2014 KTM 500 EXC Review
KTM has brought the wraps from the 2014 model year of its 2014 KTM 500 EXC. The bike has a couple of upgrades that cause it to be much better suited to the requirements of today’s off road riders.
The 500 EXC’s center piece continues as being recent 1-cylinder, SOHC 4-stroke, water-cooled, 510 cc engine and that is properly tweaked for robust enduro racing.
As much as vogue is bothered, the 2014 KTM 500 EXC look has received a total makeover for 2014 and it also has recent shrouds, a brand new airbox include, a modified front fender, a revised seat and also a new headlight.
The suspensions of 2014 KTM 500 EXC were additionally revised for 2014, therefore providing maximum traction and many of comfort. Needles to mention which compression and rebound damping always stay adjustable according towards the rider’s wishes.
All parts of 2014 KTM 500 EXC are mounted on any modern and light-weight frame created of high-strength chromoly metal sections which currently features thinner walled down tubes that causes it to be lighter compared to the recent frame.
2014 KTM 500 EXC Engine
2014 KTM 500 EXC Developed for robust enduro racing, the SOHC engine along with 510. 4cc is distinguished by an extremely compact style, simple upkeep and a good durability with a minimal weight. Along side the Keihin EFI system, they give unrivaled enduro specific performance and rideability.
2014 KTM 500 EXC Specs
|Engine type||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled|
|Displacement||510.4 cm³ (31.147 cu in)|
|Bore||95 mm (3.74 in)|
|Stroke||72 mm (2.83 in)|
|Starter||Electric starter/kick starter|
|Engine lubrication||Pressure circulation lubrication with two rotary pumps|
|Final drive||14:50 (13:50)|
|Cooling||Water, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump|
|Clutch||DDS Multidisc clutch in oil bath / hydraulically activated|
|Ignition||Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment|
|Frame||Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC|
|Suspension travel Front||300 mm (11.81 in)|
|Suspension travel Rear||335 mm (13.19 in)|
|Brake system||Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings|
|Brake discs – diameter Front||260 mm (10.24 in)|
|Brake discs – diameter Rear||220 mm (8.66 in)|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4″|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Wheelbase||1,482±10 mm (58.35±0.39 in)|
|Ground clearance unloaded||345 mm (13.58 in)|
|Seat height unloaded||970 mm (38.19 in)|
|Total fuel tank capacity, approx.||8.5 l (2.25 US gal) Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)|
|Weight without fuel, approx.||111.5 kg (245.8 lb.)|