2012 ktm 500 exc?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Visigothic, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Ever seen the disclamer on the bottom of the adds for illistration puposes only , All so if you zoom in the sticker on the rear fender has 350 ,

    why pay a photographer $$$$ when you can use the same image ,


    but who cares

    there the engine format correct this time no more twin oil gallaries, :clap
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  2. deminimis

    deminimis I Eat Glue

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    That's the 500exc image right from the Mother Land's KTM website (can't get there from the US site when I tried). It looks like a DOHC engine to me. Being a huge fan of the 505, I'm very interested in laying some eyes on an actual specimen. Who knows. Here's the link regardless: http://www.ktm.com/at/enduro/500-exc-six-days.html
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  3. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    The picture is still wrong. The 500 uses a OHC head and same bore and stroke as the previous 520/525/530s. 450/505 SX-F are completely different.

    500 EXC:

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  4. deminimis

    deminimis I Eat Glue

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    Those bastards!
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  5. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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  6. deminimis

    deminimis I Eat Glue

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    KTM seems to have a habit of that. Why I remember way back in the day, with 505 xc-f images, they included a 2-smoke in the mix.

    Well, the wind has been officially sucked from my sails. I was ready to sell my 950 and 505 and get me a RF4-like 500exc. Dang.
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  7. Magile

    Magile "What exit?"

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    Here're a few more shots of the 2012 Euro 350 EXC...picture it with a a few more mm's of bore/stroke and you have an idea of what the 500 will look like...

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    Power Parts farkle -
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    cheers, M.
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  8. kaiden

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    I have been waiting and waiting for an EXC with EFI in the States for sometime... I also would like the linkage but I can settle. However since the new Euro models have dropped on the KTM Euro site, every dealer I have spoken to said they feel that KTM will not bring the EFI to the states. Well I did a little nerd-ing around and found this technical data hidden in the KTM USA Site... I hope it's true! The pic is small but the Carb states EFI... Again I am sorry for the small screenshot but in the corner you can see that it's the North America site... I just changed the addresses around and brought up the un linked US Version.

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  9. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    I for one would love the carb'd version. It would seem KTM is still not up on their EFI working right, read the 690 thread fest. New fuel pumps , a VOTEX ECU, and time plus countless hours of agony with no answers, please give me a carb and a jet kit any day it works.

    Of course I guess they could give everyone an APP for our phones we could plug in and down load via 4G the latest fix of the day while out on the trail:lol3
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  10. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Read the berg thread and the fi is spot on , the new KTM's will have FI same as the berg NOT 690's , My 500exc arrives next month :evil
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  11. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Just found this, interesting as they have gone full circle on the whole oil thing, my 04 450 has 2 pumps, 2 filters and holds 1.3 litres, probably the same volume, though im not sure.

    I say embrace EFI, its here to stay.

    As for the 690 merged thread fest, its not a lie, but its not the whole story either.

    I have had a 690 for 2.5 years now, and have not had a single issue with it... at all. I suspect I am not the only one.

    Either way, the new 500 looks beautiful, would trade my left nut for one... dont need that one anyways.
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  12. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    +1 all counts.

    Iphorde has TWO 690's and both versions of the 350. All spot-on.

    My old man used to tell me "believe none of what ya hear, and half of what ya read". Well, I've ridden the bikes.
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  13. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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    I find myself staring at your avitar with a crazed look on my face! OH CANADA!

    Oh and I want a 500exc also!

    Bundy
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  14. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    We expect a full report on it, everything and I mean everything:deal
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  15. Bob599

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    Any idea when the 500 will be available in the US? I went to buy a 530 this week and my dealer is still trying to locate one. Maybe I should wait.....but how long?
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  16. kaiden

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    +1 --- Yes I would like to know this as well! I am waiting and waiting and waiting.... As soon as I know what the TRUE U.S Specs are I am going to plunk down my deposit FAST! I just need to know that there are major changes worth waiting... is all....
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  17. gmtcm

    gmtcm KTM RIDER

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    After the Dealer Show the 26-28 we should have the answers to many of our questions. Right now you can download the "Owners Manual" on the web which covers the XC-W USA, but not the EXC USA version of this bike. Just Google "2012 KTM 500 EXC Owners Manual" and it will come up.
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  18. Yzlvr

    Yzlvr Been here awhile

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    I cant wait..
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  19. BSchu

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  20. Bob599

    Bob599 Bob599

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    Screw it! I bought a 530. Couldn't wait any longer. I am old and slow, so it doesn't matter as much for me.:lol3