The KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI models will be introduced to the market as part of the model year 2018 line-up.
KTM has said that it will unveil the world’s first production fuel injection 2-stroke Enduro bikes at an official launch in just two months.
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We’ve told you many times before that KTM’s Research and Development department in Mattighofen, Austria has been developing this technology, which offers benefits over carbureted models including drastically reduced fuel consumption while also no longer having the need to pre-mix fuel or alter the machines’ jetting. Not only that, the new 2-stroke TPI (transfer Port Injection) models offer what KTM describes as ‘a completely new experience in terms of power delivery and rideability’.
Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Manager said: “This is an incredibly exciting development for KTM. We have been developing 2-stroke fuel injection for some time, and our goal was to create competitive motorcycles with all the benefits of fuel injection, while fitting into our READY TO RACE mantra. There has been extensive testing and considerations for our Research and Development team to take into account during this process, so we are very motivated by this next step and world first in technology, as we take a major step forward in this segment. We are certainly looking forward to unveiling the new 2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI machines in May. In Europe the bikes will arrive at the dealer floors in early summer. In the USA and Canada, the new 2018 KTM 250 XC-W TPI will be available in very limited quantities in late autumn.”