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KTM has introduced their model year 2016 SX range, which is a completely new generation of motocross bikes that are lighter, faster and even more agile than before with a huge weight reduction.

Thanks to the intense development work from the R&D departments in Mattighofen, Austria and the USA, along with a strong influence from the motorsports department that has recently celebrated KTM‰Ûªs first ever 450SX World Championship title by Ryan Dungey, as well as the East 250SX title from Marvin Musquin, while also not forgetting the two World Motocross Championship title wins last year, KTM is proud to present the new serial production range, which will be available globally from June onwards.

This new READY TO RACE generation of KTM SX models, which is being introduced to European media at the historic Maggiora track in Italy this week and to the USA and Australian media in two weeks time in Crawfordsville, USA, offers state-of-the-art technology combined with class-leading performance and the lowest weight in each class, which will set the benchmark for the Motocross world.

Chassis - Compared to previous models over 90% of the parts are new, as the KTM engineers aimed at increasing performance, improving handling and reducing weight of these already world-dominating machines, despite still including the all-important electric starter. Key improvements include the refined WP 4CS fork system (European models get the AER 48 Air Fork design developed by WP in close collaboration with KTM), plus a newly designed chassis with a new frame, subframe, footpegs, swingarm, linkage and rear shock to provide improved mass centralization and reduced weight for better handling (all models except 250 SX).

Engine - A full range of completely new smaller and lighter 4-stroke engines, plus a new 125cc 2-stroke, have been developed with a totally new architecture design, which offers increased performance, while also working in harmony with the new chassis. The 4-stroke range now has a state-of-the-art launch control system, an updated EMS with a faster ECU, as well as a new throttle body and different riding modes. The vision is simple: The KTM engineers wanted to make their new bikes faster than ever before.

‰ÛÏWe are excited to deliver a new generation of SX models, which have been developed in collaboration with many experts in our R&D department, professional racers, our motorsports department and together with WP. This range offers a huge step forward in terms of technology, and a massive reduction in weight over previous models.‰Û

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