KTM has confirmed that the Enduro 2-stroke models of 2018 EXC range motorcycles will be unveiled in May 2017 with fuel injection technology. KTM believes the new 2-stroke fuel injection technology, known as TPI (Transfer Port Injection), is revolutionary. KTM’s Research and Development department in Mattighofen, Austria has been developing this technology. Compared to the carbureted models, these fuel injection 2-strokes will reduce fuel consumption and also no longer to pre-mix fuel with oil. Not only that, the new 2-stroke TPI models offer a completely new experience in terms of power delivery and rideability. More information will be available at the international media launch, which will be on May 15, 2017.
“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 fall,” said Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Manager.