2024 KTM 500 EXC
Introducing the 2024 KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days…
There are few machines that can hold their own against the KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS. Power, torque, unmatched handling, and pure 4-stroke fury puts this dual-sport weapon in a class all of its own. Packing a new engine in an all-new frame, complete with closed-cartridge suspension, the 2024 KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS is ready to take on any challenge.
INCREASE YOUR BLAST RADIUS
SETTING THE SAG
Getting READY TO RACE has never been easier. Thanks in part to its all-new suspension, the 2024 KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS boasts totally tool-free suspension setup at both ends. At the rear, our legendary, race-winning PDS technology features an all-new shock absorber design with hand-adjustable dual compression controls. This allows riders to adjust high- and low-speed settings in a matter of seconds. On the front, the forks are also easily adjusted thanks to hand-adjustable clickers on the bottom of the fork and on the fork top cap, making changing settings on the fly as easy as twisting the throttle.
Often referred to as the ‘Olympics of Motorcycling’ the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is the biggest competition on the calendar, with the 2024 KTM SIX DAYS model range flying its flag.
The 2024 KTM SIX DAYS models tear out of the pitlane sporting the Argentinian flag for only the second time in the collaboration’s long history. Hundreds of riders and thousands of fans will descend into the wine-making Cuyo region in November 2023, ready to experience six days of flat-out, thrilling racing.
As with the ISDE, the 2024 KTM SIX DAYS are created to offer riders the ultimate Enduro experience. Benefiting from an almost 95% new chassis, the KTM EXC SIX DAYS range sets itself further apart with an extended list of top-of-the-line components, all specially designed and built for the rigors of the International Six Days Enduro.
Along with an all-new high-gloss orange powder-coated frame, closed-cartridge suspension, refined bodywork, unique SIX DAYS Argentina graphics, and industry-leading technology, the 2024 KTM EXC SIX DAYS range also features the following additional parts list:
The 2024 KTM EXC SIX DAYS lineup once again boasts a spread of models, with the KTM 250 EXC SIX DAYS and KTM 300 EXC SIX DAYS taking charge in the 2-stroke stables.
On the 4-stroke side of the pitlane, the ever-present KTM 250 EXC-F SIX DAYS, KTM 350 EXC-F SIX DAYS, KTM 450 EXC-F SIX DAYS and KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS taking top position.
The KTM EXC SIX DAYS range is part of a lineage in a long-standing tradition that now dates back almost twenty years. With over 3 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 EXC SIX DAYS range is set to continue that trend.
For racers looking for the ultimate challenge, KTM once again offers riders the opportunity to experience the full FACTORY RACING experience, aboard a new generation 2024 SIX DAYS machine, with an all-inclusive rental and service package.
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 secure and accurate filter installation, ensuring the air filter is easily accessed, without tools, for fast track-side maintenance.
The transparent, polythene (XPE) fuel tank is a signature element of the KTM dual-sport 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 the fuel supply allowing the tank to be emptied further at the low fuel level. And with 2.24 gallons of fuel at your disposal, you can hit the trail or road with utmost confidence.
SWITCH IT UP
For 2024, the KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS receives a new, easy-to-use start/stop switch on the right side of the handle bar which allows for a simple and intuitive start/stop of the engine.
¡Hola! Argentina! The 2024 KTM SIX DAYS range celebrates the latest installment of the ISDE in Argentina with an eye-catching design. Inspired by the Argentian flag colors, the 2024 KTM SIX DAY lineup won’t go noticed – or be confused for anything else.
Warp speed, engaged! The KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS is an undeniable powerhouse. Weighing in at a mere 65 lb (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.
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.
Battery & Wiring Harness
As with the rest of the KTM 4-stroke range, the KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS is fitted with a proven, reliable electric start system. Powered by an ultra lightweight 2 Ah lithium-ion starter battery, it provides reliable starting time and time again, while the wiring harness has most of the electrical components carefully positioned under the seat for easy accessibility.
FLUID RIDER MOTION
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.
The exhaust system is designed to deliver hard-hitting performance at the lowest possible weight and noise. 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. A short, compact silencer is crafted from lightweight aluminum and finished in a unique SIX DAYS anthracite color, proudly displaying the SIX DAYS logo.
SIX DAYS EQUIPMENT
The first KTM bearing the SIX DAYS name tore onto the scene way back in 1996. Almost 30 years later, we’re still keeping that legacy alive. All KTM EXC-F SIX DAYS models receive the full KTM SIX DAYS treatment, from machined orange anodized triple clamps, right down to a solid rear brake disc. Each and every element on a KTM SIX DAYS model is specifically chosen for the job at hand, stamped with a coveted SIX DAYS logo, and let loose to dominate the field.
BUILT TO BE THE BACKBONE
Specifically engineered for longitudinal rigidity, the 2024 KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS is engineered around an all-new gloss-orange powder-coated frame providing exceptional rider feedback, energy absorption, and high-speed 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 moved inwards, slimming things down for less risk of hooking up. And when the ride comes to an end, a completely redesigned forged one-piece side stand ensures your enduro weapon stands proud.
MORE THAN A SUBFRAME
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.
UNFLAPPABLE FRONT END
WP XACT Closed-cartidge Fork
An all-new 48 mm WP XACT Closed Cartridge spring fork finds its way into the KTM Enduro line-up for 2024. Providing fast and consistent damping, optimized oil flow, and a new hydro stop in the last 68 mm of the stroke, the forks ensure unmatched performance at any level. New fork protection rings also provide improved protection against dirt intrusion. Best of all, the new fork allows for full adjustment of compression and rebound without the need for any tools.
GET THE POWER DOWN
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.
WHERE RUBBER MEETS DIRT
Wheels and Tires
The KTM 500 EXC-F SIX DAYS rolls on a set of high-strength SIX DAYS-branded GIANT alloy wheels coupled to CNC-machined hubs and aluminum nipples. These are wrapped in a set of ultra-grippy Continental TKC 80 tires providing exceptional traction in all conditions.
HOLD THE LINE
The 2024 KTM EXC-F range remains rock-solid at any speed thanks to a repositioned and forged steering head connection and CNC-milled triple clamps. Made from high-grade aluminum, these feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness, perfect alignment of the fork tubes, and precise geometry of the fork clamps to ensure highly responsive and smooth fork action – not to mention unwavering stability for those ultra-fast flat-out special stages. Newly designed, topology-optimized rubber-mounted bar mounts provide an increased grip surface for less handlebar twist. They come with a fixed mounting, providing the perfect amount of flex for the forged triple clamp setup.
Besides the expertly crafted, hydro-formed, laser-cut, and robot-welded frame being engineered to provide exceptional rider feedback and straight-line stability, a number of components were specifically designed so the frame acts as a “shock absorber,” resulting in less rider fatigue over many hard laps. A new shock mounting, no longer connected to the main tube, significantly improves the anti-squat of the chassis. Up front, a new, service-friendly one-piece steering head seal provides improved reliability. The closed-head tube design also provides a new routing for the fuel overflow.
SEE INTO THE FUTURE
Lighting the way forward, the 2024 KTM EXC-F range features a completely new LED headlight unit and light mask. The mask itself features improved triple clamp protection against roost and does away with the rubber mounting straps for improved fitment. Most importantly, the LED lighting unit provides 300% more illumination, making riding in the dark a completely new experience.
EngineTransmission 6-speedStarter Electric starterStroke 72mmBore 95mmClutch Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulicsDisplacement 510.9cm³EMS Keihin EMSDesign 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
ChassisFront brake disc diameter 260mmRear brake disc diameter 220mmFront brake Disc brakeRear brake Disc brakeChain 520 X-RingFrame design Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steelFront suspension WP XACT-USD, Ø 48 mmRear suspension WP Xplor PDS shock absorberSteering head angle 63.9°
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