2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition- Riding Impression Review

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2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition – Impression A Dungey Replica, Next-Generation 450.

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Kevin Cameron write a book about how helps funnel technology to motorcycles. That book be very informative, but he hasn’t it, so we can’t read it. Luckily, all motocross racers have to do is look at KTM’s new 450 SX-F Edition and see that it’s built for professional racing but for the eager consumer.

Only 400 are sold in the U.S. though, so if you already have one, you may be too

You probably want to know the Factory anyway, because it is like the standard 2012 450 in fact, it more closely an XC-W off-roader. The basic was robbed from the 450 XC-W to full use of that motor’s new cases. (KTM previously sand-cast cases on all off-road and continues to do so on a majority of them.)

boasting the luxury of electric the engine is 4.4 pounds lighter the standard 450 MXer’s. It also has 1.8 lb. rotating valvetrain mass due to the use of one cam instead of two; a single drives both the counterbalancer and the pump. The gearbox is all-new, and the cush drive has been from the outer basket to the basket for increased oil capacity and force needed at the lever.

There’s also a new Keihin EFI that injects fuel at the of the 44mm throttle body of at the top; KTM says that throttle response and overall

On the track, fueling is spot-on and the of power is exceptionally wide—enough so to let you run one gear high or one gear The delivery is smooth off the bottom, but if not careful with the throttle, the tire will spin out of I preferred to ride the Factory a high, going through the smoothly using barely any

Overall, the FE is 5 lb. lighter than the SX-F, but in certain aspects, it its weight the same. Soft take some work to get the turned, so you have to be very in your corner execution. But in sections, the FE nails the turns and is to change direction quickly no how the corner is shaped or angled.

KTM 450 SX
KTM 450 SX

The massive power helps for with the rear end.

The chassis is a bit on the stiff side, is good for going fast, but the WP lacks the plushness of the high-end KYB or suspensions. Neither was the front-to-rear perfect, though I only had a few to ride the bike and didn’t enough time to dial it in. But is nothing unpredictable about the it’s a solid overall

Compared to typical KTM ergonomics, the riding position is slightly The seat is flat and firm a good width. The frame now has a brace on the steering head to lateral rigidity, thinner tubes and a new engine mounting

There also are new radiator that give the rider’s a larger contact area for a sense of control.

The factory are a nice touch, including number 5 on the plate. Not a bad way to show up at the even with a bike at $9599, cost more my truck. But if this Factory is any indication of KTM’s next of motorcycles—and the company insists it is—there should be some orange years ahead.

KTM 450 SX
KTM 450 SX
KTM 450 SX
KTM 450 SX
KTM 450 SX

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