Think of the 2022 KTM 500 EXC-F as a sledgehammer. Hard-hitting, effective, and utterly devastating. But, thanks to a nimble chassis and its even more compact high-tech engine, this large-displacement power machine is surprisingly light and rideable. As a result, this 510 cc SOHC single-cylinder powerhouse has an incredible power-to-weight ratio and provides nothing less than the most dynamic, and exciting dual-sport experience available.
01. ENGINE & EXHAUST
Combining compact dimensions with immense power output, this 510 cc fuel-injected SOHC powerplant is the most powerful and refined on the market. Its class-leading power delivery is available throughout the entire rev range and with its low weight of only 29.2 kilograms, is also the lightest half-liter engine out there.
All KTM EXC models feature high-tech, lightweight Chromoly steel frames with race-derived geometry, optimal stiffness, and unparalleled feedback for the rider. This translates into a playful handling character, with remarkable stability at speed. The subframe is made of extra-light and ultra-stable aluminum profiles, weighing less than 900 grams providing rear fender stability and durability in the event of a loop out.
03. ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
All KTM EXC models are equipped with adjustable, high-strength aluminum tapered handlebars made by NEKEN. These can be mounted in four different positions. Standard with ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip on the left, your only worry is hanging on, and letting rip.
04. BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
Drawing inspiration from the RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM, the 2022 KTM EXC range features a bold contrast of orange and blue tones, as well as a factory-inspired blue seat. These are applied using in-mold graphics, which feature greater friction and fade resistance, meaning your steed will look factory-fresh after even the toughest time spend on the trails.
05. SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
No one wants to kickstart a 510 cc behemoth. For that reason, the KTM 500 EXC-F is fitted with a time-proven electrical system, powered by a super lightweight 2 Ah lithium-ion starter battery. The wiring harness also has most of the electrical components carefully positioned into a common area below the seat, making them easily accessible.
TRANSMISSION – 6-speed
STARTER – Electric starter
STROKE – 72 mm
BORE – 95 mm
CLUTCH – Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
DISPLACEMENT – 510.9 cm³
EMS – Keihin EMS
DESIGN – 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
WEIGHT (WITHOUT FUEL) – 105.6 kg
TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.) – 9.2 l
FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER – 260 mm
REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER – 220 mm
FRONT BRAKE – Disc brake
REAR BRAKE – Disc brake
CHAIN – X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
FRAME DESIGN – Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
FRONT SUSPENSION – WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE – 355 mm
REAR SUSPENSION – WP Xplor PDS shock absorber
SEAT HEIGHT – 960 mm
STEERING HEAD ANGLE – 63.5 °
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT) – 300 mm
SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR) – 310 mm