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KTM 300 EXC (February 2002)

Big bad BARRY has just spent two days the latest KTM 300 EXC. Now he wants one of the damn Settle down Baz, the not that good at AMT

We’ve a lot of beedling around in the dirt and the latest beedle was on KTM’s 300 a bike that for years the best-seller lists and that has everything a high performance is supposed to deliver. The 300 EXC is quick, it goes where you point it, has brakes and it looks cool.

I all this because I rode the 300 a two-day standup comedy with Mick Wharton’s KTM Tours, 48 hours of raucous calculated risk, stonkin’ hills, the odd grog or two, and of practice in laughing at other misfortunes. Mick has a helmet-mounted cam that records every and trail blunder, a bonus makes very amusing when replayed in the pub and 300 …-faced get the chance to laugh their out while spilling high-octane all over you.

But back to the bike. The KTM 300 EXC has been a with Aussie dirt for a long time. It¹s been a potent enduro but trail riders have for it too, because it¹s as well as potent.

The 300 has had to evolve mainly to keep pace the growing preference for more bikes. Some of the changes not in the brochure are very welcome like the chain adjustment on the swingarm, while others confirm that this is a well-designed package. Another we’d like to praise KTM for is the EXC manual.

If NASA sold rockets could base the owners’ on this one. It’s a

Basically, the 300 EXC is everything you’d in a classic race/trail bike. slim, light (about fuelled), highly manoeuvrable and fast enough to get your The adjustable, though non-tapered are first class, the iddy-biddy pack is functional and easy to if a tad optimistic with an upper of 180km/h the switchgear is small and designed and the blinkers are tiny things that won’t off when you drop the bugger on a run through the rock garden.


Unlike some makers who switch suspension every second summer, KTM has with WP (because it owns The principle advantage of this is that KTMs now run a no-linkage setup that is both a piece of work needing little maintenance, and every bit as as the linkage-type shocks on Japanese bikes. Our tester, former enduro champ Dave said the current PDS shock is far sensitive to initial ride settings than it was a year or so ago and extremely well over terrain at high speed: The is real plush and progressive, so very little you’d to do to this bike if you want to it.

Or do anything else with it. The 300 take some getting to if you’ve spent a lot of time on the first time I rode it I it like a toothache but the break-in was certainly worth it.

After a few excursions on my own turf it to dawn on me that the KTM’s handling and wonderfully accurate make it a real fun thing to once you come to grips the two-… characteristics.

Its responsive and easy direction changes you to do things you might think about on a heavier and less machine, especially in tight or terrain where more could make a mess.

In the old when bin Laden was probably a beer and viruses couldn’t in your hard drive, the KTM 300 EXC had a engine that produced power. It was a tough bike but not to ride.

Back then the 300 had at low revs. It still has torque at low but all that evolving has turned the engine into a more powerplant with a BFM (Big Fat and a top-end that tends to off at the extreme end of the rev range, although are the only ones likely to about that. The new 300 feels like a 250, which the power is snappier and more

That’s okay for hotshots but for blokes it makes the bike difficult to ride in slippery especially if your tyres degenerated into O-rings. If the is loamy and offers good like a nice Thumper before 200 bikes turn up for the 300 will hook up and deliver and you the ride of your life, but on hardpack where traction is the 300 leaves tracks like a on sand and you need really clutch and throttle control to the wheelspin.

I guess it all comes down to or not you like two-strokes. Some like sidewinding and some One thing’s for sure, though.

If you dig two-… power and like to and burn your way through afternoons, this thing has the to make it happen.

Published. 22 February 2002



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