2013 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
KTM has released information on its second-generation 450 SX-F Factory Edition, which was developed through the efforts of the Red Bull KTM Team that took the 2011 AMA Supercross Championship, and both US- and Austrian-based R&D apartments.
Only 555 models will produced, and each one will arrive with a limited-edition sticker that lists the model number (1 through 555). The factory edition SX machine will debut at the AMA Supercross Championship in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 5, with 2011 champion Ryan Dungey.
The limited-edition machines will be available in KTM dealerships in spring, 2013. The 450 SX-F Factory Edition model was well received by consumers last year after selling out in only a few short months.
It received further success after Dungey won the Phoenix Supercross in only the second race of the season and just a few months later when Dungey rode the machine to victory claiming KTM’s first premier class championship in the 450 Motocross Series.
The dedication of the Red Bull KTM Team and R&D department to further push the limits and drive innovation of the new model has led to the significant changes seen on the new 2013 Factory Edition model. In just one year, KTM has already been able to introduce new changes and produce and upgraded model that will again be made available to the public.
While the Factory Edition remains based around the new generation 450cc fuel-injected, single-cam, four-stroke engine that has been tweaked specifically for motocross, the engine cases and clutch cover have been redesigned to minimize weight by removing the kick starter boss to save over 0.5 lbs and further reinforce the effectiveness of KTMs electric start system for racing.
The bike also features a host of chassis upgrades including: orange anodized CNC-machined triple clamps, an orange powder-coated frame, a Salle de Valle seat, an Akrapovic titanium factory silencer, gold Regina racing chain, orange-anodized rear 52T sprocket, black Excel rims, orange radiator and fork protectors, Dunlop GEOMAX MX51 tires, a holeshot device, front brake disc guard and exclusive Red Bull KTM Factory Team blue and orange graphics.
In addition, the bike also has a map switch for easy adjustment of the new ignition curves and an hour meter to help track time between maintenance intervals.
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