KTM 450 EXC
|Frame type||Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel|
|Seat height||985mm (38.78")|
|Weight||(no information) (dry)
113.9 kg (251 lbs) (wet)
|Fuel capacity||9 liters (2.38 gal)|
This was the first year of the 450 EXC model. It evolved from the earlier 400 EXC model, with an increased displacement via a longer stroke.
These years saw continuous small improvements without major changes.
This was the first year that the 450 EXC was offered in full factory street legal trim. This was also the last year of the RFS (Racing Four Stroke) engine. Non-street legal versions were sold as XC (close ratio transmission) and XCW (wide ratio transmission, same as EXC) models.
2008 - 2009
A new chassis and engine (XC4) was introduced for 2008. Improvements in handling and suspension continued. Some people experienced top-end issues with the new engine, while others ran without incident. The 450 EXC continued to be sold in street legal trim during this time.
2010 - 2012
Offered as the Champions Edition in 2010. New features include new front Brembo brake caliper, PDS needle design, frame welded to steering head 10mm lower, reinforced gear box (1,2,5,6 idler gears), reworked chain adjuster & clamping rail, better tension on timing chain (noise reduction) This model has been replaced in 2008 to present by the 450xc or 450xc-w which comes in off road or dual sport trim.
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