FIRST LOOK: 2020 KTM SX RANGE | News
KTM has unveiled its 2020 SX range featuring minor refinements and performance upgrades from the junior KTM 50 SX right up to the KTM 450 SX-F.
Last year KTM introduced a new generation SX range so for 2020 the Austrian manufacturer has been more conservative. THe XC two-strokes have been treated to the biggest change, with the 250 XC and 300 XC now with TPI. Read more about that here.
New graphics and colours give the range a fresh look for the new season, while an E-starter and a map select switch with integrated traction control and launch control on 4-stroke machines, premium brakes supplied by Brembo, No-Dirt footpegs are fitted as standard to KTM’s class-leading line-up. High quality exhaust systems, plastics and seats join the reworked WP XACT suspension with the proven AER technology, which offers enhanced handling for model year 2020.
NEW FOR 2020
New WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.
New WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.
New piston with reworked shape for improved performance and reliability (450 SX-F).
New larger 49t rear sprocket (450 SX-F).
For MY2020 the KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX have a new look and feature the WP XACT suspension.
All of the junior models boast premium components such as high-quality Formula brakes, a high-strength steel frame, ergonomically designed bodywork and high-performance engines. The KTM 65 SX has a reworked ignition curve for improved performance, while the carburettor has been optimized for better power delivery. Its bigger brother, the KTM 85 SX, has a new transmission drive shaft fixing for safer sprocket fixation. The KTM 85 SX also has a reworked muffler with improved packing wool, which saves weight.
In addition, the KTM SX-E 5 will join the sportminicycles as another competitive option for junior riders. Based on the KTM 50 SX with its high-end chassis, but powered by an electric motor, the KTM SX-E 5 is easy to ride, has zero emissions, low noise and requires minimal maintenance – giving riders more options for places to ride, whilst being easy to use. The height of the bike is also completely adjustable, and it is aimed at riders aged from 4 to 10 years old, making it an exciting new model in the KTM line-up. The KTM SX-E 5 will be launched this summer.
“To be the consistent performer at any level of racing, you have to continue to progress in development. The work never stops – whether that’s here in Mattighofen, or with our engineers in the USA. The KTM SX range model year 2020 has received a number of updates to complement last year’s groundbreaking new generation models, and we can see that our continued efforts in development are paying off – our athletes both in Supercross and Motocross have enjoyed some fantastic results so far this season. Utilizing the same R&D team as their bigger brothers, the KTM sportminicycle models remain at the very forefront of junior racing competition with detailed refinements for MY2020. In addition, we are excited for the highly anticipated launch of the all-new KTM SX-E 5 electric minicycle, which will arrive this summer,” said KTM´s Senior Product Manager Offroad, Joachim Sauer.
Range pricing and release date are to be announced soon.