The Little Big One
In the junior class from 11 to 15 years of age, there are no longer any beginners pootling around. This is where future champions fight for victory, whether it be in the Junior WC or a regional championship. The 85 SX is regarded as a winning bike in this scene. With the most powerful engine in the field and an ultra-light, sturdy chassis, it has nothing to fear from any full-size bike. 2015 KTM 85 SX 17/14 Features and Benefits:Masters The Toughest Tracks: (...)
The 450 EXC Six Days is "READY TO RACE " for the world’s largest enduro competition, the "International Six Days Enduro". Six days in succession, over a thousand offroad kilometres, 40 hours in the saddle - a gruelling test, not only for the rider. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the KTM 450 EXC Six Days fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year. No other brand is anywhere near as strong and (...)
The 350 EXC-F Six Days is "READY TO RACE" for the world’s largest enduro competition, the "International Six Days Enduro". Six days in succession, over a thousand offroad kilometres, 40 hours in the saddle - a gruelling test, not only for the rider. A whole package of high-quality special options makes the 350 EXC-F Six Days fit for this ruthless contest, in which more than half the starters bank on KTM every year. No other brand is anywhere near as strong and successful (...)
Power For All
With the 450 SX‑F, KTM has a winning motorcycle in its range, which derives its potential from a high-capacity engine and a chassis perfectly tuned to the power unit. The 450 SX-F is the no. 1 choice for the official KTM factory team in the AMA Championship. No wonder; the compact SOHC engine guarantees brutal yet controllable power with its revolutionary injection technology. Above all, the 450 SX-F scores highly compared with other large 4-strokes in terms of (...)
It isn’t every day that I get to write about a “new” bike that already has podium time, but KTM produced a bike for its upcoming lineup that has done just that. Introducing the KTM 450 SX-F; newly redesigned for 2016, and newly crowned Supercross king. Those clever Austrians weren’t content to simply tweak the 2015 model, instead opting for more of a ground-up approach, a decision that seems to have worked out well so far. This ride has had such an auspicious start, I decided to take a look-see and find out why.
Continue reading for me review of the 2016 KTM 450 SX-F.
Ever since I watched my first live Supercross event, I have been guthooked on all sorts of dirt bike/motocross sports, and I realize that some of the best riders started out at a very tender age. So does KTM. Introducing the 2016 50 Mini; KTM’s absolute bottom-tier motocross trainer designed to ease brand new riders into the sport as safely (safety being a relative concept, it is still a motorsport) as possible. In spite of its size, this is no “toy bike,” and is built for serious (if adorable) competition.
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Limitless possibilities! The KTM FREERIDE E is an almost silent off-road motorcycle that is exceptionally easy to ride. Lightweight, agile and powerful.
No clutch, no shifting, just serious electric- powered fun. With a rated output of 11 kW (homologated) the KTM FREERIDE E-XC also meets all requirements for a READY TO RACE start by the age of 16 (A1 - european driver’s licence).
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KTM has taken the wraps off its all-new Freeride 250 R two stroke. The motorcycle was especially developed for the beginner off-road riders or for those who want a fun motorcycle that can deal with any type of terrain without backing down.
The motorcycle is propelled by a detuned version of the unit that powers the 250EXC. The 1-cylinder 2-stroke, 249 cc, water-cooled unit comes with weed intake and exhaust control and is mated on a six speeds, claw shifted transmission.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a modern frame made of stainless steel sections and bolt-on forged aluminium components.
The stopping power is assured by a modern Formula braking system that includes a revised piston system, radial callipers with four pistons front and two pistons rear, and lightweight wave brake discs.
The 2014 KTM Freeride 250 R will be available in dealers from mid-September.
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Young riders interested in the world of dirt biking need to have a start-up bike that they can use to learn the ropes. Fortunately, KTM has an answer in the 85 SX 17-14.
The 85 SX 17-14 is the kind of start-up dirt bike that can train future champions as they fight for a place on the podium. You only need to look at one Henry Jacobi and his championship winning performance in the 2010 season as evidence of the bike’s overall capabilities. The 85 SX masters the toughest MX tracks with unperturbed ease. The grown-up KTM mini-crosser combines fully-fledged MX technology with perfect controllability, providing for a versatile bike that can challenge the competition with relative ease.
It’s a unique motorcycle built to last. Its 85cc engine comes packed with a six-speed transmission that always seem to have the right gear ratio available. Likewise, the frame, brakes, and suspension have all been integrated with the machine and makes that performance incredible and powerful.
The 85 SX’s lightweight and sturdy chassis is made up of a chrome-molybdenum steel frame with a bolted-on aluminum subframe. A 43 mm (1.69 in) fully-adjustable, upside-down fork from WP has been optimized and the WP PDS shock absorber has adjustable rebound and compression damping, making the bike capable of mastering even the toughest of MX courses without demanding too much of the rider.
For a bike that has proven to be championship-caliber, the KTM 85 SX 17-14 is the right choice for riders looking to break into the mini-motocross scene.
Find out more about the KTM 85 SX 17-14 after the jump.