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2012 KTM 500 EXC

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by 4x4jeep, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    4x4jeep

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    Anybody here have a 2012 KTM 500 EXC? Thinking about getting one just want to know what any other owners think.

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  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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  4. Jan 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    No One?
     
  5. Jan 25, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    I have a 530EXC.

    Are you looking for riding experiences? If so, you might want to check out the KTM demo truck schedule. They have a bunch of bikes--usually more XCW's than EXC's.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    Kyle,
    I don't have a KTM 500EXC, but like ian408 said, check out the demo truck schedule and when it's going to be at Highland Park Resort (KTM World) in Cedartown, GA, go there and ride the bike, or any other KTM. Good luck.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Im just barely starting to get into dirtbikes and i have been told by a friend that KTMs are a pretty weak bike, is that true? I always thought that they were a quality bike myself but have no experince with one.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    Weak? lol

    the older ones, (pre 2004 or so) were pretty unreliable but the newer ones are some of the nicest bikes out there. I put probably 100 hours on a 2007 250SX on the same top end, never had a single issue with it that wasn't caused by neglect. Not to mention the engine in it pulls harder than my brother's 2010 YZ450F off the bottom end which is crazy for a 2 stroke.

    Im assuming your friend has never rode one before:rolleyes:
     
  9. Feb 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    Only American to finish the Dakar this year...finished on a KTM. Guy who won? Oh, KTM too. In fact the Dakar has been won on a KTM since about 2001 or so. If you look at SX, they're doing pretty well there too.

    I wouldn't say weak by any stretch.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    Hmm ok, that is what I had thought, they cant be weak since they are such a popular brand, I just started to think so too after him saying that and seeing a vid on Youtbe of one snapping in half after a pretty mellow jump but I did not know about their racing history. Thanks for the clarification fellas.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    haha I've also seen a youtube vid of a tacoma surviving a meteor strike...
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    True Story
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Mellow??!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmHeqCm0RsE

    Ktms are good bikes, wish I had one.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    Alright well I didnt remeber the degree of the jump that well apparently, but yup thats the vid
     
  15. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Well got damn, I just realized that was filmed in Bakersfield!!! WHOOO!! helll yeah, nothing ever happens here. But we got famous KTM crash vid!!!
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Panic revs are the worst, they are not fun :cool:
    To the op, try to find somebody near you to try one out.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Panic Rev? What did he do wrong exactly?
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Watch right before he goes off the jump the rear gets unsettled it looks like and throws the rear end up. Panic rev is where your nose dives and you rev it in the air to get it back up.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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  20. Feb 17, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    Oh ok, I thought it was something that caused him to come in that horrible angle.
     
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