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E/XC vs M/XC

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What are the main differences between the EX/C besides the following:

-no lighting coil on MX/C
-taller gear ratio on MX/C

And since the MX/C has no light/coil, why is it 10 lbs. heavier than the EX/C?

Also, are the suspensions different?

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Jamie Dukelow
 

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Which E/XC or M/XC are you talking about, the RFS or the 2 strokes?


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The 2 stroke MXC do have a lighting coil, just no lights. The RFS MXC's are heavier than the EXC's because they come with a jumbo gas tank.
 
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The differences between the RFS 520's are:
MXC has a taller first gear and a shorter 6th gear, with minor changes in between. The MXC has the same lighting coil as the EXC but no lights, a larger tank, and according to the spec sheet I am looking at, they weigh the same. Hope this helps

Steve
 
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I was speaking with regards mostly to the 400 E/XC vs 400 M/XC, of which the KTM web site specifications say 236 lbs, and 246.8 lbs., respectively. I can understand a large gas tank weighing a couple pounds more, but 10 lbs?

Also, could someone please respond as to how the suspensions are different, if they are?

Thank You,

Jamie Dukelow
 
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Jamie,
The KTM website has been wrong for some time on the weight. They weigh the same according to the specs in the KTM literature I'm looking at, 246.8 lbs. That makes sense, too. The bigger tank is offset by the lack of lights and the lack of the EXC's subfender in back.

The suspension is the same as the EXC. To be clear, the EXC has taller top gears. It'd be significantly faster on top speed, everything else being equal.

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Thank you all for your clarification. Looks like the 400 E/XC or M/XC is hard to get right now, and also quite expensive. I am looking at a year 2000 200 E/XC tomorrow that the owner of a suspension shop has. He would set up the suspension for the prospective buyer and it has some extra goodies on it too. He's asking $4700 for it, and he said it's in stock condition. Assuming he's telling the truth about the condition, is this a decent deal?
 

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Maybe in CA but not around here. I'd expect to pay about $4000 for that bike here in MN. It's very regional, though. I only paid $6100 (before tax) for my 01 400EXC so YMMV.

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Your Mileage May Vary

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Could someone knowledgable tell me how the 400 SX ratios compare to the EXC and MXC, please? and does anyone know the 400SX's "real" weight? Thanks...