2020 Motorcycle Previews 2020 KTM 450 XC-F, 350 XC-F, and 250 XC-F First Look (5...

2020 KTM 450 XC-F, 350 XC-F, and 250 XC-F First Look (5 Fast Facts)

2020 KTM XC-F Lineup First Look:

Suspension Changes Lead the Way

KTM did not do a significant makeover of the 2020 XC-F line. However, the 2020 KTM 450 XC-F, 350 XC-F and 250 XC-F all get suspension changes, front and back, this year. Additionally, the flagship 2020 KTM 450 XC-F gets a motor mod. We’ll go over what’s new in the 2020 KTM XC-F three-motorcycle line-up.

  1. All the 2020 KTM XC-F models get a fork upgrade. The WP XACT fork continues to use an air-spring. However, the settings for the fork are new for 2020, and there’s a new fork piston to improve damping action.

    2020 KTM 450 XC-F
  1. The shock on the 2020 KTM 450 XC-F, 350 XC-F, and 250 XC-F also gets attention. In addition to new settings for the WP XACT shock, there’s also a new compression damping adjuster.
  1. KTM gives the 2020 450 XC-F a new piston. The piston’s shape is changed, though KTM is yet to reveal any details. However, KTM claims that the new piston “improves performance and reliability.”

    2020 KTM 250 XC-F
  1. New graphics make the three 2020 KTM XC-Fs look great. Sure, you won’t go faster, but you will look faster just sitting next to the bike with it on a stand.
  1. KTM has not announced prices for the 2020 KTM 450 XC-F, 350 XC-F, and 250 XC-F, or availability dates.

2020 KTM 450 XC-F, 350 XC-F and 250 XC-F Specs


  • Type: Single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Displacement: 450cc (350: 350cc; 250: 250cc)
  • Bore x stroke: 95 x 63.4 mm (350: 88 x 57.5mm; 250: 78.0 x 52.3mm)
  • Compression ratio: 12.75:1 (350: 14.2:1; 250: 14.4:1)
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves
  • Fuel System: Keihin EFI w/ 44 mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Keihin EMS
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Pressure lubrication w/ 2 oil pumps
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS clutch w/ Brembo hydraulics


  • Frame: Central double-cradle, 25CrMo4 chromoly steel w/ aluminum subframe
  • Subframe: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum w/ 28-22mm diameter
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable WP XACT inverted 48mm fork; 12.2 inches
  • Rear Suspension: Linkage-assisted WP XACT shock; 11.8 inches
  • Wheels: Giant

    • Front wheel: 1.60 x 21”
    • Rear wheel: 2.15 x 18”
  • Tires: Dunlop AT81

    • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
    • Rear tire: 110/100 x 18
  • Front brake: 260mm disc
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc


  • Wheelbase: 58.5 inches
  • Rake: 26.1 degrees
  • Triple clamp offset: 22mm
  • Seat height: 37.4 inches
  • Ground clearance: 14.6 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.25 gallons
  • Curb weight:  237 pounds (350: 236 pounds; 250: 235 pounds)

2020 KTM XC-F Lineup Photo Gallery


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With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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