KTM 2-strokes get Fuel Injection

Austrian motorcycle major KTM has introduced a twist to 2-stroke technology. A 2-stroke engine is known to be extremely free revving, but also comes with its drawbacks like higher emissions and higher fuel consumption. KTM has attempted to address the issues inherent to such designs with the introduction of fuel injection to its Enduro range of motorcycles.

The company's 2018 model line-up will feature the technology, dubbed Transfer Port Injection (TPI). This method of delivering fuel and lubricant to the cylinder would eliminate the need for pre-mix fuel and carburettor jetting. The fuel consumption is also expected to be reduced.  Developed in-house at KTM's R&D facility in Mattighofen, Austria, this technology represents a major step for pre-mix motors for both - on track and on streets.

In a recent interview, Mr. Joachim Saucer mentioned that the bikes will be tuned to perform similar to their carburetted counter parts. World over, the first among the KTM range to receive this upgrade would be the KTM 250 EXC TPI and the KTM 300 EXC TPI. The KTM 250 EXC TPI, will be introduced in the US and the Canadian markets.

Source: Paultan, RacerXOnline
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