KTM 525 Project Bike

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Why choose the KTM 525 EXC?

In today’s sport market, there are options for riders who prefer a mix of dirt/street riding. (KTM 640 Adventure, KLR650 and BMW GS bikes are all choices.) But for riders who want to more of their time on jeep trails and single the options start to thin

When the going gets bikes like the Honda and KTM 640 Adventure models can handle the But at 324 and 339 lbs. respectively, these can quickly become a handful in areas. Then there’s the weighing in at a more respectable 291

But for a lot of avid off-roaders, the stock DRZ is and undersprung for true trail

Thus the search for a dual bike with enough to handle 90+ mph desert runs being able to truly the trails and not beat up the rider in the It also has to have some suspension out of the box. (Because the in us wants to get a little air under the every now and then.)

Given all criteria, only a few bikes are in the — namely, the Honda and the KTM 525 EXC . The XR650R has more than itself in Baja, but lacks one element: the magic button electric start), especially for of us no longer in our 20’s. Add in the fact the EXC is 28 lbs. lighter than the XR and has six (vs. five on the XR), and the KTM pulling ahead pretty

And let’s not forget power. the EXC is one of the powerful big-bore thumpers you can This is one of the few bikes where 3rd and 4th wheelies are a piece of cake. roll on the throttle and the front comes up.

You definitely have to respect power, however, as it can be too much for riders to handle. Throttle comes into play big But one thing’s for sure — are you’ll never need power than this can deliver.

So basically, there are main reasons why we chose the

KTM 525 EXC Racing


Extremely off-road

However, there’s one critical keeping the EXC from being a dual sport bike it’s limited oil capacity 1200 cc’s, or 1.27 When doing stretches of miles in 5th and 6th gear, the oil temperature can get to the point where the oil starts off, leaving the transmission and in desperate need of lubrication. So the thing one must do to make the EXC a dual sport is add an oil cooler extra capacity.

Fortunately, HT-Racing offers that — an easy-to-install oil that reduces oil temperature by as as 30 degrees while adding 800 cc of oil to capacity. By adding this to a stock EXC, the total oil reaches 2000 cc, or 2.1 quarts. (By most XR650R bikes an oil capacity of 1.65 quarts.) simple and cost-effective option transforms the EXC into a reasonable sport machine.

Now that we’ve explained why we the 525 EXC for our project bike, let’s at what it takes to turn trail blazer into a dual sporter. NEXT

KTM 525 EXC Racing
KTM 525 EXC Racing
KTM 525 EXC Racing
KTM 525 EXC Racing
KTM 525 EXC Racing

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