2012 KTM MotorcycleCompletely redone for 2012, the 500 EXC has a new chromoly frame to go along with its new engine.
Almost six pounds lighter than the previous 500 EXC, the engine has a lighter piston and connecting rod.Fuel injection is employed to keep the 510cc motor humming. The suspension, front and rear, is provided by WP.USD forks and a new PDS shock are employed; travel is just over 13 inches in the rear and a tad under a foot up front.The Euro version is shown here, without DOT accoutrements.2012 KTM 500 EXC Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: SOHC single
BORE x STROKE: 95mm x 72mm
STARTING: Electric and kick
WHEELBASE: 58.3 inches
SUSPENSION Travel front/rear: 11.8″/13.2″
DRY WEIGHT: 250 pounds
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Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.