Responding to the rising demand for enjoyable and secure actions, the KTM Riders Academy just lately staged a complicated enduro and journey course in Chiang Mai that includes the newest fashions for the Thai market.

First held in 2022, the KTM Riders Academy’s aim was to extend the accessibility of off-road motorbike driving in Asia, and for 2023 extra superior programs had been provided for contributors, together with the Bangkok Publish.

On the occasion, the emphasis was placed on two new fashions — the KTM 790 Journey R and the KTM 350 ECX-F Six Days.

KTM is among the world’s greatest off-road motorbike manufacturers, having received nearly each title in motocross, enduro, journey rally and Dakar competitions. KTM off-road bikes are identified for his or her excellent energy, body expertise, light-weight design and glorious suspension programs, making them perfect for laborious enduro-style driving.

As well as, the KTM 350 EXC-F Six Days is now obtainable for financing with official KTM Energy Components being obtainable in any respect sellers throughout the nation, making them extra accessible to a wider vary of shoppers.

Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at the highlights that make this bike “able to race” from the manufacturing facility.

KTM laborious enduro & journey racing programs

High quality off-road actions are in excessive demand in Asia, and with them, the native riders’ driving expertise are continually enhancing. KTM’s goal is to make a contribution to the expansion of off-road motorsport by equipping extra riders with the required off-road expertise at each degree, from newbie to superior riders. The occasion is staged in six international locations: China, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s open to the general public and run by KTM-approved instructors.

Solely related to Vroom, the official importer and distributor of KTM and Husqvarna bikes in Thailand, the Chiang Mai coaching was additionally open to the nation’s high media and influencers. Representatives from KTM sellers throughout Thailand additionally confirmed up on the occasion.

KTM Thailand says it plans to organise extra skill-development actions sooner or later, and the coaching will think about developed expertise to allow college students to use their data in sensible settings and luxuriate in secure driving journeys.

KTM 350 EXC-F SIX DAYS (539,800 baht)

That is an impressive KTM mannequin with well-documented efficiency and agility, paired with top-tier KTM SIX DAYS parts, and a trophy room bigger than most attributable to its excessive success charge in competitions.

The KTM 350 EXC-F includes a 45hp engine with class-leading energy supply and light-weight design. It includes a compact cylinder head, single overhead camshaft with low-friction rocker arms and timing chain, Keihin Engine Administration System with digital gasoline injection and a 42mm throttle physique. The compression ratio of 13.5:1 offers glorious engine efficiency.

The sunshine chromoly metal body has race-derived geometry and the swing arm is made of 1 piece of aluminium made by means of a gravity die-casting course of. This produces perfect flex behaviour and distinctive energy.

There is a 6-speed transmission with a sensor which permits for various engine traits for every gear. The DDS clutch (Damped Diaphragm Metal) is extraordinarily sturdy, with a wear-free metal basket and heat-resistant clutch plates. Brembo hydraulic system provides exact clutch modulation.

Aspect-mounted counterbalance shaft drives the water pump whereas expertly balancing all of the oscillating forces. Even on the highest engine speeds, it efficiently reduces engine vibrations.


KTM says {that a} pair of radiators are mounted to maintain the engine cool. These make use of computational fluid dynamics expertise and deft coolant circuit routing with radiator followers as a regular characteristic.

Entrance: Absolutely adjustable WP XPLOR shock absorbers enable for lessened suspension fade and put on. Rear: Absolutely adjustable WP XPLOR shock absorber.

Brembo brake callipers with light-weight wave brake discs. Floating entrance brake disc and stable rear disc. The rear brake pedal is mounted with a security wire.

A light-weight polyethene tank with a 1/4-turn bayonet-style filler cap offers direct gasoline supply to the injectors. A 90-degree connector provides security safety, and riders can rapidly and conveniently test the quantity of gasoline.

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R (569,800 baht)

The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R is a severe travel-capable off-road motorbike geared up for essentially the most excessive escapes, derived from KTM’s race DNA. It balances the ability of a twin with the lightness and agility of a single-cylinder bike to open up new driving potentialities for the hardcore adventurer. It additionally offers a powerful gasoline vary whereas sustaining agility, and because of easy rider aids and sensible ergonomics, you’ll be able to entry extra excessive and distant terrain.

The LC8c is the market’s most compact efficiency engine. The 8-valve DOHC cylinder head has two spark plugs and twin chain-driven camshafts with a 95hp engine together with fashionable electronics. Twin steadiness shafts present engine smoothness.

Its tubular chromoly metal body has been designed for gentle dealing with and luxury over lengthy distances off-road, whereas the trellis subframe is compact and light-weight. There are signature die-cast swingers with a direct hyperlink to the rear shock.

There is a 6-speed gearbox and the estimated vary is 450km. The slipper clutch with PASC (Energy Help Clutch) requires minimal rider enter to function with just one finger.

The 5-inch full-colour TFT show display screen exhibits all the data. Experience modes and ABS settings might be modified on the fly. The MTC (Motorbike Traction Management) expertise measures the lean angle with excessive sensitivity. Cornering ABS and off-road ABS can be found, and except for the usual driving modes, there are off-road and rally modes as nicely.


Entrance and rear WP suspension of top of the range — the steering damper is a regular accent.

The 21in entrance and 18in rear wheels are designed for severe off-roading, being mated to tubeless Metzeler Karoo 3 heavy-duty light-weight tyres.

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