2012 KTM 500 EXC | Quick Look

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2012 KTM Motorcycle

Completely 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
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 58.3 inches
  • SUSPENSION Travel front/rear: 11.8″/13.2″
  • DRY WEIGHT: 250 pounds
  • PRICE: $9899

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