The 150 XC is the ultimate cross-country bike for those seeking ultra-easy handling, minimum weight plus low maintenance costs.
Features May Include:ENGINE
The engine has a redesigned reed valve housing featuring Boyesen high-performance reeds. Thanks to the innovations, performance has been optimised and responsiveness improved. Further optimisations include a new piston grinding pattern and an adjusted carburettor setting. The new developments make the 150 XC even more steadfast.AIR BOX
At the same time, the revised design of the airbox guarantees optimum protection of the air filter from dirt plus maximum air throughput for the highest performance. New airbox covers are manufactured in a 2-component process with new in-mould graphics. The fixing for the left cover has been further improved to enable even quicker replacement of the twin-air filter, which is held more securely in place with an optimised clasp. And the filter can still be replaced without any tools. Furthermore, two additional tabs on the cover allow it to be secured with bolts if desired.SUSPENSION/DAMPING
The KTM 150 XC has its own individual suspension settings, optimally tuned to weight and engine. The high-quality WP suspension components have been specially designed for enduro use. They ensure maximum traction and plenty of comfort. At the rear, a PDS shock absorber from WP Suspension works with a direct linkage to the upper side of the swingarm. The wide range of setting options for rebound damping and high- and low-speed compression damping are standard on KTM bikes.TRIPLE CLAMPS
The lower triple clamp has been modified for optimum attachment of the new front fender. Thanks to its new contour and attachment with two bolts from the front and two from below, the new fender boasts significantly higher stability.SWINGARM
The cast aluminium swingarm has been developed with state-of-the-art calculation and simulation software and constructed, in terms of design and wall thickness, for minimum weight with optimum stiffness and precisely defined flexibility. For the 2014 model year, our engineers have revised the chainguide for the benefit of higher functional reliability, while simultaneously reducing the weight.FRAME
In its enduro models, KTM relies on frames made from high quality, lightweight, chrome-molybdenum steel profiles. Contrary to the trend for aluminium frames from other manufacturers, we supply the KTM 150 XC 2014 with a high-tech steel frame. Not only is it more stable, but also approx. 0.5 kg lighter than the competition's frames. The frame colour has been changed for the 2014 model year and it makes the styling even more attractive. Moreover, it's easier to maintain and provides more space for mounting the fuel tank and other components. Thanks to the frame design and in conjunction with the rear PDS damping system, shocks at the rear wheel are absorbed and dissipated optimally.BRAKES
High-tech brakes from Brembo have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and, together with the lightweight wave brake discs, they are the measure of all things in terms of brake technology. A newly developed handbrake armature has been employed for the 2014 model year, with new remote reservoir, smaller brake piston diameter and new levers with optimised lever kinematics. As a result and thanks to optimised brake pads, performance and application of the front brake have been perceptibly improved again.