2021 Motorcycle Previews 2021 KTM Off-Road Lineup First Look: 7 Models Returning

2021 KTM Off-Road Lineup First Look: 7 Models Returning

The 2021 KTM off-road lineup consists of seven models—two dual sports, two off-road four-strokes, and three fuel-injected off-road two-strokes.

This is not a major overhaul year for KTM, as the updates are minor and across the board. Let’s take a look at each category.

2021 KTM 500 EXC-F

2021 KTM 500 EXC-F and 350 EXC-F

The sole technical update to the 500 and 350 EXC-Fs is to the WP Xplor fork. It now has an external spring-preload adjustment to make it easier to quickly adjust the ride height. There are also new graphics.

The 2021 KTM 500 EXC-F returns with the muscular SOHC motor, while the 2021 KTM 350 EXC-F continues to be powered by a DOHC powerplant that loves to be revved. As before, the EXC-Fs have WP suspension at both ends, and these are high-performance dual-sport mounts with few compromises for the street.

2021 KTM Off-Road Lineup - Enduro motorcycle
2021 KTM 350 XCF-W

2021 KTM 500 XCF-W and 350 XCF-W

Like the EXC-Fs, the XCF-W line gets the external spring-preload adjuster for the 48mm WP Xplor fork, which is matched to a WP Xplor shock that uses progressive damping rather than a linkage system.

The XCF-W engines are the same basic design as the EXC-Fs, but the 2021 KTM 500 XCF-W and 350 XCF-W don’t have the power-robbing EPA smog equipment. These are pure off-road racing motorcycles, and they get new graphics for 2021.

2021 KTM 300 XC-W TPI

2021 KTM 300 XC-W TPI, 250 XC-W TPI, and 150 XC-W TPI

Just as with the four-strokes, the big news for this trio of fuel-injected two-strokes is the easier spring-preload adjustability for the WP Xplor fork. Again, like the thumpers, the XC-W TPI chassis have a linkage free WP Xplor shock that uses a proprietary Progressive Damping System.

The 2021 KTM 150 XC-W TPI also gets a new piston this year, which KTM claims produces more power and increases reliability.  All three of the two-strokes have an electronic oil pump, so straight gas is run in the 2.4-gallon fuel tank. Electric start reduces fatigue on technical trails where multiple stalls can occur.

The 2021 KTM off-road lineup will be available this summer, with prices remaining to be determined.

2021 KTM Off-Road Lineup Photo Gallery

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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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