KTM 500 EXC

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KTM 500 EXC

Post by thedriver21 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:53 pm

Anyone running a 12-16 ktm 500 exc? I was planning on splurging on Thuren Kings but the bug bit me again and I just cant resist another motorcycle. Any tips or experiences would be awesome!
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Re: KTM 500 EXC

Post by Mule » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:09 pm

I'm still on an '07 525 XC-W. I can't kill it. :lol:

But if I were to total it tonight, i'd be on the phone with my dealer for one of those 500's.

They make pretty good snowbikes too. ;)

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Re: KTM 500 EXC

Post by RustyPW » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:18 pm

If I was getting a dirt bike. 80% chance it would be a KTM.
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Re: KTM 500 EXC

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm

In California everyone ran Japanese bikes for the linked rear suspension as it works better for desert riding. I've been super happy with my YZ450f Yamaha. Now that we're in Oregon and it's all trail riding, I've hardly seen a handful of jap bikes. Almost everyone is riding a KTM, lots of Huskies, lots of 2-stroke enduros. My Yamaha definitely doesn't steer right on the trails, though I'm happy with the suspension after turning the adjusters. I'm really interested to try a Euro bike and see why they're so preferred on the trails.

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Re: KTM 500 EXC

Post by Mule » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:53 pm

Best bike evar. 8-)
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Re: KTM 500 EXC

Post by thedriver21 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:38 pm

Seems like alot of love for the KTM's so far haha. Full disclosure 99 percent of its life will be on the street so it would be converted to a supermoto
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Re: KTM 500 EXC

Post by RustyPW » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:27 pm

Get the 390 Duke and have a blast. That's a fun bike to ride. :lol:
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