WHAT IS IT? Scar has produced wide-platform footpegs
with integrated component teeth to provide unmatched
traction and support for KTM riders.
WHAT’S IT COST? $133.95.
CONTACT? (800) 749-2890 or
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Scar Evolution KTM footpegs.
(1) Problem. In all honesty, KTM has one of the best
stock footpeg designs of all the manufacturers. Their
47mm-wide steel pegs offer a sound interface with a
rider’s boots. Not only that, but the teeth stay sharp
much longer than the Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki pegs
(Yamaha footpegs are quite good). Additionally, KTM’s
footpegs do an excellent job of self-cleaning in muddy
conditions. Given this information, we knew that the Scar
Evolution footpegs had a lot to live up to.
( 2) Design. With roots in the Netherlands, Scar
specializes in aftermarket hard parts. Their Evolution
footpegs drew the attention of the MXA wrecking crew
because of the excellent craftsmanship, as well as the
patented integrated tooth design. The Scar Evolution
pegs truly are a work of art. Not only do they have the
bling factor, but the CNC machine work is impeccable.
Scar pegs are hard-anodized, aircraft-grade, billet-alumi-num platforms with integrated component teeth. The
pegs are 10mm (or 30 percent) wider than the stock KTM
pegs and 40 percent lighter. Since Scar pegs are made
out of aluminum instead of steel, the structure must use
more material to achieve the strength of steel. This translates into less open area for mud to escape. Additionally,
the Scar pegs do not have positive draft (a funnel shape
that gets wider at the bottom to allow mud to be pushed
out by downward pressure from the rider’s boot).
( 3) Teeth. Unlike other aftermarket footpegs that use
screw-in replaceable teeth, the Scar Evolution teeth are
set in the aluminum pegs and cannot be removed. The
teeth ( 17 on one peg and 16 on the other) are made from
high-strength tempered steel and ring the outside of the
pegs. They are extremely sharp and pointed to make a
rider’s boot stick like glue to the peg.
( 4) Installation. We have nightmares about
installing KTM footpegs. They are easily the most difficult pegs to change. Check the “Wrench Tech” feature in
the December 2013 issue for installation tips. Amazingly,
the Scar Evolution pegs were a breeze to install. The
supplied springs fit into the machined collars with ease.
The simplicity of installing the Scar Evolution footpegs
was one of the product’s biggest selling points.
( 5) Performance. Test riders loved the increased grip
from the Scar Evolution pegs. The teeth were durable,
and though they cannot be replaced, we don’t think it
will ever be necessary. Test riders admired the wider
platform and its increased support when landing hard
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? We had a few issues. (1)
The Scar pegs had a tendency to pack up with mud,
though the pointed teeth always provided adequate
traction in all conditions. ( 2) Made from billet aluminum,
the pegs shouldn’t be used in rock-smashing offroad
situations. ( 3) We did notice that the steel teeth have a
tendency to chew up boot soles. That is a sacrifice you
will have to be the judge of.
We loved the functional footpeg part of the
Scar Evolution pegs—and would give them four
stars on this front. We took a star off because of
the mud factor and sole-eating teeth.
SCAR EVOLUTION KTM FOOTPEGS
MXA TEAM TESTED