2013 KTM 500 XC-W | Dirt Rider

2013 KTM 500 XC-W

  • 2013 KTM 500 XC-W



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Seat Height (in)


Dry Weight (lbs)


KTM's 2013 500 XC-W was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. 510cc of power, a 38-inch seat height, and a sticker price of $9,649 differentiate this KTM in what has become a highly competitive segment of the motorcycle market. Built in Austria but ridden the world over, the 500 XC-W was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 2.3-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the 500 XC-W are available through a number of aftermarket companies in order to help you fine-tune this KTM to your exact liking, although some of these changes may render it a competition-only machine. See what we think of the 500 XC-W and similar machines.

In the last two decades, KTM's off-road lineup has made the Austrians the brand to beat-from the desert to the trees to the rocks, and everywhere in between. KTM's success is unprecedented, and bikes like the 2013 500 XC-W have helped catapult the brand to the top of the podium on more occasions that we can count. Machines like these have earned the overall at notorious desert races like the Dakar Rally and the Baja 1000; they've logged countless victories in the GNCC, National Enduro, and Hare & Hound circuits; they've blown us away at hard enduros like the Erzberg Rodeo and Red Bull Romaniacs, and they are all available and, as the company's tagline promises, "ready to race" right off the showroom floor. See below to read more about the 2013 500 XC-W - which clocks in at $9,649 - but don't neglect the numerous other models that KTM has to offer.



  • Bore (MM)95
  • Compression Ratio11.8:1
  • CoolingLiquid
  • Displacement in CC510.4
  • Displacement in CI31.1
  • Engine TypeSingle-Cylinder
  • StarterElectric / Kick
  • Stroke72
  • Valve ConfigurationSOHC


  • Numer Of Speeds6
  • Transmission TypeManual


  • Front TireDunlop® GEOMAX 80/100 R21
  • Rear TireDunlop® GEOMAX 110/100 R18


  • Front Brake Diameter260
  • Front Brake TypeHydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake Diameter8.7
  • Rear Brake TypeHydraulic Disc

Suspension & Steering

  • Air AdjustableNo
  • Front Suspension Brand NameWP
  • Front Suspension TypeInverted Fork
  • Rear Adjustable Rebound DampingYes
  • Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-LoadYes
  • Rear Suspension Brand NameWP
  • Rear Suspension TypeTwin Sided Swing Arm
  • Seat Height (in)38.2


  • Fuel Capacity (gal)2.3
  • Manufacturer CountryAustria
  • Manufacturer TypeEnduro
  • Dry Weight (lbs)247
  • Wheelbase (in)58.4

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