2002 KTM 520 EXC - the first pics

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Max Factor

Sponsoring Member
It's working now, must have been a temp. issue with the web site :D
Looks cool with the black rear end like the SX.
 
Kid 100,
What do you mean by the statement "and since 1 week in austria available"
Is that an indication on how far out they are?
 

kid100

Member
> Alrerady for sell in austria - buy it and ride it!
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2stroke
2002 200 EXC
4stroke
2002 400 EXC
2002 520 EXC
 
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SeanATK

Member
Dual Sport????

Hmmmm.... I seem to remember KTM (in the U.S. at least) making a big to do about the fact that the then new 400 and 520 "Racing 4-Strokes" were not suited to use on pavement, due to the racing bottom ends. They were making a big push to have dealers steer anybody looking to ride a KTM on the road, towards the LC-4 motors. Now I see turn signals that look factory installed, on a brand new 2002 520 sitting in a dealer showroom in Austria? Does anybody know if KTM has relaxed thier warnings against riding the 400 and 520s on the street?
 

BCooper

Member
Yeah SeanATK, I would like to know the same thing. The REASON I didn't buy the KTM RFS was the fact that they were claiming it would not hold up to dual sporting it. I ended up buying the 01 WR250F, which I love, BUT, I still would have preferred the KTM with the magic button.

Coop
 
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Yes, the EXC is available for registeration in Australia. But the 2002 520 doesn't arrive here for another 6 weeks. I just can't wait to get mine.
 

Max Factor

Sponsoring Member
In fact all EXC models (2 and 4stk) in Australia come fully street legal and can be commonly seen on the streets. I don't have any feedback on their durability as a Dual sporter. (in fact, I'm looking for some as I'm looking at buying one that's been used this way)
 
Sort of makes me feel better paying $12,000 for one. Don't anyone in the US complain about paying $6,500 for a dirt bike again!
I will enjoy riding past the cops, legally.
 
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