2016 KTM 500 EXC Six Days | Dirt Rider

2016 KTM 500 EXC Six Days

  • 2016 KTM 500 EXC Six Days

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KTM's 2016 500 EXC Six Days was built with the serious off-road enthusiast in mind. Built in Austria but ridden the world over, the 500 EXC Six Days was designed to be taken straight off the showroom floor and ridden away from the truck and into the elements - a 2.4-gallon tank provides fuel for the journey. Of course, a wide variety of mods for the 500 EXC Six Days 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 EXC Six Days 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 2016 500 EXC Six Days 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 2016 500 EXC Six Days - 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 TireMetzeler Six Day 90/90 R21 MC 54M
  • Rear TireMetzeler Six Day 140/80 R18 MC 70M


  • 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)2.4
  • Manufacturer CountryAustria
  • Manufacturer TypeEnduro
  • Dry Weight (lbs)245.8
  • Wheelbase (in)58.3

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