2012 KTM 525 XC
Time and again, ATVs are built with a number of features to serve a variety of purposes, not the least of which is a versatility that allows it to be used on both public and off-road trails. The Enduro-Quad KTM 525 XC is a fully-fledged sports machine that has set new standards in the cross-country scene, and in the process has become one of the most popular ATVs in the market today.
With extremely powerful performance and perfect handling, the 525 XC is an offroad powerhouse on four wheels that is unrivaled in its class, bursting with energy, and very lightweight. A big reason why the 525 XC is a notch above every other ATV is its homologation for use on public roads, which not a lot of ATVs can boast of. Aside from lights and mirrors, the corresponding equipment includes a comfortable seat and a 13.4 liter long-range fuel tank to reduce the frequency of breaks when out on tour.
On top of that, the ATV also carries a powerful, liquid-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that features an extremely wide usable rev range, with a close-ratio, five-speed transmission, hydraulic clutch, and a proven 34 mm Keihin carburetor. The 525 XC’s small lightweight electric starter activates the four-stroke single cylinder reliably and quickly, lessening the longstanding delays that other ATVs might experience.
One other unique detail about the 525 XC is a chassis that 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. The shock absorbers have adjustable compression and rebound damping, as well as spring preload, which makes for an all-around versatile endure ATV that just speaks to the prospective owners everywhere.
Find out more about the KTM 525 XC after the jump.
2012 KTM 525 XC
Energy:39 mm Keihin MX-FCR with TPS
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.
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 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.
|Design||1-cylinder 4-stroke engine with balancer, water-cooled|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Engine lubrication||Forced oil lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps|
|Primary gear ratio||31:78 straight cut spur gear|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:38|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment, type Kokusan|
|Frame||Double-cradle frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated|
|Suspension Front||independent wheels suspension with double wishbone|
|Suspension Rear||rigid axle|
|Suspension travel Front||275 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||272 mm|
|Brake system Front||Disc brakes, brake calipers fixed, 4 brake pistons per brake caliper|
|Brake system Rear||Disc brake, brake caliper floating, 1 brake piston|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||180 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||200 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4"|
|Wheel base||1,280±10 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||290 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||820 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx. without fuel||163 kg|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx. with fuel||173 kg|
Bikez----"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."
Motorcycle-USA----"The KTM 525XC is race and trail ready and can also able to be registered allowing it to be street legal where it is allowable by law with the mirrors and lights. The KTM 525XC is lightweight and has the electric start and a liquid-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine."