2021 KTM 500 XCF-W : DYNAMIC AND POWERFUL OFF-ROADER.
Introducing the 2021 KTM 500 XCF-W…
Stand back or hold on tight, this is the most powerful offroad bike on the market. The latest generation KTM 500 XCF-W packs a thrilling 4-stroke punch while still delivering outstanding rideability. Thanks to its lightweight chassis and compact high-tech engine, this large-displacement power machine is surprisingly light with excellent agility. As a result, this awesome 510 cc SOHC single cylinder bombshell has an incredible power-to-weight ratio and provides nothing less than the most dynamic offroad experience available.
2021 KTM 500 XCF-W Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
KTM refuses to knock down a gear in its mission to make the EXC-F models the most competitive 4-stroke machines on the market today.
Low weight, unbeatable torque, efficient engine management, sensitive delivery, and even more reliability have been KTM development priorities over recent years. Developed for riders of any skill range, the 2021 KTM EXC-F models are race-winning machines across all offroad racing disciplines.
Compact dimensions with class-leading power output, KTM’s fuel-injected 4-stroke engines are the most refined and powerful on the market. They feature enduro-specific exhaust systems, latest-technology electronic fuel-injection, and several internal components that all help deliver efficient power throughout the rev range. These Euro IV homologated engines are the lightest and most competitive yet, with an unrivaled power-to-weight ratio.
2021 KTM 500 XCF-W Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
When it comes to improved power delivery and performance, the new exhaust plays a key role and packs a punch that is hard to beat. All 4-stroke XCF-W models feature new, two-piece header pipes (two parts instead of one on the predecessor) which can now be disassembled much more easily and which allows better access to the shock. The aluminum muffler sleeve has a newly designed, slightly larger profile with a new end cap. Compared to the predecessors they are shorter and more compact, bringing the weight closer to the center of gravity for better mass centralization.
Combining compact dimension with an immense power output, the KTM 500 XCF-W’s fuel-injected SOHC engine is the most powerful and refined 500 cc on the market. Its class-leading power delivery is available throughout the entire rev range and with its low weight of only 29.2 kg, this engine is the most compact, lightest and most competitive powerplant out there.
The new airbox on the KTM 500 XCF-W has been completely reworked to ensure better flow dynamics, resulting in optimal power and throttle response. Despite the obvious performance enhancements, the new design also offers maximum protection against soiling of the air filter. The large twin-air air filter is mounted on a cleverly designed stiff cage that minimizes incorrect installation. As found on previous models, filter maintenance is quick and easy and does not require tools – a standard, original feature from KTM.
All XCF-W models feature new high-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frames. This includes hydro-formed elements produced by state-of-the-art robot welding. They retain their race-proven geometries, but by redesigning certain areas they now have a higher lateral, longitudinal and torsional stiffness, resulting in better feedback for the rider, playful handling and improved stability. The laterally attached engine head stays (the connection between cylinder, head and frame) are now made of aluminum, reducing vibration and further contributing to precise cornering. The bikes also feature newly designed lateral frame guards with a structured surface, improving grip, while also serving as a heat protector against the muffler on the right side. The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles, weighing less than 2 lbs (900 gr) and is 40 mm longer than before, providing better rear fender stability.
All KTM XCF-W models are equipped with the same high-strength aluminum tapered NEKEN handlebar. The handlebar allows for four different positions. The handlebars come standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip, which does not require any wire or glue, on the left. All models can be fitted with an optional ignition curve selector switch on the handlebar for selecting alternative maps. The rider also has the option to activate TRACTION CONTROL from this optional switch; a unique feature which guarantees more efficient traction, especially in slippery conditions, and can be activated with the push of a button during riding.
HANDLEBAR MAP SELECT SWITCH
With one touch of a button, the map switch gives the rider the chance to select between a standard map setting and a more aggressive map for loamy, high grip dirt conditions. This is particularly useful for changing track conditions or for a rider that is looking for more control as he begins to get tired.
Battery & wiring harness
All engines are fitted with the proven electric starter, which is a major benefit for any offroad activity. It is powered by a super lightweight 2 Ah lithium-ion starter battery, which provides safe, reliable starting. The wiring harness has most of the electrical components carefully positioned into a common area below the seat, making them easily accessible and reliable.
2021 KTM 500 XCF-W – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 11199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 12499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
- STARTERElectric starter
- STROKE72 mm
- BORE95 mm
- CLUTCHWet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
- DISPLACEMENT510.4 cm³
- EMSKeihin EMS
- DESIGN1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
- WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL)106.5 kg
- TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)9.5 l
- FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER260 mm
- REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER220 mm
- FRONT BRAKEDisc brake
- CHAINX-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
- FRAME DESIGNCentral double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
- FRONT SUSPENSIONWP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
- GROUND CLEARANCE370 mm
- REAR SUSPENSIONWP Xplor PDS shock absorber
- SEAT HEIGHT950 mm
- STEERING HEAD ANGLE63.5 °
- SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)300 mm
- SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)310 mm
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