2014 Open-Class Dual-Sport Smackdown: Beta 520 RS vs. KTM 500 EXC

The KTM’s headlight delivers plenty of light for night-riding enjoyment, with a wide, bright swath in low-beam mode and a focused yet well-lit high beam. The 500 EXC comes with handguards as standard, which is a plus. Now if we could just get KTM to include a skid plate for better engine protection as well …