Austrian two-wheeler manufacturer KTM has officially announced that it will bring fuel injection technology called Transfer Port Injection to its 2018 enduro lineup. Finally, the rumours can be put to rest, and fuel injection for production two-strokes are going to become a reality.
As of now, two KTM models will get the Transfer Port Injection, the KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI. The models are expected to debut in May this year, and it will be coming to the global markets.
A third model, the KTM 250 XC-W TPI will be launched for Canada and the U.S.A. The Transfer Port Injection promises better fuel consumption, which means the riders no longer have to pre-mix their fuel. The manufacturer also claims that the new tech will provide a whole new riding experience, with better power and rideability.
"This is an incredibly exciting development for KTM. We have been developing two-stroke fuel injection for some time, and our goal was to create competitive motorcycles with all the benefits of fuel injection while fitting into our READY TO RACE mantra," explained KTM Product Marketing Manager Joachim Sauer.
"There has been extensive testing and considerations for our Research and Development team to take into account during this process, so we are very motivated by this next step and world-first in technology, as we take a major step forward in this segment."
"We are certainly looking forward to unveiling the new 2018 KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI machines in May. In Europe, the bikes will arrive at the dealer floors in early summer, and in the U.S. and Canada, the new 2018 250 XC-W TPI will be available in very limited quantities in late fall."
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