The KTM 525 XC was design for the savage terrains, but the vehicle is also perfectly suited for public roads.
As far as design goes, the KTM 525 XC comes with a sharp-cut style and we especially like the sharp nose, the sculpted seat and the sporty-looking front suspensions. Talking about suspensions, the KTM 525 XC rides on front independent wheels suspensions with double wishbone (275 mm travel) and a rear rigid axle (272 mm travel).
The 525 XC weighs only 163 kg and sports a strong, liquid-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, which features an extremely wide usable rev range. The engine’s power is sent to the wheels through a close-ratio, five-speed transmission which is paired with a hydraulic clutch.
The KTM 525 XC’s stopping power is assured by front four-piston fixed-caliper brakes from Magura, which bite into two huge wave discs.
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Lights, mirrors and registration capability underline this ATV’s suitability for use on public roads. Nevertheless, the Enduro-Quad 525 XC is a fully-fledged sports machine that has set new standards in the cross-country scene. With extremely powerful performance and perfect handling, it is an offroad powerhouse on four wheels, bursting with energy, very lightweight and unrivalled. Not least due to the extensive standard equipment, the 525 XC has won unanimous approval from quad fans.
The 525 XC’s small lightweight electric starter activates the four-stroke single cylinder reliably and quickly - for example, when tether switch attached to the rider has disconnected the ignition circuit, because things have become too hectic in the race again.
FRONT-AXLE CAMBER AND CASTER, REAR-AXLE TRACK, SUSPENSION COMPONENTS
The 525 XC’s chassis can be set for various types of use and different types of course. Camber and caster on the front axle are just as variable as the track on the rear. On the shock absorbers, the compression and rebound damping are adjustable, as well as the spring preload.
Outstanding performance demands top-quality brakes. At the front of the 525 XC, four-piston fixed-caliper brakes from Magura, unique in the ATV world, bite hard into two huge wave discs. Braided steel brake lines all-round also come as standard.
The 525 XC’s powerful, liquid-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, featuring an extremely wide usable rev range, with a close-ratio, five-speed transmission, hydraulic clutch and proven 34 mm Keihin carburettor. All of which guarantees progressive, vigorous power development thanks to a throttle positioning sensor.
1-cylinder 4-stroke engine with balancer, water-cooled
Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio
31:78 straight cut spur gear
Secondary gear ratio
Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan
Double-cradle frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
independent wheels suspension with double wishbone