2017 KTM 450 XC-F

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KTM Press Release Below:

The 2017 450 XC-F is the pinnacle of KTM’s XC line with an absolute powerhouse of an engine and light and agile chassis to make it the ultimate READY TO RACE cross country weapon. Building on the updated for 2017 450 SX-F, KTM’s engineers have checked all of the boxes to make the 450 XC-F an off-road winner. A new WP AER 48 Air-sprung fork ups the XC-F’s suspension game while dropping 3.1 pounds, while the new map switch that activates TRACTION CONTROL ensures the perfect power and traction for any situation or condition.

XC specific equipment such as the translucent polyethylene 2.25 gallon fuel tank, hand guards and an 18” rear wheel ensure that the 450 XC-F is unstoppable in off-road closed-course competition. KTM’s XC models are built to give the rider the very best off-road performance and the 2017 450 XC-F is just that.

2017 450 XC-F Highlights

  • NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level is tuned specifically for off-road competition. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces.
  • NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork.
  • NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race.
  • NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction.
  • NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.
  • NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control.
  • NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace.
  • A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
  • KTM’s “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.
  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop GEOMAX AT81 tires.
  • Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes.
  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition.
  • Off-road specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand and a 18” rear wheel ensures the 2017 KTM 450 XC-F is READY TO RACE.


  • Engine Type: Single Cylinder 4-Stroke
  • Displacement: 449.9cc Bore/Stroke: 95.0/63.4mm
  • Compression Ratio: 12.7.5:1
  • Starter/Battery: Electric Starter/12V, 3Ah
  • Transmission: 5 Gears
  • Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44mm Throttle Body
  • Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
  • Primary Ratio: 31:76
  • Final Drive: 13:48
  • Cooling: Liquid Cooling
  • Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
  • Ignition: Keihin EMS
  • Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
  • Subframe: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
  • Front Suspension: WP Suspension AER 48 USD Ø 48mm
  • Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock 5018 BAVP DCC with Linkage
  • Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300mm/11.81in; 300mm/11.81in
  • Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260mm/10.24in; 220mm/8.66in
  • Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21, 2.15 x 18 Giant
  • Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18”
  • Dunlop AT81 Chain: 5/8 x 1/4in
  • Silencer: Aluminum
  • Steering Head Angle: 26.1º
  • Triple Clamp Offset: 22mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,485mm ± 10mm/58.5 ± 0.4in
  • Ground Clearance: 370mm/14.6in Seat Height: 960mm/37.8in
  • Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5L/2.25gal
  • Weight (without fuel), Approx: 104.6kg/230.6lbs
Credit: KTM
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