KTM is a specialist of all-things off-road and it proves it times and times again by being involved—and even winning—some of the most grueling off-road competitions out there. Team Orange has notably been the dominant force at the Dakar with an 18-win streak it hopes to turn into a 19-win streak in January 2020. The factory team is also competing in World Enduro Super Series as well as in the AMA Supercross. Inspired by its experience on dirt tracks, the company is no stranger to competition-inspired models. With a new season of the AMA Supercross opening on January 4, 2020, KTM just unveiled the latest version of the 450 SX-F Factory Edition.
The bike’s special edition is based on the competition off-roader that motocross racer and 2019 AMA Supercross champion Cooper Webb will race in 2020. The Factory Edition kit includes a special Red Bull livery—KTM’s main competition partner—with matching orange frame and a “Selle Dalla Valle” blue saddle.
The standard wheels are replaced with a pair of D.I.D DirtStar rims with CNC-machined orange anodized spoke hubs. At the front, the wheel is attached to a 48-mm WP XACT fork with AER technology and a new mid-valve damping system that uses a digital pump for easy adjustment. At the back, support is provided by an adjustable WP shock absorber with a reservoir. The Factory Edition uses the same Brembo brake components as the standard SX-F but adds a carbon fiber-reinforced front disc protector to keep accidental projectiles at bay.
KTM also says it used several performance-enhancing components, including a connecting rod reduced-friction bushing to increase revving, a more durable Hinson clutch cover, and an Akrapovič titanium silencer.
The new 2020 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition will be available in authorized dealers in early 2020. Pricing has yet to be announced.
MURRIETA, Calif. – KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to announce details for the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION – the pinnacle of KTM’s motocross line – in anticipation of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship beginning January 4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Developed with feedback from the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, the latest KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION offers a host of upgrades over the already light, agile and powerful KTM 450 SX-F using technology and equipment that make it as factory as it gets.
The 2020 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION will proudly display the No. 1 in celebration of Cooper Webb’s 2019 450SX title, which marks another step in making this one of the most prolific and successful race motorcycles in recent history. Available in limited numbers, this special edition production model offers many of the same performance enhancing features that are found on the race machines of Webb and his teammate Marvin Musquin, allowing riders around the globe to ride and compete like their racing heroes.
With KTM’s incredible success in the Supercross and Motocross Championships around the world, the 2020 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION is designed to be the most competitive out-of-the-box machine available. Highlighting KTM and WP engineers’ commitment to the development and progression of suspension technology, the WP XACT forks with AER technology feature a redesign of the internals for 2020 including a new mid-valve damping system for improved control and feedback, a 10 mm increase to the bypass slot on the air-leg for enhanced initial comfort and a new oil bypass in the outer damping-leg tube to reduce pressure peaks, providing better performance at any Motocross or Supercross track. The fully adjustable WP XACT rear shock features new settings for improved pressure balance and to compliment the updates to the front forks. A new billet Hinson clutch cover has been added for increased durability and to enhance the factory look.
To dominate the competition, this READY TO RACE model includes an Akrapovič slip-on silencer constructed out of lightweight titanium, orange anodized Factory triple clamps offering perfect fork alignment with no ovalization of the tubes, Factory wheels with D.I.D. Dirt Star rims for an ultralight, durable package, a Factory start for the fork to lock in holeshots and a composite skid plate to protect vital components. In addition, the bike has a semi-floating front disc ensuring maximum braking performance, a front brake disc guard, and a lightweight aluminum rear sprocket in eye-catching orange.
The new KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION has the ultimate factory look with its orange frame, Factory seat with Selle Dalla Valle logo and exclusive 2020 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing graphics. With racing at the heart of KTM, this model is the sharpest weapon in the toughest racing arenas and KTM expects nothing less than victory with the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION for its athletes and for those who choose to race it.
The 2020 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION is slated to arrive in North American KTM dealerships by early 2020. For more information on the 2020 SX lineup and to view a complete list of KTM dealerships, please visit www.ktm.com/us/.