake discs
• Fully adjustable 43mm WP-USD fork, 9.8 inches of travel along with the PDS monoshock with a progressive spring and 10.2 inches of travel
• CNC machined triple clamp with 20mm offset matches the chassis rigidity with precise clamping
• Lightweight aluminum tapered handlebar with four-position adjustable aluminum handlebar mounts

2016 KTM Freeride 250 R Specifications:
Engine: Single cylinder, two-stroke
Displacement: 249cc
Bore x Stroke: 66.4 x 72mm
Starter/Battery: Electric / 12V, 3Ah
Transmission: 6-speed
Fuel system: Keihin PWK 28 AG Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 80:1
Cooling: Liquid cooling
Clutch: Wet multi-disc CSS, Formula hydraulics
Frame: Perimeter Steel-Aluminum Composite
Subframe: High-strength Polyamide / ABS Plastic
Handlebar: Aluminum
Front suspension: WP-USD, 43mm Closed Cartridge
Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock with PDS
Suspension travel front/rear: 9.8 inches/10.2 inches
Front/rear brakes: 260/210mm
Front/rear rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/rear tires: 2.75-21” / 4.00-18”
Steering head angle: 23°
Wheel base: 55.83±0.4 inches
Triple clamp offset: 20mm
Ground clearance: 14.96 inches
Seat height: 36.02 inches
Tank capacity, approx: 1.85 US gallons
Weight, approx. without fuel: 201.7 pounds