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  1. Dirt Bike Magazine has details about KTM announcement of new 2018 EXC's: for the 500 2018 500 EXC-F Highlights UPDATED WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork with new outer tubes for more sensitivity, less stiction and reduced weight. Revised settings are stiffer as well. UPDATED WP Xplor PDS rear suspension features stiffer settings while still offering the progressive feel and excellent bottoming resistance only PDS can provide. NEW radiator guards provide better airflow in muddy conditions. The 510.4 cc engine has been designed in order to be the most compact and lightest 500 cc on the market. Engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration to move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling. 42mm Keihin throttle body for instant throttle response and crisp fueling. 6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty. Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability. Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption. PDS Shock mounting geometry is matched to the aluminum swingarm with a centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swingarm. Forged aluminum triple clamp with handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling. ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side. “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position. CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Continental TKC-80 tires for maximum strength and traction on and off the road. Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes. Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort. Cooling system features stiffer radiators with better cooling efficiency while new radiator guards provide crash protection. 2.25 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed for extended rides “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 500 EXC-F SPECIFICATIONS Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke Displacement: 510.4 cc 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 Primary Ratio: 31:76 Final Drive: 14:45 Cooling: Liquid Cooling Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DD-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics Ignition: Keihin EMS Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel Subframe: Aluminum Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock 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” / 120/100-18” Continental TKC-80 Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in Silencer: Aluminum Steering Head Angle: 26.5º Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in Ground Clearance: 355mm / 14 in Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal Weight (without fuel), Approx: 109 kg / 240.3 lbs PRICE: $10,999
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    2017 EXC complete redesign?

    Looks like it's happening now. Check out the KTM Ready to Race website ==> http://www.ktm.com/us/enduro/ More info on the 6 Days EXC on Austrian website (sprechen sie Deutsch?) ==> http://www.ktm.com/at/enduro/
  3. Some interesting reading - Dirt Bike magazine has info on Husky 2017 Motocross Line. Looking good... ==> http://dirtbikemagazine.com/industry-news/husqvarnas-2017-motocross-line 250 - 46hp, 350 - 58hp, and 450 - 63hp !!! Lots of updates. Traction control, WP AER mm forks, lots more... Also on Husky website ==> http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/us/news/motocross-2017/