Review: 2018 KTM 500 EXC-F

Overall the 2018 KTM 500 EXC-F is exceptional and there isn’t really anything that comes close in class

Review: 2018 KTM 500 EXC-F

Overall the 2018 KTM 500 EXC-F is exceptional and there isn’t really anything that comes close in class

For 2018 much of the noise from KTM has been around the Austrian brand’s groundbreaking TPI two-stroke models, which is fine, because in 2017 KTM made a fair impact with its entire four-stroke range that made a lasting impression. As the KTM 500 EXC-F had been completely redesigned from the ground up last year, with the mantra behind the new design being ‘lighter, faster, stronger’, it is safe to say that KTM knocked it out of the park at five kilograms lighter, with 63hp and boasting significant race results around the world. This time around, KTM didn’t need to reinvent the wheel, so it was all about refining the 500 EXC-F. What you’ll find here are subtle tweaks that make the 2018 KTM 500 EXC-F that much better.

Where we rode:
We loaded up and headed to a [...]

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