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2017 KTM 150 XC-W Review and Specification

The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W is the best enduro bike that KTM Company has recently launched for enduro riders. The XC in the new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W merely represents the cross-country, W means the wide ratio transmission. This model is simply for those champs who want to conquer every championship matches. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has got the powerful engine with a good support of chassis. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with quite an incredible suspension system, so one should not be worried about it. This bike has an ergonomic design which perfectly minimizes the air drag. In short, this bike is ideal bike. The review of 2017 KTM 150 XC-W is written below.

2017 KTM 150 XC-W

2017 KTM 150 XC-W – Specification


The all-new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with a powerful 150 XC-W engine which is the most competitive engine in its class, and it provides an accurately the kind of power that Enduro rider wants.

2017 KTM 150 XC-W engine

The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with the 150 cm3 rapper who has been specially developed with the modern KTM engineering know-how and the advanced technology available. The results in the better power, more torque and extremely compact and lightweight engine. The engine has a small cylinder with the bore of about 58 mm. The layout of the water jacket in the cylinder and head ensures the maximum heat dissipation when the rider rides at his limit. The KTM engineers have designed a lightweight die-cast engine cases with the high crankshaft and clutch shaft position, located very close to the center of gravity; this will result in optimal mass centralization and maximum rideability. Also, the body of the engine of 2017 KTM 150 XC-W is lightweight and compact while it still contains an electric starter.

The engine covers are newly designed to give a charming look. The clutch of this engine is activated by the new hydraulic system, instead of Magura made by Brembo. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a wide ratio of 6 speed Enduro transmission which was designed primarily for the small enduro engine of 2 strokes. The gear ratios of the new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W bike perfectly in synch with the 150’s power band. The latest technologies have not only allowed the KTM engineers to reduce the weight of engines but also gives strength as well. This engine is designed in such a way to prevent muck from blocking the joint. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with the new MIKUNI TMX carburetors, replacing the Keihin products. The 38 mm flat slide cards provide smooth and controllable power to the limiter.

2017 KTM 150 XC-W Engine

The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W had a piston which is optimized for maximum reliability and reworked shape which fits brilliantly to the new cylinder layout. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has an expansion chamber for maximum power and has a little screamer. The crankshaft of the 2017 KTM 150 XC-W ensures the minimal vibration. It allows a decrease of the displacement of 125 cm3 by just replacing the cylinder, head, and piston. There is no need of changing the crankshaft.


The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with the high-tech and lightweight chrome-moly steel frame chassis that has a knack for easy handling, excellent rideability, accurate cornering and outstanding stability. The rider can count on high torsional rigidity and low longitudinal stiffness. It will help in the absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspension sucking up jumps and bumps, means more comfort for the rider and less fatigue. The lightweight engine head is laterally attached which contributes to the reduction of vibration level. Two threaded are inserted into the lower cradle tubes which allow for safe fixation of an optional skid plate. The KTM engineers were able to make the frame a kilogram lighter than the lightest competitor on the market. The dirt bike also contains an extra light sub-frame which is made of solid aluminum profiles. The KTM engineers developed XC-W models lighter and slimmest bikes in the Enduro scene.

The updated design allows for an optimized mounting position of the PDS shock, which provides more aggressive action. The cast aluminum design ensures lower weight and perfect flex behavior. The single-component casting process eliminated the inconsistencies and any inherent weak points which are created by welding. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W footpegs prevent smudging up the pegs when digging in deep ruts. The pins of the EXC models are 6 mm higher than those which are used on SX models, which benefits ground clearance. The handlebars of new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W are made up of high strength aluminum by NEKEN which features a newly developed throttle assembly with the robust aluminum body and an easy free play adjustment. The ODI vulcanized grip of the new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W sites on the right, while ODI lock-on grip in mounted on the left side of the bar.

2017 KTM 150 XC-W

Suspension and Brakes

The all-new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with excellent suspension and braking system. The WP XPlor 48 upside-down fork is a split fork is developed by WP in close collaboration with KTM engineers. The fork is fitted with the spring on both sides, but it has separated function for each fork leg. The left side contains compression damping while rebound is on the right side. The fork can easily be adjusted for compression and rebound with the twist of a dial on top of the fork tubes. The longer and sealed hydro-stop ensures the better resistance to bottoming out. The new XPlor 48 fork comes with a 300 mm of travel that has and excellent response and damping characteristics, and it is about 200 grams lighter than the previous generations. The new optional preload adjuster allows for the threefold spring preload setting without any need of the tool.

The WP Xplor PDS is the newly designed rear shock. The PDS is the best and successful progressive damping system where the shock absorber is connected directly to the upper side of the swingarm. The set-up has been revised with the new frame and swingarm design in mind. It will enhance the best possible mounting geometry, and it provides even more progressive damping. The diameter of the piston is reduced from 50 to 46 mm for the reduction of its weight. 2.5 mm now reduces the total length, and 4 mm reduces the shock stroke. Moreover, it is now installed 5 mm closure to the centerline which means symmetrical loads for the swingarm, exhaust, and the frame. The second piston the new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W works with the final cup towards the end of the stroke and the progressive shock spring also supports it. Various machined and anodized components and the typical WP color trim makes it more valuable. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a fantastic high-tech Brembo brakes which are combined with the lightweight wave disc and it reduces the piston diameter for better modulation. The rear brakes of the 2017 KTM 150 XC-W have 10 mm longer brake pedal. The steel-flex front brakes give more efficient protection and provide the best response. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with the new generation of forged triple clamps with an offset of 22 mm, which ensures the reliable grip of the fork and accurate handling. The rider can adjust the handlebar in four different positions.


The all-new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W comes with the Kiska Design and this bike establish the complete harmony between rider and bike. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a perfect ergonomic design, and it provides maximum freedom of movement, low and comfortable seat especially the rear and front part of the seat. The I-beam structure of the front and rear fender are the best examples of such design. It ensures maximum stability and little weight. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W stay cleaner for the longer time, all this is possible through best body design. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has incredible graphics; only champs deserve this fantastic bike.

2017 KTM 150 XC-W

Other features

The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a new 150 cm3 engine which offers the best perk in the world of the dirt bike. The new enduro bike has an electric starter powered by a reliable lithium ion battery. This benefits of this button are clear, especially for those riders who are thinking about competing in extreme levels. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has an incredible airbox design which offers maximum protection of the air filter against soiling. The design of the airbox is so simple that any rider can quickly pop a fresh airbox in with a face full of mud. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a lightweight polyethylene tank with a fuel capacity of 9.5 liters. The rider can easily have a glance to see the remaining fuel in the tank just by pushing the orange release button right in the center of the filler cap. The KTM wheels are lightweight and have CNC machined hubs which provide maximum stability and minimizes the weight.

The wheels are fitted with the best and latest Dunlop AT81 tires. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a durable seat which offers maximum comfort with less fatigue. The position is 10 mm lower which helps in better riding. The engine of new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W is fitted with KTM’s proven electric starter. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a compact 495 grams of lithium-ion starter battery which provides current to the engine. The battery and wiring harness are adjusted in a compartment above the airbox which allows the mechanic to remove the sub-frame without getting in conflict with the electrics. The new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W has a unique cooling system which routes the coolant from the head of the cylinder through the frame triangle, directly into the aluminum radiators made by WP. The optimized internal circulation and CFD calculated air ventilation results in superbly efficient system. The radiator guards are integrated into the front part of the spoiler which provides the protection in case of any accident.

2017 KTM 150 XC-W – Specs

2017 KTM 150 XC-W Specs


Design 1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Displacement 143.99 cm³
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 54.5 mm
Starter Kick and electric starter
Transmission 6-speed
Primary Drive 23:73
Secondary Gear Ratio 13:50
Clutch wet multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
EMS Kokusan

2017 KTM 150 XC-W Specs


Frame Design 25CrMo4 steel central tube frame
Rear Suspension WP Xplor PDS shock absorber
Suspension Travel (Front) 300 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 310 mm
Front Brake Disc brake
Rear Brake Disc brake
Front Brake Disc Diameter 260 mm
Rear Brake Disc Diameter 220 mm
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4.”
Steering Head Angle 63.5 °
Wheelbase 1471 ± 10 mm
Ground Clearance 370 mm
Seat Height 960 mm
Tank Capacity 9.5 liters
Weight Ready To Race (Without Fuel) 91.5 kg

2017 KTM 150 XC-W


The new launched 2017 KTM 150 XC-W is an excellent Enduro bike for champs with impressive classical design, and powerful 150 ccs engine, its review is written under www.bikescatalog.com. This article provides the complete review and specification about the newly launched Enduro bike by KTM Company. 2017 KTM 150 XC-W is the fantastic enduro bike which has outstanding features and has an excellent suspension, better exhaust, and best braking system. The design and graphics of the 2017 KTM 150 XC-W are incredible, so purchase this new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W dirt bike. Enjoy the ride of new 2017 KTM 150 XC-W bike on competitions without any fear and come back later for more details about some other bikes in the shape of discussion and leave your comments here.

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