KTM 500 EXC 2013: SUPERIOR CHASSISBack to Bikes Next Benefit Previous Benefit
In keeping with KTM tradition, the frames are made from high quality, lightweight, chrome-molybdenum steel profiles. In conjunction with the rear PDS damping system, they are designed for optimum absorption of shocks introduced into the frame by the rear wheel. In response to the trend for aluminium frames followed by our rivals, we supply a high-tech steel frame that weighs approx. 0.5 kg less than the lightest competitor. Moreover, it's easier to maintain, work on it is simpler and it provides more space for the fuel tank and other components.
All KTM EXC models are fitted with the latest generation of fully adjustable 48 mm open-cartridge forks "Made in Austria" by WP Suspension. Each model is individually tuned and the new fork oil provides improved responsiveness with more constant damping characteristics.
The high quality KTM wheels with CNC-machined hubs are standard on KTM bikes. They are equipped with new, extremely stable, 7050 aluminium rims from GIANT and the spokes are now furnished with a premium black coating, representing an improvement in terms of corrosion resistance. New MAXXIS FIM tyres - specially developed for KTM - provide excellent traction, very precise directional control and a long service life.
Brakes from Brembo® are standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and, together with lightweight wave brake discs, they are recognised as the measure of all things in terms of application and brake performance. The further refined rear brake cylinder has a new internal mechanism that ensures less wear at the rubber seal and therefore greater durability.