KTM’s new SX model range for 2018 will be arriving in dealerships soon

Model year 2018 KTM SX models will be arriving in North American dealerships beginning in mid-June

2018 KTM SX-F 450

The 2018 KTM 450 SX-F comes ready to do battle on the terra firma. — KTM photo

With its two-stroke and four-stroke machines, from the KTM 50 SX to the KTM 450 SX-F ultimate powerhouse, KTM offers high quality serial equipment in all of its motocross range. As developed for its factory racing teams, which have won numerous races and championships, including back-to-back AMA 450 Supercross titles with Ryan Dungey, as well as the FIM MX2 World Championship with Jeffrey Herlings, these KTM serial machines are renowned for being "ready to race" right out of the crate.

2018 KTM 85 SX-F

For the stars of tomorrow, KTM has the 2018 SX-F 85. — KTM photo

2018 KTM 85 SX highlights

  • NEW engine that is 0.69 kilograms lighter than the previous model.
  • Improved power and rideability throughout the complete RPM range.
  • Lighter chassis with a revised chro-moly steel frame as crafted by WP Performance Systems, as well as a lighter subframe.
  • WP AER 43 forks and a specifically developed WP Xplor progressive damping system (PDS) shock absorber, which provides excellent sensitivity and outstanding bottoming resistance with full adjustability.

In the adult range, the KTM 125 SX and KTM 150 SX now feature new aluminum head stays, as well as a new CDI control unit for improved starting performance. As with all of KTM serial equipment, the four-stroke range, including the KTM 250 SX-F, KTM 350 SX-F and KTM 450 SX-F, boasts high-quality, class-leading components from the all-important E-starter, to the WP suspension, traction control and map selection, and much more to complement the super lightweight, yet powerful, championship-winning engines.

In addition, the complete model year 2018 SX range, including both two-stroke and four-stroke machines, features revised suspension settings in the WP AER 48 forks, along with a factory-looking orange frame and brand new graphics to finish the look.

“Once again our engineers in the KTM R&D department in Mattighofen, Austria, have refined the very successful SX range," said offroad product marketing representative Joachim Sauer. “The adult bikes showcase a sportier look just like the factory bikes with their orange frames, while we’ve also spent some time working on the Mini range for the developing juniors and stars of tomorrow. In particular, the incredibly successful KTM 85 SX has had a real overhaul with its new chassis, engine and suspension, which have been redesigned for improved rideability whatever the level of rider. As always these bikes are ready to race right out of the crate and we look forward to releasing the SX model year 2018 range.”

Model year 2018 KTM SX models will be arriving in North American dealerships beginning in mid-June. More information on the 2018 SX lineup will be released in the coming weeks.


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