2012 KTM 50 SX

The KTM 50 SX is a really cute little bike that’s got a lot more attitude than its size will let on. As the smallest bike in the SX line-up, the 50 SX is the ideal enduro ride young people - ages thee to four - can enjoy as they begin their first taste of what enduro racing is all about.

The 50 SX weighs only 88 lbs and was designed to be as fun and as safe as any entry-level bike. After all, it’s important to have a bike that kids can not only have fun in, but also be something that adults can trust with their children.

The KTM 50 SX has everything that impresses riders up to a height of 1.30 m (4.27 ft) while also reassuring the parents that it’s been built with a high-quality chassis with easily applied disc brakes, top-quality components, and a powerful, reliable engine with easy-to-operate centrifugal clutch.

The engine isn’t a monster by any stretch of the imagination, making it an ideal ride for young ones everywhere. And since the clientele for this bike revolves around kids, KTM designed the 50 SX to carry a centrifugally controlled automatic clutch that doesn’t put the onus on junior racers worry about changing gears. All they need is to hit the gas and the bike’s ready to go.

A high-quality, aluminum alloy, Renthal handlebars was also designed specifically for the 50 SX to create the ergonomic conditions for optimum control of the vehicle. In particular, the new, two-component rubber grips on the handlebars provide a secure hold for the hands, with the center strut bearing a crash pad should the worst come to the worst.

It’s easy, as a parent, to worry about your kids anytime they ride a motorcycle, but if there’s one bike that parents know will treat their little ones right, it’s the KTM 50 SX.

Find out more about the KTM 50 SX after the jump.

Engine

KTM 50 SX

Thanks to the centrifugally controlled automatic clutch, junior racers need not worry about the clutch or changing gear. Simply hitting the gas is enough. The clutch can be adjusted in the workshop to the riding ability of the budding racer: nice and gentle for beginners, then later powerful and direct.

Frame and Suspension Components

KTM 50 SX

The 50 SX’s chassis is equipped exclusively with high-quality components - from the sturdy chrome-molybdenum steel frame to the newly developed WP upside-down fork. The torsionally, extremely stiff 35 mm (1.38 in) telescopic fork with new, forged triple clamps and 185 mm (7.28 in) suspension travel provides perceptibly better ride stability and more comfortable suspension.

Brakes

KTM 50 SX

High-quality, hydraulically actuated disc brakes, with hip wave brake discs at the front and rear, ensure that riders of the 50 SX can rein in their zest for action sensitively and bring their beloved KTM bike to halt - if needs be - in no time at all.

Optional Restrictor Kit

KTM 50 SX

Your authorized KTM dealer can provide concerned parents with a power-reduction kit from the PowerParts range - only for such cases where the young rider can’t cope with the propulsion of the water-cooled two-stroke engine developed specifically for the 50 SX.

Specifications

KTM 50 SX
Design1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake
Displacement49.0 cm³ (2.99 cu in)
Bore39.5 mm (1.555 in)
Stroke40 mm (1.57 in)
Starting aidKickstarter
TransmissionRigid 1-stage reduction gear
Engine lubricationMixture oil lubrication
Primary gear ratio33:61 straight cut spur gear
Final drive11:40
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system
Clutch3-lining automatic clutch on the main shaft / centrifugal force
Ignition systemSELETTRA 2p D36
FrameCentral tube frame of chrome molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
ForksWP Suspension USD 35
Shock absorberWP Suspension 3614 BAEM
Suspension travel Front205 mm (8.07 in)
Suspension travel Rear185 mm (7.28 in)
Brake system FrontDisc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system RearDisc brake with two-pot brake caliper
Brake discs - diameter Front160 mm (6.3 in)
Brake discs - diameter Rear140 mm (5.51 in)
Chain1/2 x 3/16”
Steering head angle66°
Wheel base1,032±10 mm (40.63±0.39 in)
Ground clearance (unloaded)252 mm (9.92 in)
Seat height (unloaded)684 mm (26.93 in)
Weight without fuel approx.41.5 kg (91.5 lb.)

Quotes

Athingforcars----"KTM could be the simply muck bike producer to supply bike riders the actual motorcycle between that in the 450 in addition to 300 four-stroke program having its 350 SX-F. When the gas starts acquiring older most of us recognized how the real 350 started to be fairly harder to be able to alter so that it necessary to make sure an individual change it out away often."


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