Custom KTM 500 EXC Six Days vintage enduro
Named after the famed International Six Days Enduro, the KTM 500 EXC Six Days is one of the best enduro race bikes money can buy. Highlights include a 510cc single-cylinder motor, a featherlight chromoly frame, WP Suspension parts, and a ludicrous dry weight of 246 lbs.

It looks the business too—if modern off-road bikes are your thing, of course. Most people probably wouldn’t pick it as a donor for a retro-styled custom scrambler. But Aussie Dan Mickan did, and ended up with this spicy take on the KTM 500.

Custom KTM 500 EXC Six Days vintage enduro

Brisbane-based Dan has been obsessed with motorcycles since he started riding at the age of 10. He’s also a fan of custom bikes, thanks to Australian workshops like Deus ex Machina and Ellaspede. So it was only a matter of time before he took a crack at building his own.

The idea to customize the KTM popped up a few years ago, while Dan was attempting to scratch a very specific itch. “I was looking to buy an old Honda XR600R,” he tells us, “because I wanted a vintage motocross or enduro-type bike to ride at events like Ellaspede’s Dust Hustle, or some local ‘vinduro’ events.”

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Vinduro: A retro take on the KTM 500 EXC Six Days
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Published Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:03:31 +0000