No other brand stands up to the success of KTM when it comes to enduro, and this is clearly evident in the biggest competition on the calendar, the 'International Six Days Enduro' (ISDE). From its humble beginnings, the ISDE has turned into the team world championship of the Enduro scene. This Enduro marathon demands as much from the bikes as it does from the riders, and every year, more than half of them show up on Orange. The 2021 KTM SIX DAYS models pay the ultimate tribute to the event that was originally set to take place in Italy in 2020 and had to be rescheduled for 2021. No chain is stronger than its weakest link, so no compromise can be made for those intent on crossing the finish line. KTM, once again, rises to the challenge with the latest, limited Six Days edition of extra-tough machines. Easily identified by their special Six Days design, these bikes feature an extended list of top-of-the-line components, all specially designed and refined by KTM's own research and development department. These are the ultimate Enduro bikes for the exceptional event.
Combining compact dimension with an immense power output, the KTM 450 EXC-F SIX DAYS´ fuel-injected SOHC engine is the most powerful and refined 450 cc on the market. Its class-leading power delivery is available throughout the entire rev range and with a reduced weight of only 29.2 kg, this engine is the most compact, lightest and most competitive powerplant out there. With Euro IV homologation, it's not only considerately green, but leaves the competition green with envy too.
All EXC models feature high-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frames. This includes hydro-formed elements produced by state-of-the-art robot welding. With its race-proven geometries and optimal stiffness, the frame provides great feedback for the rider, playful handling and remarkable stability. The laterally attached engine head stays (the connection between cylinder, head and frame) are now made of aluminum, reducing vibration and further contributing to precise cornering. The bikes also feature lateral frame guards with a structured surface, improving grip, while also serving as a heat protector against the muffler on the right side. The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles, weighing less than 900 gr, providing great rear fender stability.
All SIX DAYS models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered handlebar, that can be mounted in four different positions. The handlebars come standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip, which does not require any wire or glue, on the left. Just in case you needed reminding that you were on a special machine, the handlebars feature the SIXDAYS logo.
SIX DAYS seat for improved long-distance comfort, Exclusive SIX DAYS graphics with a striking design, Handlebar map select switch, Handlebar with SIX DAYS logo, SIX DAYS silencer (anodized and with SIX DAYS logo), Machined orange anodized triple clamps for extremely precise fork clamping and optimum fork function, Radiator fan for all 4-stroke models to optimize temperature management in extreme conditions, Floating front brake disc for consistent braking performance in extreme conditions, Solid rear brake disc (no slots/holes) for improved heat resistance and reduced brake pad wear, Supersprox Stealth 2-component rear sprocket with an aluminum inner ring and steel outer ring for maximum durability, Front axle puller for simple front wheel removal, Orange frame, Engine guard for effective engine protection, Orange chain guide.
All engines are fitted with the proven electric starter, which is a major benefit for any offroad activity. It is powered by a super lightweight 2 Ah lithium-ion starter battery, which provides safe, reliable starting. The wiring harness has most of the electrical components carefully positioned into a common area below the seat, making them easily accessible and reliable.