Each year KTM competes in (and usually quite successfully) the International Six Day Enduro event, or ISDE. And each year KTM commemorates the event with a range of special edition motorcycles. These aren’t just some pretty stickers slapped on, the ISDE upgrades focus on performance as well as aesthetics.
For the last few years, ISDE editions have focused mainly KMT’s off road only offerings but this year KTM is also giving the ISDE treatment to the KTM 500 EXC which is a 510 cc dual sport – effectively a purpose built enduro bike that you can legally ride on the street. Also on the receiving end of updates is the 300 XC-W two-stroke and 350 XCF-W four stroke.
All three models get closed-cartridge 4CS forks, modified valving, a lighter aluminium rear sprocket, a Camel seat which is said to be more comfortable as well as a solid rear brake rotor for minimised pad wear. Visual changes to all three include orange radiator shrouds, orange chain guide and ‘Six Days’ graphics.
Both the 350XCF-W and 500 EXC get a radiator fan while the 300 XC-W is fitted with a carbon fibre pipe guard and charcoal grey coloured silencer.
All models are available for ordering now and will be available worldwide.