2024 500 EXC-F
2024 KTM 500 EXC-F for Sale at Virginia KTM in Virginia, QLD | Review Specifications, Features & Information
Heading off to explore an abandoned town? Done. Churning dirt in a haunted forest? Easy. Charging through the deep sandy deserts? Let's go! The 2024 KTM 500 EXC-F doesn't shy away from anything. Churning out over 64 hp, and built around an all-new frame with best-in-class suspension, this large-displacement powerhouse is surprisingly usable, making the KTM 500 EXC-F the ultimate half-liter weapon in anyone's Enduro arsenal.
Cylinder & Piston
Inside the short 95 mm bore cylinder is an extremely lightweight, box-in-box type piston made by Konig. In conjunction with the light but extremely durable piston pin, it is a major contributor to the engine's high performance, low vibrations, and speed. The compression ratio of 12.75:1 delivers exceptional engine performance and reduces the risk of engine knocking. Additionally, the top of the piston is optimized for highly efficient fuel combustion.
Blasting through wet and muddy terrain just got a lot easier with an all-new optional Traction Control function. TC analyzes throttle input from the rider and the rate at which the RPM increases in the engine. If the RPM increases too quickly, the EMS registers a loss of grip and reduces the amount of power to the rear wheel. This ensures maximum traction. Of course, it can be switched off for complete control.
Offroad Control Unit
An all-new Offroad Control Unit - or OCU - under the seat replaces all the electronic fuses and relays. All outputs are switched depending on signals from the voltage regulator and the ECU continuously. In the event of over-current, outputs are deactivated individually. This makes for easy error detection as the status of each output is indicated by a red or green LED light. This means diagnosing an electrical issue out on the trail is as easy as lifting the seat, and there's no more need to carry fiddly fuses.
Engine management system
The state-of-the-art Keihin Engine Management System, with electronic fuel injection, features a 42 mm throttle body with separate systems for cold starting and idle adjustment. The throttle cable mount also allows for easy access and a smooth routing of cables for crisp throttle response, every time.
Selectable Engine Maps
Designed for easy operation, the newly developed and optional map select switch allows for the easy selection of 2 unique engine maps. Map 1 is the standard, more linear, and predictable power map, while map 2 is a more aggressive map for added throttle response and more crisp, explosive power output.
For 2024, the entire KTM Enduro range receives new, easy-to-use switchgear. On the right side of the handlebar, you'll find a new start/stop switch, and on the left, an optional map select switch will allow riders to choose between Map 1 or Map 2. Additionally, the new map switch also toggles the optional Quickshifter and Traction Control functions.
The 2024 KTM EXC-F range features a rider-focussed body-position triangle, providing improved knee contact - especially when standing on the pegs -with improved gripping surfaces all around. With the plastics working to expel mud buildup in wet, muddy conditions, a flat seat profile with a high grip seat cover providing exceptional rider movement and control, and a polyamide-reinforced aluminum subframe providing unmatched rider feel and feedback, your only concern is navigating the terrain ahead of you.
Providing the bark to the KTM 500 EXC-F bite, theÂ exhaust system is designed toÂ deliver hard-hitting performance at the lowest possible weight. The 2-piece header pipe design is made to be as compact as possible, with the routing of the header pipe extremely close to the engine for maximum of mass centralization and minimum exposure to rocks. At the nose-making end, a short, compact silencer is crafted from lightweight aluminum and finished in a premium matt black coating.
Specifically engineered for longitudinal rigidity, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range is engineered around an all-new black powder-coatedÃ‚Â frame providing exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption, and high-speedÂ stability. This has been achieved by repositioning the rotating masses in the frame and the inclusion of a forged steering head connection. The footrest mounts have also been moved inwards, slimming things down for less risk of hooking up. And when the ride comes to an end, a completelyÂ redesigned forged one-piece side stand ensures your enduro weapon stands proud.
Clutchless upshifts are the name of the game with the all-new optional Quickshifter. The function works by interrupting the ignition for a fraction of a second. This allows upshifting without the use of the clutch lever, while the throttle is fully opened. On the technical side, a sensor on the shift drum notices the force on the shift lever, sending the signal to the ECU and interrupting the ignition timing to slot the next gear in. The Quickshifter can also be deactivated via the new map select switch and is only active from 2nd to 6th gear.
Warp speed, engaged! With over 64 hp on tap, the SOHC engine in the KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS is an undeniable powerhouse. Weighing in at a mere 29.5 kg, it's not only more powerful but lighter than the previous generation engine too. For 2024, it's been designed with mass centralization in mind, tilting the engine 2° backwards and repositioning the sprocket 3 mm lower. The result? An improved centre of gravity, better handling, maneuverability, and anti-squat behavior.
A new ultra-light lightweight subframe takes charge at the rear of the main frame, featuring a 2-part polyamide and reinforced aluminum construction. With the help of computational dynamics, a specific rigidity was engineered into the subframe, to deliver outstanding handling and rider feedback. The new subframe is also shorter, more compact, and more robust than the previous generation, with the ability to bend and flex in the event of a crash, rather than break. The subframe fully integrates the electronic components, without any extra need for brackets, holders, or unnecessary fixtures.
Wheels and Tires
The KTM 500 EXC-F rolls on a set of high-strength GIANT alloy wheels coupled to CNC-machined hubs and aluminum nipples. These are wrapped in a set of ultra-grippy Maxxis MaxxEnduro tires providing exceptional traction in all conditions.
WP XACT Shock
Remaining a hallmark of KTM Enduro weaponry, an updated PDS rear shock concept sees a new shock mount that significantly improves the anti-squat behaviors of the chassis. This remains the most reliable and maintenance-friendly option for competitive enduro racing. Moreover, an all-new WP XPLOR PDS rear shock now takes charge at the rear, weighing 380 g less than the previous generation unit. It features a new compact design, new bearings seals, and a new main piston for optimized oil flow, and improved, consistent damping, as well as providing full adjustability thanks to easy-to-use hand clickers for adjustments on the fly.
The transparent, polythene (XPE) fuel tank is a signature element of the KTM Enduro lineup. Not only does this let you keep an eye on your fuel level with a quick glance, but years of development mean it's the strongest, most reliable fuel tank yet. For 2024, a one-piece fuel pump and filter improve fuel supply allowing the tank to be emptied further at the low fuel level. And with 8,5 liters of fuel at your disposal, you can hit the trail or track with utmost confidence.
Air filter box
Maximum airflow with minimal water intrusion, a new air filter box is designed with precisely positioned inlet ducts aimed at preventing air deformation and maintaining filter protection. An enduro-specific splash protector under the airbox prevents water or dirt from splashing up from the rear wheel, while the Twin Air filter and air filter support design feature a simple fail-proof mounting system for safe and accurate filter installation, ensuring the air filter is easily accessed, without tools, for fast track-side maintenance.
Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Weight (Without Fuel)
Tank capacity (approx.)
Front brake disc diameter
Rear brake disc diameter
Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel
WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
WP Xplor PDS shock absorber
Steering head angle
Suspension travel (front)
Suspension travel (rear)
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