Bikes 3 Aug 2021

Detailed: 2022 KTM 50 SX Factory Edition

Latest FE model will be Ready To Race in Australia from September.

KTM has revealed the 2022 KTM 50 SX Factory Edition, which boasts class-leading performance designed to give junior riders the perfect first taste of performance.

With the Factory Edition 50 SX making its debut in 2021, the 2022 model is built heavily on the successful foundation of last years bike.

Starting with the engine, the KTM 50 SX Factory Edition features a 49cc compact two-stroke motor with a three-shaft design that sees the crankshaft close to the centre of gravity, bettering the way the bike handles.

The three-shaft design optimises air intake into the reed valve allowing the engine to perform well across the entire rpm range.

The Factory Edition has an easily adjustable exclusive centrifugal clutch configuration which provides enhanced power delivery. The clutch takes no special tools to adjust making it easy to customise and change between settings for each track.

Providing that factory finish are orange anodised CNC machined aluminium clutch and ignition covers, which also increase heat dissipation and further enhance performance.

The 2022 model has a reworked carburettor setting – predominantly changes to the jetting and comes standard with a smaller front sprocket designed to make it even quicker out of the box.

Like its bigger brothers, the 50 SX is liquid-cooled which extends to cool the crankcase and provide effective heat dissipation thanks to relatively large radiators.

Coming standard on the Factory Edition are both the FMF Powercore Silencer 2 and FMF Fatty pipe, which optimise the low to mid-range power delivery and provide that extra factory touch.

Looking at the chassis and 2022 model sees the return of the lightweight and durable chromium molybdenum steel frame, designed to offer both precise cornering and outstanding stability.

Black anodised rims are paired with the proven Dunlop Geomax 53 tyres to ensure the bike has got to the grip to win from the onset.

The 50 SX Factory Edition has a WP XACT 48mm USD air-sprung front fork. The right leg features reworked internals and dampening characteristics, with 30 clicks of both compression and rebound adjustment that can be made with the twist of a dial.

The left leg boasts a two-chamber system with a capsulate air cartridge, which requires no special tool to adjust as the bike comes with the required fork air pump.

185mm of travel in a WP XACT rear shock with a Progressive Damping System (PDS) is used to provide great handling and adjustability in the rear of the bike.

Both front and rear brakes are hydraulic, with 160mm Galfer wave discs installed to provide maximum feel and stopping power when entering a turn.

In 2022, the Factory Edition comes fitted with new grey 28mm ODI lock-on grips, which are fitted to a tapered alloy bar.

Providing the finishing factory touch are the decals, with this special model receiving unique in-mold graphics designed to replicate the factory machines and a blue gripper seat to provide that extra grip and control.

The 2022 KTM 50 SX Factory Edition is set to be available in very limited numbers from KTM dealers in Australia from September. Visit for more information.