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ADV NewsKTM Announces Limited-Edition 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2020

KTM Announces Limited-Edition 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2020

 The recently updated 500 EXC-F gets fitted with premium components.

Published on 08.06.2019

KTM North America, Inc. is proud to announce the all-new KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS model. Developed on the toughest climbs, gnarliest terrain and in the deepest mud with KTM’s factory racing stars, the benchmark-setting KTM offroad and dual-sport machine has just raised the bar again for 2020. The range of KTM EXC-F models boast the very latest in innovation with new and more efficient high-performing engines, a re-developed chassis with improved WP XPLOR suspension, improved handling, new bodywork, new air filter box, new cooling system and new exhaust systems.

These features are combined with the high-quality premium parts package offered on the flagship KTM SIX DAYS model, making this one of the best competition machines on the market. With the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) at the core of the design of the SIX DAYS model, it celebrates the sport of enduro and has a wide range of well-thought out KTM PowerParts fitted over the standard KTM 500 EXC-F.

KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Dual Sport
KTM 500 EXC-F’s fuel-injected SOHC 500cc engine features newly developed camshafts, exhaust system and updated electronic fuel injection. It is also more compact with the weight reduced down to 64.4 lbs (29.2 kg)

Six Days Model

When it comes to offroad motorcycle racing, no other brand has the success or presence of KTM. And year after year, one of the events where this becomes especially plain is the biggest competition on the calendar, the International Six Days Enduro. From the humble beginnings of a few daring riders in the Scottish border region testing the mettle of what was then emerging technology, the ISDE has turned into the team world championship of the Enduro scene, with more than 500 riders from over 30 nations expected on the grid. This Enduro marathon demands as much from the bikes as it does from the riders, and year after year, more than half of them show up in Orange.

KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Dual Sport
The subframe is made of extra-light and stable aluminum profiles, weighing less than 2 lbs (900 gr) and is 40 mm longer than before, providing better rear fender stability. Also, the laterally attached engine head stays are now made of aluminum, reducing vibration.
KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Dual Sport
The high-strength aluminum tapered handlebar can be mounted in 4 different positions and comes standard with an ODI vulcanized grip on the right side and a comfortable ODI lock-on grip on the left.

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KTM also once again rises to the challenge with the latest, limited edition 500 EXC-F Six Days. Easily identified as a premium model by the special SIX DAYS design, the bike is also upgraded and equipped with an extended list of top-of-the-line components, specially designed and refined by KTM’s own research and development department for the exceptional event.

SIX DAYS FEATURES LIST

• Silencers with new SIX DAYS logo
• Engine guard
• Front axle puller
• Solid rear brake disc
• Floating front brake disc
• Orange frame
• Orange CNC triple clamps
• Handlebar with new SIX DAYS logo
• Orange chain guide
• Grippier SIX DAYS seat
• Brake pedal safety wire
• New rims with new SIX DAYS logo
• WP XPLOR forks with preload adjusters
• Exclusive SIX DAYS graphics

KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Dual Sport
The model is fitted with the latest 48 mm diameter WP XPLOR upside-down forks with preload adjusters, featuring a split fork design developed by WP and KTM. While each side is fitted with springs, they have separate damping functions.
KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days footpegs
´No-Dirt´ footpegs prevent clogging up the pegs, even when digging in deep ruts.
KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days swingarm
The one-piece aluminum swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, offering exceptional strength and ideal flex at the lowest possible weight.

To get the very best out of the new KTM 500 EXC-F, KTM has continued to develop its high-quality selection of KTM PowerParts, which enables riders to customize their machine to take it to new heights. KTM Enduro fans can also find a wide range of riding gear, protection and casual wear in the KTM PowerWear collection, ensuring they can be READY TO RACE both on and off the bike.

The 2020 KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS model will be arriving in U.S. dealers in September 2019. For more information about the recent updates to the EXC-F line, click here. And for more details about the Six Days model, visit the KTM Website.

2020 KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Specs

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke
Displacement: 510.9 cc
Bore/Stroke: 95 / 72 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah
Transmission: 6 Gears, Wide Ratio
Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 42 mm
Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
Primary Ratio: 31:76
Final Drive: 14:48
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Ignition: Keihin EMS
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Subframe: Aluminum
Handlebar: NEKEN, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm
Front Suspension: WP XPLOR USD Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension: WP XPLOR Shock with PDS
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm / 11.8 in; 310 mm / 12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 120/90-18” Continental TKC 80
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Silencer: Aluminum
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,482 mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 355 mm / 14 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx.: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx.: 109 kg / 240.3 lbs (std. model)

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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