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– 2013 KTM 525XC Review
2013 KTM 525XC
Born into superiority. The KTM enduro flagship sets new standards in the cross-country sector. With extremely high performance and perfect handling, the 525 XC is the ideal candidate for demanding trails or dune adventures. Brutal power and standard-fit racing equipment ensure that this ATV takes the lead from the start.
2013 KTM 525XC Features and Benefits
MASTERPIECE TRANSMISSION / CLUTCH
With the innovative 5-gear transmission adapted optimally for cross country use, the XC models are in a class of their own. The Magura hydraulic clutch saves power on long rides and the reverse gear is extremely practical on the track or trail.
UNRIVALED CARBURETED POWER
The Keihin carburetor has been proven multiple times in racing. This 39mm carb’s Throttle Positioning System guarantees a uniform, forceful power delivery in all speed ranges.
LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRIC STARTER
Packed in a space-saving manner into the free space behind the cylinder head, the small, lightweight electric starter motor is ready for use. It brings every KTM ATV up to speed reliably and comfortably even when racing becomes hectic.
LARGE CAPACITY FUEL TANK
When designing the tank, KTM focused heavily on two aspects: volume and shape. The XC tank holds approximately 3.35 gallons (13.4L) of fuel to ensure an enormous operating range. The fuel tanks comfortable shape allows the rider to easily maneuver around the tank to ensure quicker cornering time.
HIGH-GRADE REAR SUSPENSION
High-grade Ohlins spring elements designed for the hardest all-day Enduro racing are standard equipment – front and rear. Adjustability guarantees optimum tuning for the widest variety of terrains. A further highlight, the spring travel which at 10.8 inches (275 mm) front and 10.7 inches (272 mm) rear sets the trend for the Enduro ATV!
Outstanding riding performance requires absolutely top-specification brakes, such as those from Magura. At the front, a 4-piston brake with a fixed caliper (unique in the ATV field) grips two enormous 180mm wave disks. Highly resilient braided streel brake lines at the front.
DURABLE A-ARMS AND AXLE
The extremely durable chromoly steel A-arms can take the hardest professional cross country use. They have high-grade needle-roller bearings, are adjustable in camber and caster and can be easily exchanged. The rear axle is tapered, made of high-strength steel and allows for a variable rear width of 45 to 48.5 inches (1,076 to 1,148 mm).
Amazing features come standard on the XC models including: An ultra-durable, tapered aluminum Magura handlebar with four adjustable positions, extra-wide serrated footpegs, engine stop tether switch, extremely light aluminum silencer, Maxxis Razr tires on light durable DWT aluminum rims, aluminum subframe, high-strength, powder-coated chromoly steel frame and a curved radiator for maximized cooling efficiency.
2013 KTM 525XC – North American Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: See dealer for pricing in USD
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing in CDN
1-cylinder 4-stroke engine with balancer, water-cooled
510 cm³ (31.12 cu in)
95 mm (3.74 in)
72 mm (2.83 in)
Pressure circulation lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
31:78 straight tooth spur gears
Rear wheel gearing
Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Multidisc clutch in oil bath / hydraulically activated
Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment, type Kokusan
Double cradle of chromium molybdenum steel tubes, powder-coated
Wheel suspension Front
Single wheel suspension with double transverse control arm
Wheel suspension Rear
Suspension travel Front
275 mm (10.83 in)
Suspension travel Rear
272 mm (10.71 in)
Brake system Front
Disc brakes, brake calipers fixed, 4 brake pistons per brake caliper
Brake system Rear
Disc brake, brake caliper floating, 1 brake piston
Brake discs – diameter Front
180 mm (7.09 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear
200 mm (7.87 in)
5/8 x 1/4″
1,280±10 mm (50.39±0.39 in)
Ground clearance unloaded
290 mm (11.42 in)
Seat height unloaded
820 mm (32.28 in)
Total fuel tank capacity approx. Fuel tank empty
168 kg (370 lb.)
Total fuel tank capacity approx. Fuel tank full
176 kg (388 lb.)
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.