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During this practical course we will focus on how you can communicate your findings clearly and concisely, and show you rapid preparation tips and mental models that allow you to produce effective presentations in minimal time. We will work with you to increase your confidence through looking at the hierarchy of information, which can make you more influential and get you more support for your conclusions.
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KTM continues to roll out exciting new dirt bikes every year. Its entire full-size motocross lineup is completely revamped for 2023 with the addition of a new model that has captured the most limelight—the 300 SX. This open-class-worthy premix-burner features a combination of technology not seen on most two-stroke motocross models including throttle body injection (TBI), an electronic power valve, and electric starting. Before we publish our initial on-track evaluation of this exciting new model, let’s dig into its many features and specifications.
Related: 2023 KTM 125 SX, 250 SX, and 300 SX First Ride Review
KTM’s two-stroke motocross bike lineup grows by one in 2023 with the addition of the 300 SX. (Mark Kariya/)
Throttle body injection (TBI), an electronic power valve, and electric starting are huge technological advancements to the Austrian manufacturer’s all-new top-of-the-line two-stroke MX machine. (Mark Kariya/)
A Keihin 39mm throttle body is paired with case reed induction. Fuel needs to be premixed at 60:1. (Mark Kariya/)
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Kickstarters are a thing of the past on KTM’s full-size two-stroke motocrossers. Claimed weight of the 300 SX engine is 53 pounds. (Mark Kariya/)
Engine start and engine stop buttons are combined on one unit, just within thumb’s reach. (Mark Kariya/)
On the opposite side of the Neken handlebar, we find the new engine map switch. Map 1 (white light illuminated) is standard, while map 2 (green light illuminated) is aggressive. (Mark Kariya/)
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Proper airbox ventilation. (Mark Kariya/)
Gearing is 14/49. (Mark Kariya/)
KTM spec’d a new radiator cap on its 2023 full-size motocross and cross-country models that is quite difficult to remove. (Mark Kariya/)
The WP Xact 48mm air fork is the same component found on the Austrian manufacturer’s prior-generation (2019–2022) motocrossers, but features different settings and new hydrostops for better bottoming resistance. (Mark Kariya/)
Along with being 15mm shorter, the completely redesigned WP Xact shock features all-new internals. (Mark Kariya/)
Shock low-speed compression, high-speed compression, and rebound damping are adjustable by hand. (Mark Kariya/)
For reduced unsprung weight and increased rigidity, KTM designed a new, hollow, die-cast swingarm. (Mark Kariya/)
Brembo brake calipers help slow the smoker. The front is a two-piston caliper that grabs a 260mm disc, while the rear is a single-piston caliper that squeezes a 220mm disc. (Mark Kariya/)
We appreciate that KTM specs an hourmeter on all of its full-size motocross and off-road competition models to help keep track of maintenance intervals. (Mark Kariya/)
On Dirt Rider’s automotive scales, the 2023 KTM 300 SX weighs 232 pounds wet. (Mark Kariya/)
2023 KTM 300 SX Specifications
|Engine:||Liquid-cooled, two-stroke single-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke:||72.0 x 72.0mm|
|Dirt Rider Measured Horsepower:||48.8 hp @ 8,100 rpm|
|Dirt Rider Measured Torque:||32.2 lb.-ft. @ 7,500 rpm|
|Fuel System:||EFI w/ 39mm throttle body|
|Clutch:||Wet, multiplate Damped Diaphragm Steel (DDS); hydraulic actuation|
|Frame:||Central double-cradle chromoly steel|
|Front Suspension:||WP Xact 48mm fork, air pressure, compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 12.2 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||WP Xact shock, spring preload, high-/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel|
|Front Brake:||Brembo 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc|
|Rear Brake:||Brembo 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Dunlop Geomax MX33; 80/100-21 / 110/90-19|
|Ground Clearance:||13.9 in.|
|Dirt Rider Measured Seat Height:||37.7 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||1.9 gal.|
|Dirt Rider Measured Wet Weight:||232 lb.|
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Together they are foundations of economic growth. Any city’s 21st century future will depend on its ability to attract and retain these doers, thinkers and innovators — and to expand their ranks. Exactly because of the outsized importance of inclusive economic growth and technological change, there is urgency to create more equitable systems and accessible pathways to these professions.
The data are clear: All net new jobs in the American economy come from new businesses, according to influential research, and each tech worker supports 4.4 additional local jobs. Innovation economies are necessary for communities to thrive in the future around the world.
Despite today’s global scale, entrepreneurship and innovation remain distinctly local phenomena. Our cities are where global ideas begin. Before the world is changed, invention takes place in garages, at meetups between neighbors and on whiteboards and lab benches. These local breeding grounds require dependable and open news and information resources to make them more efficient and accessible — spurring new ideas and innovation.
Into this ecosystem comes Technical.ly, a news organization that connects a community of technologists, entrepreneurs and other professionals invested in their hometowns. Dynamic local growth, inclusive innovation, skills of the future and digital equity are central to our specialized reporting. We contribute to more innovative, competitive and accessible local economies.
Technical.ly envisions a world in which entrepreneurship and innovation can come from anyone anywhere — to ensure all communities thrive.
Since its founding in 2009, Technical.ly has brought journalistic rigor to issues that are routinely filled with hype and hyperbole. We chase and challenge national trends by telling the stories of technology and innovation and the pursuit of equitable economic growth in five local communities and counting, growing a single online community of change-makers. Our work is for established entrepreneurs and technologists; those aspiring to join their ranks and the people supporting their work. Technical.ly is one of the country’s longest-running online-only local news organizations, and our impact is clear:
These trends ensure the importance of accessible news gathering, cross-city evaluation and open online communities.
Our big discovery? Quality local journalism is an effective strategy for growing a community of hard-to-reach professionals (many generally underrepresented in technology companies). We focus on equipping them to be more productive, better connected with peers and more invested in the communities where they live. For nearly 1 in 3 of our readers, Technical.ly is the only local news organization they read regularly.
As a part of our journalism and community engagement strategy, Technical.ly develops career-long, meaningful relationships with the hardest-to-reach passive job seekers and business builders. This allows us to make tech careers more accessible, share greater insight into company hiring and business strategies and retain these news consumers over the long term. Our communities and relationships, then, are our most important asset as a news organization. We grow that community by engaging both established veterans and those aspiring to join these highly productive economic and innovation circles.
This flywheel is positively self-reinforcing. We start first by informing our community of technologists and entrepreneurs, whom our clients and advertisers want to meet to hire and engage. Our philanthropic partners invest in us both to ensure our work remains free and accessible for aspiring technologists and entrepreneurs and to deepen our coverage of local economic change, which strengthens our community for all.
Technical.ly’s growth has coincided with an accelerating collapse of local news. That has deeply informed our approach to sustainability. Technical.ly addresses obstacles to local economic growth by making information and connections intentional and accessible. Our journalism is a critical component of a business model that also includes fee-based business research and analysis on technology, economic growth and entrepreneurship and story-based advertising products that help jobseekers research hiring companies and entrepreneurs learn about business services. We work with philanthropy to deepen our impact, while retaining a sustainable model.
This revenue model that mixes business solutions and philanthropic support results in a powerful outcome for our communities: our news gathering and information sharing remains free and accessible — unusual for business publications that typically reinforce existing inequalities. The connections we make reflect the diverse cities we serve.
As a new generation of local public affairs newsrooms develop, the Technical.ly multi-local model will allow us to contribute specialized reporting and expertise that will benefit the industries, technology and entrepreneurship ecosystems and the people who power them.
Our approach to local journalism is informed by and in response to the reality of web-powered global scale: Our single distributed newsroom holds deep subject matter expertise that results in reporting on many key issues across multiple locations. This creates a strong network effect; With each new market we report on, we grow our expertise and online community, including community members across the globe, with diminishing additional expense, which is a sustainable and generative model for growth. Local news ecosystems gain expertise, and Technical.ly allows entrepreneurs and technologists to tap into a growing community of like-minded professionals.
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At this critical moment in our organization’s history, Technical.ly has outlined a pathway that builds on our strong foundation to expand our journalism and our global community of entrepreneurs and technologists who are invested in their hometowns.
For decades, business creation has been on the decline in the United States. Many slow-growth cities struggle to reimagine future economic growth. Rates of women and Black and brown people in entrepreneurship and tech jobs had remained stubbornly low. Economists have panic about fading productivity gains, and policymakers have scrambled to establish innovation ecosystems in response to unfilled jobs —even as immigration and domestic migration rates have sagged.
Then a global pandemic upended many of these trends, adding uncertainty and indecision. Meanwhile, the rise of remote work and distributed companies risks further decoupling the most economically privileged among us from their neighbors. If surging tech economies exist only online, then who will ensure those gains benefit those who might be left behind?
These worldwide trends are playing out locally. Yet long-standing legacy news organizations and inventive journalism nonprofits typically lack the resources and expertise to track, chart and challenge these powerful trends that have a significant impact on local economies.
Technical.ly’s goal is to continue to change the world—and the regions where we work:
A world in which Technical.ly publishes in cities around the globe is a world in which innovative local economies are more inclusive, accessible and effective.
Today, Technical.ly is one of the world’s leading chroniclers of local economic transformation and one of the country’s most vibrant communities of entrepreneurs and technologists.
The pandemic’s spark set in motion this strategic visioning process which began in fall 2020, as a pandemic surged and a view of the future slowly emerged. Across dozens of interviews and input from former and current Technical.ly employees, business clients, readers and other stakeholders, we have set forward this five-year plan to guide us through December 2025.
In that time, Technical.ly will transform from a regional news site into a global community of technologists, entrepreneurs and other professionals invested in their hometowns, and powered by an industry-leading digital media company.
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(Bloomberg) -- A China-based former employee of ASML Holding NV — a critical cog in the global semiconductor industry — stole data from a software system that the corporation uses to store technical information about its machinery.
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The breach occurred in a repository that includes details of the lithography systems critical to producing some of the world’s most advanced chips, said people with knowledge of the situation. It was the first glimpse at the nature of the theft disclosed earlier Wednesday by ASML, which said a former worker in China had stolen confidential information but didn’t elaborate on what kind of data were taken.
The data came from a so-called product life cycle management program known as Teamcenter, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. The tool is used internally, they said.
Teamcenter serves as a shared storehouse of technical information that allows different groups of employees to collaborate and manage their product development, according to the website of Siemens, which supplies the software. It allows for “common access to a single repository of all product-related knowledge, data and processes,” according to the website.
ASML declined to comment beyond the statement it issued earlier on Wednesday, in which the company said it didn’t believe the theft was material to its business. Siemens didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The breach involved technological information but not hardware and was carried out by a male employee in the last couple of months, according to another person familiar with the details. Authorities in the US have been notified, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing. The US is “deeply concerned” about allegations of economic espionage, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Thea Kendler said in Tokyo on Thursday, declining to comment on the specifics of the incident.
This is the second such breach that ASML has linked to China in less than a year and comes as the US is pressuring other nations including the Netherlands to help keep China’s chipmaking abilities from advancing. Tensions are already high after an alleged Chinese spy balloon hovered over US airspace before being shot down. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called off a trip to Beijing — but was considering a meeting with China’s top diplomat in Germany this week, people familiar with the matter said.
Earlier on Wednesday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said he wasn’t aware of ASML’s accusation that a former Chinese employee had misappropriated data.
The Dutch technology company, which makes machines needed to produce high-end chips used in everything from electric vehicles to military gear, has initiated an internal investigation and tightened security controls after discovering the most recent incident. It said on Wednesday that export controls may have been violated, exposing the company to a potential regulatory backlash.
The company’s position as a crucial part of the supply chain for technology that makes the fastest, most powerful chips, has made it a target. Last year, ASML, which employs about 1,500 people in China, accused a Beijing-based firm of potentially stealing trade secrets in a theft that dates back years.
In January, the Netherlands and Japan agreed to join the US in restricting exports of some advanced chipmaking machinery to China. President Joe Biden’s administration has said it’s essential for the US and its allies to block Beijing from acquiring technologies that could threaten global security.
Dutch Trade Minister Liesje Schreinemacher said in a statement that it’s “very worrying that such a large and reputable company is affected by economic espionage.”
It’s unclear whether the ex-employee who stole the data had any connections to authorities in China or elsewhere. ASML, which is restricted from selling its most-advanced machines to China, said in its annual report that the theft isn’t material to its business.
The Veldhoven-based company is one of the few producers of the machines needed to make mid- to high-range semiconductors. It’s the only manufacturer of lithography systems needed to shrink and then print patterns of transistors onto silicon wafers, which are then sliced into individual chips. A single machine can be the size of a bus and cost roughly $170 million.
Chief Executive Officer Peter Wennink has warned that China will ultimately develop its own domestic alternatives if it can’t buy from the West. China is ASML’s third-biggest market after Taiwan and South Korea. ASML and its peers sell their equipment to chipmakers such as Intel Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., which supply companies like Apple Inc. and Nvidia Corp.
ASML has previously accused Dongfang Jingyuan Electron Ltd. of obtaining ASML’s technology and transferring it to China. That technology was secured in a sometimes audacious fashion: One engineer was accused of stealing all 2 million lines of source code for critical ASML software and then sharing part of it with employees at Dongfang and a related company in the US, according to transcripts of the proceedings.
--With assistance from Debby Wu.
(Updates with comment from US Commerce official)
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