KTM has Injected Two-Strokes on the Way in 2018.
KTM has announced the official launch in May of two fuel-injected two-stroke models, the 250 and 300 EXC TPI. ”The world’s first serial production fuel injection 2-stroke enduro machines be introduced to the global market as part of the model year 2018 lineup, while the 250 XC-W TPI model will be introduced to the U.S. and Canadian markets.”
The Austrian manufacturer is well-known for its revolutionary advancements in technology and now the game-changer is finally here. “With KTM’s unwavering commitment to being at the very forefront of offroad motorcycle sport, in which the orange brand has achieved many championship wins over the years, the latest, exciting development in technology has come to fruition.”
It has been no secret that KTM’s Research and Development department in Mattighofen, Austria has been developing this technology, which offers considerable benefits over carbureted models including drastically reduced fuel consumption, and nolonger having to pre-mix fuel or alter the jetting. The company claims the new 2-stroke TPI models offer a completely new experience in terms of power delivery and rideability. KTM believes the new 2-stroke fuel injection technology, known as TPI (Transfer Port Injection), is revolutionary. More information will be available during the international media launch, which begins on May 15, 2017.
“This is an incredibly exciting development for KTM, said Joachim Sauer, KTM Product Marketing Manager. “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. 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, and in the U.S. and Canada, the new 2018 250 XC-W TPI will be available in very limited quantities in late fall.”