2018 KTM SX LineupThe Austrian-based KTM has released information on its 2018 SX lineup, which includes the all-new KTM 85 SX.This junior model, which will be available in the 17/14 or 19/16 wheel-size versions, was redesigned for lighter weight, better handling, and more power throughout the rpm range.
“Once again our engineers in the KTM R&D department in Mattighofen, Austria have refined the very successful SX range,” says Joachim Sauer, Product Marketing Offroad. “The adult bikes showcase a sportier look just like the factory bikes with their orange frames, while we’ve also spent some time working on the Mini range for the developing juniors and stars of tomorrow.”“In particular the incredibly successful KTM 85 SX has had a real overhaul with its new chassis, engine and suspension, which have been re-designed for improved rideability whatever the level of rider. As always these bikes are READY TO RACE right out of the crate and we look forward to releasing the SX model year 2018 range.”The 2018 KTM 85 SX is highlighted by:
- A new engine that is 1.5 lbs. lighter than the previous model.
- Improved power and rideability throughout the complete RPM range.
- Lighter chassis with a revised chro-moly steel frame as crafted by WP Performance Systems, as well as a lighter subframe.
- WP AER 43 forks and a specifically-developed WP Xplor progressive damping system (PDS) shock absorber, which provides excellent sensitivity and outstanding bottoming resistance with full adjustability.