KTM 500 mx - Wish I Never Sold It
by Bill Peel
I had a new 1991 KTM 500mx. I got it from a friend after I sold a highly trick Honda cr500. Anyway, this bike was too much for my friend so I purchased it brand new for $3000.
A long story short, 500 class soon went bye bye, not many open class riders anymore, and then the nail in the coffin - no more 2 strokes. It just destroyed me and I still get driven to tears when I think about it.
What I would give for the old days. I really loved that KTM. I was able to get some trick parts for it at the 1991 Glen Helen USGP. The bike ripped and it was very cool because you did not see too many of them. Wish I had it back.- Have you considered the Honda or Kawasaki 500af models that are in production today? They look sick! I didn't even realize KTM once made these 500cc two strokes.
I've added an image so the younger ones (and people like me) can see what they look like.