2019 Motorcycle Previews 2019 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition Unveiled | First Look

2019 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition Unveiled | First Look

2019 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

Less than a month before Anaheim 1 – the opening round of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series that’s set for January 5 – KTM has unveiled the 2019 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

The Factory Edition arrives with upgrades over the standard SX-F 450, and is the base for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing motorcycles that Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb will compete aboard in the AMA 450SX and 450MX championships.

2019 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition for saleIn 2018 Supercross, Musquin missed the title by a mere nine points behind Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson.

The limited-edition models arrive with a Pankl five-speed transmission, and are significantly updated over the base SX-F 450 models in regards to suspension and power delivery.

“The KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition is a World Championship-proven machine and the clear weapon of choice for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team,” says Team Manager Ian Harrison.

“This model truly embraces KTM’s ‘Ready to Race’ philosophy and the company continues to prove its commitment through R&D and feedback from the racers themselves. Since 2016, Marvin Musquin has achieved great successes on the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition and we are setting our sights on big things from him in 2019.

“Cooper Webb is a great addition to the team and he has settled into the new bike quite nicely, so we look forward to great things from him this season as well.”

2019 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition Marvin MusquinThe 2019 KTM SX-F 450 Factory Edition receives the following upgrades:

  • Factory seat with Selle Dalla Valle logo
  • 2019 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing graphics
  • Updated Suspension and Engine Settings
  • Akrapovič Slip-on silencer
  • Orange anodized Factory triple clamps
  • Factory wheels with D.I.D. Dirt Star rims
  • Factory start for the fork
  • Composite skid plate
  • Semi-floating front disc
  • Front brake disc guard
  • Orange rear sprocket

The 2019 KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION is slated to arrive in North American KTM dealerships by early March 2019. For more information on the 2019 SX lineup and to view a complete list of KTM dealerships, please visit www.ktm.com.

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Ron Lieback
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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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