2008 KTM 105 SX motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX



It was presented as the solution for riders who are a bit tall for the 85cc dirt bikes and yet too for a 125cc machine and four later it still goes completing the customer’s needs great efficiency. It is all due to a great idea and the refinements brought to it as the passed by. There is no better way to the KTM 105 SX than with the words power, reliability, and effectiveness.

In 2004 when the 105 SX was first the bike would have the 104.9cc liquid-cooled two-… already mated to a six-speed and hydraulic clutch so the success be immediate, and it truly was. The was fed through a Keihin PWK 28 carburetor to be found on the bike today) and the gasses were evacuated by the exhaust valve control so, as you can the Austrian manufacturer made to equip the new dirt bike all the needed goodies for those craved first places on the

The top notch parts were tuned and ended up delivering an wide powerband offering torque down low and an impressive performance. It vanished its 85cc and positioned itself in a class of its waiting for enthusiastic riders to see way on it.

A great product right the start, the KTM 105 SX didn’t needed improvements or other than the brought by 2008 model revamped chassis and better to weight ratio.


built for the track and clearly the KTM 105 SX is the 2008 Kawasaki KX100. providing continuity and smoothness in the from 85cc to 125, the new KX perfect for riders developing skills and looking towards a riding career for the years to

The Kawasaki bases its racy on the 99cc liquid-cooled, two-… also fueled with the of a 28mm carburetor, but what the feel in the throttle special is Integrated Power Valve (KIPS) which radically the powerband and determines the engine to comparable low-end torque and power with the ones by the subject of this review. We also take in consideration the gear which doesn’t let the be less appreciated than its the KTM 105 SX.

Even though much and offering comparable blasts of each specific model is by its own behavior on the track or off the road, the teenagers more and more to race their bikes and their riding techniques.

But a real blast should look true to its abilities and the KTM 105 SX it successfully as it features racing found on KTM motocross machines. Any is suitable for KTMs as long as it is and the SX models make no exception.

The 105 orange mudguards, orange and, of course, orange number plate, while the panels are a combination of black, and the white “KTM” writing on side, everything blending in with the gas tank.

Seat is exactly what you would to find on your usual ride and it all finished with an rear fender, side plates and small two-… exhaust muffler.


The track is where it belongs so is where I took it in order to get a of the bike that determines so riders to brag about it. It with one kick and afterwards, the engine sound lets you that the throttle isn’t just to cover the space.

The ergonomics are roomy and although it is the bike in its class, I certainly had problems full-flatting the ground. I got used to it and after spinning the wheel in the dirt a bit in order to where it loses grip and tricky I started being all the place.

The clutch feels and easy to get used too while the is very precise and no trouble at all the way it operates. The SX has a gear for every situation or type that the requires, so I had a good time for those long jumps on the I usually found myself in or third gear exiting a curve and then widely the throttle so that the 103.96cc torque would kick in and in impressive and stylish jumps.

though I am a bit heavy for this of machinery (162 lbs), the didn’t gave any signs of and the bike is a lot of fun as you don’t always to take it easy on the throttle cornering. You also get to pop up wheelies as it weights only 130 lbs, but you only imagine how the average, a bit teenager will get along it. I did just fine, but this didn’t quite flow from my head.

The WP suspensions are built to absorb the of all those landings, but it only me think seriously about on a diet or on a bigger bike as proved a bit inefficient with me on. On the 105 SX models, riders complained the seat being a bit to firm, but I noticed that even I rode the bike for a full

I was probably too amazed by the way it handles the track and manages to find the trace for those tight that require your boots to touch the dirt with the front wheel. It is a easy to maneuver motorcycle in situation. I even took it on the and had a lot of fun in its saddle as it performs excellent. It is the engine proved again the impressive torque from low does the trick in the case of two-strokes while the top-end is

The disc brakes (220mm 200mm rear) are efficient on the track and off the road, with the being everyone’s choice. too amazing, don’t expect to be off the seat, but the brakes do get the job done.

the 2008 105 SX, KTM engineers visualized a that would be light and and could easily become the of performance in the class in which it

KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX


But the marketing department had its own about this bike. planed on keeping the MSRP low and they ended up selling the KTM 105 SX for


Having the best to weight ratio in its class and best for the long run, the KTM 105 SX was an example for the competition, but now that it its precious revamp, things are going to remain the same.

KTM are used to lead on the track and on the and the SX is a good example of brute that shreds the dirt and sees its own way towards the finish


Engine and Transmission

and Dimensions

Handlebar: Renthal Ø 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87)

suspension: WP USD Ø 43 mm (1.69)

suspension: WP monoshock PDS

Suspension front / rear: 275 / 288 mm (10.83 /

Brakes, front / rear: brakes 220 / 200 mm (8.66 / 7.87)

KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX
KTM 105 SX


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