KTM 300 EXC enduro fuel injected MY 2018

It’s now official, KTM Motorcycles’ will release their fuel injected two-stroke enduro bikes this summer as part of their 2018 model range.

After numerous public tests, including last November’s Roof of Africa competition, it’s clear that KTM are now ready to put their 250cc and 300cc fuel injected two-stroke bikes on sale to the public.

The KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI models will be introduced to the market as part of the model year 2018 line-up.

“There has been extensive testing and considerations for our Research and Development team to take into account during this process, so we are very motivated by this next step and world first in technology, as we take a major step forward in this segment,” told Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Manager.

“We are certainly looking forward to unveiling the new 2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI machines in May. 

“In Europe the bikes will arrive at the dealer floors in early summer. In the USA and Canada, the new 2018 KTM 250 XC-W TPI will be available in very limited quantities in late fall.”

Price to be confirmed. 

 

Enduro illustrated interview with Joachim Sauer regards fuel injected two strokes.

 

 

Here is their official wording on the announcement…

 

KTM is pleased to mark a major global milestone by announcing that it will unveil the world’s first serial production fuel injection 2-stroke Enduro machines at an official launch this coming May. 

The Austrian manufacturer is well known for its revolutionary advancements in technology and now the game-changer is finally here, with 2-stroke fuel injection Enduro models being launched as part of the 2018 EXC range. 

With KTM’s unwavering commitment to being at the very forefront of offroad motorcycle sport, in which the orange brand has achieved many championship wins over the years, the latest, exciting development in technology has come to fruition.

It has been no secret that KTM’s Research and Development department in Mattighofen, Austria has been developing this technology, which offers considerable benefits over carbureted models including drastically reduced fuel consumption while also no-longer having the need to pre-mix fuel or alter the machines’ jetting. 

 

KTM EXC 2018 fuel injected two stroke engine 1200

KTM's proposed new two-stroke fuel injection engine
 

Not only that, the new 2-stroke TPI models offer a completely new experience in terms of power delivery and rideability, which once again demonstrates KTM’s commitment to its offroad roots, following on from the all-new generation of Enduro machines released last year. 

As market leaders in this segment, KTM believes the new 2-stroke fuel injection technology, known as TPI (Transfer Port Injection), is revolutionary. More information will be available during the international media launch, which begins on May 15, 2017.

“This is an incredibly exciting development for KTM,” continued Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Manager. “We have been developing 2-stroke fuel injection for some time, and our goal was to create competitive motorcycles with all the benefits of fuel injection, while fitting into our READY TO RACE mantra.”

 

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