Minor revisions for most models as a new 85 SX is due for release.
KTM has released the first lot of information on its 2018 motocross models, featuring minimal updates to the title-winning SX-F and SX range, as well as a brand new 85 SX.
The complete model year 2018 range, including both four-stroke and two-stroke machines, feature revised suspension settings in the WP AER 48 forks, along with a factory-looking orange frame and updated graphics to complete the look.
As with all of KTM serial equipment, the four-stroke range including the 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F and 450 SX-F boasts high-quality, class-leading components from the all-important E-starter, to the WP suspension, traction control and map selection, and much more to compliment the super-lightweight, yet powerful engines.
The 125 SX and KTM 150 SX now feature new aluminum head stays, as well as a new CDI control unit for improved starting. Tehre’s not been any final information released on the 250 SX, expected to remain in-line with the bulk of revisions.
For model year 2018 KTM introduces a brand new 85 SX for junior riders that are cutting their teeth in the schoolboy ranks. With the serious competitor in mind, this machine has a new engine that is 0.69 kg lighter than the previous model, with improved power and ride-ability throughout the complete RPM range.
In addition, the KTM 85 SX receives a lighter chassis with a revised chromium molybdenum steel frame as crafted by WP Performance Systems, as well as a lighter sub-frame. Joining the 50 SX and 65 SX in KTM’s line-up, it’s fitted with high-quality Formula brakes, WP AER 43 forks and a specifically developed WP Xplor progressive damping system (PDS) shock absorber.
KTM Australia is yet to release pricing and a release date for the 2018 models. Visit www.ktm.com/au for further information about the brand locally.