2018 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION

2018 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION

Posted by Five Star Cycle on Dec 4th 2017

KTM has unveiled its highly-anticipated KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition machine, which will be available starting in  February in the USA. For MY2018 this limited quantity model features a range of special parts including the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing graphics, orange anodized triple clamps, Hinson factory clutch cover, D.I.D Dirt Star rims, factory seat with Selle Dalla Valle logo, floating front disc and much more. In addition, the new machine boasts new bodywork, a revised chassis, new suspension settings with a new triple clamp design, an improved cooling system with new radiators, new exhaust, as well as a revised engine with a new, more compact cylinder head offering an improved power-delivery. This ultra-special KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition is the same machine as contested by KTM factory racers competing under the USA’s homologation ruling and is the very latest in design from the factory in Mattighofen, Austria.


ENGINE

ENGINE TYPE: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke

DISPLACEMENT: 449.9 cc

BORE / STROKE: 95 / 63.4 mm

COMPRESSION RATIO: 12.75:1

STARTER / BATTERY: E-starter / Lithium Ion 12.8 V 2 Ah

TRANSMISSION: 5 gears

FUEL SYSTEM: Keihin EFI, throttle body 44 mm

CONTROL: 4 V / SOHC with rocker levers

LUBRICATION: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

GEAR RATIOS: 16:32 18:30 20:28 22:26 24:24

PRIMARY RATIO: 31:76

FINAL DRIVE: 0.575

COOLING: Liquid cooling

CLUTCH: Wet multi-disc DDS clutch, Brembo hydraulics

IGNITION / ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: Keihin EMS

CHASSIS

FRAME: Central double-cradle-type 25CrMo4 steel

SUBFRAME: Aluminum

HANDLEBAR: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28 / 22 mm

FRONT SUSPENSION: WP USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm

REAR SUSPENSION: WP shock absorber with linkage

SUSPENSION TRAVEL FRONT / REAR: 310 / 300 mm

FRONT / REAR BRAKES: Disc brake 260 / 220 mm

FRONT / REAR RIMS: 1.60 x 21"; 2.15 x 19" D.I.D

FRONT / REAR TIRES: 80 / 100-21"; 120 / 90-19"

CHAIN: 5/8 x 1/4"

SILENCER: Aluminum

STEERING HEAD ANGLE: 63.9° / 26.1°

TRIPLE CLAMP OFFSET: 22 mm

WHEEL BASE: 1,485 ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

GROUND CLEARANCE: 375 mm / 14.8 in

SEAT HEIGHT: 950 mm / 37.4 in

FUEL TANK CAPACITY, APPROX.: 7 l / 1.85 gal

WEIGHT, READY TO RACE WITHOUT FUEL, APPROX.: 100.6 kg / 221.8 lb