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ADV NewsKTM Announces Special-Edition 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2024

KTM Announces Special-Edition 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2024

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

Published on 07.07.2023

It’s that time of year again when KTM announces the new higher-spec Six Days Special Edition of the 500 EXC-F. The upgraded model sets itself apart with an extended list of top-of-the-line components, all specially designed and built for the rigors of the race.

For the 2024 year model, the Special Edition machine gets the upgrades the new standard model received (see full details here), benefiting from 95% new components, according to KTM. Changes include a new frame and subframe, firmer settings on the WP XPLOR forks and rear shock to improve its high-speed performance as well as 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. For additional strength and reliability, the rear brake pedal is secured with safety wire.

KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2024

For 2024 the engine has been designed with mass centralization in mind, tilting the engine 2° backwards and repositioning the sprocket 3mm lower. This results in an improved center of gravity, better handling and anti-squat behavior. To keep the ride going, a one-piece fuel pump and filter improve fuel supply allowing the 8.5-liter tank to be emptied further at the low fuel level.

KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2024

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The fresh model also receives new, easy-to-use switchgear. On the right side of the handle bar, you’ll find a new start/stop switch, and on the left, the new map select switch also allows riders to activate Traction Control and the Quickshifter function on the go. The package is completed with the new year model sporting the Argentinian flag for only the second time in the collaboration’s long history. 

KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2024

2024 KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Highlights

  • All-new generation model with new chassis and engine wrapped in new bodywork.
  • New shorter and more robust ultra-light subframe with hybrid polyamide and aluminum construction for improved durability.
  • New, easy-to-use switchgear.
  • Redesigned engine is tilted 2° back to improve anti-squat and features better mass centralization and increased performance while also being easier to maintain.    
  • SIX DAYS graphics, logos, grippier seat cover, and orange frame with frame protectors to celebrate the International Six Days Enduro.
  • Anthracite coated muffler with SIX DAYS logo.
  • Handlebar with specific bend, SIX DAYS graphic and gray ODI lock-on grips for optimal control.
  • Orange-anodized, CNC-machined triple clamps deliver exact control and smooth fork action.
  • Select protection pieces include a composite skid plate, orange chain guide, and rear brake safety wire while a front axle puller gives it the factory service touch. 
  • Brembo braking system clamps down on a floating front wave disc and a solid rear disc for unmatched dual-sport braking power and performance in extreme conditions.
  • CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims with SIX DAYS logo and Continental TKC 80 tires provide excellent performance while reducing unsprung weight.
  • Redesigned engine works with the new frame, subframe, swingarm, WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring fork, and WP XPLOR rear shock.
  • New topology optimized handlebar mounts increase grip surface for reduced bar twist.
  • New diecast footpegs with larger surface area and reduced weight offer increased clearance.
  • New 300%-brighter LED headlight with quick release.
  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brakes offer highly-controllable modulation and light operation.
KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2024

The KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS is part of a lineage in a long-standing tradition that now dates back almost 20 years. With over three decades of racing experience and more than 126 World Enduro titles in the trophy cabinet – many of those accrued racing the ISDE – the 2024 KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS is a celebration and continuation of that trend.

KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days Model for 2024

The all-new 2024 KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS will be available with an MSRP $13,949 and hit KTM dealers from August 2023 onward. For more information, please contact your local KTM dealer or visit KTM.com.

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 12.8V 2Ah
Transmission:6 Gears, Wide Ratio
Fuel System:Keihin EFI, Throttle Body 42 mm
Lubrication:Pressure Lubrication with 2 Oil Pumps
Primary Ratio:29:72
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 Reinforced Polyamide
Handlebar:NEKEN, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm
Front Suspension:WP XACT Closed Cartridge USD Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension:WP XPLOR Shock with PDS
Suspension Travel Front / Rear:300 / 310 mm; 11.8 / 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” / 140/90-18” Continental TKC 80
Chain:520, X-Ring
Silencer:Aluminum
Steering Head Angle:26.1º
Triple Clamp Offset:22 mm
Wheelbase:1,489 ± 10 mm / 58.6 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance:374 mm / 14.7 in
Seat Height:963 mm / 37.9 in
Tank Capacity, Approx:8.5 l / 2.24 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx:115 kg / 253.5 lb

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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