Feast your eyes on Hard Enduro World Champion, Mani Lettenbichler’s 2024 KTM 300 EXC Pro Bike all set for round one of the season at Valleys Hard Enduro in South Wales on May 10-12.

With the HEWC season just around the corner, KTM Factory Racing has released images of the reigning world champion, Mani Lettenbichler’s 300 EXC two-stroke.

Starting 2023 with a new TBI-engined model, the German had a rapid development schedule to bring the all-new model up to scratch for last season. Rapid or not, he duly nailed a perfect winning season, claiming victory in every round to take his fourth world title.

12 months on and with a lot more development time under their belts, the small team around Lettenbichler will no doubt aim for more of the same in the seven-round, 2024 HEWC series.

Beginning in Wales on May 10, this year we also head to the classics of Erzberg and Romaniacs plus back to TKO in the States once more before concluding at Sea to Sky.

“I can’t wait to get the 2024 Hard Enduro season underway!” Says Manuel Lettenbichler who finished the SuperEnduro World Championship on a 300 EXC also, in third place.

Since then the reigning HEWC champ has focused on the outdoor season, working on fitness but also training across off-road disciplines: “There are a lot of different things we’ve done to get race ready during preseason.” Mani explains. “I have focused on my fitness a lot, but we also had a lot of bike testing to do too. I tried to ride as many different disciplines as possible like enduro, hard enduro and motocross, so I’m prepared for everything this season.

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“Going into this year, we have so much more experience with this bike and which settings work best for each race. Of course, I want to replicate what I did last year, but we are just going to start the season and see how it goes. I can’t wait to get the championship underway in Wales!”


Photo Credit: Arnau Puig