2008 KTM 144 SX motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM 144 SX



KTM is famous for impressive performing two-… but this is very often than riders expected. The 144 SX is by its awesome power output and handling which always in the most effective way and have two-stroker rev its way first to the finish

Success won’t come at a as the maintenance costs are reduced to a by the rewarding Austrian manufacturer.

Given to its type of engine and its the KTM 144 SX is hard to be put up against a direct because nobody on the market diversity at the level that KTM

You will find it easy to it with the usual Japanese 125cc motorcycles (Honda Yamaha YZ125, Suzuki but that’s where the KTM 125 SX enters the and claims its fair share of so where could the 144 SX head? I definitely love to see KTM’s eating dirt, but who’s competition? I guess this will only compete in the AMA MX Lites race class.


It might be positioned in a of its own by the 144cc motor, but this looks like the motocrosser always craved about. Its end is being dominated by the Orange and number plate which are and aggressive and create an impressive contrast with the black rims, fork and mudguards.

The occupy a high position and are towards the rider for a better and control over the bike and a relaxed riding position. for that purpose, the seat is positioning the spoiled rider in the and recommended spot on the bike’s

What definitely determines to call it beautiful is the sharply-styled panels covered in Orange and the white “KTM” writing on sides. Things keep the rhythm all the way to the bike’s rear end is dominated by the high rear and the lateral number plates.

Test Drive

The 144 SX seems like a bigger bore and 125 SX (56 x 58.5mm bore and …, of 54 x 54.5 on the 125) so you would the bike to perform virtually the with a little bit more all the way up and down its powerband. But the 144 SX was built for the and KTM made no concessions when it to this single cylinder, two engine which is what different from the 125SX. A cylinder, piston, crankshaft, power valve, CDI unit and pipe all contribute to do the trick on brand new model.

What strikes you when getting on a KTM 144 SX and is throttle is the incredible power especially in the mid-range. This was the key KTM tuned the engine as a wide results in a more potent for fast passing competition on the track.

No lacks of power make your ride weak because al across the the bragged two-… motor has an ace in its and it shows it every time you a 250cc four-… bike on the I had it put up against the Yamaha YZ250F and the did the trick from down low the power proved effective in the and top-end, leaving the 250 behind and two-… smoke.

The Keihin PWK 39 carburetor and the TVC power aren’t waist as they much to do with the constant and the feel when the throttle is open. Also, what at the continuity of the ride and at the fact the rider can pick the needed whatever is the riding type it prefers, is the six-speed transmission. reliable and easy to use, the is the 143.6cc engine’s best as the power developed by this unit reaches the rear and gets put to the ground in the most way possible.

Maneuverability is also the key to bike’s success as it can be easily everywhere on the track with accuracy. You will notice although it weights just a more than 200 lbs it is very to handle and extremely responsive. the best line around the is just a think of visualizing it, not to make the bike go where you like it to.

What also keep the SX and reassuring are the WP suspensions offering inches of travel through a front fork and 13.2 of travel from a compression and adjustable monoshock. The fork, is taken right off the 125 SX, offers bottoming resistance so it will confidence even when the ahead looks tricky. The suspension will need a bit of used to as the right trace on the won’t be hit from the first but afterwards, it will all be a kid’s

Brakes on this thing are top I wouldn’t expect at anything from a pair of Brembo 260mm and 220mm, which effective on the smaller version, the 125 SX, Together with the griping tires, you will have no getting this little monster to a complete stop.

Also effective before curves, these units become your best on the 2008 KTM 144 SX. Good luck!

Well worth the MSRP of this SX is a true demonstration of coming from the Austrian and going straight towards the AMA MX Lites race class and on occupying the first place time you’ll get it racing. It disappoint you if that’s what afraid off and it makes the bucks worth.

KTM 144 SX
KTM 144 SX


Fine the products is KTM’s base but it seems that with model they had everything out from the start as it was based on 125 experience and nothing could go Everything that KTM had to do was to take an impressive product in its lineup and it radically upgraded and called other way due to its displacement increase.


Engine and Transmission

and Dimensions

Frame: Cental 25 CrMo4

Subframe: Aluminium

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

suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89)

suspension: WP Monoshock PDS

Suspension front / rear: 300 / 335 mm (11.81 /

Brakes, front / rear: brakes 260 / 220 mm (10.24 / 8.66)

KTM 144 SX
KTM 144 SX
KTM 144 SX
KTM 144 SX
KTM 144 SX


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