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ADV NewsKTM Announces Limited-Edition 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2022

KTM Announces Limited-Edition 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2022

The orange brand's big dual-sport machine gets the Six Days treatment.

Published on 08.19.2021

It’s that time of year again when KTM announces the new higher-spec Six Days Special Edition of the 500 EXC-F. Produced in limited numbers, the upgraded model is a celebration of the brand’s decades of success at the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) and features race-inspired parts specially designed by KTM’s own research and development department.

For 2022 the Special Edition machine gets all the upgrades the standard model received this year, including an enhanced chassis with firmer settings on the WP XPLOR forks and rear shock to improve its high-speed performance. The Six Day models build on that and add an upgraded braking system with more reliable stopping power. This is delivered through a floating front brake disc and solid rear disc designed to minimize brake fade and allow for harder braking, more of the time. For additional strength and reliability, the rear brake pedal is secured with safety wire.

Other performance parts on the Special edition version include high-end orange anodized CNC machined triple clamps. These have an offset of 22 mm, designed to deliver optimal fork clamping and provide more precise feedback through the handlebar. KTM has also injected more convenience and select protection pieces into the Six Days model with additional touches such as a front axle puller for easier wheel changes as well as a skid plate and chain guide for improved impact resistance out on the trail. 


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Honoring its ISDE credentials KTM completes the package with Six Days graphics, along with an orange frame and dedicated logos on the exhaust, rims and handlebar. The special version also gets a softer, grippier seat finished in a bold blue and orange colorway.

The 2022 KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days will arrive later this August, 2021 at authorized KTM dealers. No pricing has been announced yet.

Six Days Highlights 

  • Solid rear brake disc 
  • Brake pedal safety wire
  • Floating front brake disc
  • Grippier Six Days seat
  • Skid plate
  • Front axle puller
  • Orange frame
  • Anodized CNC-milled triple clamp
  • Exhaust with Six Days logo
  • Orange chain guide
  • Exclusive Six Days graphics
  • Rims with Six Days logo
  • Handlebar with Six Days logo

2022 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 APPROX (without fuel):109 kg / 240.3 lbs

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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