The KTM 250EXC,
350EXC and 500EXC
are here at last.
Which way to go? >Once upon a time motorcycles were just motorcycles. There were no motocross bikes, no off-road bikes, no street bikes and no dual-sport bikes—just bikes. Then, the age of specialization
pigeonholed everything into narrow, highly focused
Now, the 2017 KTM dual-sport bikes have finally arrived,
and they’re so advanced that they’re throwbacks. The
250EXC, 350EXC and 500EXC are bikes designed to do
it all. In fact, they have to do it all. For 2017 KTM doesn’t
even offer separate bikes for the off-road and dual-sport
categories. The EXC line is supposed to cover all bases,
everything just short of full-fledged racing. The XC-W four-strokes of the past are gone. Are the new-age dual-sport
bikes really good enough to take their place in the off-road
world? And, which of these three is best suited for the job?