2020 KTM 500XCF-W
Off-Road / Dirt Bike Motorcycle for sale by MotoMember in Purcellville, Virginia 20132
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Engine & Exhaust
KTM continues its evolution of the sport of enduro with a new range of world-beating 4-stroke engines. The race-winning performance of KTMs pros has filtered through to these powerful new motors, proving theyre capable of taking you to the front straight out of the crate. The reworked engines are the most competitve, compact and light engines on the market, setting the benchmark in Enduro-specific performance, rideabilty and reliability. This means they are capable of winning in each engine class, from amateur level to the fastest professionals.
Power and torque: Compact dimensions with an immense power output, the KTM 500 XCF-Ws fuel-injected SOHC engine is the most powerful and refined 500 cc on the market, thanks to newly developed camshafts, exhaust system and updated electronic fuel injection. Its class-leading power delivery is available throughout the entire rev range and with its small dimensions and low weight, this engine is compact, light and the most competitive powerplant out there.
Cylinder head: The 500 XCF-W engine is fitted with a newly developed SOHC cylinder head which is much more compact, 15 mm lower and 500 gr lighter improving the mass centralization and contributing to even better handling. The gas flow through the newly shaped ports is controlled by a new overhead camshaft which is now closer to the center of gravity for improved handling. It features a better axial fixation of the de-compressor shaft and a new, more efficient integrated engine breather system. The four new valves are shorter and adapted to the new head design, but retain the same valve timing as the predecessor. The rocker arms have been optimized with a stiffer design, guaranteeing more constant performance throughout the rpm range. A shorter timing chain and new low-friction chain guides contribute to the engines overall reduced weight and lower friction. The new head configuration promises more efficient power delivery and unrivalled performance.
Crankshaft: The KTM 500 XCF-Ws crankshaft is located in an ideal position close to the center of gravity, contributing to easier handling. It utilizes a short connecting rod, which makes for an overall compact and lightweight engine with a snappy power delivery. A plain big (bottom) end bearing with two force-fitted bearing shells runs directly on the crank pin. The engines pressurized lubrication system provides the necessary oil feed for this bearing. This design has a direct benefit for the crankshaft with extended service intervals, which are lengthened due to the plain bearing. So just pin it, all day long.
Engine cases and covers: The XCF-W models feature reworked engine cases, reducing the weight by nearly 300 gr. The design allows for a very centralized shaft configuration, making the engine very short and compact, while contributing to an efficient centralization of mass. Additionally, the engine covers feature a smart surface structure which reduces wear caused by the riders boots, keeping them looking as fresh as the day you bought it, while a new reinforced clutch cover means the engine is more robust, even in rocky terrain.
SubcategoryOff-Road / Dirt Bike
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