2009 KTM 450/530 EXC motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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year: 2009 KTM Model: EXC-R Engine: cylinder, 4-… Transmission: 6 / 6 gears wide-ratio Energy: FCR MX 39 Displacement: 449.3 cc / 510.4 L Top 110 mph

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unmistakably diversified off-road lineup brings the 450 EXC and 530 EXC motorcycles in our for being both track and machines and for offering the possibility to be on the roads too. They’ll perform like dual-sports and, most likely, go in the back of trucks if there are 15-20 miles in between spots, but once there it be nothing to stop these


The engine powering the two is the same single-cylinder, four-… one either 449.3 cc or 510.4 cc and carbureted as well as mated to a gearbox. Now, a veritable would have never a sixth gear so although the are supposed to do well on track, won’t be the dominating ones.

EXC does get motocross chassis frame is made of steel with 48mm WP USD fork 11.91 inches of wheel and a WP PDS shock absorber offering inches of wheel travel and 260 mm and 220 mm rear petal style rotors. Also, with a steering head angle, the 251 lbs bike should never a turn if in the hands of the right

Long story short, dealing with pure providers and difficult terrain offering 15 inches of ground and being specifically destined to and preferably tall riders the seat is positioned at 38.78 from the ground and the bike need a steady foot in tricky situations encountered on the


European bike seem to follow approximately the recipe and drift further from Japanese ones are not willing to create more than needed to. But, as EXC package composed by the 450 respectively 530 is received as one, so is Aprilia’s RXV available either as 4.5 or 5.5. for the dirt, gravel and generally stuff, the RXV features a headlight of a number plate and that’s the sign of a bike being legal in these cases.

by a 77-degree V-twin four-… that is liquid cooled and single overhead cams rocker operated exhaust chain timing drive and titanium valves, the 450/550 cc bike is clearly superior to of the Austrians. That’s why it doesn’t more than five especially as the electric started is fuel-injected. Furthermore, Aprilia has this bike for 2009 and the is now lower, the engine is even responsive and, overall, the weighs 2 kilos less.

The most appropriate single-cylinder alternative for the 2009 KTM 450/530 EXC is the TE 450/510. Featuring a new frame, forks and Sachs shock the 2009 model year is to be sharper handler while the gearbox with improved changing should make a as well.

With the battle KTM and Husky going on forever and now redefining the idea of a performance bike with the ability to go on roads, we’re expecting the two to redirect their route to the drawing boardhopefully.


all bikes first blink an eye at us and than show off their it’s a must to cover the part before the adrenaline First thing first, the are imposing off-road bikes, but don’t mind showing off European manufacturer’s style the Orange fenders, mudguards and housing all characterized by aggressive

The seat is tall, the gas tank is well down into the while the side plates perfectly in with the overall and contoured look of this With black Excel (21 inches front and 18 inches the EXC is an invitation to ride.

But there’s Both the 450 and 530 are also available the Six Days scheme with all the stickers and entirely white gas Also, the skid plate and guards are standard equipment adds on to the bike’s tough

Test Ride

During the that we had on our tester a 2009 KTM 530 EXC the did proof being tough, but also very nimble and to the rider’s demands. As long as the manages with the 38.78 high seat, the bike like being built him as the riding triangle (handlebars, and seat) is similar to that of the models from which the was derived.

We’ll start the engine and say that we couldn’t it more (for a single-cylinder, of from a variety of reasons: the starter is very helpful for who don’t feel like through the kick starting and response from the engine is a twist of the throttle away, like we’re expecting KTM. Although not fuel-injected, the definitely meets today’s requirements as the low end grunt can only be by the strong midrange and healthy top Also, taking in consideration the that there is a six-speed (which we didn’t use for more a cumulated half a mile or the maximum speed is greater, consumption decreased and the rider is to the first boring 100 mph riding of his life.

While off road, the bike in its natural environment and all joy factors as acceleration, top speed, handling as as braking are justified, on the road thing is no fun and it is only now when we agree with those who these things in the back of trucks. The only explication is the that one back must be and the rider’s is the most important get the picture.

Easy to through and yet very stable around corners, this bike thanks to good mass and the proper suspension equipment. The 48 mm WP USD and WP PDS shock absorber ensure a stable and plush ride as as the rider doesn’t fall in the play and starts riding it a maniac. That’s what a rider did and he’s not very to write about it.

Not always the brakes are the solution riding on rocks as things can get slippery especially early in the But if used as due on dust, mud, and tarmac, the brakes make team with the tires and is always effective.

Overall, the EXC is a trail companion and a real for those who were used to dual-sport models. It feels and it can provide most often more than the required.

As much as we’d like the KTM 450/530 EXC we can’t help how the lack of a fuel-injection system of the Keihin FCR MX 39 carburetor makes raise a few question marks and go somewhere else for a bike. not the fact that the EXC is less of a because of that reason, but days even 250 cc four-… are fuel-injected, not to mention bigger and that makes people so fuel injection is a must on model years as everything on this bike is there for you to



Engine and Transmission

type: Single cylinder,

Displacement: 449.3 cc / 510.4 cc

x …: 95/63.4 mm (3.74/2.5) / 95 x 72 mm x 2.83)

Compression ratio:

Chassis and Dimensions

Frame: double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel

Aluminium 7020

Handlebar: Aluminium Ø 28/22 mm

Front suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm

Rear suspension: WP PDS shock

Suspension travel front/rear: mm (11.81/13.19)

Brakes, front/rear: brakes 260/220 mm (10.24/8.66)

front/rear: 1.60 x 21; 2.15 x 18


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