2011 KTM 300 XC & XC-W differences
Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:30 PM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:44 PM
Posted 10 December 2010 - 08:24 AM
xc= agressive trail riding and mx
xcw= long crosscountry riding. And more open trails.
this coming from a sponcored guy who rides both.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:53 AM
All that being said the xc gets the new frame and closed chamber forks, I've heard nothing but praise for the handling and suspension. I think I would have loved either bike but the w seemed to be a better fit for me. Hope this helps.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:19 PM
Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:19 PM
I am kinda leaning towards the XC at the moment. But I may be splitting hairs for my riding ability?? I don't consider myself a pro rider, but can get my current ride (Honda XR650R) anywhere my buds on their 450's are going, and sometimes further.
I'm looking for a woods weapon as I've fallen in love with the tight stuff over the last couple years! I love the linear abundance of torque the 650R offers, but I'm wanting to shave weight for flickability!
Posted 10 December 2010 - 07:10 PM
You say you want to shave weight so with either one you should ditch the e-start. Easy job and ditches 9lbs, more than half of which is up under the seat.
Posted 12 December 2010 - 12:46 PM
the xc has a modern suspension while the xcw has the closed cartridge deal that is more compliant for road use, but will not soak up the load of any jump over a few feet with ease of the xc's. i'll also add that at 175lbs+ gear, i'm almost at the max for recommended weight for the xc suspension. it's perfect for me, and it saved me a ton of money sending out my suspension for work. it is the best factory suspension i've ever ridden, and i'm sure 11' owners will agree.
xcw has the 10' frame and the older plastics. i still love the look of the black wheels on the xcw. i've heard that the new wheels are lighter, but can't confirm myself. i think the 10'xc is the best looking bike KTM has ever produced, but the feel of the frame under me and the suspension is what sold me on the 11'. i didn't get a test ride, but have ridden 09 xc, 10 xcw, and 11 xc. i wouldn't be able to live with making the wrong decision, and i haven't sold my bike yet!
i ride northeast trail, 175 lbs+ gear, and have 3.5 years experience on a bike. 32, and tend to be conservative in my riding style most of the time- family depends on me.
i also want to say that the bike is razor. it's VERY light, VERY fast, tunable, and will be in your stable for years to come.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 09:33 AM
The W has with the previous generation chassis, though I don't know if it is exactly the same as in 2008...
Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:10 AM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:28 AM
300 XC Closed cartrige forks, stiffer (racier) valving front and rear, close ratio 6 speed, no odo, snappier motor, new body style plastics and a whole new frame.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:19 PM
300 XC: snappier motor
I think both bikes have identical engines and lighting coils.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:23 PM
Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:08 PM
I still think they're the exact same, but if I were in charge the XC would use a different CDI and stock PV settings than the XC-W for a more aggressive feel. A third head would be too much of a hassle to manufacture and stock.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 06:54 PM
The W has lower 1 & 2, 3-6 is the same on both bikes.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 08:14 PM
xc and and xcw us the exact same head. part #54830306500....engines are the same, gear box is different
Posted 14 December 2010 - 03:35 AM
Well! I was lead down the garden path!
Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:28 PM