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KTM 105 SX

2004 KTM 105 SX – First Test Review – Dirt Rider

February 24, 2009

KTM has shed any that it is a “small” company. been less than a since the Austrian manufacturer was a small one, but it exploited models with unusual, desirable, engine displacements. it built what it felt off-road and motocross riders

In a unique move for a European KTM began doing suspension and testing in the United States to American riders got suspension worked for them. It also attention to the off-road rider, and it sure each dealer had a range of models suited for Then it rebadged some 50s as KTMs, thus entering the scene.

The beauty of the modern KTM is that the company saw the potential in the after the initial sale of so it insisted that any motorcycle its name on it be a quality product. advances in the 50 market were by the production of an ultracompetitive 65. Naturally, a high-performance 85 SX race machine

In addition to having the best performance in the class, the 85 SX seems to be the same reputation the larger KTM have for longevity. The final gap in the KTM lineup was a 105cc-class (sometimes big-wheel or Supermini) racer.

These models are generally only at large amateur but they fill a larger and more important role as options for riders too tall for machines but too short or light for 200 or small-bore four-strokes.Honda, Kawasaki and all make machines for the Supermini Basically, the bikes are 85s with wheel combos in place of the wheels legal in the 85cc

In fact, until the KTM’s only Kawasaki made a machine (sold also as a model) that is actually Suzuki also sells a version of its RM85 (the chose the same route building its 105 SX. It has the larger wheelset, and Kawasaki’s KX100, it gained via a bigger cylinder bore. As is of its 85cc sibling, the 105 boasts an robust frame and suspension.

It has a fully adjustable shock other bikes in the class, as as a 43mm inverted fork its classmates use a 35mm! The KTM is also the bike in the class physically and has the and -roomy riding position. the full-size KTMs, the 85/105 has a top clamp with a variable location (count them: You get choices) to fine-tune the riding compared the 105 SX with the 85 SX on the track.

The larger cylinder bore the engine an entirely different from the smaller motor. The 85 has torque and roll-on response for an 85, but the 105 has more torque in the lower rpm much so that the engine feels like an enduro It doesn’t even seem to as much high-rpm power as the 85! opinion could be wrong; the pulls so strongly down low the top-end rush isn’t as We had no complaints that the 105 SX was slow.

we simply heard how effortless the was to keep in the power. Any rider enough for a mini will need the clutch in turns. right out of turns are also effortless.As with the 85 SX, the 105′s could have used a more tuning than we able to do with clickers.

The front-to-rear balance is off. Our testers couldn’t get the sag to measure The rear spring is stiff for riders, and the fork is soft for pilots. Most of our riders still pretty happy the handling and the action.As we did with the 2003 big-wheel models ’03), we installed a spark and took the bike out on the trails.

For the testing, we corralled women and too tall for an 85 yet too small for a 125. All the 105 off-road. The smooth power is for trails. The chassis’ longish, feel gave riders in deep whoops.

Turns sharp climbs are always the point of small-bore two-strokes, but the KTM those as easy as with any performance two-… we’ve the 85 SX, the 105 is a solid-feeling moto and off-road with good ergonomics. The performance is very strong yet enough for less-experienced riders. with other bikes in the there is more engine but it didn’t bother our crew.

the rear brake lacks and is somewhat sensitive, and the pads fairly quickly. Otherwise, we hesitate to buy one for moto or for any type of riding where it is legal.

I loved the KTM 105 SX. I’m a little tall for an 85, but I’m light to be riding a 125. The KTM fit me well. I had plenty of room in the position, but it didn’t feel as I was riding a tank. The power and are smooth, the suspension is plush and the are strong.

KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX

I had no complaints at all with the performance or the comfort.

Cory lb/Beginner At 5 feet 3 inches, found that the number of that fit me is fairly small, and the I ride are too aggressive and rough for any of the models. A big-wheel minicycle is as large a bike as I feel riding. I normally ride a CR80R Expert (big-wheel), but I in love with the KTM 105 SX. It’s the bike I have ever

It has all the power that my Honda has and yet the power-valve engine has a lot more at low rpm. The power comes on is easy to control and transitions to the less suddenly. I like the position and the planted feel the gets from the large-tube and beefy fork.

The suspension was fine over choppy bumps, but it really in deep whoops. On the other I did have a little more touching the ground than I do on my Still, if I could get a green for it (my Honda got one under the 1997-and-earlier clause), I’d buy the KTM in a second!

If I could two bikes, I’d still get a KTM and just it during the times of the year a red-sticker (closed-course) bike is

Wendy Jo Carswell/5’3″/120 lb/ Expert rider I have a lot of time on the KX100 and the KTM 85 SX. I like the bigger of the 105; they make the feel more stable at over jumps and through Plus, the rear brake seem as prone to lockup as the I appreciated the fact that the 85 and the 105 looking and feeling new after were ridden, and I even the stock aluminum handlebar and the

The engine pulls hard all the way the rpm range. At the I-5MX and Piru Park tracks, the 105 was especially on the hills, and even though its is smooth, it feels faster the Kawasaki KX100. The number are a pain to put backgrounds and numbers on, and the pulled so hard it tired me out a more quickly than an 85 SX

But the 105 is still a winner.

Sean lb/Novice motocrosser

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