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KTM 500 EXC-F (XCF-W) is the most powerful bike in the KTM Enduro range.


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This motorcycle combines a high-tech four-stroke engine with a lightweight chassis for excellent maneuverability. Basically, this is an EXC 450 with a modified piston stroke to achieve a larger engine displacement.

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Small, high power: The KTM 500 EXC-F fuel injection powerplant is the smallest and lightest 500cc engine on the market, while delivering torque and power across the entire range. The newly redesigned four SOHC cylinder head valves are controlled by extremely rigid rocker arms. Optimized ports provide efficient gas exchange, and a sophisticated water jacket ensures reliable heat dissipation. The piston crown geometry is ideally matched to the highly efficient combustion chamber, while its low weight and high stiffness help to minimize vibration and improve reliability. Vibrations are also damped by a carefully optimized crank drive with sleeve bearings and a multifunctional balancer shaft. The Keihin electronic fuel injection engine management system with 42mm throttle body provides amazing throttle response with a unique injector position, while an optional map select switch allows the rider to select different engine characteristics and activate unique traction control for a better start.

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The transmission has 6 gears, reinforced gears and is equipped with a gear position sensor, traction control system. In 2020, transmission has received a new, larger C4 bearing, which will provide increased reliability under extreme loads. The sprocket is injection-molded with a highly elastic surface and increased reliability.



The KTM EXC clutch (thanks to the Brembo hydraulic system and the DDS system) allows for fine metering of traction in difficult conditions, especially when driving in the hard-enduro class, the compactness of the DDS system allowed KTM engineers to install a damping system for additional reliability.




Specifications KTM 500 EXC-F:

Model KTM 500 EXC-F
Motorcycle type Enduro
Release year 2012-
Frame Closed center frame
Engine type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume 510.4 cm³
Bore / Stroke 95 x 72.0 mm
Compression ratio 12.75: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system Keihin EFI, 42mm Throttle Body
Ignition type Keihin EMS
Maximum power 55.00 h.p.
Maximum torque 50.00 Nm
Gearbox 6-speed
Clutch Wet type DDS multi-disc, hydraulically operated Brembo
Drive type chain
Front tire size 90/90 R21
Rear tire size 120/90 R18
Front brakes 260 mm
Rear brakes 220 mm
Front suspension WP-USD AER 48, 300mm stroke
Rear suspension WP Xplor PDS, 310mm stroke
Minimum ground clearance 355 mm
Saddle height 960 mm
Fuel tank capacity 8.5 l
Motorcycle weight (curb) 106.5 kg

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251-400 см³ Freeride 350 F · 300 EXC · 350 EXC-F · 350 SX-F
401-750 см³ 450 EXC-F · 450 SX-F · 500 EXC-F · 690 Enduro
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