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Old 01-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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The KTM 400 Thread

I did a search and I didn't see any threads for KTM 400 (EXC, XCW, etc). I've recently purchased a new to me 2007 KTM 400 XC-W. So show off your KTM 400 with some helpfully tech tips and maintenance tricks.

Here is an edited video of my ride the other day. In the video is my KTM 400 XC-W, and a buddies KTM 250 XC-F (Clear Tank)







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Old 02-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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New vid of my KTM 400 XCW



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Old 01-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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I am seriously looking into buying a 2009-10 in the near future. What are the good and the bad things to look for. This bike will be plated soon after I pick one up.

The bike will slot in between a 2006 KTM-200XC-W and a 2008 KTM 690e.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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My 04, 260 hours, 6100 miles and still running strong. Smooth power, great on kart tracks.


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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This should be interesting. I kinda would like to get my hands on a 400.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
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Sweet! I hope this thread can provide us fo-hundo owners some good info!!!

I have about 200 hrs on mine and still going strong!!!

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2009 400 XCW, Acerbis 3.4gal tank, 13/52 chainwheels, Dirt Tricks cam chain tensioner, Stillwell suspension, Cycra hand guards, BRP stabilizer mount, Scotts dampener, BurnsMoto USB port (to power the GPS), Enduro Engineering seat, Pirelli MT21 trials rear.

works as my single track ride here in AZ!

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:46 AM   #7
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This should be interesting. I kinda would like to get my hands on a 400.
There was a sweet 09' or 10' on craigslist down your way I kept looking at while bike shopping. Might still be up...
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #8
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What years did they make the 400?
Are there changes to the new model?
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:52 AM   #9
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Bump for an ancient thread. Is anyone still riding a 400?

I just picked up a 16 hour 09 400 XC-W. It spent all 16 hours in "the steep and deep" in colorado, so it shows it cosmetically, but mechanically you can see its pretty much new. Oh well, plastic is cheap. Since I got it home I've rejetted it with a JD kit for my altitude and added a Powerbomb and Q4 silencer. A Z start pro will be coming soon.

My first real chance to ride it will be single track next weekend. So far I've just ripped around the yard and up and down some gravel roads. It feels very nimble and has plenty of power. I'm anxious to run it side by side with my uncorked WR450. I bet its pretty close.

Seems like the 400 was a short lived model, but it also seems like it is a nice compromise for size and power.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #10
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The biggest reason why KTM stopped selling the 400?

They came out with the 350.

The 400 weighed in the same as a 450 (the XC4 engine).

The 450 was $400 more than the 400.
The 400 was an inch or so lower than the 450 (seat height).

I rode a friends 2009 400 XC-W, it felt just like a 450 that was not running right.

What it had going for it was that the bottom end was not like a 450, it was smooth and mellow, great for the woods and gnarley tight stuff.

There is nothing wrong with a good running 400,
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #11
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That sounds about right. The power curve is very smooth and flat, which I think will be great on the single track. It still makes plenty of damn power though.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:09 AM   #12
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Me and my lowered 09 400 xc-w.



The fairing makes it a great dual sport option for me. At 5'0 my choices are limited.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:18 AM   #13
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Here is my 400.

Never seen another?

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It's a great bike, it has 41hp and weighs 137kg. The engine is smoother than the 640 version, the only difference is the carb, and top end of the engine. The bottom end grunt is also smoother and better for technical off roading.

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:32 AM   #14
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The biggest reason why KTM stopped selling the 400?

They came out with the 350.

The 400 weighed in the same as a 450 (the XC4 engine).

The 450 was $400 more than the 400.
The 400 was an inch or so lower than the 450 (seat height).

I rode a friends 2009 400 XC-W, it felt just like a 450 that was not running right.

What it had going for it was that the bottom end was not like a 450, it was smooth and mellow, great for the woods and gnarley tight stuff.

There is nothing wrong with a good running 400,

Informative post.

The 400 does weigh the same as the 450/530 and it has the same seat height.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:40 PM   #15
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Informative post.
The 400 does weigh the same as the 450/530 and it has the same seat height.
The 400 has a lower seat height.
Look it up.
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