Austria maker KTM Sportmotorcycle AG introduces its XC cross-country and off-road models in 2006. Off-road, trail, or dirt bikes are speedy lightweight with rugged tires, intended for motocross, cross-country, and all-terrain competition. The XC models replace the MXC bikes and the XC-W models replace the EXC two-stroke bikes in the U.S. specifically to meet EPA requirements. Two-stroke bikes are still marketed as ""EXC"" models in Europe.
The 2006 KTM XC track/cross-country models’ closest competition is the Aprilia SKV 4.5 as well as its own KTM SMR, SMC, and other XC-W track models.
The 2006 KTM XC-W-off road models’ closet competition is Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha off road dirt bike brands.
The 2006 KTM XC 300 W track model has an overall user ranking of No. 1 out of eight comparable track/cross-country models Enduro models in 2006. No individual user ratings for performance, quality and reliability, and value are available. Seven out of eight of the rated comparable track models are KTM-brand.
The 2006 standard dry weights of the 2006 KTM track and off-road models vary between 214 and 250 pounds. The average ground clearance is 15.2 inches (385 mm). The ground clearance is lower (15 inches (385 mm)) for XC 450 and XC 525 models.
The 2006 KTM XC series is chromium molybdenum frame and plastic body construction. Engine displacement to weight ranges from 0.87 cc (XC 200 models) to 2.05 cc (XC 525 models).