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2024 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition

Make no mistake, this is the real deal – a works ride. It’s a highly evolved and modified spec of the production model KTM 450 SX-F, orientated even more towards pure performance, with upgrades tried, tested and selected through use in competition. The SX-F Factory Edition can be easily identified thanks to the orange powder-coated frame, a feature typically reserved for the ‘works’ machinery.

So, what does the new 450 SX-F have to offer? First of all, the Connectivity Unit Offroad (CUO) is an important new addition. This two-part system is mounted between the fork legs – protected by the new shape of the number board – with a GPS component fixed onto the redesigned front mudguard. It enables a wealth of easily adjustable options for engine performance and suspension settings via the KTM Connect App and opens up numerous new customisation options and the ability to personalise preferences without needing external specialised help. But that’s not all, an official affiliation with timing app provider LitPro will assist riders in examining their lines, speed, gearing, and a lot of other information to make their lap times hit the mark.

The new chassis has been a key focus during development. It features varied frame wall thickness and cutaway sections to enhance flexibility and reduce weight, and repositions rotating mass toward the centre of gravity, improving traction out of corners and giving enhanced anti-squat behaviour. Handling adjustments include new CNC-milled, orange anodised, rubber-damped triple clamps made from high-grade aluminium, WP suspension, an Akrapovič slip-on exhaust and a Brembo braking system. Plus, it comes with all the bolt-on goodies that most owners would consider fitting included in the SRP of £11,449.


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