2024 KTM 500 XW-F Technical Information

Features and specifications of KTM’s 511cc four-stroke enduro motorcycle.

The 500 XW-F is a new model to KTM’s lineup for 2024, and designed as a 50-state-compliant enduro bike ready to explore trails, backcountry, abandoned ghost towns, and just about anywhere else your eyes can see. It’s built around KTM’s latest-generation enduro and dual sport model frame and engines.

The 500 XW-F is classified as a green sticker model in California, meaning it meets all EPA requirements for off-road use on public land pretty much anywhere in the United States. We recently reviewed the 2024 KTM 500 XW-F and are taking this opportunity to highlight some of its features before releasing our full test about its performance.

The 500 XW-F is a new-for-2024 model in KTM’s extensive enduro lineup.Jeff Allen
Major chassis components such as the frame, subframe, and swingarm are shared with the 450 XCF-W.KTM (left) / Jeff Allen (right)
The 500 XW-F also uses the same fuel-injected liquid-cooled SOHC four-stroke engine and six-speed transmission as the 450 XCF-W. It retains the same 95.0mm bore, but gains 61cc of displacement with a longer 72.0mm stroke.Jeff Allen
Airboot has a reed valve system that reduces engine noise and can also improve low-rpm throttle response. The new airbox comes with an enduro-specific splash protector under it to prevent water and mud from entering. Also, a new Twin Air air filter design is improved to make filter changes easier and guarantee a proper seal.Jeff Allen
The EFI system uses an O2 sensor to monitor and maintain the proper air-fuel mixture to meet EPA requirements.Jeff Allen
A quiet muffler with United States Forest Service (USFS)-approved spark arrestor keeps your neighbors and Smokey Bear at bay.Jeff Allen
The 500 XW-F uses a new WP Xact 48mm closed-cartridge coil-spring fork that’s a significant step up in performance from the WP Xplor 48mm open-cartridge coil-spring fork spec’d on previous KTM enduro models.Jeff Allen
This new front suspension offers tool-free compression and rebound damping adjustment on both fork legs. Forged triple clamps have a machined area mimicking a split clamp design for added chassis feel and rider comfort.Jeff Allen
In the rear is WP’s Xplor PDS (Progressive Damping System) shock with tool-free adjusters for compression damping as well as this nice big dial for rebound damping. The PDS shock now uses a straight-rate spring instead of a progressive rate spring like on older PDS models.Jeff Allen
Shock compression damping adjusters are very easy to use, so much so that adjustments can be made on the fly.Jeff Allen
Compared to the previous-generation enduro and dual sport chassis, the engine is now tilted two degrees back and the front sprocket has been lowered by 3mm. This new engine location is designed to improve handling and reduce squatting under hard acceleration.Jeff Allen
The new PDS swingarm is a hollow, die-cast design offering increased rigidity and reduced unsprung weight.Jeff Allen
Brembo hydraulics are used for both the brakes and clutch. Galfer supplies the 260mm front and 220mm rear brake rotors.Jeff Allen
The transparent 2.2-gallon polyethylene (XPE) fuel tank is a signature feature of the KTM enduro and dual sport lineup. Under casual trail riding conditions, you can easily ride over 80 miles on one tank of fuel.Jeff Allen
For maximum control, KTM’s one-piece lower handlebar mounts are solid mounted. The Ready to Race brand offers a rubber mounting kit to accommodate those who would like more comfort.Jeff Allen
Electronics package features a new Offroad Control Unit (OCU) that monitors the bike’s electrical system and can help diagnose problems with it.KTM
KTM’s compact enduro dashboard shows mileage, time of day, and a few warning lamps.Jeff Allen
LED headlight is new, and said to be 300 percent brighter and draw less power.Jeff Allen
Available in dealerships now, the 2024 KTM 500 XW-F has a suggested retail price of $12,549.Jeff Allen

2024 KTM 500 XW-F Specs

MSRP: $12,549
Engine: SOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Displacement: 511cc
Bore x Stroke: 95.0 x 72.0mm
Compression Ratio: N/A
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Dirt Rider Measured Horsepower: 39.5 hp @ 7,800 rpm
Dirt Rider Measured Torque: 28.3 lb.-ft. @ 6,800 rpm
Fuel System: EFI w/ 42mm throttle body
Clutch: Wet, multiplate Damped Diaphragm Steel (DDS); hydraulic actuation
Frame: Central double-cradle chromoly steel
Front Suspension: WP Xact 48mm closed-cartridge coil-spring fork, compression and rebound damping adjustable; 11.8 in. travel
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS (Progressive Damping System) shock, spring preload, high/low-speed compression damping, and rebound damping adjustable; 12.2 in. travel
Front Brake: Brembo 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear Brake: Brembo 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front Tire: Dunlop Geomax MX33; 80/100-21
Rear Tire: Dunlop Geomax AT81; 110/100-18
Rake/Trail: 26.1°/NA
Wheelbase: 58.6 in.
Ground Clearance: 14.7 in.
Dirt Rider Measured Seat Height: 37.6 in.
Fuel Capacity: 2.2 gal.
Dirt Rider Measured Wet Weight: 255 lb.
Availability: Now
Contact: ktm.com