2023 KTM Dual-Sport Lineup First Look [Off-Road Focused EXC-F] (2023)

2023 KTM Dual-Sport Lineup First Look [Off-Road Focused EXC-F] (1)

KTM’s three-motorcycle dual-sport lineup returns unchanged, save new 1990s-inspired graphic treatments—including orange frames all around this year.

The 2023 KTM 500 EXC-F and 350 EXC-F share the same chassis, with the 500 weighing three more pounds than the 350. The two motorcycles have WP Xplor suspension, including a linkage-free shock with progressive damping. The 500 retains its SOHC 510cc motor, while the 350 has a DOHC valvetrain—both cylinder heads have four valves. Both models have a six-speed transmission with a hydraulically actuated DDS clutch. Brembo takes care of all the hydraulics.

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

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We reviewed the KTM 350 EXC-F last year, but we’re overdue on our testing of the 500 EXC-F. We will work to fix that for 2023. The 2023 KTM dual-sport lineup appears on dealers’ showroom floors in May.

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2023 KTM 500 EXC-F (and 350 EXC-F) Specs

ENGINE

  • Type:Single-cylinder 4-stroke
  • Displacement: 510cc (350: 350cc)
  • Bore x stroke: 95 x 72mm (350: 88 x 57.5mm)
  • Valvetrain: SOHC; 4 valves (350: DOHC; 4 valves)
  • Starting: Electric w/ lithium-ion 12-volt 2 Ah battery
  • Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps
  • Fueling: Keihin EFI w/ 42mm throttle body
  • Transmission: Wide-ratio 6-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc DDS clutch w/ Brembo hydraulics
  • Final drive: 5/8”x ¼”chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Central double-cradle chromoly steel
  • Subframe: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Neken tapered aluminum
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable WP Xplor inverted 48mm fork; 11.8 inches
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-free fully adjustable WP Xplor shock w/ PDS; 12.2 inches
  • Rims: Giant
  • Front wheel: 21 x 1.60
  • Rear wheel: 18 x 2.15
  • Tires: Continental Twinduro TKC 80
  • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear tire: 120/90 x 18
  • Front brake: 260mm disc w/ Brembo caliper
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc w/ 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 pounds (350: 251 pounds)

PRICES

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

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