KTM, the Austrian titan of the enduro/MX world, updated its flagship dual sport in 2014 to include standard rear mirrors and other features to bring its roadgoing capabilities up to par with its legendary off-road status. The 500 EXC is nearly identical to the top of the line 500 XC-W dirtbike in the mechanical department, with the ergonomics skewed towards riders who want a bike they can use on their commute as often as they do the hills on the weekend.
Specifications & Features
Model 500 EXC
Engine Type 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine
Engine Displacement 510.4cc
Bore & Stroke 95 mm x 72 mm
Compression Ratio NA
Cooling Water, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment
Starting System Electric starter/kick starter
Final Drive Chain
Rake and Trail 63.5° / NA
Wheel Base 58.35 in.
Seat Height 38.19 in.
Front Suspension WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Rear Suspension WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC
Front Brake Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings 260 mm
Rear Brake Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings 220 mm
Front Tire 80/100-21
Rear Tire 110/100-18
Fuel Capacity 2.25 gal.
Dry Weight 250.2 lbs.
MSRP (new) $9,899
Based on analysis and information from private sources and dealers across the internet, the average retail price of a 2014 KTM 500 EXC is $8,050
Check out this fantastic OHV ride of a 2014 KTM 500 EXC in action: