2009 KTM 400 XC-W motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM 400 XC-W



The secret this model is that it to riders willing to jump on the thing, but who have still to learn and need to do that on a alternative. This is what the KTM 400 XC-W stands for as it is built on a different chassis than of its bigger siblings and yet works a more user-friendly motor won’t scare anyone and yet proves competitive and challenging the rider, that is) long buying it.

What’s claimed to be the best Enduro chassis the central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 and aluminum, removable subframe as as the WP suspensions and Brembo brakes on the high-end models in this Also, you get the 58.31 inches that is longer than on the XC-W (58.07 inches), and yet the 15-inch ground clearance. A advantage is the 36.42 inches seat, but not the fact that, this thing weighs the as its bigger siblings (247.36

Clearly adapted to fairly riders who have ridden than a few bikes along the the 2009 KTM 400 XC-W remarks due to the 393.4 cc, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves motor. allows riders to push KTM to the very limit and get to know the better than they if it had more power.


new 400 XC-W could make a against the average 450 cc Japanese enduros, but the old Suzuki DR-Z400E like a decent alternative With its liquid cooled, 398 cc, single cylinder, DOHC, engine only being to carry a 262 pounds dry weight, the ratio won’t differ Yet, the price will the DR-Z400E starts at only


Unlike the 2007 DR-Z400E, which looks or less like a farm the 2009 KTM 400 XC-W inspires motocross and really looks “Ready to Race” although it in a different category.

Apart from the disguised everything from the tall aggressively-styled body panels and seat to the Excel wheels and brake discs says even though the bike supposed to stand out as the most from the crowd. The Six Days does that with a of new stickers, but not the regular version.

Our bike blended orange black, but not for long as we were to take it through its passes and always makes a dirt unrecognizable.

Test Ride

KTM knows how to infuse enthusiasm before a rider gets on the and that’s surely how I felt as the new 400 idled smoothly and I got my gear on. might sound strange as I rode the 450/530 XC-Ws. but single model has its own charm. one is all about feeling even than the 450 cc model and that in virtually all riding situations.

Slow speed maneuvering tight spaces is second for most riders while speed cornering unveils a character. Considering the 63.5-degree angle and adjustable trail, it is we were expecting.

The four-… delivers linear power and it the rider to exploit the entire of the powerband. In other words, be riding the smoke out of this as a result of KTM ’s new idea of a motorcycle. This thing teach you how to value the engine’s at its maximum and when you do, not only that obstacle, but get accustomed what your dirt is capable of.

Coupled with a six-speed the fairly small engine disappoint when going for in excess of 80 mph either simply the very top of the rev range is very and yet not that scary. The clutch just fine and resists just like on any other KTM bike we’ve rode.

The gearing wasn’t precisely in with our idea of fun in the dirt, but a sprocket replacement will solve that out for most Still, we were able to do pretty decent wheelies and tall jumps. The bike inviting and always ready for the best thing being you’ll manage to work a fully opened throttle of the time spent on the 400 XC-W.

we appreciate the bike’s climbing and the fact that it has a more decent ground clearance the seat’s height, which the average-sized rider to flatfoot the easily. This makes for control over the bike and learning, which doesn’t mean the end of you riding this


Considering that the starts at $8,398, you will to ride the 2009 KTM 400 XC-W for as as possible. Good thing KTMs are reliable.


the short test ride, 400 cc Austrian dirt bike light, versatile and enough to get the job done. Sure, riders most likely get rid of the WP fork and Showa ones in, replace the sprocket with a bigger one and God what more, but we really say that it worked just in standard condition for us here at


KTM 400 XC-W
KTM 400 XC-W

Engine and Transmission

type: Single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves

Chassis and

Frame: Central double-cradle-type

Subframe: Aluminium, removable

Tapered Magura Aluminium 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87)

Front WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89)

Rear WP monoshock PDS

Suspension travel 300 / 335 mm (11.81 / 13.19)

Front 260mm (10.24) disc, double piston

Rear 220mm (8.6) disc, single piston

Rims, 1.60 x 21; 2.15 x 18

KTM 400 XC-W
KTM 400 XC-W
KTM 400 XC-W
KTM 400 XC-W


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