First look: 2023 KTM Enduro range – ‘90s purple colours
The 2023 KTM Enduro EXC model range has landed with new colours and a smart-looking SIX DAYS model in readiness for the 2022 ISDE in France.
“A fresh and dynamic combination of race-bred performance, rider-focused ergonomics, and cutting-edge technology” begins the 2023 KTM EXC and EXC-F model information.
Fresh looks is the reality as we get our first look at the new machines from Austria – if you were waiting for two-stroke engine upgrades as already being used by the factory riders, we’ll have to wait another year.
What’s new for 2023 is an all-new white, purple and orange colour scheme chosen by the designers to pay homage to the early ‘90s enduro models they say. The plastics sit on an orange-coated chromoly steel frame once again for this season.
The stock EXCs with a hint of ‘90s purple are joined in the range by the popular SIX DAYS models, the annual special tribute to the International Six Days Enduro which this year will be hosted by France. The red, white and blue colours for MY23 are matched with a list of race parts, upgrading the standard model.
As always the line-up in the KTM Enduro range starts with the 150 EXC two-stroke and tops-out with the meaty 500 EXC-F four-stroke. That makes seven models in total – three 2Ts and four 4Ts plus the SIX DAYS versions (and any special models we might see in the near future like the Erzbergrodeo Special Edition).
There’s no official word at time of writing about pricing on the 2023 models although we hear it could be up a few hundred on the 2022 RRP. With production costs rising basically with everything in life right now, yet no technical updates to the bikes for another year, we await that news.
The bigger development news this year looks set to be with the MY23 SX models from KTM which we’re expecting to have more exciting upgrade or two ahead of new EXCs for 2024.
Check the KTM video of the 2023 EXC mdoels in action:
2023 KTM EXC and EXC-F models will land in dealers from May 2022.
More information: www.ktm.com
Photo Credit: KTM