The new KTM 2020 500 XCF-W Powerful Enduro Motorcycle is another impressive KTM motorcycle that is a proud member of the Enduro Line-up. It is the most powerful off-road motorcycle that helps the rider enjoy the thrill riding experience including an outstanding rideability. Thanks to the latest reworked chassis and the new compact high-tech engine, this off-roader is exceptionally lightweight and has excellent agility. As a result, this fabulous 510 cc SOHC single-cylinder bombshell has an incredible power-to-weight ratio and it provides nothing less than the most dynamic off-road experience available. The full review of the KTM 2020 500 XCF-W Powerful Enduro Bike, including its features and price, is given below.
KTM 2020 500 XCF-W Powerful Enduro Motorcycle – Features and Specs
Engine and Exhaust
The KTM continues its evolution of the sports enduro series with the new range of upgraded 4-stroke engines. Thanks to the race-winning performance of KTM’s pros that have filtered through these powerful new motors and it proves that they are capable of taking you to the front straight out of the crate. The new reworked engine is an exceptionally competitive, durable, and lightweight engine in the entire 500 cc lineup. It has set the new benchmark in Enduro-specific performance, reliability and rideability. It means that they can win in each engine class from amateur level to the fastest professionals.
The KTM engineers take weight loss seriously because they have crafted the 2020 KTM XCF-W modes to be the slimmest, quickest-turning, and lightest off-roader available in the market. It comes with an E-Starter as standard that simplified the starting with just a pressing of a button.
Ergonomics and Comfort
The new KTM 2020 500 XCF-W Powerful Enduro Motorcycle is designed to ensure a perfect harmony between rider and motorcycle. The KTM has exploited the knowledge from decades of the race to create can win ergonomics on the KTM 500 off-roader-W and ensure maximum rider comfort and movement in all conditions.
Bodywork and Graphics
Thanks to the input from the worth KTM’s factory riders and KTM Research and Development team, the new bodywork pushes the boundaries even further. It results in a better shape across the entire range to achieve extreme harmony between rider and bike. The main objective behind the motorcycle was to ensure optimal contact points so that the rider enjoy maximum freedom of movement and more excellent handling. The front and rear fenders allow an intelligent I-beam design that provides more excellent stability with the lowest possible weight. The new taillight design perfectly fits with the rear fender’s unique shape and the number plate cannier. An all-new in-mold graphics confirms the high-performance intentions of the motorcycle, as well as KTM’s never-ending quest for race-winning progression.
Software and Electronics
State-of-the-art Keihin engine management, including electronic fuel injection, features 42 mm of throttle bodies that offer an instantaneous response and maximum performance. An all-new ECU features the new maps adapted to the new exhaust, airbox and engine configuration that regulates the unique traction control, activated by an optional map select switch. Also, the new ECU offers different maps to ensure optimal power characteristics for each gear according to the information received by the gear sensor.
KTM 2020 500 XCF-W Powerful Enduro Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Type||Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke|
|Bore/Stroke||95 / 72 mm|
|Starter||Electric, Lithium-Ion 12 V 2 Ah|
|Transmission||6 Gears, Wide Ratio|
|Fuel System||Keihin EFI, 42 mm|
|Lubrication||Pressure Lubrication with 2 Pumps|
|Clutch||Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics|
|Frame||Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel|
|Handlebar||NEKEN, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm|
|Front Suspension||WP XPLOR USD Ø 48 mm|
|Rear Suspension||WP XPLOR Shock with PDS|
|Suspension Travel Front/Rear||300 mm / 11.8 in; 310 mm / 12.2 in|
|Front/Rear Brakes||Disc Brake 260 mm / 220 mm|
|Front/Rear Rims||1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant|
|Front/Rear Tires||90/90-21” / 110/100-18” Dunlop GEOMAX AT81|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4 in|
|Steering Head Angle||26.5º|
|Triple Clamp Offset||22 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,482 mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in|
|Ground Clearance||355 mm / 14 in|
|Seat Height||960 mm / 37.8 in|
|Tank Capacity, Approx||8.5 L / 2.25 gal|
|Weight (without fuel), Approx||106.6 kg / 235 lbs|
In the end, team Bikes Catalog would love to say that the KTM 2020 500 XCF-W Powerful Enduro Motorcycle is a compelling dirt motorcycle. It comes with an incredible number of unique features that every adventure lover needs. The seat and footpegs fully satisfy the handling need of the rider.