2012 KTM 505 SX
There comes a point in time when you just need to get an ATV that works on all corners. In these instances, you can’t do any better than the KTM 505 SX.
The Motocross-Quad 505 SX is a thoroughbred racing machine and uncompromisingly designed to be as great as KTM’s line of MX motorcycles. Every single detail of the 505 SX has been meticulously designed, from the elaborate ergonomics to the multi-adjustable chassis and the extraordinary pull of the engine.
The backbone of the 505 SX’s unrivaled low weight of only 165 kg/363 lbs makes for an extremely light ATV. Combine that with an exceptionally robust frame made from high-strength, powder-coated chrome-molybdenum steel with a bolted on light-alloy rear end and double-butted rear axle made from high-strength steel, and you have a machine that’s built to be as tough an durable as any ATV on the market today.
More than just its sturdy design, the 505 SX is also the picture of exceptional performance, thanks in large part to its 477cc iquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that brings its sensational power to bear on the rear wheels via a hydraulic clutch and close-ratio five-speed transmission. In conjunction with low vehicle weight and the low center of gravity, the powerful DOHC racing engine ensures exceptional performance on every track.
The ATV’s suspension set-up also demonstrates just how impressive of a ride the 505 SX really is. Whether it be the WP suspension components, the Magura hydraulics, Nerf bars, tether switch, DWT Beadlock light-alloy wheels on the rear axle, or Maxxis cross tires all round, the 505 SX is equipped with a plethora of features that makes ATV racing as safe and as fun as it really is.
Find out more about the KTM 505 SX after the jump.
2012 KTM 505 SX
Engine:Single cylinder, four-stroke
Energy:Carburettor. Keihin FCR MX 39
The 505 SX’s liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine brings its sensational power to bear on the rear wheels via a hydraulic clutch and close-ratio five-speed transmission. The powerful single makes light of the MX quad’s extremely low weight - and hence the same of the competition.
Tough MX race use demands top-quality brakes. At the front of the 505 SX, 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.
Camber and caster on the front axle of the 505 SX are just as variable as the track on the rear. Not only the spring preload plus compression and rebound damping are adjustable on the shock absorbers, they also feature separate high-speed and low-speed settings for the compression stage.
|Engine type||Single cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Starter / Battery||Electric starter / 12V 4Ah|
|Carburetor||41 mm Keihin MX-FCR with TPS|
|Control||4 valves, DOHC|
|Lubrication||Dry sump, pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps|
|Gear ratios||16:34 19:31 20:26 23:25 26:24 -|
|Clutch||Wet-multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically|
|Frame||Double cradle of chromium molybdenum steel tubes, powder-coated|
|Handlebar||Magura, Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28 mm|
|Front suspension||WP, fully adjustable, single wheel suspension with double transverse control arm|
|Rear suspension||WP, fully adjustable, rigid axle|
|Suspension travel front/rear||244/258 mm|
|Front brake||Magura 4-piston with fixed brake caliper x 2, 180 mm disc and Stahlflex brake lines x 2|
|Rear brake||Magura 1-piston with floating brake caliper, 200 mm disc|
|Front/rear rims||5x10" / 8x8" DWT Al 6061|
|Front/rear tires||20"x6.0"-10" / 18"x10.0"-8"|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4"|
|Length / width / height||1,810 / 1,265 / 1,100 mm|
|Wheel base||1,280 mm ± 10 mm|
|Front/rear toe width||1,265/1,265 mm|
|Ground clearance||265 mm|
|Seat height||795 mm|
|Tank capacity||ca. 10.3 Liter|
|Weight (ready to race) approx.||165 kg (without fuel)|
ATV----"In keeping with KTMs race-ready philosophy, these front brakes are easily serviced and cleaned. The front brake pads can be removed in a matter of moments using nothing more than a pair of needle nose pliers. For the rear Magura has provided a single-piston floating calliper with a larger 200 mm disc and an integrated reservoir and master cylinder. "
Bikez----"The Motocross-Quad 505 SX is a thoroughbred racing machine and just as uncompromisingly designed for victory as the MX motorcycles from KTM. Every single detail takes account of this requirement, from the elaborate ergonomics to the multi-adjustable chassis."