The KTM 65 SX was especially developed for those young riders who want to learn the secrets of dirt bikes. Thereby the bike is perfectly suited for all up-and-coming riders from 8 to 12 years of age and up to a height of about 1.60 m.
The motorcycle is equipped with a 1-cylinder 2-stroke, 64.85 cc, water-cooled engine with reed intake and exhaust control. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission which offers smooth shifts.
As far as suspensions are concerned both the WP upside-down telescopic fork and the WP shock absorber have adjustable rebound and compression damping.
The motorcycle’s speed is handled by a capable brake system that has been developed by the brake specialist FORMULA. The system includes front and rear heavy-duty 4-piston brake callipers and lightweight 198 mm and 160 mm Wave brake discs.
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The 2013 KTM 65 SX is just the right sports machine for all up-and-coming riders from 8 to 12 years of age and up to a height of about 1.60 m. With a six-speed transmission, generous suspension travel and high-quality components, the mini-crosser provides everything necessary for having plenty of fun and laying the foundations for a promising MX career. Its unrivalled peak power and fully-adjustable suspension components reinforce its claim to pole position.
Graphics and Colours
The latest styling of the KTM 65 SX 2013 is derived directly from the full-size SX and makes it look like one of the big bikes. As on all other SX models, the frame on the KTM 65 SX also has a new, hard-wearing, anthracite metallic plastic coating.
The brake system has been developed by brake specialist FORMULA specially for the KTM 65 SX. At both front and rear, heavy-duty 4-piston brake callipers bite hard into the lightweight 198 mm and 160 mm Wave brake discs.
Frame and Suspension Component
Both the WP upside-down telescopic fork with 35 mm diameter outer tubes and 215 mm suspension travel and the WP shock absorber have adjustable rebound and compression damping. The stable steel frame on the 2013 65 SX has a bolted-on, light alloy subframe.
1-cylinder 2-stroke engine, water-cooled, with reed intake and exhaust control
6 gear, claw shifted
Mixture oil lubrication
Primary gear ratio
23:75 straight cut spur gear
Liquid cooling system
Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Central tube frame of chrome molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
WP Suspension USD 35
WP Suspension 3614 BAVP
Suspension travel Front
Suspension travel Rear
Brake system Front
Disc brake with four-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear
Disc brake with two-pot brake caliper
Brake discs - diameter Front
Brake discs - diameter Rear
1/2 x 1/4” O‑Ring
Steering head angle
Ground clearance (unloaded)
Seat height (unloaded)
Total fuel tank capacity approx.
3.5 l Unleaded premium fuel, mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)