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2013 KTM 500EXC
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2013 KTM 500EXC
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2013 KTM 500EXC
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2013 KTM 500EXC Review

2013 KTM 500EXC

For all those who are forever seeking a little bit more. Perfectly controllable power in extravagant proportions, low weight and an unsurpassed chassis characterize an enduro of remarkable versatility: a sensational fighting machine and absolutely reliable workhorse rolled into one, the indisputable benchmark for street-legal enduro bikes in terms of weight and rideability – the KTM 500 EXC.

 

 

2013 KTM 500EXC Features and Benefits

BODYWORK

One of the main aims was to develop bodywork with ultra-slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine. It provides unlimited freedom of movement. Newly styled graphics give the new models a fresher appearance.

FRAME

In keeping with KTM tradition, the frames are made from high-quality, lightweight, chromoly steel profiles. In conjunction with the rear PDS damping system, they are designed for optimum absorption of shocks introduced into the frame by the rear wheel. In response to the trend for aluminum frames followed by our rivals, we supply a high-tech steel frame that weighs approx. 0.5 kg (1.1 lb.) less than the lightest competitor. Moreover, it's easier to maintain, simpler to work on and it provides more space for the fuel tank and other components.

FORK

All KTM EXC models are fitted with the latest generation of fully adjustable 48 mm (1.89 in) open-cartridge forks "Made in Austria" by WP Suspension. Each model is individually tuned and the new fork oil provides improved responsiveness with more constant damping characteristics.

NEW WHEELS

The high-quality KTM wheels with CNC-machined hubs are standard on KTM bikes. They are equipped with new, extremely stable, 7050 aluminum rims from GIANT and the spokes are now furnished with a premium black coating, representing an improvement in terms of corrosion resistance. New MAXXIS dual-sport tires - provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life.

BRAKES

Brakes from Brembo® are standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and, together with lightweight wave-type brake discs, they are recognized as the measure of all things in terms of application and brake performance. The further refined rear brake cylinder has a new internal mechanism that ensures less wear at the rubber seal for greater durability.

CLUTCH

The one-piece outer clutch hub with primary gear is machined from a single piece of high-strength steel. Unbeatable reliability is the result. It also allows the use of thin steel discs. This results in an extremely compact construction for a narrow engine width. A diaphragm spring enables the implementation of an additional hub damping mechanism - an invaluable benefit in terms of traction and gearbox durability. In conjunction with the diaphragm spring, the hydraulic clutch actuation system from Brembo ensures very smooth and very precise clutch control.

CYLINDER HEAD

The SOHC cylinder head is equipped with an overhead camshaft that actuates the titanium intake valves and steel exhaust valves. The whole configuration has been perfectly tuned to the Keihin EFI system for outstanding rideability and performance of the 2013 KTM 500 EXC.

BALANCER SHAFT

Through ingenious design work, KTM engineers succeeded in developing a small laterally positioned balancer shaft that also acts as a drive for the water pump.





 


 

2013 KTM 500EXC - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 510.4 cm³ (31.147 cu in)
Bore 95 mm (3.74 in)
Stroke 72 mm (2.83 in)
Starter Electric starter/kick starter
Engine lubrication Pressure circulation lubrication with two rotary pumps
Primary transmission 32:76
Final drive 15:45
Cooling Water, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath / hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
CHASSIS
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 335 mm (13.19 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs - diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,482±10 mm (58.35±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 345 mm (13.58 in)
Seat height unloaded 970 mm (38.19 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 8.5 l (2.25 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)
Weight without fuel, approx. 113.5 kg (250.2 lb.)


 

 


 

2013 KTM 500EXC - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 510.4 cm³ (31.147 cu in)
Bore 95 mm (3.74 in)
Stroke 72 mm (2.83 in)
Starter Electric starter/kick starter
Engine lubrication Pressure circulation lubrication with two rotary pumps
Primary transmission 32:76
Final drive 15:45
Cooling Water, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath / hydraulically activated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
CHASSIS
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Suspension travel Rear 335 mm (13.19 in)
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front 260 mm (10.24 in)
Brake discs - diameter Rear 220 mm (8.66 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,482±10 mm (58.35±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 345 mm (13.58 in)
Seat height unloaded 970 mm (38.19 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 8.5 l (2.25 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)
Weight without fuel, approx. 113.5 kg (250.2 lb.)


Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.



2013 KTM 500EXC - UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ See dealer for Pricing.

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 510.4 cm³
Bore 95 mm
Stroke 72 mm
Starting aid Electric starter/Kickstarter
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio 32:76
Secondary ratio 14:50 (13:50)
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan
CHASSIS
Frame Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Forks WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension travel Front 300 mm
Suspension travel Rear 335 mm
Brake system Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings
Brake discs - diameter Front 260 mm
Brake discs - diameter Rear 220 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheelbase 1,482±10 mm
Ground clearance, unloaded 345 mm
Seat height, unloaded 970 mm
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 9 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel, approx. 112.5 kg


Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

 


2013 KTM 500EXC - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for Pricing AUD

Engine
Engine Type1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement510.4cm³
Bore / Stroke95/72mm
Compression Ratio11.8:1
Starter / BatteryKick & Electric Start / 12V 4Ah
Transmission6 gear, claw shifted
Fuel ManagementKeihin EFI, flow restrictor 42mm
Control4 V / OHC with rocker levers
LubricationPressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Primary Ratio32:76
Final Drive14:50
CoolingLiquid cooling system
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
IgnitionKeihin EMS

Chassis
FrameCentral tube frame of chrome molybdenum steel tubing
Sub-Frame aluminium
HandlebarNeken aluminium
Front SuspensionWP Suspension USD 4860 MXMA PA
Rear SuspensionWP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Suspension Travel - Front / Rear300/335mm
Front / Rear BrakesDisc brake 260mm front / 220mm rear
Front / Rear Rims1.60 x 21" / 2.15 x 19" Excel
Front / Rear Tyres90/90-21" / 140/80-18"
ChainX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
Silenceraluminium
Steering Head Angle63.5º
Wheel Base1482 ± 10mm
Ground Clearance345mm
Seat Height970mm
Tank Capacity approx.9.5l
Weight Without Fuel approx.111.5kg

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.

 


 

 

 

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