2016 KTM 500 EXC

The powerhouse

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The KTM 500 EXC incorporates the enduro pedigree of the off-road only XC-W line with running gear for the street to create a dual sport like no other.  Powered by a 510.4cc SOHC engine, the EXC makes short work of the pavement without fatigue. And when the street ends and the trail begins, it just gets better with playful handling and balanced suspension. For 2016 this dual sport gets the same updates as the dirt-only XC-W models for even better performance, handling and reliability. Riding the 500 EXC means you don’t have to compromise off-road prowess for street capability; you can have your cake and eat it too.


  • Design

    1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

  • Displacement

    510.4 cm³

  • Bore

    95 mm

  • Stroke

    72 mm

  • Starter

    Kick and electric starter

  • Transmission


  • Primary drive


  • Secondary gear ratio


  • Clutch

    Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics

  • EMS

    Keihin EMS


  • Frame design

    Chrome-molybdenum steel central-tube frame

  • Front suspension

    WP USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

    WP PDS shock absorber

  • Suspension travel (front)

    300 mm

  • Suspension travel (rear)

    335 mm

  • Front brake

    Disc brake

  • Rear brake

    Disc brake

  • Front brake disc diameter

    260 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

    220 mm

  • Steering head angle

    63.5 °

  • Wheelbase

    1482 ± 10 mm

  • Ground clearance

    345 mm

  • Seat height

    970 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

    9 l

  • Weight READY TO RACE (without fuel)

    111.5 kg