2021 KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days User Manual
The KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days 2021 is a special edition off-road motorcycle produced by KTM, a renowned Austrian motorcycle manufacturer. This model is part of the annual Six Days lineup, which pays tribute to the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) race, one of the most prestigious off-road events globally. The KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days 2021 builds upon the already impressive KTM 450 EXC-F platform, delivering exceptional off-road performance and reliability. It is designed to excel in challenging terrains, whether it be long-distance endurance races or technical trail riding. Powering the 450 EXC-F Six Days 2021 is a potent 449cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine. This engine provides a harmonious balance of power and torque, ensuring robust performance across the rev range. It is equipped with advanced fuel injection technology for precise throttle response and efficient fuel consumption. To tackle rough and demanding off-road conditions, KTM has equipped the motorcycle with high-quality components. The frame is constructed using lightweight and sturdy materials, providing excellent agility and durability. The WP XPLOR suspension system with long-travel forks and a rear shock absorber offers superior damping characteristics and exceptional handling over various terrains.
Use definition – intended use
(All EU models)
This vehicle has been designed and built to withstand the normal stresses and strains of racing. This vehicle complies with the currently valid regulations and categories of the top international motorsports organizations.
This vehicle is only authorized for operation on public roads in the homologated (restricted) version. The unrestricted version of this vehicle must only be operated in closed-off areas away from public highway traffic. This vehicle is designed for use in offroad endurance competition, and not primarily for use in motocross.
This vehicle has been designed and built to withstand the normal stresses and strains of off-road leisure use.
This vehicle is not approved for use on public roads. This vehicle complies with the Californian and EPA emission requirements for offroad motorcycles. This vehicle is not designed for use in racing on closed circuits or for Motocross use.
The vehicle must only be used as intended. Dangers can arise for people, property, and the environment through use not as intended. Any use of the vehicle beyond the intended and defined use constitutes misuse. Misuse also includes the use of operating and auxiliary fluids which do not meet the required specification for the respective use.
A number of safety instructions need to be followed to operate the product described safely. Therefore read this instruction and all further instructions included carefully. The safety instructions are highlighted in the text and are referred to at the relevant passages.
Various information and warning labels are attached in prominent locations on the product described. Do not remove any information or warning labels. If they are missing, you or others may not recognize the dangers and may therefore be injured.
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Tampering with the noise control system is prohibited. Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof:
- The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of servicing, repair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or 2 the use of the vehicle after such device or element of the design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are the acts listed below:
- Removal or puncturing of the main silencers, baffles, manifolds or any other components which conduct exhaust gases.
- Removal or puncturing of parts of the intake system.
- Lack of proper maintenance.
- Replacing moving parts of the vehicle, or parts of the exhaust system or intake system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer.
An add-on or modified part must be compliant with applicable ARB evaporative emission control standards. A violation of this requirement is punishable by civil and/or criminal punishment.
The danger of accidents A rider who is not fit to ride poses a danger to him or herself and others.
- Do not operate the vehicle if you are not fit to ride due to alcohol, drugs or medication.
- Do not operate the vehicle if you are physically or mentally impaired.
The danger of poisoning Exhaust gases are toxic and inhaling them may result in unconsciousness and death.
- Always make sure there is sufficient ventilation when running the engine.
- Use effective exhaust extraction when starting or running the engine in an enclosed space.
The danger of burns Some vehicle components become very hot when the vehicle is operated.
- Do not touch any parts such as the exhaust system, radiator, engine, shock absorber, or brake system before the vehicle parts have cooled down.
- Let the vehicle parts cool down before you perform any work on the vehicle.
Only operate the vehicle when it is in perfect technical condition, in accordance with its intended use, and in a safe and environmentally compatible manner. An appropriate driver’s license is needed to ride the vehicle on public roads. Have malfunctions that impair safety promptly eliminated by an authorized KTM workshop. Adhere to the information and warning labels on the vehicle.
Risk of injury Missing or poor protective clothing presents an increased safety risk.
- Wear appropriate protective clothing such as helmets, boots, gloves as well as trousers, and a jacket with protectors on all rides.
- Always wear protective clothing that is in good condition and meets the legal regulations.
- In the interest of your own safety, KTM recommends that you only operate the vehicle while wearing protective clothing.
Unless specified otherwise, the ignition must be turned off during all work (models with the ignition lock, models with remote key) or the engine must be at a standstill (models without ignition lock or remote key).
Special tools are necessary for certain tasks. The tools are not a component of the vehicle but can be ordered using the number in parentheses. Example: bearing puller (15112017000) During assembly, use new parts to replace parts that cannot be reused (e.g. self-locking screws and nuts, expansion screws, seals, sealing rings, O-rings, pins, and lock washers). In the case of certain screws, a screw adhesive (e.g. Loctite®) is required. Observe the manufacturer’s instructions. If a thread locker (e.g., Precote®) has already been applied to a new part, do not apply any additional thread locker. After disassembly, clean the parts that are to be reused and check them for damage and wear. Change damaged or worn parts. After completing a repair or service work, check the operating safety of the vehicle.
If you use your motorcycle responsibly, you can ensure that problems and conflicts do not occur. To protect the future of the motorcycle sport, make sure that you use your motorcycle legally, display environmental consciousness, and respect the rights of others. When disposing of used oil, other operating and auxiliary fluids, and used components, comply with the laws and regulations of the respective country. Because motorcycles are not subject to the EU regulations governing the disposal of used vehicles, there are no legal regulations that pertain to the disposal of an end-of-life motorcycle. Your authorized KTM dealer will be glad to advise you.
It is important that you read this Owner’s Manual carefully and completely before making your first trip. The Owner’s manual contains useful information and many tips on how to operate, handle, and service your motorcycle. Only then will you find out how to customize the vehicle ideally for your own use and how you can protect yourself from injury. Keep the Owner’s Manual in an accessible place to enable you to refer to it as needed. If you would like to know more about the vehicle or have questions about the material you read, please contact an authorized KTM dealer. The Owner’s Manual is an important component of the vehicle and must be handed over to the new owner if the vehicle is sold. The Owner’s Manual is also available for download from your authorized KTM dealer and on the KTM website.
International KTM Website: http://www.ktm.com
The figures contained in the manual may depict special equipment. In the interest of clarity, some components may be shown disassembled or may not be shown at all. It is not always necessary to disassemble the component to perform the activity in question. Please follow the instructions in the text.
Your authorized KTM dealer will be happy to answer any questions you may have on your vehicle and KTM. A list of authorized KTM dealers can be found on the KTM website.
International KTM Website: http://www.ktm.com
The KTM 450 EXC-F Six Days 2021 is a high-performance off-road motorcycle, designed for enduro and cross-country riding.
The “Six Days” edition typically includes special graphics, premium components, and features designed for extended off-road riding, paying homage to the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) competition.
The KTM 450 EXC-F is equipped with a 450cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine.
The street legality of the KTM 450 EXC-F can vary by country and region. In some places, it may be street-legal with the addition of necessary equipment like lights, mirrors, and a license plate.
It is designed for a wide range of off-road terrains, including trails, woods, rocky paths, and challenging enduro courses.
The bike often features high-quality WP XPLOR suspension components, including front forks and rear shocks.
The fuel tank capacity typically ranges from around 2.25 to 2.5 gallons (approximately 8.5 to 9.5 liters).
It is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, ideal for off-road riding.
Yes, it often features both electric start and a kickstart backup for reliability in various situations.
Some models may offer different engine maps or riding modes to adjust power delivery to different riding conditions.
Yes, it often features a hydraulically actuated clutch for precise and consistent control.
The dry weight typically ranges from approximately 235 to 245 pounds (107 to 111 kilograms), depending on the specific model.
It typically features high-performance Brembo brakes, including front and rear disc brakes.
Yes, it often includes a digital display that provides information such as speed, RPM, trip information, and more.
KTM offers a range of official accessories and aftermarket parts for customization and enhancing the bike’s performance and appearance. Riders can also find a variety of aftermarket options to suit their specific needs.