The KTM 500 EXC is one model in the series of 4-stroke enduro off-road motorcycle made by KTM. They are essentially the 400/450 EXCs with changes to the stroke to achieve larger displacements. The 520, 525, 530 and 500 are all in fact 510.4 cc motors given different model numbers to distinguish them. Like the other KTM enduro offerings they vary in the set-up and components. The international EXC versions have a small headlight, speedometer, tail-light and somewhat softer linkless (PDS) rear suspension. 2007 was the first year the EXC was deemed street legal in the US. As of 2008 the US version of the EXC, with the new XC-4 motor, continued to be sold in street legal trim. In 2012 the US 50-states street legal 530 EXC-R was rebadged the 500 EXC. In mid 2016 the 2017 bikes were introduced adding a 250cc version. It joins the 350 and 500 EXC-F.

KTM 500 EXC
ManufacturerKTM-Sportmotorcycle AG
Also calledKTM 500 XC-W
Production1999–present
PredecessorKTM 530 EXC
ClassEnduro
EngineSingle-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4 Valve/SOHC, Fuel Injected, 4-stroke
Bore / stroke95 mm / 72 mm, 510.4 cc
Compression ratio11.9:1
Ignition typeKokusan contactless, electronic, digital ignition timing adjustment
Transmission6 gears, wet clutch operated hydraulically, chain drive
Frame typeCentral double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
SuspensionFront: WP USD 48mm; fully adjustable, 300 mm travel
Rear: WP single shock; fully adjustable, 335 mm travel
BrakesHydraulic single disc

Front :260 mm (10.24")

Rear: 220 mm (8.66")
Tires90/90-21"; 140/80-18"
Rake, trail26.5°, 4.3 in (110 mm)[1]
Wheelbase1,482 mm (58.3 in)
Seat height970 mm (38 in)
Weight113.9 kg (251 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity2.51 US gal (9.5 l; 2.09 imp gal)
RelatedKTM 250 EXC, KTM 350 EXC, KTM 450 EXC

Model progressionEdit

1998 RFS motor
2007 US street legal
2008 XC4 motor
2012 Fuel injection
2020 Revised motor, chassis,

500 CC class Enduro BikesEdit

1989 – 1997 1998 – 2002 2003 – 2007 2008 – 2011 2012 – 2016 2017 – 2020 2020-current[2][3]
Model Number 500 520 525 530 500 500 500
Engine
Motor Type LC4 (Liquid Cooled 4-stroke)
510.4cc
SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
RFS (Racing Four Stroke)
510.4cc
SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
XC4 (X-tra Cool 4-stroke)
510.4cc
SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
510.9cc

SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Bore/Stroke
Compression
95.0 x 72.0 mm
11.0:1
95.0 x 72.0 mm
11.9:1
95.0 x 72.0 mm (3.7 x 2.8 inches)

11.7:1

95.0 x 72.0 mm

12.75:1

Fuel Delivery Keihin MX FCR 39 EFI, 42 Keihin mm throttle body
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment Keihin EMS
HP
Torque
51 hp
tbd ft-lbs
tbd hp
tbd ft-lbs
58 hp
tbd ft-lbs
58 hp tbd
Drivetrain
Transmission 5-speed 6-speed
Clutch Multi-disc clutch in oil bath / hydraulically operated Wet, Hydraulic Multi-disc diaphragm spring clutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
Front Suspension 43mm USD forks.
295 mm (11.6 in) wheel travel
48mm WP USD forks.
300 mm (12 in) wheel travel
48 mm WP USD forks.

300 mm (11.8 inches) wheel travel

300 mm (11.8 inches) wheel travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable WP PDS link-less
320 mm (13 in) wheel travel
Fully adjustable WP PDS link-less
335 mm (13.2 in) wheel travel
WP Xplor PDS link-less shock absorber

310 mm (12.2 inches) wheel travel

Brakes Front: Single 260 mm (10.2 in) disc with dual-piston calipers
Rear:Single 220 mm (8.7 in) disc with single-piston caliper
Tire Size Front: 90/90 -21
Rear: 140/80 -18
Front: 90/90 -21
Rear: 120/90 -18
Front: 90/90-21"

Rear: 120/90-18"

Dimensions
Rake & Trail 26.5 degrees / 4.4 in (110 mm) 26.5 degrees / 4.3 in (110 mm) 26.5 degrees / tbd trail
Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.5 in) 1,425 mm (56.1 in) 1482 mm (58.3 inches)
Seat Height 925 mm (36.4 in) 985 mm (38.8 in) 970 mm (38 in) 960 mm (37.8 inches)
Fuel Capacity 8.5 L (1.9 imp gal; 2.2 US gal) 9.0 L (2.0 imp gal; 2.4 US gal) 9.5 L (2.1 imp gal; 2.5 US gal) 9.00 L (2.38 US gallons) 9.20 L (2.43 US gallons)

The KTM 500 EXC (2012–present) is a 50 state street legal dual-sport enduro dirtbike powered by a 510 cc SOHC engine.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott Rousseau (26 March 2014). "2014 KTM 500 EXC Dual-Sport Test". Off-road.com. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. ^ "KTM 500 EXC-F 2022". www.ktm.com. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  3. ^ "2020 KTM 500 EXC-F | ChapMoto.com". www.chapmoto.com. Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  4. ^ "2016 KTM 500 EXC". www.ktm.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-23.
  5. ^ Ryan Dudek (17 July 2014). "TEN REASONS WHY I LOVE THE KTM 500 EXC". Cycle World.com. Retrieved 26 February 2016.