2010 KTM 450 SX-F Comparison

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KTM 450 SX-F

2010 KTM 450 SX-F Comparison


Friday, January 01,

The ’10 KTM 450 SX-F ranks right up the best from Japan.

being an omnipresent force in the of off-road motorcycles, KTM and its 450 SX-F bike have struggled to the same success on the motocross and tracks compared to its Japanese Having never swung a leg a KTM 450 SX-F during our 450 Motocross we didn’t know exactly to expect from the Orange

The first difference obvious with the SX-F is that it uses a carburetor. It’s the 450 in this comparison still use of the old, but reliable, mechanical mixer. The second key difference is is the only machine not employing a link-type rear suspension, having the shock mounted to the swingarm.

Look beneath the however, and one learns that are many more subtle that make KTM’s stand out from the rest.

goodies including wave-style discs, blacked-out wheels, clamps, and frame are abundant. proprietary hardware comes in the of a quarter-turn fuel cap, steering head and axle plus a maintenance friendly airbox. We also appreciated how it is to adjust the rear shock with the simple aluminum and the easy tool-less compression adjusters atop of each leg.

The SX-F is the only 450 in this to still use a carburetor. It worked with spot-on throttle at Racetown 395.

Hop aboard the KTM and how its cockpit is roomy and unencumbered. It the same type of free-roaming as the Kawasaki, and possibly a tad bit more. to the KX-F and CRF, the KTM uses a handlebar, though the Austrians opt for the Fatbar model.

Reversible bar give the rider the opportunity to the bars forward slightly and and tall riders alike its comfortable layout. None of our expressed any concerns with their bodies at speed.

down at the handlebar and you’ll see a black electric start KTM has done away with a kick start lever, opting for the simplicity of e-start – and we it! Obviously, the KTM is the easiest to light the engine is hot or cold, and even a tip-over or stall.

We wish the of the 450 motocross bikes could the same.

Pin the throttle and the KTM’s engine out a ridiculously flat spread of and we mean that in the best Despite not employing electronic and instead relying on a Keihin FCR 41 jetting and throttle response spot-on in the high desert at Racetown.

Initially, bottom-to-mid feels the mellowest even to the Honda and Yamaha, but as the revs the KTM comes alive pumping out the power for about 1000 before the Kawasaki takes Keep your wrist and where the EFI bikes are stalling the KTM just keeps pulling all the way to the rev with class-leading top end.

The KTM through whoops like 450 on the market.

Look at the results the holeshot test. Despite behind all but the Kawasaki, the KTM recorded the trap speed (nearly 52 signaling how potent the upper of its powerband are. In the third roll-on test, despite the slowest time, it posted the trap speed (49.51

It’s this kind of versatility that won the hearts of our in the motor department.

“The KTM possessed my favorite delivery by a long shot,” Milan. “The bike like a tractor. It just right from the bottom and builds to an incredibly powerful followed by a Top Fuel dragster top I could enter corners a high or a gear low and still out strong on the other end. The powerful, yet friendly nature of motor was confidence inspiring it felt hooked up everywhere.”

KTM was the surprise of the day,” adds “It’s got the easiest power by far and is totally controllable exiting It really did surprise me. The power to the ground is amazing. As your the turn it just hooks up than any other bike.”

raved about the performance of the WP fork.

Equally impressive is how quiet the KTM is even under throttle, due in part to its innovative Pipe Resonator System. The is comprised of a small metal that attaches to the titanium pipe and reduces exhaust without compromising overall performance.

For ‘10 KTM engineers added an transmission cog and the new five-speed was well-received by our Out on track the KTM never feels it’s between gears. gear ratios felt to the Honda and action through the lever was positive.

KTM 450 SX-F
KTM 450 SX-F

The KTM also has the distinction of being the bike to offer a hydraulic as opposed to the cable actuated on the Japanese bikes. This increases the level of feel race starts or any other which warrants fanning the Another benefit is its resistance to during prolonged use.

employing e-start, and all the things go with it including a battery and an starter motor, not to mention the biggest fuel load gallons), the KTM weighs less both the Kawasaki and Yamaha at 249 lbs a full tank of gas.

As before, even though the KTM has some size to it, its lively manners are one of its strongest attributes. had no issues placing the bike it needed to be – even super inside ruts weren’t a for the Orange machine. Furthermore its doesn’t come at the price of

Straight up, you won’t find a solid mount, even to the ultra-stable Kawasaki.

Riders big and small appreciated the of the KTM’s cockpit.

“The KTM practically glued to the ground,” Milan. “I’m sure the power delivery aided in the feel…The bike tracked and would hug the inside line on the of corners,” he continues. “But the KTM really shined was in the whoops. The complaint I had regarding the suspension was in the control. The KTM had the most ‘metal on feel when bottoming

While Milan’s extra taxed the capabilities of the suspension, McElroy had this to say about the WP combination:

“The KTM has the best out of any bike I’ve ever The front end is always stuck to the and soaks up all the bumps. The rear end well but it doesn’t have the plush feel. The shock was a little harsh, but it was one of the better through whoops.”

“The was a little stiff for me,” Armstrong. “I noticed it mostly in the chop, braking bumps and bumps.”

The KTM is one of the fastest, most and ultimately fun motocross bikes ever tested.

The KTM continued to impress with its prowess. Who knew dirt brakes could be this The Austrians’ use of the Brembo braking is head and shoulders above the

The level of feel at both borderlines on insanity – in a good way – you to trail the brakes into with the most confidence of any

The 450 SX-F is a serious strike the best from Japan. The is smooth, quiet and powerful, starting it is as easy as pushing a Its chassis is nimble in the tight and unflappable through fast, terrain plus the ergos are a to almost all riders.

KTM 450 SX-F
KTM 450 SX-F
KTM 450 SX-F
KTM 450 SX-F
KTM 450 SX-F


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