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2017 KTM SX Range Breaks Cover

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KTM have unveild their 2017 SX Range of Motocross Bikes, check out some of the key highlights below.

450 SX-F

If gold is what you‰Ûªre after, a 450 SX-F is what you get. Thanks to its compact engine delivering explosive but controllable power, it‰Ûªs the weapon of choice for the Red Bull KTM Factory Team and the champion, Ryan Dungey.

In fact, the 450 SX-F just captured back-to-back AMA Supercross Championships along with the 2015 AMA Motocross Championship with Dungey at the helm.

Its secret? Precise handling and arm-stretching grunt thanks to a lightweight and agile chassis matched to a compact powerhouse of an engine. For 2017 the best gets even better with traction control and WP AER 48 air-sprung forks to create the most READY TO RACE motocross machine ever. Winners - line up here.
450 SX-F
2017 450 SX-F Highlights
- NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces.
- NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork.
- NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race.
- NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction.
- NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.
- NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control.
- NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace.
- A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
- KTM‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏNo Dirt‰Û
350 SX-F
The concept is simple: near-450cc power levels with the agility of a 250-class racer.

While the concept is may seem easy; the execution is where it matters and the 2017 KTM 350 SX-F comes through in spades. With a compact engine that cranks out unbelievable amounts of power wrapped in an agile, lightweight chassis, there is no equal for the 350 SX-F anywhere.

Already proven to be a strong performer, the KTM 350 SX-F gets even better for 2017 with a host of updates that further push the boundaries of what is possible. The addition of KTM‰Ûªs revolutionary TRACTION CONTROL gives the rider more control when the track conditions are less than perfect, and a new WP AER 48 air -sprung fork further hones the SX-F‰Ûªs razor sharp chassis while cutting three pounds of weight.

There is nothing like the 2017 KTM 350 SX-F out there, because no one can do it like KTM can.

2017 350 SX-F Highlights
- NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces.
- NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork.
- NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race.
- NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction.
- NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.
- NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control.
- NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace.
- A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
- KTM‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏNo Dirt‰Û
250 SX-F
The KTM 250 SX-F added a second AMA Supercross Lites Championship to its crowded trophy cabinet in 2015.

But that‰Ûªs no surprise. The successful combination of a powerful and torquey engine in a lightweight and agile chassis is bound to place the 250 SX-F onto podium after podium. Already known for its strong performance, the latest generation 250 SX-F gets even better for 2017.

New WP AER 48 Air-sprung forks further enhance the stellar handling and capability of the 250 SX -F while cutting another 3 pounds of weight off what is already the lightest bike in the class. The addition of KTM‰Ûªs revolutionary TRACTION CONTROL guarantees efficient application the rear tire with better control, especially on wet and slippery tracks. It is clear - there is no equal for the KTM 250 SX-F.

2017 250SX-F Highlights
- NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces.
- NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork.
- NEW Handlebar map switch that also activates TRACTION CONTROL and Launch Control for enhanced traction for the start, middle and end of the race.
- NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction.
- NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.
- NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control.
- NEW Aluminum head stays are 60 grams lighter than the steel they replace.
- A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
- KTM‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏNo Dirt‰Û
250 SX
The new 250 SX features a newly developed two-stroke engine fitted in a state-of-the-art chassis.

Designed with the entire know-how of the KTM R&D and motorsport department the new generation SX with its class-leading performance is faster with less vibration than any 250cc two-stroke before. The unrivaled performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against the more complex 4-strokes.

An all-new chassis features a chromoly steel frame with high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness for excellent handling and bump absorption. Matched with WP AER 48 air-sprung forks and new rear shock, the 2017 KTM 250 SX is the most READY TO RACE 2-stroke ever created. This masterpiece of KTM‰Ûªs R&D and motorsport departments is born to lead the next pack of winners that prefer premix.

2017 250 SX Highlights
- NEW 249cc engine features an all new architecture with a new shaft arrangement for better mass centralization.
- NEW cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions.
- NEW lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto.
- NEW reworked 5-speed transmission shifts easier with more precision.
- Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.
- NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes.
- NEW lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
- NEW Tuned exhaust pipe for maximum power output.
- NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces.
- NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork.
- NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the WP AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction.
- NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.
- NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control.
- KTM‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏNo Dirt‰Û
125SX
The engine of the 125 SX has been known to be the most powerful and most competitive engine of its class and it is clear two-strokes are going to have a successful future due at KTM thanks to outstanding power-to-weight ratio, a low operating cost and simplicity.

The 125 SX‰Ûªs engine has been developed with the latest KTM engineering know-how and the most advanced technology in the class. The result is that it produces better power all over the rev range while being more compact and significantly lighter than all others. A host of improvements such as the WP AER 48 fork, new handlebar clamps, new brake pedal and brake pads further elevate the READY TO RACE game of the 125 SX.

2017 125 SX Highlights
- NEW WP AER 48 front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping for easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. The fork is now 3.1 pounds lighter than the 4CS unit it replaces.
- NEW rear suspension settings and softer rear spring are perfectly matched to the WP AER 48 front fork.
- NEW 38mm Mikuni TX carburetor for smoother and more controllable power delivery. It is also less sensitive to altitude and temperature changes.
- NEW throttle assembly with easy free play adjustment similar to the 4 -strokes featuring exchangeable throttle cams for different opening characteristics of the throttle.
- NEW top triple clamp supports the new flex characteristic of the AER 48 fork for better action and reduced friction.
- NEW Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.
- NEW 10mm longer rear brake pedal and less aggressive brake pads provide better modulation and control.
- A lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption.
- KTM‰Ûªs ‰ÛÏNo Dirt‰Û

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