2016 KTM SX-F Factory Edition Bikes, Not Just For Factory Riders

Ryan Dungey on 2016 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

Ryan Dungey on his 2016 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition race bike – Photo: Kit Palmer

KTM factory riders Ryan Dungey, Marvin Masquin, Justin Hill and Jessy Nelson recently got a chance to see what their new rides for the 2016 season would be at KTM’s test track in Corona, California.

The 2016 KTM 450 SX-F and 250 SX-F Factory Edition models remain similar to their 2015 counterparts. However, the differences are noticeable. Both bikes will shave off a few pounds thanks to new forks and new mufflers.

The 2016 models are now fitted with WP AER 48 air forks. These forks are about 3.1 pounds lighter than the previous spring fork, which is definitely good news for 450cc riders Dungey and Musquin. The KTM dirt bike was already the lightest of the 450 class in 2015.

Both bikes also get lighter mufflers. The 250 has a new FMF muffler while the 450 gets an Akrapovic model.

All told, both bikes shed about 4 pounds from the 2015 models, which ought to keep KTM’s factory riders competitive on the motocross and supercross series in the coming year.

2016 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition Specs

7 l
2016
KTM
450 SX-F Factory Edition
1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
449.9 cm³
95 mm
63.4 mm
Electric starter
4-speed
31:76
13:48
Wet, DDS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Keihin EMS
25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
WP shock absorber with linkage
300 mm
300 mm
Disc brake
Disc brake
260 mm
220 mm
5/8 x 1/4″
63.9 °
1485 ± 10 mm
370 mm
960 mm
100.4 kg

2016 KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition Specs

7 l
2016
KTM
250 SX-F Factory Edition
1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
249.9 cm³
78 mm
52.3 mm
Electric starter
5-speed
24:73
13:50
Wet, CSS multi-disc clutch, Brembo hydraulics
Keihin EMS
25CrMo4 steel central-tube frame
WP-USD, AER 48, Ø 48 mm
WP shock absorber with linkage
300 mm
300 mm
Disc brake
Disc brake
260 mm
220 mm
5/8 x 1/4″
63.9 °
1485 mm
370 mm
960 mm
98.5 kg