The bike that was deemed as “unrideable, wild and violent” of bike reviews way back 1980s. This legendary bike has more power than one can imagine in a dirtbike.
Kawasaki was the first ever manufacturer to go the level of the 500cc at the time and not many were sure that it would be a wise choice to use in competitions or personal use.
|Model||KTM 125 EXC Enduro|
|Engine||Two stroke, single cylinder|
|Capacity||499 cc (30.5 cu in) liquid-cooled two-stroke single|
|Bore x Stroke||86 x 86 mm|
|Cooling system type||Liquid cooled|
|Induction||Carburettor. Keihin flat-slide|
|Transmission||Five-speed with wet multi-disc manual clutch|
|Front suspension||showa forks|
|Front Brakes||Single 260 mm disc,2 piston caliper|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220 mm disc,1 piston caliper|
|Front Tires||90/90 - 21|
|Rear Tires||120/90 - 18|
|Seat height||37 in|
|Fuel capacity||2.6 gal.|
Over the last 3 decades, any bike that has more power than the KX 500 is considered as impractical. The KX was seen as the borderline of insanity when it comes to power a man can handle on a bike.
One of the great things about used KX500s is that they are fairly indestructible. They could swallow dirt by the pound and keep running. The electrofusion-coated cylinder couldn’t be bored, but would wear for a long, long time. If it does get damaged, there are a number of companies than can recoat a KX cylinder.
So, what do you think? Do you want to own one? Do you think you have what it takes to ride this bike? Let us know in the comments!