The conclusion of another year and fast approaching dates for brand new racing calendars can only mean one thing: the chance to get as close as possible to Red Bull KTM Factory Racing equipment, prestige and potential with the arrival of the 2023 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. The latest limited-edition version of the company’s outstanding dirt bike comes as the AMA Supercross campaign gets ready to launch ahead of the longest and most spectacular season to-date.
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 the summer of 2022. The SOHC 4-stroke engine delivers a knockout 68 hp and weighs less than 27 kg. 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.
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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.
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. 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.
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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’ line // Semi-floating front brake disc
- Factory racing front brake disc guard (carbon reinforced version)
- Factory racing skid plate (carbon reinforced version)
- 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
- Golden chain