2002 KTM 520 E/XC

Feb. 01, 2002 By ORC STAFF
» 2002 KTM 520 E/XC
New and Improved!

2002 KTMs

Quality, Performance, and Innovation

by: ORC Staff

 Check Through The Comments By Month.
  • New O-ring seal on the countershaft
  • Reinforced ignition and clutch covers are s tronger and more resistant to crash damage.
  • New fiber drive plates with more contact area to the basket decrease notching of the basket.
  • Thicker steel disks increase heat dissipation.
Camshaft and Water Pump
  • New sealed ball bearing on the camshaft is more resistant to contamination and wear.
  • Newly designed water pump seal carrier.
Suspension :
Front Forks
  • New 48 mm USD forks.
  • More rigid.
  • Derived from the "WORKS"fork.
  • Equipped with external preload adjusters (one on each side).
Shock Absorbers (WP)
  • Adjustable high and low speed compression damping.
  • More shaft travel.
  • Upper shock body is now forged instead of cast.
  • New valving.
  • Bigger, Badder, Better Bolt.
  • Improved design at the rear axle mounts.
  • Minimizes flex and twisting of the entire swingarm and improves overall performance.
Graphic Design
  • Seat is still two-toned, but with a new manufacturing process.
  • Rear fender and side panel are BLACK.
  • Spoiler, light mask, and front fender are ORANGE.
  • Spoiler logo is the same as 2001 but with more wear resistance.
520 E / XC Racing
ENGINE single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 510.4 cc
Bore x stroke 95 / 72 mm
compression ratio 11:1
Starter electric-starter and kick-starter
Transmission 6 Speed E/XC, Wide Ratio
Fuel Premium Fuel (92 + Octane U.S. Octane)
Carburetor Keihin MX FCR 39
Power Valve Control 4 V / OHC with roller rocker lever
Lubrication pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Engine oil / transmission lubrication 2 stroke SAE 10W-40 wt.; Capacity 1200cc
Primary ratio 33:76
Final drive 14 / 50, X-Ring Chain 5/8 x 1/4" 520 VM
Cooling liquid cooled
Clutch wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Ignition Kokusan digital 4K-3B
Spark plug NGK CR8 EK
Frame chromium molybdenum
Subframe Aluminum
Handlebar Taper MAGURA
Front suspension WP-USD 43 MA
Rear suspension WP-PDS-shock absorber
Suspension travel front/rear 295mm/11.6 inches - 320mm/12.6 inches
Front brakes 260mm/10.2"Disc,
Brembo Double Piston Caliper
Rear brakes 220mm/8.65"Disc,
Brembo Single Piston Caliper
Front/rear rims 1.60 x 21"; 2.15 x 18" DID
Front/rear tires 80/100-21";110/100-18"
(competition)-transmission 14:48
Main silencer aluminum
Steering head angle 26.5°
Wheelbase 1481mm/57.3 inches ±10mm
Ground clearance (unladened) 380mm/15.0 inches
Seat height 925mm/36.4 inches
Fuel tank contents approx. 8.5 liters / 2.3 U.S. gallons
Weight approx. 112kg/246.8 lbs.
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