That’s World Enduro Super Series, a thing they’ve got going on in Europe with all those Blazusiaks and Graham Jarvises and other gluttons for punishment. In any case, the guy leading the points is one Manuel Lettenbichler, and this special KTM is in his honor. It’s pretty swell.
KTM Press Release:
Based on the incredibly versatile KTM 350 EXC-F, which has become a favorite among Enduro fans worldwide, the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS features a celebratory livery that pays homage to the diverse challenges of WESS competition. With Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Manuel Lettenbichler enjoying success aboard the KTM 350 EXC-F on multiple occasions, the reigning WESS Champion also unveiled the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS in a special video that is now available on KTM’s digital platforms.
The KTM 350 EXC-F is a highly desirable solution for offroad riders of all ages and backgrounds that combines the agility of a smaller-cylinder machine with the power and torque of a far larger bike. Its advanced 350 cc fuel-injected DOHC engine that weighs less than 28 kg works with the state-of-the-art chromoly steel frame to offer the perfect balance between power and handling.
Using the key elements from KTM’s best-selling 4-stroke competition Enduro machine, the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS augments the serial production model’s package by including factory wheels with hubs anodized in orange, a radiator fan and protectors, CNC machined triple clamps in orange, a plastic skid plate, and a grippy Factory seat.
The biggest enhancement on the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS is seen with the inclusion of WP XACT 48 mm air fork technology for the first time on a KTM Enduro machine. Specifically designed for high-performance offroad use, the latest innovation from WP allows for easy and quick adjustments via the air pressure valve for preload (on the left) or the easy-access clickers for damping (on the right), optimizing suspension settings for different tests or the changing conditions of a long riding day.
In addition, the WP XACT fork introduces big weight savings compared to the alternative systems.
Built for those looking for the ultimate 4-stroke race machine, the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS comes with further additions in the forms of a floating front disc with guard, a solid rear disc, a Supersprox stealth rear sprocket, an orange oil plug, grey ODI grips, and a standard map select switch. The all-new WESS graphics and orange frame make this unique machine stand out with a close-to-factory look regardless of the depth of the rut or the size of the rocks.
Joachim Sauer, KTM Senior Product Manager Offroad: “There is exclusivity with each one of our special edition machines and with the KTM 350 EXC-F WESS we set out to provide hardcore Enduro fans with a technical upgrade that will help them thrive on in competition or further enhance their general feeling while riding. With the addition of the WP XACT fork technology for the first time on a KTM EXC, the bike is a fantastic tribute to the skills we see in the WESS championship. For WESS fans and Enduro riders that want unique looks and class-leading 4-stroke performance then this is another unmissable offroad bike that we at KTM are really proud of.”
The new KTM 350 EXC-F WESS will be available at authorized KTM dealers internationally from October 2020 onwards.
For more information on pricing and availability, please contact your local KTM dealer or visit www.ktm.com.