2019 Motorcycle Previews 2019 KTM EXC-F Dual Sport Line First Look | 9 Fast Facts

2019 KTM EXC-F Dual Sport Line First Look | 9 Fast Facts

2019 KTM Dual-Sport Motorcycles | First Look

KTM has released its 2019 line of dual sport motorcycles, and there are few changes this year to the 500 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F, and 250 EXC-F.

Of course, the EXC-F has been a highly successful line for KTM, so the Austrian company didn’t have a compelling need to rethink what is already working.

1. There are suspension changes for the 2019 KTM EXC-F line. The WP Xplor PDS shock gets a new main piston for 2019. The WP shock and Xplor 48 fork both get firmer settings for 2019. The suspension at both ends is fully adjustable for damping and spring-preload.

2019 KTM 500 EXC-F Specs
2019 KTM 500 EXC-F

2. New this year for all three 2019 KTM EXC-F models is a lighter, higher-capacity lithium-ion battery. This improves handling, due to the loss of weight, in addition to more reliable activation of the Mitsuba starter motor thanks to the stronger electrical output.

3. A new seat cover is more comfortably and grippier. This was achieved via foam strips added to the rear half of the cover.

4. BNG are always welcome, and the 2019 KTM EXC-F dual sport bikes have them. According to KTM, the new graphics have a “high-end Ready to Race appearance.”

5. As before, DOHC motors with titanium valves power the 350 EXC-F and 250 EXC-F. The 250 EXC-F, in particular, is a high revving motor, topping out at 12,800 rpm.

6. The 500 EXC-F’s 510cc motor uses a SOHC design, and it also features four titanium valves. All three motorcycles use a Keihin Engine Management System with a 44mm throttle body.

2019 KTM 250 EXC-F specs
2019 KTM 250 EXC-F

7. Common across the 2019 KTM EXC-F dual-sport line is a six-speed transmission, DDS clutch, and Brembo hydraulics. There’s also a damping system in the clutch hub to smooth out the power and increase durability.

8. All three models are Continental TKC 80 Twinduro tires.

9. The 2019 KTM 500 EXC-F, 350 EXC-F, and 250 EXC-F are street legal in all 50 states.

Photography by Heinz Mitterbauer.

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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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