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
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