2014 KTM EXC 500
Good and BadBy (I am an Owner) on Sep 28, 2015
Off road very nimble and responsive, on road: twitchy and nervous at highway speeds (wind and vehicles passing will move you around). Great if you apply to 90% off road and trails. I went through 3 signal lights behind the rear muffler, one wire harness failure along frame under fuel tank, emission ... doo hickey failure by kick starter. Small failures but annoying, fork seals both failed within first couple of rides but dealer does not honour these as warranty. Bought aftermarket tank from KTM Powersports and it developed a crack at mounting point within 800 km.
Great bike to ride but prepare for higher maintenance (oil sump 1.5-1.7 litres), 14/48 sprockets worked much better than stock 15/45 combo