2016 KTM 500 EXC | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 KTM 500 EXC | Buyer's Guide
2016 KTM 500 EXC

With an open-class motor in a race-competitive frame, the 2016 KTM 500 EXC is a serious dual-sport machine when it gets off-road. High-end bits are plentiful, from the WP suspension to the Keihin fueling system, chromoly frame, Neken fat bars, standard handguards, and a back-up kickstarter.

For quick changes on dusty days, the air filter can be swapped without tools. Those who want to go on adventurous rides, however, will need to invest in a larger fuel tank from KTM Power Parts or the aftermarket.

2016 KTM 500 EXC Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled SOHC single
  • Displacement: 510cc
  • Bore x stroke: 95 x 72mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
  • Fuel Management: Keihin EFI w/ 42mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Keihin EMS
  • Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
  • Transmission: 6 gears, claw shifted
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS-clutch, Brembo hydraulics
  • Starting: Electric and kick
  • Battery: 12V, 4Ah
  • Silencer: Aluminum w/ USFS-approved spark arrestor
  • Final drive: X Ring 5/8 x 1/4 inch chain
  • Frame: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4
  • Subframe: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum 28/22mm
  • Suspension Front: Inverted WP 4860 MXMA PA forks; 11.8 inches of travel
  • Suspension Rear: Single WP PDS 5018 DCC shock; 13.2 inches of travel
  • Front Brakes: 260mm disc
  • Rear Brakes: 220mm disc
  • Front Rims: 1.60 x 21 inches
    Rear Rims: 2.15 x 18 inches
  • Tires Front: 80/100-21; Metzeler Six-Day
  • Tires Rear: 140/80-18 Metzeler Six-Da
  • Rake: 26.5°
  • Triple clamp offset: 0.87 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.35 ± 0.4 inches
  • Ground clearance: 13.6 in
  • Seat height: 38.2 inches
  • Tank capacity: 2.25 gallons
  • Weight Without Fuel: 250 pounds

2016 KTM 350 EXC-F Price:

  • MSRP – $10,199