First look at the 2023 KTM Dual-Sport lineup [Off-Road Focused EXC-F]




2023 KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days

KTM’s line of three dual-sport bikes returns unchanged save for new 1990s-inspired graphics treatments, including orange bezels throughout this year. The 2023 KTM 500 EXC-F and 350 EXC-F share the same chassis, with the 500 weighing three pounds more than the 350. Both bikes have WP Xplor suspension, including a linkless shock with progressive damping. The 500 retains its 510cc SOHC engine, while the 350 has a DOHC valve train – both cylinder heads have four valves. Both models have a six-speed transmission with a hydraulically operated DDS clutch. Brembo takes care of all the hydraulics.

First look at the 2023 KTM Dual Sport lineup
2023 KTM 500 EXC-F

The 2023 KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days ups the ante a bit, although we don’t have prices for any of the EXC-Fs. The Six Days has functional upgrades including orange anodized CNC triple clamps, skid plate, front axle puller and rear brake safety wire. The graphics are brand new and quite striking as they include red flames.

First look at the 2023 KTM Dual Sport lineup: 350 EXC-F
2023 KTM 350 EXC-F

We tested the KTM 350 EXC-F last year, but we’re behind on our testing of the 500 EXC-F. We will be working to fix this for 2023. The 2023 KTM dual-sport lineup hits dealer showrooms in May.2023 KTM 500 EXC-F (and 350 EXC-F) SpecificationsENGINE

  • Type: 4-stroke single cylinder
  • Displacement: 510cc (350: 350cc)
  • Bore x stroke: 95 x 72 mm (350: 88 x 57.5 mm)
  • Valvetrain: SOHC; 4-valve (350: DOHC; 4-valve)
  • Starting: Electric with 12-volt 2 Ah lithium-ion battery
  • Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 pumps
  • Fueling: Keihin EFI with 42mm throttle body
  • Transmission: 6 wide ratios
  • Clutch: DDS wet multi-disc clutch with Brembo hydraulics
  • Final drive: 5/8″ x ¼” chain

FRAME

  • Frame: Chromoly steel with double central cradle
  • Subframe: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Neken tapered aluminum
  • Front suspension: 48mm fully adjustable WP Xplor inverted fork; 11.8 inches
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable WP Xplor shock absorber without linkage with PDS; 12.2 inches
  • Rims: giant
  • Front wheel: 21 x 1.60
  • Rear wheel: 18 x 2.15
  • Tyres: Continental Twinduro TKC 80
  • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear tire: 120/90 x 18
  • Front brake: 260mm disc with Brembo caliper
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc with Brembo caliper
  • ABS: None

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Rake: 26.5 degrees
  • Triple clamp offset: 22mm
  • Seat height: 37.8 degrees
  • Ground clearance: 14 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 2.25 gallons
  • Curb weight: 254 lbs (350: 251 lbs)

PRICES

  • 2023 KTM 350 EXC-F Price: $TBD MSRP
  • 2023 KTM 500 EXC-F Price: $TBD
  • 2023 KTM 500 EXC-F Six Days: $TBD

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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He likes sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes and custom bikes. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he’ll say, “Whatever bike I ride.


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