The KTM 300 XC TPI might be the best cross-country racer on the market. Built to move quickly over any off-road terrain, it takes the best parts of its motocross cousins and adds more power, torque, an 18-inch rear wheel, and fuel injection to make it the best cross-country weapon on the market.
KTM 2022 300 XC TPI Dirt Motorcycle – Features and Specs
Engine & Exhaust
When it comes to power and performance, the exhaust plays a key role and packs a punch that is hard to beat. The 250cc and 300cc models have HD (heavy-duty) exhaust pipes made with a ribbed surface using a new 3D stamping process. It makes the line much more robust and more resistant to rocks. It also helps to make the pipe much quieter. The silencer is small and has a cap on the end. The inside is made to fit each model precisely, and an aluminum mounting bracket is used to attach it. Also, the shape of the exhaust makes it slimmer and gives it more ground clearance. A perforated inner silencer tube works perfectly with lighter damping material to keep the noise down in an effective and long-lastingly.
The KTM 300 cc 2-stroke engine is a legend in its own right. It has been a favorite enduro weapon for a long time. It is primarily because of how powerful it is, how much torque it has at low speeds, and how light it is overall. This powerplant has become a refined unit thanks to its modern engineering, innovative 2-stroke design, and revolutionary TPI fuel injection technology.
Crankcases and engine covers
The small engine cases are made with high-pressure die-casting, which helps reduce weight while keeping the matters solid and durable. The design lets the shafts be set up in the best way close to the center of gravity. It puts the weight in the best place and makes riding more accessible. The engine covers have an intelligent surface structure that keeps them looking as good as the day you bought your XC TPI. It is because the boots of the rider wear down the surface less.
The 300 has a solid 6-speed semi-close transmission with gear ratios that perfectly match its power band. The “No Dirt” design of the gear shift lever keeps mud and sand from getting stuck in the joint of the lever and makes shifting easy.
The KTM 300 XC TPI uses the KTM-made DDS (damped diaphragm steel) clutch, which has a robust steel basket, clutch plates that can handle a lot of heat, and new, nitrated steel liners that reduce wear. Instead of the usual coil springs, this clever design uses a diaphragm spring, which makes it much easier to use the clutch. A diaphragm spring also leaves enough room in the clutch hub for a damping system to be built in. The goal is to get traction, but the goal is also to last. This hydraulically operated Brembo clutch is easy to use and gives telepathic amounts of control.
The design of the air filter box keeps the air filter as clean as possible while letting the most air through. It, along with the intake snorkels, gives the best power and throttle response. The oversized air filter from Twin Air is attached to a strong cage, keeping the system in place. This design is so simple that you could put a new one in even if you were covered in mud. Not with tools. In no time.
The high-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame is good at making the bike easy to ride, sharply turning corners, and staying stable. You can also count on the frame as stiff as it needs to be. It makes it easier for the front and rear suspension to soak up the energy created by jumps and bumps. In short: better comfort and less tiredness for the riders. Lightweight aluminum engine head stays, which connect the cylinder head to the frame, are attached on the side. They help the car turn more precisely and reduce vibrations. All this was possible because the engineers could make the frame 2.2 pounds lighter than the lightest competitor on the market. It’s also easier to keep up and work on, and there’s more room for the tank and other parts. The bike also has an aluminum sub-frame that is very light and weighs less than 2 pounds.
The lightweight CNC-machined hubs and high-quality Giant rims on the XC-W wheels make them as stable as possible while keeping their weight to a minimum. The Dunlop AT 81 tires on the wheels are great for sure-footed performance off-road.
The lightweight WP XACT front fork featuring AER technology is a 48 mm USD air-sprung fork made by WP in close partnership with KTM. It is a split fork, meaning each leg has its function. That means the air spring is on the left and the damping functions are on the right. This left leg has a two-chamber system with a sealed air cartridge that keeps air pressure from leaking. If the outer seal starts to leak, the bike will stay in place because of the pressure inside the cartridge. A single air valve makes it easy to adjust the air spring to fit the weight of any rider. The fork air pump comes with the bike, so you don’t need any other tools. The right fork leg has a damping cartridge that can be adjusted to meet all of your needs. It can be changed with the turn of a dial to fit the track conditions and the rider’s tastes (compression from the top, rebound from the bottom, 30 clicks each). With a new piston and a change to how the damping works, this fork is more comfortable and sensitive than ever. But you can still beat the crap out of it with a hammer.
The WP XACT shock absorber was made with the whole frame and swingarm, including the linkage system and the new WP XACT front forks. It has parts that have been machined and anodized. Compared to roughcast reservoirs, it is a valuable, high-end product. A new, more confident setting with better damping works well with the way the front end is set up, and the WP color scheme shows that you have excellent taste in suspension.
The wave discs on these high-tech Brembo brakes make them lighter. You couldn’t brake any harder, better, quicker or more robust.
Ergonomics & Comfort
The XC range has state-of-the-art seat technology with a newly shaped surface that improves ergonomics and seat comfort thanks to more foam padding. The seat is attached to the bike with one long screw on the side, which makes it safe and easy to use.
Engineers at KTM know a lot about how to work with handlebars. This tapered unit from NEKEN is made of high-strength aluminum. It has a throttle assembly with a twin-cable for TPI models, just like their 4-stroke brothers with a double-cable aluminum body and simple free-play adjustment. On the right side of the bar is a vulcanized grip. On the left side of the bar is a comfortable ODI lock-on grip that doesn’t need wire or glue to hold it in place.
Smart “No Dirt” footpegs keep the pegs from getting stuck, even when digging in deep ruts. The pegs on Cross Country models are 6mm higher than those on SX models, which helps with ground clearance. You can switch them whenever you want.
Bodywork & Graphics
The graphics are made to last and show that the KTM XC model line is READY TO RACE.
KTM 2022 300 XC TPI Dirt Motorcycle – Price
The new KTM 2022 300 XC TPI Dirt Motorcycle is available at $10,499 only.
KTM 2022 300 XC TPI Dirt Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
|1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
|Weight (without fuel)
|Tank capacity (approx.)
|Front brake disc diameter
|Rear brake disc diameter
|5/8 x 1/4″
|Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
|WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mm
|WP XACT Monoshock with linkage
|Steering head angle
|Suspension travel (front)
|Suspension travel (rear)
The 250 cc and 300 cc variants include HD (heavy-duty) exhaust pipes built using 3D stamping. Legendary KTM 300cc 2-stroke engine. This ingenious clutch design employs a diaphragm spring instead of coil springs. Engineers made the frame 2.2 pounds lighter than the market’s lightest rival. It’s simpler to maintain and work on, and the tank and other components have more area.