Buyers Guide 2016 KTM 500 EXC | Buyer's Guide

2016 KTM 500 EXC | Buyer’s Guide

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


Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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