300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO 2020
KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO for Sale at KTM Epping in Epping, VIC | Specifications and Review Information
25 Years of Extreme
The KTM 300 EXC has been at the forefront of the insane pace of development within Extreme Enduro. This nimble, lightweight all-terrain master fears no obstacle, making it the ultimate machine for taking on the renowned Iron Giant. For 2020, a special 25-year Erzberg Rodeo limited edition will be produced. Each of the 500 units, will be packed with PowerParts and a unique graphics kit to commemorate the race's silver anniversary. With everything you need to conquer the world's most extreme enduro race, this unique machine is ready to take you forward in your journey to more extreme enduro.
The 300 cc 2-stroke engine is known and respected for offering the most powerful 2-stroke performance in its segment. Thanks to state-of-the-art engineering, innovative 2-stroke design and revolutionary TPI fuel injection technology, the 2020 powerplant is more refined than ever before. The compact and lightweight 2-stroke is a great choice for all Enduro riders searching for easy-to-ride Enduro performance with the power and torque to conquer the most extreme climbs. With Euro IV homologation, it's not only considerately green, but leaves the competition green with envy too.
The cylinder on the KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO edition, has a bore of 72 mm and is fitted with a sophisticated power valve, which provides really smooth and controllable power characteristics. For the EFI application, the cylinder features two lateral domes which hold the fuel injectors that supply fuel to the rear transfer ports. The downstream injection guarantees excellent atomisation of the fuel with the upstreaming air. Thus, the loss of unburnt fuel is minimal for less emissions, a more efficient combustion and reduced fuel consumption. A little tube in the back of the cylinder is connected with an intake pressure sensor, which supplies pressure data to the control unit. As of the 2020 model, the cylinders feature an improved power valve unit with a sophisticated mechanism for the lateral support exhaust ports. The new exhaust port layout increases engine performance, while the upper contour of the exhaust port has been machined to ensure more accurate port timing. Last but not least the new models allow the use of a more widely available type of traditional spark plug.
CRANKCASES AND ENGINE COVERS
The compact engine cases are manufactured using a high pressure die-cast production process which helps with weight reduction, while retaining strength and durability. The design allows for optimal shaft arrangements close to the centre of gravity, resulting in ideal mass centralization and easier ride-ability. This model comes with a special PowerParts oil pug and together with the smart surface structure on the engine covers, it will continue to look as fresh as the day you bought it.
ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The Engine Management System (EMS) of the TPI models features a control unit located below the seat. The ECU defines the ignition timing and amount of fuel to inject is based on several sensor readings such as intake air pressure, throttle position and water temperature plus a new additional ambient air pressure sensor. Thanks to altitude and temperature compensation the rider does not need to worry about fiddling around with the jetting anymore. Should the rider decide to mount a radiator fan from the KTM PowerParts program, it will be controlled directly by the EMS without needing to add an additional thermal switch. The Erzberg edition comes with a map select switch, which allows the rider to select between a standard and advanced map while on the fly, for the optimal power delivery in every condition.
Say goodbye to numb feet and hands. This engine design allows the implementation of a lateral balancer shaft in order to keep the vibrations to a minimum. You know what that means: more comfort, less fatigue, bigger smiles.
The KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO employs the KTM-developed DDS clutch (damped diaphragm steel) with a wear-free steel basket, extremely heat resistant clutch plates and nitrated steel liners. This clever design employs a diaphragm spring instead of the usual coil springs, making for considerably easier clutch action. A diaphragm spring also leaves sufficient space for a damping system to be integrated into the clutch hub. The goal is traction, but without compromising durability. Light operation and a 'telepathic' level of control come standard with this hydraulic Brembo actuated clutch. Additionally, this model comes with clutch slave cylinder protection.
Pre-mixing 2-stroke fuel is a thing of the past for KTM EXC TPI owners. The 2020 models are fitted with a newly designed 2-stroke oil tank featuring reworked and more flexible mountings, which greatly improve durability and reliability. In addition, a mesh filter helps prevent dirt getting into the oil pump. Mounted below the oil tank, the oil pump delivers the lubricant directly to the throttle body, where it is mixed with the incoming air to lubricate the piston and crankshaft. Using engine speed and throttle position sensor data, the engine management's precise electronic control of the oil pump ensures that the ideal amount of oil for any given conditions is used. The filler cap assembly for the oil tank is located between the fuel tank and steering head, utilizing a hose in the upper frame tube to transfer the oil to the storage container. With an average fuel-to-oil ratio of 1:80, the oil capacity of about 0.7 liters is sufficient for at least five tanks of fuel.
The TPI engine is fitted with a redesigned 39 mm throttle body made by Dell' Orto. The airflow is regulated by a butterfly connected with a twin-cable throttle cam, which is operated by the handlebar throttle assembly. A throttle position sensor provides airflow data to the control unit. For MY20 the idle system was reworked allowing the idle speed to be set more precisely via the bypass screw. Also, the cold start system is improved for a better supply of extra air when opening a bypass. Oil supplied by the electronically controlled oil pump via an oil intake tube is mixed with the incoming air to lubricate the moving engine parts.
To accommodate the power requirements of the upgraded engine management system, the TPI models are fitted with a powerful 196 W alternator and a voltage regulator. The same as can be found on the EXC-F 4-stroke models.
The KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO features newly designed radiators, which are mounted 12 mm lower than previous 300 EXC models. This lowers the centre of gravity and matches the design of the new shrouds perfectly, in order to achieve perfect ergonomics. Above that, a reworked delta distributor, integrated into the frame triangle, features a 4 mm larger centre tube making the coolant flow from the cylinder head to the radiators more efficient. This special model comes with a radiator fan and an expansion canister. Thus, in case of overheating any coolant blowing over will be collected and given back into the radiator when the system cools down again. The radiators also benefit from special protectors that serve as protection from flying rocks and debris, as well as a brace that disperses energy around the radiators in the event of an impact.
When it comes to improved power delivery and performance, the new exhaust plays a key role and packs a punch that is hard to beat. The 250 cc and 300 cc models feature new HD exhaust pipes (heavy-duty) made by using an innovative 3D stamping process which produces a ripped surface finish. This makes the pipe much stronger, with better resistance against rocks, while also helping to reduce noise drastically. The silencer features a new shape and end cap with reworked internal designs individually developed for each model. The plastic silencer holder is now replaced with lightweight, welded mounting brackets. In addition, the exhaust's new shape provides slimmer ergonomics and more ground clearance, while a new perforated inner silencer tube works with lighter damping wool for more efficient and more durable noise reduction. This adds up to a weight reduction of approximately 200 grams.
All EXC models feature new high-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frames. This includes hydro-formed elements produced by state-of-the-art robot welding. They retain their race-proven geometries, but by re-designing certain areas, the stiffness has been optimized, resulting in better feedback for the rider, playful handling and improved stability. The laterally attached engine head stays (the connection between cylinder, head and frame) are now made of aluminium, reducing vibration and further contributing to precise cornering. The bikes also feature newly designed lateral frame guards with a structured surface, improving grip, while also serving as a heat protector against the muffler on the right side. On the KTM 250 EXC frame, the engine is lowered by 1Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° around the swingarm pivot improving front wheel traction significantly. The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminium profiles, weighing less than 900g and is 40 mm longer than before, providing better rear fender stability.
The KTM 300 EXC TPI's one-piece aluminium swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, offering exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight. The single-component casting process offers low weight, perfect flex behaviour and also allows for a large number of geometry solutions.
Every extreme enduro rider is looking for reliable forward momentum and the KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO edition guarantees this with the highest quality CNC machined factory wheels with anodized orange hubs. To ensure your progress is never haulted, even in the toughest, most slippery conditions, it comes standard with the soft version of the METZELER EXTREME rear tire.
All EXC models are fitted with the latest 48 mm diameter WP XPLOR upside-down forks, featuring a split fork design developed by WP and KTM. While each side is fitted with springs, they have separate damping functions. Compression damping is on the left and the rebound on the right. Both can easily be adjusted via the dials on top of both fork tubes with 30 clicks each. Although already distinguished for outstanding response and damping characteristics, the 2020 fork features a calibrated mid-valve piston for more constant damping. It also has new upper fork caps and clicker adjusters for easier adjustment with a new colour and graphic design. The new settings keep the front end higher, providing increased reserves against bottoming out. The ERZBERGRODEO edition comes with special CNC machined triple clamps that combine perfectly with the WP XPLOR fork.
The WP XPLOR shock absorber is the key element on the proven PDS rear suspension design (progressive damping system), where the shock is directly linked to the swingarm without an additional linkage system. This keeps weight lower and reduces the chances of hooking on rocks. Optimal enduro-specific damping progression is achieved by using a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, and supported by a progressive shock spring. For 2020, improvements to the second piston, as well as a reworked shape and sealing of the cup, lead to improved resistance against bottoming without any sacrifice of comfort. New settings on the XPLOR PDS shock provide better damping characteristics and match the new frame and reworked front-end set-up perfectly. It is fully adjustable, including high and low-speed compression, so you can set the shock up to suit any track, trail and rider preferences.
These high-tech Brembo babies are combined with lightweight wave brake discs, including a solid disk on the rear. You couldn't brake any harder or with better feel on an offroad motorcycle. The ERZBERGRODEO edition provides extra reliability with a front and rear brake disc guard, as well as a rear brake safety wire.
All models in the EXC range are fitted with newly designed lightweight polyethylene tanks improving the ergonomics. The ¼-turn bayonet filler cap makes for quick and easy closure. Manufactured using see-through plastic, you will always be able to see how much fuel remains at a glance. It is fitted with an integrated fuel pump system and a fuel level sensor. Additionally, the fuel line features a 90° connector to the tank for better protection against damage.
The new airbox on the KTM 300 EXC TPI ERZBERGRODEO has been completely reworked to ensure better flow dynamics, and together with new intake snorkels, results in optimal power and throttle response. Despite the obvious performance enhancements, the new design also offers maximum protection against soiling of the air filter. The large twin-air air filter is mounted on a cleverly designed stiff cage that minimizes incorrect installation. As found on previous models, filter maintenance is quick and easy and does not require tools - a standard, original feature from KTM.
All KTM EXC models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminium tapered handlebar, made by NEKEN. The handlebar allows for four different positions. The handlebars come standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip, which does not require any wire or glue, on the left. Additionally, all models can be equipped with an optional handlebar map select switch, which allows to select between a standard and advanced power curve.
BATTERY & WIRING HARNESS
All engines are fitted with the proven electric starter, which is a major benefit for any offroad activity. It is powered by a super lightweight 2 ah lithium-ion starter battery which provides safe, reliable starting. A reworked wiring harness and revised packaging has most of the electrical components concentrated into a common area below the seat, making them more accessible and reliable.
Sophisticated 'No-Dirt' footpegs prevent clogging up the pegs, even when digging in deep ruts. The pegs on the Enduro models are 6mm higher than the ones used on SX models, which benefits ground clearance. But you can swap them at will.
1-cylinder, 2-stroke engine
Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
2.79 l/100 km
Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
Suspension travel (front)
Suspension travel (rear)
Brembo twin-piston floating caliper, brake disc
Brembo single-piston floating caliper, brake disc
Front brake disc diameter
Rear brake disc diameter
X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
Tank capacity (approx.)
Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)