2012 KTM 500 EXC
2012 500 EXC KTM WITH 2014 TIMBERSLED MTN HORSE 120. HEATED GRIPS, REKLUSE CLUTCH, THERMOSTAT UPDATE AND MORE.
For all those who are forever seeking a little bit more. Perfectly controllable power in extravagant proportions, low weight and an unsurpassed chassis characterize an enduro of remarkable versatility: a sensational fighting machine and absolutely reliable workhorse rolled into one, the indisputable benchmark for street-legal enduro bikes in terms of weight and rideability – the KTM 500 EXC.
One of the main aims was to develop bodywork with ultra-slim ergonomics and excellent contact points between rider and machine. It provides unlimited freedom of movement. Newly styled graphics give the new models a fresher appearance.
The one-piece outer clutch hub with primary gear is machined from a single piece of high-strength steel. Unbeatable reliability is the result. It also allows the use of thin steel discs. This results in an extremely compact construction for a narrow engine width. A diaphragm spring enables the implementation of an additional hub damping mechanism - an invaluable benefit in terms of traction and gearbox durability. In conjunction with the diaphragm spring, the hydraulic clutch actuation system from Brembo ensures very smooth and very precise clutch control.
The SOHC cylinder head is equipped with an overhead camshaft that actuates the titanium intake valves and steel exhaust valves. The whole configuration has been perfectly tuned to the Keihin EFI system for outstanding rideability and performance of the 2012 KTM 500 EXC.
Through ingenious design work, KTM engineers succeeded in developing a small laterally positioned balancer shaft that also acts as a drive for the water pump.