Bikes 7 Dec 2022

Detailed: 2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

Make a difference with the latest 'Ready To Race' platform.

The 2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition has been unveiled, ‘Ready To Race’ and boasts a number of KTM PowerParts that enhance the latest generation of the platform.

The 2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition is a fully optimized and race-ready sculpture of the current KTM 450 SX-F that created a fresh standard in the industry for handling, power, engineering and competitiveness upon its presentation during 2022. The SOHC 4-stroke engine delivers a knockout 68 hp and weighs less than 27kg.

The motor oozes usable torque from every square centimetre and is harnessed through launch control, a quickshifter, two maps, a redesigned airbox, exhaust system and a series of other modifications befitting a motorcycle expected to fight for title success.

The altered ergonomics have improved the rider ‘triangle’ for tight centralization and enhanced feeling. The innovative ‘anti-squat’ concept of the frame and chassis (with reinforced aluminium subframe) compliments the revised engine position for increased centralization.

The whole bike is augmented with cutting-edge hardware from WP Suspension and the forks and rear shock can be adjusted easier than ever thanks to the tool-free configuration. The suspension benefits from refined settings, which have been mined from all the R&D work and data sourced from motorsports.

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The new generation of KTM SX-Fs blasted out of gates and straight into contention during 2022. Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin were both searching for AMA 450SX podiums and victories while the KTM 250 SX-F saw the quarter-litre incarnation immediately racking Grand Prix wins and ultimately the 2022 MX2 world title with Tom Vialle; who now takes the bike into AMA 250SX Supercross for ’23.

For the 2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition, KTM has applied a litany of KTM PowerParts to boost the function, the aesthetics and the exclusivity of the model.

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The bike is immediately distinctive due to the orange frame and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing graphics set. These details define the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition on any track or trail.

Elsewhere the orange factory racing seat, wheels, triple clamp, carbon skid plate, carbon front brake disc and guard come with an Akrapovič slip-on exhaust kit, Hinson clutch cover, WP start device and ODI lock-on grip set among other additions.

2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition highlights:

– Factory racing seat (orange)
– Factory wheels (black rims, orange hub, orange sprockets, black spokes)
– Akrapovič ‘slip-on’ muffler
– Semi-floating front brake disc
– Factory racing front brake disc guard (carbon reinforced)
– Factory racing skid plate (carbon reinforced)
– Factory racing triple clamp (orange anodized)
– Factory start device (WP)
– ODI lock-on gray grip set
– Hinson outer clutch cover
– Vented airbox cover
– Orange sprocket
– Gold chain

The 2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition will be produced in limited numbers, and enquiries can be made at any authorised KTM dealer, with availability expected from April 2023 onwards in Australia.
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