The race-ready 2014 KTM 450 SMR has received a series of important upgrades which help it continue to stay among the top dogs in its segment.
Among the most important upgrades you’ll find a new chassis with high-quality Wp suspension components as well as stronger brakes and a fresh engine.
Talking about the engine, the 2014 KTM 450 SMR is equipped with a single cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4 valve engine with a displacement of 449.3 cc. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is linked to a five speeds transmission with anti-hopping clutch which helps the bike deliver “race-level” performances.
Apart from the strong engine and the racy suspensions, the motorcycle’s performances are also enhanced by its 3.5 x 16.5" front and 5.0 x 17" rear rims which offer a great stability in curves.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 KTM 450 SMR.
"ready to race" in its purest form, the 450 smr provides perfect technology for the racetrack. The smr has been completely redesigned for the 2014 model year. It is equipped with the very finest components that money can buy: a new chassis with high-quality wp suspension components and high-tech brakes plus the renowned powerhouse of the 450 sx-f engine turn the 450 smr into an invincible weapon in every supermoto race.
With a huge amount of innovative technology, ktm is clearly setting the standard in production supermotos. The mighty dohc 450 cc engine, which is brought to life with a compact electric starter, is equipped with a 5-speed transmission specially designed for supermoto and an aptc anti-hopping clutch, providing everything you need as standard for landing on the very top of the podium.
The 4 ultra-lightweight titanium valves are actuated by two overhead camshafts, in combination with dlc-coated rocker arms. This means an extremely wide rpm range, optimum engine-speed strength and plenty of power from the very bottom up.
Why use a kick-starter, when the bike can also be reliably started with the push of a button? A huge advantage when things get tough during the race. The small electric starter motor is located in the free space behind the cylinder head, and the battery takes up practically no space in the airbox.
The aptc anti-hopping clutch precisely prevents the rear wheel from chattering, therefore improving control when drifting into curves. This design also significantly reduces the hand strength required to operate the hydraulic clutch. The magura hydraulic system is completely maintenance-free and guarantees precise application with the minimum of effort.
Specially designed for the demands of supermoto racing, the transmission is equipped with five gears. The rider therefore always has the right gear at hand for every speed range.
Together with the high quality, cnc-machined triple clamps (with adjustable offset), the 48mm upside-down forks from wp, featuring closed-cartridge technology, are in a league of their own. Both the fork and the wp monoshock have been specially tuned for supermoto racing, guaranteeing sensitive responsiveness and reliable damping. At the front, new skf seal rings and teflon-coated slide bushes further improve the sliding behaviour. A wide setup range for rebound and compression damping (there’s even high-speed compression damping at the rear) allows individual adjustment of the chassis for the most diverse tracks.
The new, ultra-lightweight chromoly frame with ktm shock absorber linkage has been developed for the extreme demands of the motocross world championship. Thanks to its modern design and wide tube profiles in the steering head area, this frame, in conjunction with the high-strength, die-cast aluminium swingarm, supplies an extremely high level of torsional stiffness, hence ensuring excellent tracking stability above all for supermoto.
The extremely lightweight titanium exhaust header and the innovative "header pipe resonator system“ (hprs), in conjunction with the new silencer, guarantee even greater performance at further reduced noise levels.
"ready to race" brake technology also makes the smr unbeatable ahead of every curve: at the front, a radially bolted, four-piston fixed caliper from magura takes a powerful grip on a floating 310 mm disc from braking. In conjunction with a radial handbrake valve, the brake system guarantees maximum, but nevertheless controllable deceleration.
For maximum stability in curves and easy handling, the ktm engineers chose a 3.5 x 16.5" rim on the front wheel and 5.0 x 17" at the rear. The dunlop slicks fitted as standard are renowned for outstandingly good grip.
|Engine type||single cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-Valve|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Engine lubrication||Pressure circulation lubrication with two Eaton pumps|
|Secondary gear ratio||14:48|
|Cooling||Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch DDS / Brembo hydraulics|
|Ignition||Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment|
|Frame||Central tubular frame made from chrome molybdenum steel tubes|
|Fork||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC|
|Suspension travel Front||280 mm|
|Suspension travel Rear||292 mm|
|Brake system Front||Single disc brake with radially screwed four-piston fixed caliper, floating brake disc|
|Brake system Rear||Single disc brake with single-piston floating caliper, fixed brake disc|
|Brake discs - diameter Front||310 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter Rear||220 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 1/4"|
|Steering head angle||63.5°|
|Wheel base||1,495±10 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||310 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||927 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||7.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)|
|Weight without fuel approx.||110.5 kg|