Supercross

KTM Releases 2015 450, 250 SX-F Factory Edition Models In Time For SX Opener

Posted:

KTM has announced the release of the 2015 KTM 450 SX-F and 250 SX-F Factory Edition race motorcycles that will be raced by the Factory backed KTM squads starting at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship on the 3rd of January.

This year marks the fourth year of a new 450 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycle and the first year that KTM has released a 250 SX-F Factory Edition.

For the 2015 model, KTM has stepped up the game once more and developed a whole new generation SX model motorcycle.

Both the 450 SX-F and 250 SX-F Factory Editions have been developed with the primary objectives of weight reduction and mass centralization for improved performance. Both motors have been completely redesigned to be lighter and more compact while producing more power.

The new engine cases on both models are redesigned to centralize the rotating mass of the crankshaft and clutch while reducing the overall length. Both models have a reworked Keihin Engine Management System with new 44mm throttle body and a new electronic launch control for efficient starts. New cylinder heads, revised valve trains, new combustion chamber geometries and optimized ports increase performance along with a new 5-speed transmission on both models to provide precise and easy shifting.

The chassis is completely reworked with a lighter chromoly steel frame that provides improved handling and energy absorption. A lighter subframe and swingarm match the new frame characteristics. The WP 4CS fork and brand new designed WP shock have been specifically designed for motocross and features revised damping settings optimized for the new chassis. The new upgrades result in a nearly 7 lb weight-reduction on the 250 SX-F Factory Edition and a remarkable 10 lbs on the 450!
n the the 250SX Series KTM Factory Team riders Marvin Musquin and Justin Hill will utilize the 250 SX-F Factory Edition alongside the three rider Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM Team
The Factory Edition models come with other add-on benefits including: Red Bull KTM limited-edition graphics, Selle Dalla Valle Factory Race Team seat, orange-anodized rubber mounted triple clamps, lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims fitted with Dunlop GEOMAX MX32 tires, KTM/ODI lock-on grips, KTM PowerParts fork mounted start device, engine map select switch and a KTM PowerParts hour meter.

For 2015, the 450 SX-F Factory Edition will be the bike of choice for Red Bull KTM Factory Team riders Ryan Dungey and his new teammate Dean Wilson. In addition, the BTO Sports/KTM Team will also use this race machine with team riders Andrew Short and Justin Bratyon.

In the the 250SX Series and 250 Motocross Championship Red Bull KTM Factory Team riders Marvin Musquin and Justin Hill will utilize the 250 SX-F Factory Edition alongside the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM Team of Jessy Nelson, Darryn Durham, and Shane McElrath.

Top Image: The 2015 KTM Factory Edition Race Machine Of Ryan Dungey

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Motocross

Jay Wilson Survives Wild Weekend For Another Japanese Motocross Championship Win

Motocross

Jed Beaton Consolidates Second In The ProMX Championship At Murray Bridge.

Motocross

Kirk Gibbs Snares Second ProMX Podium Of The Season At Murray Bridge

Motocross

Honda Dominates At Round 5 Australian Motocross Championship

Motocross

Alessandro Lupino and Tony Cairoli Give Ducati A 1-2 At Italian Prestige Championship

Enduro

Home Win For Andrea Verona On Day Two At EnduroGP Of Italy

Motocross

Kyle Webster And Alex Larwood Head The Winners List At Murray Bridge ProMX

Hard Enduro

Wade Young Wins Round Three Of FIM HEWC At Xross Hard Enduro Rally

Enduro

Josep Garcia Claims Day One Win At EnduroGP Of Italy

Hard Enduro

Wade Young Extends Lead at Xross Hard Enduro After Graham Jarvis Wins Day Two

U.S Motocross

Washougal National to Host Military Appreciation Race

Supercross

2024 FIM World Supercross Championship Calendar Revealed

What's On This Week

MXGP - R11
MXGP of West Nusa Tenggara (INA) - Lombok
Sunday, June 30th, 2024
SA Motocross Championships - R3
Robe – SA
Sunday, June 30th, 2024
FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Round 6
FIM Speedway GP of Poland, Gorzow
Saturday, June 29th, 2024
Vic Senior MX Championships - Round 3
Goulburn Valley, Vic
Sunday, June 30th, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 5
The Wick 338 - Southwick, MA
Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Featured:

Triumph Transitions to Terrafirma with the TF250X

Life with a Sherco 300 two-stroke

Time to Pivot with Pivot Pegz?

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

Enhance Your Bike’s Protection With Force Accessories Custom Clutch Cover

What's On This Week

MXGP - R11
MXGP of West Nusa Tenggara (INA) - Lombok
Sunday, June 30th, 2024
SA Motocross Championships - R3
Robe – SA
Sunday, June 30th, 2024
FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Round 6
FIM Speedway GP of Poland, Gorzow
Saturday, June 29th, 2024
Vic Senior MX Championships - Round 3
Goulburn Valley, Vic
Sunday, June 30th, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 5
The Wick 338 - Southwick, MA
Saturday, June 29th, 2024