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2006 KTM 450 EXC Racing

KTM 450 EXC Racing

Top performance and plenty of grunt packed into the best Enduro chassis in the world - a combination that makes it stand out in any comparison. Thanks to KTM's highest quality components that are specifically built and tuned for the demands of Enduro racing, this bike is the ideal competition Enduro.

Technical Changes - 250/400/450/525 EXC Racing Engine;


All EXC 4-stroke models are fitted with the latest evolution of the Keihin FCR carburettor, featuring a new intake that guarantees a better air flow and improves response.

Electric Starter;

An electric starter is a strong incentive for many potential Enduro purchasers, and is standard equipment on KTM Enduros. A small but strong and reliable battery, new starter torque limiter reduces stress for the starter and gears.


KTM's single header-pipe achieves a more spontaneous power out-put than some of the double header-pipes used by our competitors.


KTM's hydraulic clutch guarantees optimal controllability. It shifts smoothly and is also maintenance-free. Thicker clutch plates sup-port the heat transfer of the clutch resulting in better reliability.


Chrome-moly steel with oval lateral frame ties, forged connecting brackets for the frame tubes and a forged upper shock tower make the KTM frame one of the most rigid and lightest constructions on the market. Oval shaped frame tubes create more space for the ex-haust system.

Swing Arm;

All EXE models feature light, cast aluminum swing arms, which because of its design and refined configuration equates to improve-ments with the main stress point for greater torsion rigidity, better tracking and even lower weight.


In 2006, the front fork has a more progressive setting, a new fric-tion optimized coating in black and new bushes for reduced friction. The special design of the inner and outer fork tubes guarantees a homogenous flex and therefore minimal friction. Double-lipped seals and dust caps combined with Motorex fork oil, means an optimal seal and therefore minimal maintenance.

Shock Absorber;

The new PDS shock, now with black reservoir and orange spring, features a new oil flow and a newly designed bump rubber, all de-signed to increase bottoming resistance. Improved setting with a progressive damping curve means less bottoming-out plus more comfort in the middle and better traction. Adjustability of the high and low-speed compression damping, as well as the rebound damp-ing, offers a wide range of set-ups. The WP PDS shock absorber can also be replaced within seconds.


Brembo double piston floating calliper and a 260 mm Wave disc in the front plus the single piston floating calliper and a 220 mm Wave rotor in the rear guarantee optimal performance and perfect modula-tion. The compact Brembo foot brake-cylinder is equipped with an improved seal for even better reliability.


EXCEL rims, now a feature for all EXC models, are known to be the best on the market and are specially built for Enduro requirements. Excel rims are series standard equipment at KTM.


High quality Magura handlebars of tapered aluminium now in attrac-tive anthracite guarantee optimal rigidity combined with minimal weight. The Renthal Dual Compound grips guarantee maximum damping characteristics and increased durability.


The small, lightweight speedometer offers added functions (rally functions, lap timing, multiple trip functions) and because of the optional remote control on the handlebar also saves space.


Changing the Twin-Air air filter is easy and requires no tools.

Rear Fender;

The one-piece, plastic rear fender can be effortlessly removed.

Competition Kit;

An additional kit with plastics, stickers, air filter, chain guides, han-dlebar protector, engine protector (for the four-strokes) and grips means added value for the buyer.

Graphics and Colours;

The 2006 chassis features new factory bike look-alike graphics. The new black frame and black fork and orange rear spring in the suspensions enhance the bike's dynamic appearance along with new anthracite handlebars.