CR500-Powered – 2009 KTM 450

In Austria, Custom, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

This bike combines a KTM 450 chassis with a Honda CR500 motor, and the seller states that it weighs 225 pounds and makes 70 horsepower at the wheel. Good lord. Plus it’s got a Florida title, because they’ll title anything! He says that “the bike feels flickable in the air yet solid on the ground. It’s the best of old 500 stability with modern ergonomics.

In the engine, the following work was completed during assembly (all new parts): Crank balance by Crankworks. Porting by Eric Gorr Porting, Keihin 38mm Airstryker carburetor, Hinson Clutch basket with OEM plates and inner hub, FMF Gnarly Pipe, MSV exhaust flange, Wiseco Forged Piston (balanced with crank), Samco radiator hoses, TwinAir filter, Boyesen RAD valve and engine covers, Works Connection skid plate. The engine and frame were new when I assembled the bike (2014). It has roughly 68 hours right now, and I have all recepits. I run Yamalube 2R at 40:1. Bike runs fine on pump fuel, but I usually add some VP 110 just to be sure. It should have about another 130 hours left before it needs a piston!

As the seller notes, you can get a 500cc two-stroke engine from BRC in Canada for this platform for roughly $6,100…or you could buy this entire bike for less than $9k.

Find this crazy KTM for sale in San Antonio, Florida for $8,750 here on Craigslist.

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