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Introduction

The following are the bikes used by Microcellular systems race team, click on title links for more information and pictures on each specific bike. Before racing or even riding each bike goes through an extensive preparation to ensure everything is set up correctly and will give best performance, long life and easier ongoing maintenance.

 

2008 KTM 530 EXC-R

Bought from NCY in CA in February 2008, dual sport so can use on the road but only actually used off-road, would have probably been better getting XC-W version and saved some money although plated bike will probably have higher resale value.

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2009 KTM 300 EXC-E (6 days)

Bought from ET James in Mid Wales in August 2008, 6 days model with clear tank and bunch of good KTM hard parts including PHDS bar mounts to reduce engine vibration.

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2010 KTM 300 XC

Bought from All American KTM in Ramona, CA in November 2009, red sticker so canít ride year round on some public land.

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2011 KTM 300 XC

2011 KTM 300 XC from Edmondson Racing near Birmingham, the 2011 model has new frame with improved suspension and big news is a 6 speed semi close ratio gearbox, and itís road legal in UK.

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2011.5 KTM 350 XCF

To be bought from All American KTM in Ramona, CA in January 2011 when they should become available.

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Summary Comparison

The following table enables a quick comparison of key attributes of each of the bikes we ride and race.

 

530 EXC-R

300 EXC-E

300 XC

300 XC

350 XCF

Model Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2011.5

Registration

CA plated

UK 58 plate

CA red sticker

UK 10 plate

CA green sticker

Engine

510cc 4 stroke

293cc 2 stroke

293cc 2 stroke

293cc 2 stroke

350cc 4 stroke

Induction

39mm Keihin FCR carb

36mm Keihin PWK carb

36mm Keihin PWK carb

36mm Keihin PWK carb

42mm Keihin Injection

Gearbox

6 speed wide ratio

5 speed wide ratio

5 speed semi close ratio

6 speed semi close ratio

6 speed semi close ratio

Front Suspension

OC with Trailtricks Stage 1 valving

0.48 springs

Std. WP OC

0.46 springs

CC with Trailtricks Stage 3 valving

0.46 springs

Std. WP CC

0.44 springs

Std. WP CC

std. 0.48 springs

Rear Suspension

WP PDS with Trailtricks Stage 1

8.4 spring

Std. WP PDS, FCW2 progressive spring

Trailtricks Ohlins

8.0 spring

Std. WP PDS,

7.6 spring

Std. WP linkage,

6.0 spring??

Exhaust

Stock

FMF Gnarly

Stock

Stock

FMF?

Silencer

De-restricted

FMF PC2

FMF TC2

Stock

FMF?

Steering Damper

None

None

Ohlins 2.0

Ohlins 2.1

Ohlins 2.0

Starting

Kick and electric

Kick and electric

Kick and electric

Kick and electric

Kick and electric

Triple Clamps

20mm cast

20mm forged with PHDS bar mounts

22mm forged

22mm forged

22mm forged

Lighting

Full DS

Yes

No

Yes

No

Fuel capacity

9.5L

9.5L

11.5L

11.5L

10.5L?

Weight, no fuel

115Kg

103Kg

98Kg

98Kg

105Kg

 

For more information on each bike click on the links above, also these and other bikes ridden have more information in this riding report.