Fans have had to wait an extra year for all-new models from KTM, but it looks like the wait may be worth it. All models feature new chassis, engines, forks, shocks and bodywork – all designed to be significantly lighter and with a focus on centralizing mass. The new four stroke motors ar enot only smaller, lighter and more powerful, they also featuer cutting edge new engine management which includes traction control.
It’s fantastic to see such investment in two stroke technology – KTM has completely redesigned the engines which now feature a counterbalance shaft to reduce vibration on the 250 and 300, and a new starter motor located underneath the engine.
Sadly the 200 has been discontinued, but replaced by a new 150 which comes with electric start – it will be interesting to see how that performs.
Claimed dry weight of the 250 and 300 two strokes is 100 kg’s which sounds incredible. And the new 4-stroke models are also said to be much lighter – 103 kg for the 250F. We can’t wait to ride them!