From your right wrist to the rear wheel, the 500 is smooth and strong. As far as the hydraulic clutch and Brembo brakes are concerned, all that stuff is straight off the race bike and outstanding. We have since reweighed the Husky and come up with 248 pounds. The engine produces a maximum peak output power of and a maximum torque of .
In the rear, the EXC uses no-linkage PDS rear suspension. Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics. Most of the changes can be traced back to the 2019 KTM 450SX-F Factory Edition. We replaced them with STI Tech 2 DOT knobbies almost immediately. WHO NEEDS LINKAGE? The newly offered dirt version of the bike is more powerful in the middle and down low. CNC machined hubs and high-end Giant rims, Single disc. It isn’t especially powerful, though. Inside the short 95 mm bore cylinder, is an extremely lightweight, box-in-box type piston made by König. As far as the bodywork, the EXC looks just like the latest motocross bike but with lights and DOT equipment. It is fitted with an integrated fuel pump system and a fuel level sensor. The engine's pressurized lubrication system provides the necessary oil feed for this bearing.
Regarding the chassis characteristics, responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the KTM 500 EXC-F have a Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame frame with front suspension being WP USD Ø 48 mm and in the rear suspension it is equiped with WP Xplor PDS shock absorber . The KTM 500 EXC-F's crankshaft is located in an ideal position close to the center of gravity, contributing to easier handling. The dual-sport version is, of course, super quiet and complies with emissions regulations in all 50 states. They were quiet, but that made them run hot, pop, backfire and stall. One of the most interesting of the restrictions is the reed valve in the air boot. About - Dirt Bike Magazine - Best selling off road motorcycle magazine. In the rear, the EXC uses no-linkage PDS rear suspension.
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The standard electric starter on the KTM 500 EXC-F uses a proven starter drive and a strong starter motor made by Mitsuba. Likewise, when you get into deep whoops, you’ll have to keep a close eye on your license plate. At $11,399, the dual-sport version is more expensive. With the Tech 2s (or pretty much any knobbies) and rim locks, the bike is 5 pounds heavier. Thanks to a completely reworked chassis and its even more compact high-tech engine, this large-displacement power machine is surprisingly light with excellent agility. The biggest is suspension. But, anyone who goes trail riding will love it.
The gears are made of a strong, forged raw material, ensuring the highest durability and reliability level. The aluminum muffler sleeve has a short and compact profile, bringing the weight closer to the center of gravity for better mass centralization. That was the mission between 2017 and 2019 when there were no pure off-road four-strokes in the KTM line. ©2020 Ultimate Specs - Motorcycles - One obvious change is the fact that the case on the left side of the motor no longer has a plugged-up hole where the kickstarter used to be. Most of the other DOT equipment is excellent. As for stopping power, the KTM 500 EXC-F braking system includes Single disc.
- The motor is still a single-overhead-cam four-valver with a six-speed gearbox and Keihin fuel injection. The aluminum spoke nipples feature an innovative design, which conveniently reduces the frequency with which the spokes need to be tightened. The radiators have special protectors that protect from flying rocks and debris while also acting as a brace to disperse energy around the radiators in the event of an impact. There was no need to change the gear ratios that are perfectly matched to the power characteristics of the engine. While we weren’t able to dyno the 500 EXC-F, previous claims from KTM state around 50 hp and 34 lb-ft of torque. This is mainly a measure to reduce intake noise. The decrease in power was the least of the issues. All KTM EXC models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered NEKEN handlebar. When the motocross bikes got linkage back in 2013, the off-road guys within the company wouldn’t let go of PDS. When the motocross bikes got linkage back in 2013, the off-road guys within the company wouldn’t let go of PDS. The 2020 KTM 500EXC runs amazingly well in stock form. Optimal dual-sport specific damping progression is achieved by using a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, and supported by a progressive shock spring. The other clear change is the head, which is much more compact than the one it replaces.
It almost never coughs and dies.
He’s going to stall it, boil over and invent creative expletives.
All Rights Reserved. Stand back or hold on tight, this is the most powerful dual-sport on the market. The bikes also feature lateral frame guards with a structured surface, improving grip, while also serving as a heat protector against the muffler on the right side. In front, the EXC uses the WP Xplor fork with coil springs, not the Xact air fork found on the race bikes. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. The compression ratio of 12.75:1 delivers exceptional engine performance and reduces the risk of engine knocking.
Combining compact dimension with an immense power output, the KTM 500 EXC-F's fuel-injected SOHC engine is the most powerful and refined 500 cc on the market. And the 450XC-F closed-course race bike is far, far more powerful. With this drive-train, the KTM 500 EXC-F is capable of reaching a maximum top speed of . Both have the same motor and the same fork, but the Husky uses more conventional linkage suspension. The throttle cable mount allows for easy access and a smooth routing of the cables. The fuel tank is larger (2.2 gallons vs. 1.6), and handguards are standard equipment. Unlike on the motocross bike, there’s no map switch on the handlebar, no traction control and no launch mode. Its class-leading power delivery is available throughout the entire rev range and with its low weight of only 64.4 lbs, this engine is the most compact, lightest and most competitive powerplant out there. While each side is fitted with springs, they have separate damping functions. Copyright 2020 KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH, all rights reserved. The biggest is suspension. DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1290 ENDURO: FULL TEST, 2020 HUSKY FE501S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES, KTM 790 ADVENTURE R VS. YAMAHA TENERE 700, THE WEEKLY FEED: CASEY FOLKS BITD • WILD ROMANIACS VIDEO • SOCIAL STABS • PRODUCTS…, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: THE YAMAHA YZ250 2-STROKE STORY. This includes hydro-formed elements produced by state-of-the-art robot welding.
Additionally, the engine covers feature a smart surface structure which reduces wear caused by the rider's boots, keeping them looking as fresh as the day you bought it.
The EFI system is supposed to be tamper-proof, but it seems that garage tuners have taken that challenge seriously, and we have heard of a variety of ways they deal with that. THE RIDE SHOP AZ DARK KNIGHT KTM 500: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY, 2021 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED, SLAVENS RACING KTM 300 TPI PROJECT: TWO STROKE TUESDAY, HAAKER SWEEPS GLEN HELEN DOUBLE HEADER: 2020 ENDUROCROSS ROUND 2 RESULTS, 500CC TWO-STROKE VIDEO INSANITY : 2-STROKE THEATER, 2021 HUSQVARNA TE 300i TWO-STROKE ROCKSTAR EDITION ANNOUNCED, ODI HONDA CR125 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY, 2020 HAWK PLANTATION FULL GAS SPRINT ENDURO: FULL RACE REPORT, 2020 PRIMM NGPC PRO RESULTS: OLIVEIRA DOUBLE JACKPOT WIN, 5 MUST SEE MX 2-STROKE PROJECTS: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY. It effectively keeps engine vibrations to a minimum, resulting in the smoothest ride even at the highest engine speeds. In the ongoing debate of linkage-versus-PDS suspension, we can only offer the usual response: it’s a matter of personal preference. As found on previous models, filter maintenance is quick and easy and does not require tools - a standard, original feature from KTM. The diaphragm spring is also compact enough to allow for a damping system to be integrated into the clutch hub, contributing to better traction and durability. Linkage allows the bike to ride more level, and PDS offers more ground clearance.
Unlike on the motocross bike, there’s no map switch on the handlebar, no traction control and no launch mode. All models in the EXC range are fitted with lightweight polyethylene tanks improving the ergonomics. Stock tire sizes are on the front, and on the rear. Yes, now KTM has a full-time 500cc off-road bike; but as it turns out, its dirt capabilities are virtually identical to those of the 500EXC. The multifunctional side-mounted counter balance shaft masterfully balances all the oscillating forces, while also driving the water pump. Compression damping is on the left and the rebound on the right.
Change consent The KTM 500 EXC-F is fitted with the extremely durable, KTM-developed DDS clutch (damped diaphragm steel), with a wear-free steel basket and heat resistant clutch plates. The ECU provides different maps for each gear, according to the information received from the gear sensor, ensuring maximum power as you shift through the gears. Put that in the category of operator error. Additionally, the top of the piston is optimized for a highly efficient combustion. The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles, weighing less than 900 gr, providing great rear fender stability. Please note that model specifications may vary from country to country. The 500EXC is excellent on tight trails and extreme obstacles. That’s with the stock tires. As a side note here, we also have to offer an apology to our most faithful readers.
Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame. That was when the motocross version got a revised frame and a new head.
As far as the chassis goes, there are several key differences between the motocross version and the dual-sport.
For 2020 the KTM 500EXC no longer has to be two different bikes to two different people. This year the EXC got a pretty serious makeover, coming a very short period after the last redesign.
The gears are made of a strong, forged raw material, ensuring the highest durability and reliability level. If you know your KTMs, you know this has been a mainstay of the company’s off-road bikes since 1997. In front, the EXC uses the WP Xplor fork with coil springs, not the Xact air fork found on the race bikes. The single-component casting process offers low weight, perfect flex behavior and also allows for a large number of geometry solutions. The KTM 500 EXC-F features radiators which are mounted close to the center of gravity and match the design of the shrouds perfectly, in order to achieve perfect ergonomics.
The pegs on the Enduro models are 6 mm higher than the ones used on SX models, which benefits ground clearance. Durable in-mold graphics convey the READY TO RACE character of the KTM EXC-F model line. Additionally, the fuel line features a 90° connector to the tank for better protection against damage.
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