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– 2013 KTM 505SX Review
2013 KTM 505SX
Are you looking for the ultimate SX machine to win the battles on the track and in the dunes? Power and torque in spades? Then give yourself a championship edge with the horsepower-dominating 505 SX. Here, pure acceleration meets excellent handling while perfect ergonomics meets unbeatable state of the art technical components. In the 505 SX, victory starts with industry-exclusive full adjustable WP suspension elements, the best brakes, tires and rims, and carries on to the nerf bars, wide chromoly A-arms and a strong chromoly frame. Superior details for one supreme winner: you!
2013 KTM 505SX Features and Benefits
POWERFUL RACING ENGINE
This powerful racing engine sets the benchmark in motocross technology. The large piston drives the DOHC engine for unmatched power output and crushes the competition. This machine comes packed with more displacement, power and innovations down to the smallest detail. Start it with the lightweight electric starter, shift through its special SX 5-gear transmission and feel the maximum power in every minute of your race – the 505 SX engine has it all.
The clutch was designed to combine stout reliability with perfect functionality. An optimized oil sump ensures optimal lubrication and cooling, which also significantly increases the durability of the linings.
The adjustable brake lever and hydraulic clutch are mounted to the specially designed tapered aluminum Magura handlebar with four-position adjustability. The steering stem has been lengthened by 10mm for ideal motocross ergonomics. The chassis has an industry-exclusive mount for the steering damper, which is available as a PowerPart accessory.
THE PERFECT TANK
The fuel tank has a sleek, innovative design that ensures a low center of gravity and the best conceivable race ergonomics – and the result provides the rider with additional stability and increased cornering speed. The tank has a filling capacity of 2.7 gallons (10.3 L) and features only an on/off petcock.
DURABLE A-ARMS AND AXLE
For the extreme demands of motocross and desert, the high-strength camber and caster adjustable chromoly A-arms have been widened by 1.25 inches (32mm) per side from the XC models. The A-arms are mounted with a high grade needle-roller bearing top and ball joints bottom – requires no servicing and easy to exchange. The wider tapered chromoly steel axel can be adjusted from 47 to 50 inches (1,193 to 1,265mm).
FULLY ADJUSTABLE WP REAR SUSPENSION
All KTM SX ATV’s are fitted with fully adjustable state of the art WP suspension. The front and rear shocks have industry-exclusive dual crossover adjustment as well as high and low speed compression stroke adjustment that guarantees orange supremacy even on the most extreme tracks.
Amazing features come standard on all SX ATV models, including: Extra-wide serrated footpegs, nerf bars, engine stop tether switch, aluminum subframe with whip flag mount, high-strength powder coated chromoly steel frame, curved radiator for maximum cooling efficiency, Maxxis Razr soft-competition MX tires mounted to DWT aluminum rims, 4-piston Magura front brakes and a no tools airbox with TwinAir airfilter for minimum hassle.
2013 KTM 505SX – North American Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: See dealer for pricing in USD
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-Valve, Cam Lever valve control, Liquid Cooled
Electric starter / 4 Ah
5-speed SX Close-ratio (No reverse)
Keihin MX FCR 41
4 V / DOHC with cam levers, drive via helical gear pair and tooth-wheel chain
pressure lubrication with 3-rotor pumps
16:34 19:31 20:26 23:25 26:24
wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
chromoly (25 CrMo4)
Magura tapered aluminum, Ã˜ 28mm
WP fully adjustable, Twin Chromoly A-arms
WP PDS Mono-shock, Fully Adjustable, Chromoly Swingarm
Suspension travel front/rear
244/258mm / 9.61″/10.16″
180mm/7.09″ Floating Wave disc, 4-piston fixed Caliper X 2; 200mm/7.87″ disc, Single piston Floating Caliper
5.0″ X 10.0″ DWT Al 6061/ 8.0″ X 8.0″ DWT Al 6061;
20″ X 6.00″ – 10″ / 18″ X 10.00″ – 8″ MAXXIS Razor
520 X-ring chain 5/8 x 1/4″
aluminum SX w/Spark Arrestor
Steering head angle
Tank capacity, approx.
approx. 10.3 liters/2.72 U.S. gallons
Weight, without fuel, approx.
approx. 165 kgs/36.76 lbs
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.