2013 KTM 525 XC

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the KTM 525 XC.


KTM 525 XC

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.


KTM 525 XC

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.


KTM 525 XC

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.


KTM 525 XC

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.


KTM 525 XC

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.


KTM 525 XC
Engine Design1-cylinder 4-stroke engine with balancer, water-cooled
Displacement510 cm³
Bore95 mm
Stroke72 mm
Starting aidElectric starter
Engine lubricationForced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio31:78 straight cut spur gear
Secondary gear ratio14:38
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan
FrameDouble-cradle frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
Suspension Frontindependent wheels suspension with double wishbone
Suspension Rearrigid axle
Suspension travel Front275 mm
Suspension travel Rear272 mm
Brake system FrontDisc brakes, brake calipers fixed, 4 brake pistons per brake caliper
Brake system RearDisc brake, brake caliper floating, 1 brake piston
Brake discs - diameter Front180 mm
Brake discs - diameter Rear200 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4"
Wheel base1,280±10 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)290 mm
Seat height (unloaded)820 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.13.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel163 kg
Weight with fuel173 kg

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