>The world of legalized off-road riding is riding a tsunami of evolution that is driven by the demand for open riding areas and the ability to actually get our dirt bikes to them. There is no doubt that the
noose continues to tighten on trail availability, which in turn has upped
the demand for street-legal dirt bikes. The KTM EXC has pushed this
progress. It is made for the dirt soldier who can now “get there” on a
machine that is tarmac legitimate and trail savvy.
In our world (California is known as the state of “can’t”), it has gained
an impressive following of hard-core riders who also love to tinker,
accessorize and improve their equipment. Because the machine is EPA
legal, it comes with equipment that targets sound and emissions, two
areas that are vital to the future of this machine. Our performance mods
centered on improving the fuel flow to the throttle body and giving the
very closed stock muffler end cap some adjustability, not altering the
emissions or the ECU. Over the last year we’ve tested gearing changes,
handling updates and big suspension modifications, and have found a
number of aftermarket products that improve ergonomics, durability,
comfort and traction.
KTM 500EXC legal mods that flat work!