The KTM brand is very famous for its awesome bikes containing the best equipment that ensure the delivery of outstanding performance. The KTM brand being the Best Dirt Bike Brand has ruled the off-road bike industry for decades and this year the special edition Six Days models are celebrating the success with the special performance updates and top-of-the-line components. The 2017 ISDE (International Six Days of Enduro) was held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France and is was proposed that the entire KTM model line-up must be equipped with all necessary equipment to handle anything in muddy and rocky terrain. This year the KTM has launched its new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days that has been optimized to deliver the best performance under all conditions. The overall chassis design is worth watching due to incredible color combination and perfect graphics. Rather talking about more, let’s have a quick review of new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days.
KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days – Features and Specification
Engine and Exhaust
The new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days comes with the best engine and exhaust system. Its engine has been optimized for better power-to-weight ratio with an outstanding Enduro specific performance. This engine also contains an all-new TPI electronic fuel injection system that will set the new benchmark dirt bike competitions. The modern architecture includes the high-end featuring the well protected E-started, new cylinder having the two injectors and power valves, new six-speed Enduro transmission with the new hydraulically operated DDS clutch.
The latest Engine Management System (EMS) of the TPI models comes the new throttle bodies that are made by Dell’Orto having the diameter of 39 mm along with the control unit located just below the seat. This control unit determines the ignition timing and the amount of fuel to inject is totally based on several sensor reading such as intake and ambient air pressure, oil and water temperature and throttle position. The rider need not of worry about the fiddling around due to an altitude and temperature compensation like in 2017 KTM 300 EXC Six Days.
The new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six comes with the slim and light chassis. It features the high-tech and lightweight chrome-moly steel frame that has been specially designed for an easy handling, precise cornering and outstanding stability. One can also feel the high torsional rigidity with low longitudinal stiffness. It results in an outstanding absorption of the energy created from the front and rear suspension that has the ability to absorb all kind of jumps and bumps. In other words, it ensure more riders comfort and less fatigue. The lightweight engine heads have been laterally attached and they also contributes in reduction of vibration level. The two threaded inserts in its lower cradle tubes allows the rider for safe fixation of an optional skid plate.
The KTM engineers made this frame a kilogram lighter than the lightest competitor available in the market. The new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days is very easy to maintain and offers more space for the tank and other components. The EXC TPI models the upper frame tube featuring the slot where the oil filler cap is attached which feeds the oil tank via hose inside the frame tube. This dirt bike also contains an extra-light sub-frame which is made up of stable aluminum profile that tiptoes the scales at less than 900g. The WP XPlor 48 upside-down fork is a split fork that have been developed by WP and KTM. It is fitted with the spring on both sides and contains a separate function for each fork leg. Its compression damping is fitted on the left side while the rebound is on the right. The forks can easily be adjusted for compression and rebound with just a twist of a dial on the top of the forks. The new outer fork tubes and a reworked setting makes it more sensitive, improved damping behavior and a reduced weight. In addition, the sealed hydro-stop ensure an excellent resistance to bottoming-out. The new WP XPlor 48 fork with the wheel travel of 300 mm provides an outstanding response and damping characteristics like in 2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI Six Days.
The comfortable preload adjuster comes as standard and it allows for the simple spring preload setting in three different steps without any help of tools i.e. Standard, +3 mm and +6 mm. The new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days has been fitted with the high-end CNC machined triple clamps anodized in orange and an offset of 22 mm that ensure the solid grip of the fork and the precise handling. The handlebars are adjustable forwards and backwards in 4 different positions. The new braking system is much harder, stronger, faster and better. The high-tech Brembo calipers have been combined with the lightweight Wave brake discs. The steel-flex front brake hose provides an efficient protection there is an integrated channel for the speedometer cable.
Ergonomics and Comfort
The new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days features an incredible ergonomics offers an excellent riding experience. The KTM engineers have efficiently designed the handlebars. This is the tapered one handlebar that has been made by high-strength aluminum by NEKEN containing the latest throttle assembly that has now twin-cable for EXC TPI models like the bigger 4-stroke dirt bikes. The volcanized grip fix on its right side while the left side of the bar features the comfortable ODI lock-on grip. The map selection switch at the handlebars allow for the selection of an alternative map, so that the rider can be fully prepared. The seat has been tailored designed like in 2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI Enduro Bike. It is a durable seat that offers greater comfort on the most challenging tracks.
Body and Graphics
The new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days features the latest KISKA design and the factory racers that has been especially designed to complete the harmony between the rider and the bike. This dirt bike has perfect ergonomics and contact points offering the maximum comfort in movement on the EXC. The I-beam structure of the front and rear fenders ensure to have a maximum stability and low weight.
This structure also stay cleaner for the longer period of time while the clever brake hose routing on the front number prevents any wear and tear. The new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days has been equipped with an improved long-distance comfort, amazing graphics and attractive design. This bike features the latest equipment like machined orange anodized triple clamps, carbon pipe guard, floating front brake disc etc. The bike has the solid rear brake disc that offers an improved heat resistance and reduced brake pad wear. The latest technology has been used to ensure an outstanding performance.
KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days – Technical Specification
|Design||1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine|
|Starter||Kick and electric starter|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:50|
|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|
|Front brake||Disc brake|
|Rear brake||Disc brake|
|Suspension travel (front)||300 mm|
|Suspension travel (rear)||310 mm|
|Front brake disc diameter||260 mm|
|Rear brake disc diameter||220 mm|
|Steering head angle||63.5 °|
|Wheelbase||1482 ± 10 mm|
|Ground clearance||370 mm|
|Seat height||960 mm|
|Tank capacity (approx.)||9 l|
|Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)||103.5 kg|
This article is about the review of new KTM 2018 300 EXC TPI Six Days and it is covered under the best review site www.bikescatalog.com. This bike features the powerful engine that has the ability to provide an incredible torque and acceleration. The chassis is kept attractive with stylish graphics and lightweight frame. The seat offers maximum riders movement under all conditions while the handlebars gives maximum control over the bike. The suspension and braking systems have been fully optimized for better and smooth riding experience with an outstanding stopping experience.