Thursday, May 8, 2008

KTM reveals motocross ATV in Spain!

This had been rumored since the exciting release of the KTM XC quads last fall, and now KTM has confirmed they will have dedicated race-ready motocross ATVs in addition to their new cross-country focused XC lineup. KTM showed off what they are calling the 450 SX and 550 SX at the trendsetting Motorcycle Fair in Barcelona, Spain

According to KTM, they have created the perfect motocross quad with remarkably low weight in combination with wider front and rear dimensions. KTM also heavily focused on keeping the center of gravity as low as possible by introducing a newly designed fuel tank.

Unlike the XC, the SX moels will not have a reverse gear in an effort to save even more weight. They also feature a big airbox with easy filter access and a race-proven Keihin 41 mm. KTM again went the extra mile by topping it off with Maxxis Razr MX tires, rear Douglas beadlock rims and nerf bars as well as a protective cover for the headlight. The SX also has the same industry leading Magura front brakes, Chromoly frame, hydraulic clutch, Magura handle bar as the acclaimed XC models.

The specifically developed WP suspension elements are another highlight and feature a wide range of adjustments, most of which are unique to the industry: High & Low speed compression adjustability both in the front and rear, Crossover design both in the front and rear.

More to come on this!