KTM has revealed the look and the tech for their 2021 models. The big news is there isn’t any big news. The 2020 revamp was the big one so for this year we’re talking small refinements to the engine and suspension, and of course… ‘bold new graphics’.
So what are the changes? Well, all the 2021 KTM EXCs gain an additional preload adjuster in the WP XPLOR front fork (as found on Husqvarnas) that allows for easy setting changes for varying track or trail conditions. The ultra-lightweight KTM 150 EXC TPI has been given a new piston, which brings increased performance in terms of consistency. And among the four-strokes the new KTM 450 EXC-F and 500 EXC-F gain reworked shift lockers (whatever they are!?).
Additions to the 2021 KTM EXC range are the usual KTM EXC SIX DAYS models and a KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO – ‘a series of limited-edition machines designed to conquer the toughest trails and most demanding races’. The new KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO is a special tribute to the iconic ErzbergRodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble. A limited-edition machine, the bike features a long list of special parts that ‘reinforce its READY TO RACE bloodline’.
Given the presence of the worldwide pandemic, forcing factory closures, it was always going to be a quiet year forchanges. But seeing as these bikes wowed us in 2020, and for sure the new colours looks super attractive, then the KTMs are still ‘gold’.
Expect to see the new bikes in the dealers from July.