On April 18, 2023, KTM launched its 2024 XC and XC-F cross-country vary, with one thing for each two-stroke and four-stroke followers alike. All bikes within the vary get new graphics, in fact—however additionally they get a brand new suspension, geared towards bettering the driving expertise it doesn’t matter what displacement riders select.
The 2024 XC and XC-F lineup contains the next two-stroke fashions: 125 XC, 250 XC, and 300 XC. Shifting as much as the four-stroke vary, now we have the 250 XC-F, 350 XC-F, and the range-topping 450 XC-F. All these bikes get digital gas injection, and all of the XC-Fs get traction management, launch management, and a quickshifter fitted as normal.
The largest enchancment to the 2024 XC and XC-F vary, says KTM, is its suspension upgrades. A brand new WP XACT closed cartridge fork presents each extra constant and quicker damping due to a mid-valve piston that’s fully new to the vary. In line with Group Orange, this function avoids the issue of foaming oil within the fork, which may result in undesirable damping conduct.
Out again, the 2024 XC and XC-F bikes get a WP XACT rear shock that’s shorter and lighter in weight than the earlier era, whereas on the identical time retaining the 300 mm (about 11.81 in) of suspension journey that was current within the earlier model. Each entrance and rear suspension will be adjusted by way of hand clickers on the go, with no instruments essential.
As with the 2024 KTM SX and SX-F lineup, the XC and XC-F lineup additionally will get a graphics refresh for the brand new yr. It options the daring orange and white shade scheme we’ve come to anticipate from many a KTM mannequin, but additionally provides in a few darkish purple accents on the perimeters which can be a callback to KTM’s utilization of purple within the early ‘90s. Whether or not or not you had been a KTM fan again then doesn’t essentially matter; it’s a pleasant nod to its previous with out veering right into a retro rut.
Pricing and availability will fluctuate by geography, however KTM says that its total 2024 XC and XC-F vary needs to be out there at approved KTM sellers from April 2023 and past. Should you’re fascinated with getting one, your finest guess is to succeed in out to your native approved KTM seller.