2019 KTM 85SX
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The 11 to 15-year-old riders of the junior class are no longer beginners. These are future champions fighting for victory, no matter if it is the for a National Championship or a local qualifier. In this scene, the new and improved KTM 85 SX is considered a winners bike. With the most powerful engine in the field and a super lightweight, stable chassis, it does not need to shy away from a full size bike.Features may include:
- ENGINE & EXHAUST
It took the highest levels of ingenuity to fit the race-winning formula of KTMs bigger 2-strokes into a compact 85 cc engine. A special manufacturing process is used and provides impressive weight savings without sacrificing strength or durability. The super compact power plant is fitted with a 6-speed gear box and delivers class-leading power and rideability throughout the entire rev range. The power valve plays a key role in tailoring power delivery to suit track conditions and rider ability, making sure the only rider surprised by the incredible performance is the competition.
For the 85cc, KTM has successfully developed a chassis that not only handles the hard charging brutality of a 15-year-old, but also effectively accommodates a lightweight newcomer to the class. This is effectively achieved through its lightweight, high-tech steel frame. It has optimized flex characteristics that provide a great feeling for the rider and help to soak up those big hits, while also delivering excellent agility and high-speed stability. Every element is designed to work in perfect harmony and contributes to an intuitive ride like no other.
- ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
85cc riders come in all shapes and sizes and require intelligent motorcycle design to deal with their wide range of dynamics. For optimal high-performance ergonomics, KTM used the proven design of the big bike range on the KTM 85 SX. The goal was to provide a neutral riding position that, together with perfectly shaped bodywork, offers the best rider comfort and maneuverability. A riders main interaction with the motorcycle comes through the seat, footpegs and handlebars, which is why KTM has used the best quality parts in these areas. The placement of these crucial contact points is also vitally important for balance and control and, through various handlebar position options, can be adjusted to suit a riders preference. This ensures the optimal riding position for race-winning performance.
- BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
The bodywork on the 2019 KTM 85 SX was designed to have the same touch points and overall feeling as the full size SX range. This similarity in bodywork is great preparation for an 85 cc riders imminent move to the bigger bikes of pro-level motocross, making the transition as seamless as possible. KTM factory riders, KTM R&D and Kiska Design all contributed to achieving the goal of complete harmony between rider and bike. These contact points allow maximum freedom of movement and improved agility. The front and rear fenders have an I-beam structure, which are prime examples of the intelligent design that produces maximum stability with the lowest possible weight. The bodywork is fittingly finished off with aggressive, modern graphics, leaving the competition in no doubt of a riders race-winning intentions.
- SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
Absolute performance purity is the name of the game when it comes to electronics and the new KTM 85 SX. Undiluted 2-stroke simplicity with an hour meter to keep a check on how long youve been shredding and an optional rev counter to assist with perfect setup.
SubcategoryOff-Road / Dirt Bike
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