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This bike has a monster cylinder. And the right hand drive hub is interesting as well. Supposedly the engine was for sidecars in Europe. The American distributor at the time demanded KTM use that engine in a dirtbike because we crazy Americans wanted CR500 and KX500 type crazy machines. Thank you KTM!

The worst thing about this bike project is that I need to locate some side panels for this 1992 KTM540 DXC. Plastics are pretty hard to come by for this machine. The exhaust looks very good and most all of the parts seem to be in great condition. This is easily the best original 540 / 550 KTM dirt bike I've ever seen. I'm very happy to have such a good head start on this bike.

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