2020 Suzuki RM-Z250/450 Photos/Specs

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RM-Z450
// Exceptional handling from the light aluminum frame and swingarm
// Fuel-injected engine delivers excellent throttle response and strong peak power // Showa coil spring fork and a BFRC shock that has new spring rates and settings // The advanced S-HAC and traction management systems help you take the lead // Aggressive styling blends rider-friendly ergonomics with Suzuki racing identity


RM-Z450 / FEATURES

KEY FEATURES
// Exceptional Engine Performance

o Great throttle response delivers high peak power.
o Evolved traction management system helps the bike hook up.o Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) gets you out front.

// Advanced Cornering Performance

  • o  Frame and swingarm balance lightness with strength.

  • o  Chassis dimensions blend nimble handling with stability.

  • o  Coil spring fork provides great performance and easy tuning.

  • o  Showa BFRC (Balance Free Rear Cushion) shock settings delivers remarkable and controlled damping response.

  • o  Bridgestone X30 tires bring outstanding grip. // Real Braking Performance

  • o  Large 270mm front brake rotor increases stopping power and feel.

  • o  Compact rear master cylinder is designed to prevent mud from

    collecting on it and from catching on the rider’s boots. // Functional Styling

  • o  Aggressive styling blends function with Suzuki character.

  • o  Narrow cockpit lets rider move with ease for maximum racing

    performance.
    // Rider-friendly Tuning

    o Fuel couplers are included for quick and easy EFI tuning

  • ENGINE FEATURES

  • //  The 449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-valve, DOHC engine is the latest incarnation of Suzuki’s proven and reliable fuel-injected powerplant.

  • //  The engine has high peak horsepower with strong torque at lower engine speeds for excellent throttle response through the entire rev range.

  • //  The cylinder head intake port shape creates a high amount of tumble flow to the incoming fuel/air to increase power output.

  • //  The air cleaner’s large and straight opening creates a more direct air path to the throttle body to increase performance.

  • //  Suzuki’s advanced fuel-injection system creates extra-smooth power delivery, high fuel efficiency, and superb reliability.

  • //  The RM-Z450’s throttle body design locates the fuel injector, fed by a high-pressure fuel pump, so it sprays fuel directly at the butterfly valve to improve atomization of the fuel/air charge.

  • //  This throttle body design eliminates complex control linkage, so the rider feels a more direct connection to the engine.

// The intake camshaft profile has more valve lift than the prior generation RM-Z450, increasing power at all engine speeds.

// The compact aluminum cylinder is finished with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating for durability, light weight, and efficient heat transfer.

// The piston’s casting includes strengthening ribs near the wrist pin bosses to match component reliability to the engine’s high horsepower.

// Engine starting is simple and efficient due to a long kick-start lever, well-matched internal gear ratios, a large air cleaner and breather system, plus an automatic decompression system that works precisely and efficiently (eliminating the need for a heavy and costly electric start system).

// The high-flow exhaust system complies with AMA sound regulations.

// Tough resin engine protectors help guard the coolant pump (on the right) and the stator cover (on the left) from debris and stones.

ADVANCED ELECTRONICS

// The 2020 RM-Z450 features an evolved and efficient traction management system. The Electronic Control Module (ECM) continually measures throttle opening, engine speed, and gear position and then adjusts the ignition timing and fuel injector duration to fine-tune the engine output to deliver the best traction for the riding conditions.

o The RM-Z450’s traction management system is different from a street bike traction control system, as it does not measure rear tire spin. Because the needs of a motocrosser are different than a street bike, this system offers constant adjustment that maximizes traction at all times.

// The Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch system derived from the factory race bike to help riders’ takeoff from the starting gate for an early lead. There are three launch modes riders can choose for the best option per their skill level and starting conditions. There are also three stages to Mode A and Mode B of the S-HAC system. This helps riders at the moment of launch, when crossing the gate, and through acceleration to the full speed. The S-HAC settings for Mode A on the RM-Z450 are specially tuned to aid the rider’s throttle control during launches.

Mode A: For hard surfaces or slippery conditions at the starting gate.In this mode, S-HAC alters ignition timing at the moment of launch and the ride over the gate to reduce wheel slip to deliver a smooth takeoff. It also advances ignition timing during this sequence for stronger acceleration. After six seconds or when you reach fourth gear,

the system shuts off and returns to normal ignition timing.

• Benefit of Mode A: For novice riders, and/or hard and slippery traction conditions, use Mode A for a
more controlled launch.

Mode B: When conditions at the starting gate have better traction, and a more aggressive launch is desired.

S-HAC will advance the ignition timing to allow increased throttle response and stronger

acceleration off the line. The ignition timing alternation is in a similar sequence as Mode A, but with increased

overall timing. The system will return the ignition to normal operation in three situations (whichever happens first): After six

seconds, when you reach fourth gear, or when the throttle is closed. The system then shuts off and returns to normal ignition timing.

• Benefit of Mode B: For skilled riders, and/or good starting conditions, use Mode B for a more aggressive launch.

Base Mode: Standard power launch, no action required on the S-HAC switch.

// Designed for motocross use, the lightweight, battery-less, electronic fuel injection system is key to the engine’s efficient power delivery.

// Easy-to-use fuel couplers are included to simplify EFI tuning.

o For quick fuel adjustments to suit riding conditions, two couplers are provided. By plugging in either of two additional fuel-setting couplers to the wire harness, riders can opt for a richer-than-stock or leaner- than-stock fuel setting.

TRANSMISSION & DRIVE FEATURES

  • //  The well-sorted, five-speed transmission enables precise gear shift operation. This precise transmission feel is the result of an accurately machined shift cam for exact gear selection. Specialized machining processes also increase the precision of the matching gears.

  • //  The multi-plate, wet-clutch uses rack-and-pinion clutch release mechanism for precise feel of the engagement and disengagement points while riding.

  • //  The lightweight chain guide is shaped to accurately route the drive chain smoothly.

    CHASSIS FEATURES

  • //  The RM-Z450’s twin-spar frame and twin-beam swingarm design continues Suzuki’s tradition of delivering the best-handling motocross machines available.

  • //  This aluminum alloy, twin-spar frame combines cast and extruded sections to achieve superior front-and-rear weight distribution while balancing strength and weight.

  • //  The frame is 700 grams (1.32 pounds) lighter than the prior generation RM-Z450 to improve cornering performance and shock absorption while delivering stable handling.

  • //  The swingarm is assembled with thin, yet strong, materials for improved cornering performance and stable handling.

  • //  The short wheelbase and frame head pipe location produces quick and nimble handling characteristics.

  • //  Hexagonal aluminum rails are used on the sub-frame for light weight, a slimmer appearance, and easier air filter service.

  • //  The sub-frame rails route inward to slim the bodywork, but also route upwards to provide additional space for the large air cleaner and the advanced BFRC shock absorber.

    // Like the trim sub-frame, all of the bodywork is slim to enable the RM-Z450 rider to move freely in the cockpit, especially during spirited riding.

  • //  Inspired by the advanced suspension from the GSX-R1000R Superbike, the RM-Z450 is fitted with a Showa BFRC shock absorber.

  • //  The BFRC uses a separate, external damping circuit that improves the responsiveness of damping force to deliver excellent traction and better absorption over bumps.

// The fully adjustable BFRC controls damping so well during minute suspension movements that ride comfort is increased at lower speeds, while stability is enhanced at higher speeds.

// The Showa coil spring fork has large inner tubes and rod pipes for strength and durability.

// Springs in each fork leg combine with large, adjustable damping cylinders to deliver better response to the terrain and provide a strong feeling of control to the rider.

// Front suspension tuning and maintenance is balanced and easy: a great benefit during frequent riding.

// The strong Renthal aluminum tapered handlebar has a straighter bend than prior models to help aid the rider during aggressive maneuvering.

// The light upper fork bracket was developed to complement the Showa coil spring front suspension and handlebars.

// For effective stopping performance and feel, a large 270mm, wave-style front brake rotor with twin piston caliper are used.

// The trim rear brake master cylinder hugs the frame beam to reduce dirt contamination and the chance of the rider’s boot touching it during riding.

// To support the strong engine, braking, and handling performance of the RM-Z450, the bike is fitted with racetrack-developed Bridgestone Battlecross X30 tires.

// The wheels feature black anodized rims with a cross-section design that maintains strength while reducing un-sprung weight.

// Suzuki beak-inspired styling has a sharper front fender and radiator shrouds blending into side covers and an upswept tail, to promote the impression of speed while reducing weight and easing service.

// The functional styling and the motorcycle’s trim chassis permit a variety of rider positions that facilitate control and comfort.

// The plastic fuel tank weighs a half-pound less than the prior generation’s aluminum tank. Fuel capacity is an ample 1.7 US gallons.

// The seat base, inner fenders, and side covers were developed to reduce the amount of moisture and dirt that gets to the air cleaner. This helps prevent debris from contaminating the air filter element.

// Made with a special density foam, the seat is well shaped and slim to aid the rider’s control of the motorcycle. The seat has a large blue gripper panel that runs nose-to-tail on the cover.

// The Championship Yellow bodywork is enhanced with a new 2020 graphics package that features distinctive striping and Suzuki logos.

// See Suzuki industry-leading contingency programs atwww.SuzukiCycles.com/Racing.

// For more details, please visit www.suzukicycles.com.

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RM-Z250
// Exceptional handling from light aluminum frame and hydro-formed swingarm

// Dual-injected engine delivers excellent throttle response and peak power
// KYB coil spring fork and shock have efficient spring rates and damping force settings // Tuning the EFI system is easy and quick with the included fuel couplers
// Aggressive Suzuki race styling and race-ready ergonomics

RM-Z250 / FEATURES

KEY FEATURES
// Increased Engine Performance

o Center-port cylinder head increases output and throttle responseo Dual fuel injector system boosts high rpm power
o Traction management system helps the bike hook up
o Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) gets you out front

// Greater Cornering Performance
o Frame and swingarm balances lightness with strength
o Engine placement and mounting aid chassis’ nimble handling
o Coil spring KYB fork provides superb performance and easy tuningo KYB rear shock and linkage deliver remarkable control
o Race-ready, high-grip Dunlop MX33 tires

// Improved Braking Performance

  • o  Large-diameter front brake increases stopping power and feel

  • o  Compact rear master cylinder is designed to prevent mud from collecting on it and from catching on the rider’s boots

    // Functional Styling

  • o  Aggressive styling from the championship caliber RM-Z450

  • o  Narrow cockpit lets rider move with ease for maximum racing performance

    // Rider-friendly Tuning
    o Fuel couplers are included for quick and easy EFI tuning

    ENGINE FEATURES
    // Fitted with a center-port cylinder head, the fuel-injected, 249cc, liquid-

    cooled, four-stroke, four-valve, DOHC engine remains proven and reliable.

  • //  The engine delivers strong peak power and superb throttle response through the entire rev range.

  • //  The cylinder head features a refined intake port shape and finish that fine-tunes the fuel/air charge into the combustion chamber to increase engine output.

  • //  A large air cleaner opening is combined with a direct air cleaner outlet tube path into the throttle body for high-volume air flow.

// The fuel injection system has extra-smooth power delivery, high fuel efficiency, superb reliability, and easy tuning capability.

// First introduced on the RM-Z250, twin fuel injectors are used to deliver excellent combustion chamber efficiency and high rpm power.

// The primary fuel injector is at the bottom of the throttle body and sprays fuel at the butterfly valve for outstanding fuel and air atomization. The secondary injector is positioned in the air cleaner inlet duct so the fuel and air have more time to mix and cool before entering the engine.

// To feed the twin-injector system and mix the fuel and air charge for outstanding throttle response, the RM-Z250 uses a high-capacity fuel pump.

// The special design of the throttle body eliminates complex control linkage, so the rider feels a more direct connection to the engine.

// The intake camshaft profile has more valve lift than the prior generation RM-Z250, increasing power at all engine speeds.

// The cam chain tension adjuster and guide have been designed to reduce friction and mechanical loss.

// The compact aluminum cylinder is finished with Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coating for durability, light weight, and efficient heat transfer.

// The machining process at the piston pin holes is changed to reduce stress at the piston crown to increase reliability.

// Engine starting remains simple, due to a proven kickstarter and automatic decompression system that works precisely and efficiently (eliminating the need for a heavy and costly electric start system).

// The high-flow exhaust system has a long head-pipe, tapered mid-section, and multi-layer silencer with good flow through the entire rev range, with an emphasis on low-rpm performance.

// The exhaust silencer is a four-layer design that enhances performance and maintains compliance with AMA sound regulations.

// The resin engine protectors help guard the coolant pump (on the right) and the stator cover (on the left) from debris and stones.

ADVANCED ELECTRONICS
// Suzuki’s proven, easy-to-use fuel couplers

are included to simplify EFI tuning.

o For quick fuel adjustments to suit riding conditions, two couplers are provided. One is for a richer-than-stock and another for a leaner-than-stock fuel setting. Riders can

change fuel settings in seconds by simply connecting either coupler to the wire harness.

// The RM-Z250 features an evolved traction management system that reacts to engine speed changes quickly. The Electronic Control Module (ECM) continually measures throttle opening, engine speed, and gear position, and then adjusts the ignition timing and fuel injector duration to fine-tune the engine output to deliver the best traction for the riding conditions.

o The RM-Z250’s traction management system is different from a street bike traction control system, as it does not measure rear tire spin. Because the needs of a motocrosser are different than a street bike, this system offers constant adjustment that maximizes traction at all times.

// The Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch system derived from the factory race bike to help riders’ takeoff from the starting gate for an early lead.

o To aid riders at the moment of launch, there are three stages of power adjustment from the S-HAC system: 1) the moment of initial launch, 2) when crossing the starting gate, and 3) acceleration up to full-speed.

// There are three S-HAC modes riders can choose for the best option per their skill level and starting conditions.

Mode A: For hard surfaces or slippery conditions at the starting gate.In this mode, S-HAC alters ignition timing at the moment of launch and the ride over the gate to reduce wheel slip to deliver a smooth takeoff. It also advances ignition timing during this sequence for stronger acceleration. After six seconds or when you reach fourth gear, the system shuts off and returns to normal ignition timing.

• Benefit of Mode A: For novice riders, and/or hard and slippery traction conditions, use Mode A for a more controlled launch.

Mode B: When conditions at the starting gate have better traction, and a more aggressive launch is desired. S-HAC will advance the ignition timing to allow increased throttle response and stronger acceleration off the line. The ignition timing alternation is in a similar sequence as Mode A, but with increased overall timing. One of three conditions will return the ignition to normal operation (whichever happens first): After six seconds or when you reach fourth gear, the system shuts off and returns to normal ignition timing.

• Benefit of Mode B: For skilled riders, and/or good starting conditions, use Mode B for a more aggressive launch.

Base Mode: Standard power launch, no action required on the S-HAC switch.

TRANSMISSION & DRIVE FEATURES

// The five-speed transmission’s second gear ratio and overall final ratio matches the engine’s strong output for outstanding acceleration and top speed.

// True to Suzuki transmission standards, the gear shift operation is smooth and precise. Carefully designed parts like the precisely machined shift cam and corresponding gears create a transmission a racer can rely on.

  • //  The multi-plate, wet-clutch uses a rack-and-pinion clutch release mechanism for precise feel of the engagement and disengagement points while riding.

  • //  The lightweight chain guide is shaped to accurately route the drive chain smoothly.

CHASSIS FEATURES
// The RM-Z250 features a frame and swingarm design that continues

Suzuki’s reputation of creating the best-handling motocross motorcycles.

// The aluminum alloy twin-spar frame combines cast and extruded sections to achieve superior front-and-rear weight distribution, while balancing strength and weight.

// The 2020 RM-Z250 frame is 370 grams (0.8 pounds) lighter but has a 10 percent increase in torsional rigidity as compared to the prior generation frame.

// The engine’s position in the frame is rotated up so the crankshaft sits higher in the chassis to further the bike’s nimble handling characteristics.

// The rear, upper engine mounts are outboard of the cylinder head to increase rigidity and allow a direct intake path to the engine.

// The engine mount material is aluminum, rather than steel, for reduced weight.

// The swingarm is shaped using an innovative hydroforming process that maintains strength but weighs 0.6 pounds (270 grams).

// The hydroforming process enabled engineers to create tapered swingarm beams that increased rigidity, while reducing heavier assembly welding.

// Hexagonal aluminum rails are used on the sub-frame for lighter weight, a slimmer appearance, and easier air-filter access.

// The sub-frame rails are moved inward to slim the bodywork but are also raised to provide additional space for the larger air cleaner.

// Not only is the sub-frame narrow, but all of the bodywork is slim, so the rider can move freely in the cockpit, especially during spirited riding.

// The KYB-supplied shock absorber has a thin-wire spring, spring guide, cushion rubber guide, and lower link that are lightweight and have better movement reaction. The spring and link weigh a pound (447.5 grams) less than the prior generation’s parts.

// This KYB shock has specialized damping force circuits and a refined rear lever ratio to help improve the suspension’s traction characteristics.

// The damping force adjusters have a wide tuning range, so the settings can better match the conditions and the rider’s style.

// The high-performance KYB coil spring fork has legs with the same springs and damping force components, so front suspension tuning and maintenance is balanced and easy: a great benefit during frequent riding.

// This fork uses a free-piston design that separates air and oil to optimize the damping characteristics. The design also helps control the damping cartridge’s pressure and spring recoil, so the fork action remains supple and precise.

// The Renthal aluminum tapered handlebar has a flatter bend with less pull-back than prior models to aid rider control during aggressive maneuvering.

// A rigid, but lightweight upper fork bracket complements the front suspension and handlebars.

// To improve stopping performance and feel, a 270mm diameter, wave-style front brake rotor and a Nissin two-piston brake caliper are used.

// The brake pad material was developed for the RM-Z250 to improve performance. The master cylinder is a push rod type that more effectively transmits the squeezing force that the rider applies to the lever.

// The rear brake master cylinder hugs the frame beam to reduce dirt contamination and the chance of the rider’s boot touching it during riding.

// The wheels feature black anodized D.I.D DirtStar rims with a cross-section design that maintains strength while reducing un-sprung weight.

// To match the handling potential of

// The plastic fuel tank weighs a half-pound less than the prior model’s aluminum tank. Fuel capacity is 1.66 US gallons.

// The seat base, inner fenders, and side covers were developed to reduce moisture and dirt from reaching the air cleaner. This helps prevent debris from contaminating the air filter.

// The slimmer seat has a specialized foam density to aid the rider’s control of the motorcycle. The seat has a large gripper panel that runs nose-to-tail on the cover.

// The Suzuki Championship Yellow bodywork is enhanced with distinctive striping and modern logo graphics that are updated for 2020.

// See Suzuki industry leading contingency programs atwww.SuzukiCycles.com/Racing.

// For more details, please visit www.suzukicycles.com.

the RM-Z250, the wheels are fitted with racetrack-developed Dunlop Geomax MX33

tires. Additionally, the rear tire is nearly a half- pound (160 kg) lighter than the tire used on the prior

generation RM-Z250.

// Suzuki beak-inspired styling has sharp front fender and radiator shroud shapes that blend into the frame’s side covers

and into an upswept tail, to promote the impression of speed while reducing weight and easing service.

// The functional styling and the motorcycle’s trim chassis permits a variety of rider positions that facilitate control and comfort.

// Compared to the prior RM-Z250, the 2020 edition has ergonomic improvements from the new bodywork, the rider’s footpegs are moved 0.12 inches (3.3 mm) forward and 0.2 inches (5.2 mm) upward, while the handlebar grip position is moved 0.3 inches (7.4 mm) forward and 0.15 inches (3.8 mm) downward, to create a high level of rider-control during competition.

// The plastic fuel tank weighs a half-pound less than the prior model’s aluminum tank. Fuel capacity is 1.66 US gallons.

// The seat base, inner fenders, and side covers were developed to reduce moisture and dirt from reaching the air cleaner. This helps prevent debris from contaminating the air filter.

// The slimmer seat has a specialized foam density to aid the rider’s control of the motorcycle. The seat has a large gripper panel that runs nose-to-tail on the cover.

// The Suzuki Championship Yellow bodywork is enhanced with distinctive striping and modern logo graphics that are updated for 2020.

// See Suzuki industry leading contingency programs atwww.SuzukiCycles.com/Racing.

// For more details, please visit www.suzukicycles.com.

Honda Introduces 2020 Lineup

Honda Announces 2020 Dirt Bikes

Performance updates to CRF250R highlight extensive CRF lineup




TORRANCE, Calif. (May 7, 2019) – From the fire-breathing, high-flying CRF450RWE all the way down to the friendly, cute CRF50F, Honda’s off-road motorcycle lineup is the most all-encompassing and versatile on the powersports market, a fact that was driven home when American Honda today made its first new-model announcement of the 2020 model year. With eight and four machines respectively, Honda’s CRF Performance and CRF Trail families offer something for everyone, whether they be pro-level racers looking to give Ken Roczen and Cole Seely a run for their money, youngsters preparing for their first two-wheel forays, or anyone in between.




The newest iterations of Honda’s proven full-size motocross models—the CRF250R and CRF450R, as well as the elite CRF450RWE—all receive important upgrades to raise performance levels even higher, while the CRF150R mini is back again in 2020. The CRF450RX and CRF250RX closed-course off-road racers benefit from the same improvements as their track-focused siblings, while the CRF450X off-roader and CRF450L dual-sport machine return for the new model year with updated graphics. At the other end of the spectrum, the approachable, fun 2020 CRF250F, CRF125F, CRF110F and CRF50F await recreational riders with trail-focused performance and proven reliability.




“For generations, Honda has demonstrated its commitment to the dirt bike market, and that’s never been truer than now,” said Chris Cox, American Honda’s Manager of Experiential Marketing/Press. “Our 2020 lineup of off-road models, including the CRF Performance and CRF Trail families, comprises machines that are top-of-class for motocross, off-road competition, trail riding and, in the case of the CRF450L, even using streets to extend off-road adventures. With such a capable and diverse collection of motorcycles, you can once again expect to see a lot of red on tracks and trails from coast to coast.”




CRF PERFORMANCE LINE

Last year saw Honda significantly expand its CRF Performance family to include machines for riding applications including motocross, closed-course off-road, pure off-road, and even dual sport. For 2020, a number of models in the lineup get important upgrades to keep Red Riders running at the front of the pack.

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CRF450R

For 2020, Honda’s flagship CRF450R—the same platform raced by Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen and Cole Seely—puts more engine-management choices at the fingertips of racers, with the addition of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). Developed through HRC’s worldwide racing effort, the system maximizes rear-tire hookup to keep all of the Unicam® engine’s horsepower driving the bike and rider forward, improving racing success regardless of track conditions. In keeping with racing-body regulations, the system measures rate of rpm increase and adjusts delivery accordingly, and a handlebar-mounted switch enables selection from three levels of delivery (most in class). In addition, the CRF450R’s front-rear balance is refined and handling is improved thanks to internal suspension updates, and a new battery position that lowers the machine’s center of gravity. Improved rear-brake pad performance and durability, and the exclusive specification of Dunlop Geomax® MX3S tires round out a machine that’s ready to take riders to the next level.





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CRF450RWE

Following a successful debut year in which it quickly caught the eye of performance-hungry enthusiasts who demand the absolute best, the CRF450RWE (“Works Edition”) gets even better for 2020, with updates based on the machines in the Team Honda HRC factory race shop. Already a dominant force when it comes to lap times, this exclusive model now features a full titanium Yoshimura exhaust system, as a lightweight Ti header (the first of its kind on a Honda motocross model) joins the titanium Yosh muffler, all specifically designed to work with the model’s hand-polished ports. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), developed through HRC’s worldwide racing effort, now comes standard, enabling three levels of intervention via a handlebar-mounted switch, and a new battery position lowers the machine’s center of gravity. Rounding out the changes are internal suspension updates, improved rear brake-pad performance and durability, new dual-compound Renthal grips and graphic updates. 




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CRF450RX

Ridden to the 2018 AMA National Grand Prix Championship (NGPC) by JCR Honda’s Trevor Stewart, the CRF450RX returns for 2020 with the addition of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), improving rear-wheel hookup in the limited-traction situations so common in closed-course off-road racing. A new battery position lowers the center of gravity for improved handling, and internal suspension updates yield improved machine balance. Just like the 2019 platform campaigned by Stewart, SLR Honda’s Ricky Dietrich and Phoenix Racing Honda’s Andrew Delong, the 2020 CRF450RX maintains its off-road pedigree with a model-specific ECU and 18-inch rear wheel, aluminum side stand and large fuel tank.





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CRF450X

With wins in 21 of the last 22 Baja 1000s (including 12 with the CRF450X), it’s no secret that Honda rules the legendary off-road race, and in the Baja debut of the model’s new iteration, SLR Honda kicked off the 2019 SCORE International series with a win in the San Felipe 250. A true off-road machine, the CRF450X is 50-state off-road legal and is suitable for year-round racing and trail riding. With off-road appropriate features like a sidestand, 18-inch rear wheel, headlight, sealed chain and six-speed transmission, it’s ready for desert expanses or tight woods, and it gets new graphics for the 2020 model year.






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CRF450L

Having taken the dual-sport world by storm since its debut last year, the road-legal CRF450L expands customers’ off-road possibilities by enabling access to the best riding trails on public lands, even when that means connecting them via asphalt roads. Based on the CRF450R, the CRF450L is a performance off-road machine, but it also has the comfort and durability to make riding it and owning it a pleasure in the long run. Already armed with features like a titanium fuel tank, six-speed transmission and LED lighting, the CRF450L gets new graphics for 2020.



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CRF250R

The machine that took Jace Owen to the 2019 Kicker Arenacross title victory and powered Amsoil Honda’s Jo Shimoda to the win at the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Amateur All-Star race gets a host of important updates for 2020, including engine enhancements aimed at bettering low-to-midrange power, and chassis revisions that improve handling. To increase torque and improve driveability, the cam profile is new, the intake and exhaust valves have been revised, the combustion chamber is reshaped, and the exhaust resonator has been removed. At the same time, maneuverability has been improved through a lighter frame and swingarm with optimized flex characteristics, along with a lower battery position and internal front-and-rear suspension updates.














CRF250RX

Campaigned in national championship off-road racing by JCR Honda’s Preston Campbell, SLR Honda’s Tallon LaFountaine and Phoenix Racing Honda’s Austin Lee, the CRF250RX features closed-course off-road specific components like a large fuel tank, aluminum sidestand, and 18-inch rear wheel, and for 2020, it receives a host of important updates, including engine enhancements aimed at bettering low-to-midrange power, and chassis revisions that improve handling. To increase torque and improve driveability, the cam profile is new, the intake and exhaust valves have been revised, the combustion chamber is reshaped, and the exhaust resonator has been removed. At the same time, maneuverability has been improved through a lighter frame and swingarm with optimized flex characteristics, along with a lower battery position and internal suspension updates.











CRF150R / CRF150R Big Wheel

Honda’s smallest motocrosser delivers smooth, ample torque across the rev range thanks to its Unicam four-stroke engine—unique in the mini MX world. Showa suspension components include a rear shock working through a Pro-Link rear suspension system, and a 37mm inverted fork. The CRF150R is offered in both standard and Big Wheel versions, the latter featuring larger wheels, a taller seat height, and more rear suspension travel to better suit larger riders.



















CRF TRAIL LINE

Motorcycling is armed with legions of riders who got their start on Honda trail bikes, and with the 2020 lineup of CRF Trail models, that trend is sure to continue long into the future. 

CRF250F 

The flagship of Honda’s CRF Trail line, the CRF250F can take riders from their first time on dirt to tackling challenging trails. Electronically controlled Keihin fuel injection, it’s 50-state off-road legal, and and the SOHC long-stroke, air-cooled engine delivers quality power for smooth acceleration and excellent rear-wheel hookup. A steel perimeter frame and Showa suspension deliver confidence-inspiring handling and a compliant ride, both at speed and through technical sections. Add it all up and the result is a fun-but-capable trail bike that’s ready for anything—and any rider. 













CRF125F / CRF125F Big Wheel

A mid-sized trail bike with power for full-sized trail obstacles, the CRF125F is available in both a standard version and the Big Wheel, which accommodates taller riders via larger front- and rear wheels, longer-travel suspension and a higher seat. The SOHC 124cc engine delivers its power smoothly, and Keihin electronic fuel injection offers dependability and clean running for 50-state off-road legality, while the steel twin-spar frame and Showa suspension deliver a smooth, nimble ride. With their fun performance and CRF Performance line looks, both versions of the CRF125F promise years of recreational trail-riding enjoyment. 



CRF110F

No model more perfectly encapsulates Honda’s proud heritage—extending all the way back to the 1973 XR75—of offering four-stroke dirt bikes that are kid-sized but full-featured, and that beckon new riders to experience the trails. With a clutch-less four-speed semi-automatic transmission and a predictable power delivery, the CRF110F makes learning a breeze. Of course Honda’s proven durability means the machine will continue delivering smiles long after riding skills develop, so there’s no telling where it could take generations of youngsters.





CRF50F

The modern version of the classic, beloved, Z50, the pocketsize CRF50F delivers kids’ first riding thrills (and lifelong memories!) via a 49cc air-cooled engine with an automatic clutch. Ten-inch wheels enable a low seat height and facilitate spirited, nimble handling, helping pack more fun per cubic centimeter into this kids bike than any motorcycle around.

ABOUT AMERICAN HONDA

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Husqvarna Announces 2020 MX And Off-Road Line Up

Husqvarna Motorcycles offer a complete line-up of five advanced 2-stroke and 4-stroke full-size motocross bikes. For MY20 the pioneering European manufacturer continues to push the technical development of each model in its premium motocross range.

Offering leading on-track performance, all five TC and FC machines combine cutting-edge technology with unparalleled attention to detail. In addition to the MY20 TC 125 and TC 250 machines designed for pure 2-stroke enthusiasts, the line-up is completed by a range of class-leading 4-stroke motocrossers.

Offering optimal agility, ergonomics, power and aesthetics, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ engineers have worked hand-in-hand with top-level Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders to develop the MY20 4-stroke range. With premium performance an absolute must in the world of motocross, the FC 250, FC 350 and FC 450 models ensure uncompromised power-to-weight ratio.

A leading player in the motocross sector, Husqvarna Motorcycles continue to enjoy notable success at the highest level of global offroad racing. Lifting the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship with Jason Anderson, the historic brand continues to demonstrate the performance of their pioneering machines in all major classes of FIM Motocross World Championship competition.

Husqvarna Motorcycles also offers a range of advanced 2-stroke and 4-stroke cross-country motorcycles and, for 2020, continues to push the development of 2-stroke technology by proudly introducing the 2020 TX 300i, now with electronic fuel injection, ensuring unmatched performance and ease of use. This exciting new machine rounds out the line-up, which includes the 4-stroke FX 350 and FX 450. 

2020 FC450

2020 FC450

2020 FC350

2020 FC350

2020 FC250

2020 FC250

2020 TC250

2020 TC250

2020 TC125

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2020 TC85

2020 TC85

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KTM Introduces Their 2020 SX And Cross Country Lineup

THE NEW KTM SX AND CROSS-COUNTRY RANGE IS OUT NOW!

The world-beating KTM SX motocross range just got better. From the junior KTM 50 SX right up to the KTM 450 SX-F powerhouse, the model year 2020 KTM SX lineup, which will be arriving in North American dealers soon, has received refinements and performance updates to ensure these machines continue to dominate at the highest levels of racing.

Based on the successful SX platform, the XC-F and XC models see the same refinements for 2020 and now feature further advancements in 2-stroke technology with the introduction of the Transfer Port Injection-equipped KTM 250 XC TPI and KTM 300 XC TPI. This exciting new lineup is more READY TO RACE than ever.      


When it comes to competing in the most prestigious championships around the world, this mantra is an important one to live by. KTM’s desire to win in AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross continues to be demonstrated with outstanding performances in each series thanks to KTM’s focus on creating the sharpest weapons for the toughest battles. This READY TO RACE mindset and development in the most challenging arenas is translated directly into our serial production models.


Following on from last year’s ground-breaking introduction of a new KTM SX generation, the model year 2020 2-stroke KTM 125 SX, KTM 150 SX and KTM 250 SX, and the 4-stroke KTM 250 SX-F, KTM 350 SX-F and KTM 450 SX-F have received performance enhancing engine updates to ensure they remain at the forefront. These detailed refinements, that have been developed with KTM´s test riders in Europe and the U.S., along with factory racers around the globe, complement the high-quality serial components that the KTM SX range already boasts. 


The cross-country range has been equally updated for 2020 with advancements to the 4-stroke KTM 250 XC-F, KTM 350 XC-F and KTM 450 XC-F. New for 2020, KTM has expanded its range of innovative TPI models with the introduction of the 2-stroke KTM 250 XC TPI and KTM 300 XC TPI. These exciting new machines offer the latest in fuel injection technology and provide unmatched performance and ease of use, further demonstrating KTM’s commitment to developing industry-leading technology.    

New graphics and colors give the SX and XC range a fresh look for the new season, while an E-starter and a map select switch with integrated traction control and launch control on 4-stroke machines, premium brakes supplied by Brembo, No-Dirt footpegs are fitted as standard to KTM’s class-leading lineup. High-quality exhaust systems, plastics and seats join the reworked WP XACT suspension with the proven AER technology, which offers enhanced handling for model year 2020.

Designed by the very same engineers that are responsible for the bikes raced by the likes of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin, the KTM sportminicycle lineup continues to set the benchmark in out-of-the-crate performance for junior riders. For MY2020, the KTM 50 SX, KTM 65 SX and KTM 85 SX have a new look and feature the WP XACT suspension for precise handling and stability in the toughest motocross terrain.


All of the junior models boast premium components such as high-quality Formula brakes, a chromium molybdenum steel frame, ergonomically designed bodywork, NEKEN handlebars and high-performance engines. For model year 2020, the KTM 65 SX has a reworked ignition curve for improved performance, while the carburetor has been optimized for better power delivery. Its bigger brother, the KTM 85 SX, has a new transmission drive shaft fixing for safer sprocket fixation. The KTM 85 SX also has a reworked muffler with improved packing wool, which saves weight. In addition, a new 19”/16” wheel combination is available on the KTM 85 SX for 2020.


To intensify any new KTM SX and KTM sportminicycle with either aesthetic individualization or performance upgrades, look no further than the KTM PowerParts range. Designed by the engineers in Mattighofen, Austria, these premium components can take any KTM SX to new heights.

In addition, adult and junior riders alike can stay READY TO RACE with the KTM PowerWear collection. High-quality riding gear, premium protection and casual clothing created by KTM and with partners are included in the KTM PowerWear lineup, ensuring KTM fans can state their stance while gearing up to ride to the limit. 

Check out the new KTM SX model year 2020 at your local dealer soon or visit www.ktm.com.

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2020 KTM 450 SX-F


The championship-winning KTM 450 SX-F utilizes a proven formula of performance and handling that is the industry benchmark. For 2020, this machine continues to deliver superior performance and easy handling. It features an extremely compact, single overhead camshaft cylinder head and together with the efficient electronic fuel injection, it pushes out unrivalled power in the most effective way possible. The KTM 450 SX-F is simply the fastest motocross bike out on the track.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.

  • NEW piston with reworked shape for improved performance and reliability.   

  • NEW larger 49t rear sprocket for better response. 

  • Compact SOHC (single overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing. Optional perforated airbox cover included in the by-pack. 

  • Header pipe with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system for improved performance.

  • Handlebar map switch selects between two maps and activates traction and launch control for better traction and more efficient starts.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop MX 3S tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke

Displacement: 449.9 cc

Bore / Stroke: 95 / 63.4 mm

Compression Ratio: 12.75:1

Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2 Ah

Transmission: 5 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44 mm Throttle Body

Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Primary Ratio: 31:76

Final Drive: 13:49

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Keihin EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 19” Excel

Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21” / 120/80-19” Dunlop MX 3S

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 100.5 kg / 221.5 lbs

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2020 KTM 350 SX-F

The KTM 350 SX-F continues to deliver a dominant mix of horsepower and agility. It has an exceptional power-to-weight ratio with torque similar to that of a 450, without losing its 250-like agility. When you're looking for more than one advantage, this powerful, lightweight racer combines all your needs into one dominant package with serious championship pedigree to back it up.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.

  • Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing. Optional perforated airbox cover included in the by-pack. 

  • Header pipe with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system for improved performance.

  • Handlebar map switch selects between two maps and activates traction and launch control for better traction and more efficient starts.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop MX 3S tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke

Displacement: 349.7 cc

Bore / Stroke: 88 / 57.5 mm

Compression Ratio: 14.2:1

Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2 Ah

Transmission: 5 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44 mm Throttle Body

Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Primary Ratio: 24:73

Final Drive: 14:50

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Keihin EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 19” Excel

Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21” / 110/90-19” Dunlop MX3S

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 99.5 kg / 219.4 lbs

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2020 KTM 250 SX-F


The KTM 250 SX-F was primed for global domination and is set to continue its dominance for 2020. Not only is it the lightest bike in its class, but it also offers an unrivalled, confidence-inspiring power delivery, making it a great choice for both amateur and professional riders. Laying the power down effectively is the secret to fast lap times and this capable package has all the right credentials to get the most important job done - getting to the checkered flag first. 



HIGHLIGHTS



  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.

  • Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing. Optional perforated airbox cover included in the by-pack. 

  • Header pipe with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system for improved performance.

  • Handlebar map switch selects between two maps and activates traction and launch control for better traction and more efficient starts.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop MX 3S tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke

Displacement: 249.9 cc

Bore / Stroke: 78.0 / 52.3 mm

Compression Ratio: 14.4:1

Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2 Ah

Transmission: 5 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44 mm Throttle Body

Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Primary Ratio: 24:73

Final Drive: 14:51

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Keihin EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle-Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 19” Excel

Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21” / 110/90-19” Dunlop MX3S

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 7 L / 1.85 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 99 kg / 218.3 lbs


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2020 KTM 250 SX


Whether it’s power-to-weight or power and control, the KTM 250 SX is the perfect combination of all that counts. Featuring the latest high-performance 2-stroke engine fitted within a state-of-the-art chassis, this powerhouse is undoubtedly the fastest 250cc on track. This proven race weapon is the right choice for those who thrive on that glorious 2-stroke sound.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions.

  • Lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto. 

  • A 38mm flat slide carburetor provides smooth and controllable power delivery and guarantees optimal performance over the entire range.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop MX 3S tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition.


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 249 cc

Bore / Stroke: 66.4 / 72 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: 5 Gears

Fuel System: Mikuni TMX 38 Carburetor

Lubrication: Premix 60:1

Primary Ratio: 26:73

Final Drive: 14:50

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Kokusan

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 19” Excel

Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21” / 110/90-19” Dunlop MX3S

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 375 mm / 14.8 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 7.5 L / 1.98 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 95.5 kg / 210.5 lbs

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2020 KTM 150 SX


With the agility of a 125 and a healthy dose of extra power, the KTM 150 SX is a lively package ready to take on the 250cc 4-strokes. From within its dynamic lightweight chassis, the compact engine produces class-leading torque and power. Everything about this motorcycle screams high-performance fun and it goes into battle as the ultimate on-track competitor.



HIGHLIGHTS


  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.

  • NEW front sprocket fixation uses screw and diaphragm spring instead of circlip. 

  • Reworked reeds for intake block offer improved function for better sealing and performance.  

  • Reworked kickstart intermediate gear for improved durability. 

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Lightweight die-cast engine cases feature a high crankshaft position located close to the center of gravity for optimal mass centralization. 

  • A 38mm flat slide carburetor provides smooth and controllable power delivery and guarantees optimal performance over the entire range.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop MX 3S tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 143.99 cc

Bore/Stroke: 58 / 54.5 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Mikuni TMX 38

Lubrication: Premix 40:1

Primary Ratio: 23:73

Final Drive: 13:48

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Kokusan

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 19” Excel

Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21” / 100/90-19” Dunlop MX 3S

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 375 mm / 14.8 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 7.5 L / 1.98 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 87.5 kg / 192.9 lbs

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2020 KTM 125 SX


The KTM 125 SX is the most compact and lightweight of the full-size bikes and delivers a confidence-inspiring ride like no other. A lightweight chassis teams up with the most competitive 125cc 2-stroke engine in its class, delivering superior agility and power to fulfil the demands of any young adrenaline seeker. This 2-stroke screamer is the ultimate entry point into the pro ranks and a sure-fire way to add to the trophy collection.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design and separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.

  • NEW front sprocket fixation uses screw and diaphragm spring instead of circlip. 

  • Reworked reeds for intake block offer improved function for better sealing and performance.  

  • Reworked kickstart intermediate gear for improved durability. 

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Lightweight die-cast engine cases feature a high crankshaft position located close to the center of gravity for optimal mass centralization. 

  • A 38mm flat slide carburetor provides smooth and controllable power delivery and guarantees optimal performance over the entire range.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Excel rims and Dunlop MX 3S tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 124.8 cc

Bore / Stroke: 54 / 54.5 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Mikuni TMX 38

Lubrication: Premix 40:1

Primary Ratio: 23:73

Final Drive: 13:50

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Kokusan

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 19” Excel

Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21” / 100/90-19” Dunlop MX 3S

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 375 mm / 14.8 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 7.5 L / 1.98 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 87.5 kg / 192.9 lbs

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2020 KTM 85 SX 17”/14”


The riders of the junior class are not beginners. These are future champions fighting for victory, no matter if it’s an AMA Amateur National title or a Junior Motocross World Championship. There is no 85cc machine that is more READY TO RACE than the 2020 KTM 85 SX. This is no surprise really, as it boasts a state-of-the-art engine developed by KTM, combined with a high-end WP suspension and a super lightweight, rugged chassis to make up a perfect overall package.



HIGHLIGHTS



  • NEW graphics to match the full-sized SX range and give a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • Reworked silencer with improved wool packing reduces weight by 40g.

  • With an extremely compact engine mated to a precise 6-speed transmission, the KTM 85 SX is an absolute knock-out, delivering first-rate power and torque over the entire rev range. 

  • Cylinder is designed around an innovative power valve system that is adjustable and increases torque and controllability. 

  • Crankshaft is light while offering precise inertia for peak torque. Optimized balancing reduces vibrations. 

  • DS (Diaphragm Spring) clutch is more compact with better performance than a conventional coil spring design. 

  • Crankcases are compact with a shaft arrangement that is as close as possible to the center of gravity.

  • The frame is a genuine high-tech product designed for maximum performance and is made of hydro formed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that have been specifically tailored for unrivaled handling and comfort. 

  • WP XACT 43mm front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping provide easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. 

  • WP XACT rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology provides excellent bump absorption and stability. 

  • Aluminum subframe is light and compact for better mass centralization. 

  • Cooling system features integrated crankcase cooling and two radiators for high performance and uses specially designed shrouds to protect the radiator in an impact. 

  • Sharp bodywork that is based on the full-sized SX models with the same contact points and overall feel for perfect ergonomics. 

  • Airbox similar to the larger SX models allows for air filter changes in seconds without tools.

  • Black coated high-end Excel rims, lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and black spokes with lightweight aluminum nipples ensure the highest stability at minimum weight on the KTM 85 SX. 



SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 84.9 cc

Bore / Stroke: 47 / 48.95 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin PWK 28

Lubrication: Premix 40:1

Primary Ratio: 20:64

Final Drive: 13:46

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS Clutch, Formula Hydraulics

Ignition: MEDJ digital

Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum 

Subframe: Aluminum

Handlebar: Tapered Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 43 mm

Rear Suspension: WP XACT, PDS Monoshock 

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 278 mm / 11 in; 305 mm / 12 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 240 mm / 210 mm

Front/Rear Rims: 1.40 x 17” / 1.60 x 14” Excel - Black

Front/Rear Tires: 70/100-17” / 90/100-14” MAXXIS

Chain: 1/2 x 5/16 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 24º

Triple Clamp Offset: 14 mm

Wheelbase: 1,290 mm ± 10 mm / 50.8 in ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 336 mm / 13.2 in

Seat Height: 865 mm / 34 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 5.2 L / 1.4 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 67 kg / 147.7 lbs



2020 KTM 85 SX 19”/16”


The riders of the junior class are not beginners. These are future champions fighting for victory, no matter if it is the AMA Amateur National Title or Junior Motocross World Championship. There is no 85cc machine that is more READY TO RACE than the 2020 KTM 85 SX. This is no surprise really, as it boasts a state-of-the-art engine developed by KTM, combined with a high-end WP suspension and a super lightweight, rugged chassis to make up a perfect overall package.



HIGHLIGHTS



  • NEW graphics to match the full-sized SX range and give a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW 19”/16” wheel combination for advancing racers.   

  • Reworked silencer with improved wool packing reduces weight by 40g. 

  • With an extremely compact engine mated to a precise 6-speed transmission, the KTM 85 SX is an absolute knock-out, delivering first-rate power and torque over the entire rev range. 

  • Cylinder is designed around an innovative power valve system that is adjustable and increases torque and controllability. 

  • Crankshaft is light while offering precise inertia for peak torque. Optimized balancing reduces vibrations. 

  • DS (Diaphragm Spring) clutch is more compact with better performance than a conventional coil spring design. 

  • Crankcases are compact with a shaft arrangement that is as close as possible to the center of gravity.

  • The frame is a genuine high-tech product designed for maximum performance and is made of hydro formed chromium molybdenum steel tubes that have been specifically tailored for unrivaled handling and comfort. 

  • WP XACT 43mm front fork with a sophisticated air spring design and separate damping provide easy adjustment to any track condition, rider weight or skill level. 

  • WP XACT rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology provides excellent bump absorption and stability. 

  • Aluminum subframe is light and compact for better mass centralization. 

  • Cooling system features integrated crankcase cooling and two radiators for high performance and uses specially designed shrouds to protect the radiator in an impact. 

  • Sharp bodywork that is based on the full-sized SX models with the same contact points and overall feel for perfect ergonomics. 

  • Airbox similar to the larger SX models allows for air filter changes in seconds without tools.

  • Black coated high-end Excel rims, lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and black spokes with lightweight aluminum nipples ensure the highest stability at minimum weight on the KTM 85 SX. 


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 84.9 cc

Bore / Stroke: 47 / 48.95 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin PWK 28

Lubrication: Premix 40:1

Primary Ratio: 20:64

Final Drive: 13:46

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS Clutch, Formula Hydraulics

Ignition: MEDJ digital

Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum 

Subframe: Aluminum

Handlebar: Tapered Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 43 mm

Rear Suspension: WP XACT, PDS Monoshock 

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 278 mm / 11 in; 305 mm / 12 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 240 mm / 210 mm

Front/Rear Rims: 1.40 x 17” / 1.60 x 14” Excel - Black

Front/Rear Tires: 70/100-17” / 90/100-14” MAXXIS

Chain: 1/2 x 5/16 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 24º

Triple Clamp Offset: 14 mm

Wheelbase: 1,290 mm ± 10 mm / 50.8 in ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 362 mm / 14.2 in

Seat Height: 890 mm / 35 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 5.2 L / 1.4 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 68 kg / 149.9 lbs

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2020 KTM 65 SX 


The KTM 65 SX is a genuine racing bike for young riders who want to move to the next level. This bike is setting standards in terms of power, performance, equipment and workmanship. The KTM 65 SX is equipped as standard with the advanced WP XACT 35mm fork with AER technology and other top-quality features. The ultra-cool graphics round off the racing profile. Just like its bigger brothers, the KTM 65 SX is READY TO RACE.




HIGHLIGHTS



  • NEW graphics to match the full-sized SX range and give a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • Reworked ignition curve for improved performance.   

  • NEW alternative needle included in the by-pack for fine tuning options for different tacks and conditions. 

  • WP XACT 35mm air-sprung front fork is incredibly light and makes adjustments for rider size and track conditions easily.

  • Sleek bodywork that provides excellent ergonomics for the ultimate in control and comfort.

  • The advanced frame is made of lightweight, high strength chromium molybdenum steel and offers superb handling and precise cornering.

  • The KTM 65 SX benefits from cutting-edge 2-stroke technology and an easy to shift 6-speed transmission with a hydraulic clutch.

  • A WP XACT monoshock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology guarantees optimum damping characteristics and outstanding stability.

  • The shock offers adjustable compression and rebound so the rear suspension can be set up precisely for the rider and track in no time.

  • The KTM 65 SX is fitted front and rear with massive four-piston calipers that grip lightweight Wave brake discs.

  • Like the big KTM factory racers, the KTM 65 SX has super lightweight, black anodized, aluminum rims providing the highest strength and durability. 

  • MAXXIS knobby tires provide superb grip in any terrain.



SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 64.9 cc

Bore / Stroke: 45.0 / 40.8 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Mikuni VM 24

Lubrication: Premix 60:1

Primary Ratio: 23:75

Final Drive: 14:48

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Formula Hydraulics

Ignition: AET Digital

Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum

Subframe: Aluminum

Handlebar: Aluminum Ø 22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Fork, Ø 35 mm

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock 

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 215 mm / 8.5 in; 270 mm / 10.6 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 198 mm / 160 mm

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 14” / 1.60 x 12”

Front/Rear Tires: 60/100-14” / 80/100-12” 

Chain: 1/2 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 25.5º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,137 mm ± 10 mm / 44.8 in ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 280 mm / 11 in

Seat Height: 750 mm / 29.5 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 3.5 L / 0.92 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 53 kg / 116.9 lbs


2020 KTM 50 SX 

With the KTM 50 SX, young motocross riders who are READY TO RACE can really take off. The fully-fledged bike is ideal for getting into the world of motocross and taking the first steps in racing. Just like its bigger brothers, the KTM 50 SX is equipped with top-quality components. The bike, which is designed from the ground up for young riders, is easy to control and features very steady power delivery. The automatic clutch is ideal for novices on two wheels – it enables budding motocross racers to concentrate on the essentials and very quickly learn basic skills.  

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • NEW graphics to match the full-sized SX range and give a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW premium cast aluminum swingarm features better flex characteristics for improved stability and offers easier chain adjustment. 

  • WP XACT 35mm air-sprung fork is ultra-lightweight and easily adjustable for different rider sizes and track conditions. 

  • Fully-adjustable XACT rear suspension with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology to match the performance of the WP XACT fork.

  • A 3-shaft engine design keeps the crankshaft close to the bike’s center of gravity for quick handling along with room for an optimized reed valve angle for maximum performance. 

  • Bodywork that mimics the full-size SX-F line gives the 50 SX a slim profile for excellent ergonomics and handling.

  • Front and rear hydraulic brakes by Formula combined with lightweight WAVE discs are powerful with feedback that gives control for any skill level.

  • A centrifugal multi-disc automatic clutch provides manageable acceleration and can be adjusted to the track conditions in minutes without tools.

  • Super lightweight, black anodized aluminum rims are matched to MAXXIS tires for maximum grip.



SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 49 cc

Bore/Stroke: 39.5 / 40.0 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: Single Gear Automatic 

Fuel System: Dell’Orto PHBG 19 BS

Lubrication: Premix 60:1

Primary Ratio: 33:61 Straight Cut Reduction Gear

Final Drive: 11:40

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Centrifugal Clutch (Adjustable)

Ignition: Selettra 2p D36

Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum

Subframe: Steel

Handlebar: Aluminum Ø 22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Ø 35 mm

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock 

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 205 mm / 8.07 in; 185 mm / 7.28 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 160 mm / 160 mm

Front/Rear Rims: 1.50 x 12” / 1.60 x 10” 

Front/Rear Tires: 60/100 x 12” / 2.75 x 10” 

Chain: 1/2 x 3/16 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 24.0º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,032 mm ± 10 mm / 40.6 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 252 mm / 9.92 in

Seat Height: 684 mm / 26.9 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 2.3 L / 0.61 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 41.5 kg/ 91.5 lbs

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2020 KTM 50 SX MINI 



Built for the smallest of racers, the KTM 50 SX MINI incorporates much of the technology of the KTM 50 SX with a friendlier power delivery, smaller wheels and a lower seat height. The KTM 50 SX MINI is a real READY TO RACE KTM for the youngest of shedders. Like its full-sized SX big brothers, it features high quality components and innovative technology. It’s child's play to control with a linear power delivery and a beginner-friendly automatic clutch, which enables budding motocross racers to concentrate on the essentials and very quickly learn basic skills.




HIGHLIGHTS



  • NEW graphics to match the full-sized SX range and give a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • A high quality, upside-down telescopic fork from WP Suspension, featuring 35mm diameter ensures outstanding ride stability.

  • The ergonomic handlebar made from a high-quality aluminum alloy ensures the highest levels of stability and control.

  • A 3-shaft engine design keeps the crankshaft close to the bike’s center of gravity for quick handling along with room for an optimized reed valve angle for maximum performance. 

  • Bodywork that mimics the full-size 2020 KTM SX-F line that gives the KTM 50 SX mini a slim profile for excellent ergonomics and handling.

  • Front and rear hydraulic brakes by Formula combined with lightweight Wave discs are powerful with feedback that gives control for any skill level.

  • A centrifugal multi-disc automatic clutch provides manageable acceleration and can be adjusted to the track conditions in minutes without tools.

  • Super lightweight, black anodized aluminum rims are matched to MAXXIS tires for maximum grip. 



SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 49 cc

Bore/Stroke: 39.5 / 40.0 mm

Starter: Kickstarter

Transmission: Rigid 1-Stage Reduction Gear

Fuel System: Dell’Orto PVHA 12 XS

Lubrication: Separate Lubrication

Primary Ratio: 33:61 Straight Cut Reduction Gear

Final Drive: 10:42

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Centrifugal Clutch (Adjustable)

Ignition: Selettra 2p D36

Frame: Central Tube Frame, Chrome Molybdenum

Subframe: Steel

Handlebar: Aluminum Ø 22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD Ø 35 mm

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock 

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 100 mm / 3.9 in; 147 mm / 5.6 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 160 mm / 160 mm

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 10” / 1.60 x 10”

Front/Rear Tires: 2.50 x 10” / 2.75 x 10” 

Chain: 1/2 x 3/16 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 23.6º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 914 ± 10 mm / 36 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 184 mm / 7.2 in

Seat Height: 558 mm / 22 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 2.1L / 0.55 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 40 kg/ 88.2 lbs

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2020 KTM 450 XC-F


When maximum attack is required, the only answer is the KTM 450 XC-F. The compact SOHC engine delivers explosive power in a smooth, usable delivery that suits both weekend riders and seasoned racers alike. More to the point, the 2020 KTM 450 XC-F shares 95% of its parts with the multiple championship-winning KTM 450 SX-F motocross bike. So, are you READY TO RACE?

 

HIGHLIGHTS


  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.

  • NEW piston with reworked shape for improved performance and reliability.   

  • Compact SOHC (single overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.

  • Header pipes with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system for improved performance.

  • Handlebar map switch selects between two maps and activates traction and launch control for better traction and more efficient starts.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop AT81 tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 

  • Offroad specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand, oversized tank and an 18” rear wheel ensures the 2020 KTM XC-F machines are READY TO RACE.


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke

Displacement: 449.9 cc

Bore / Stroke: 95 / 63.4 mm

Compression Ratio: 12.75:1

Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2 Ah

Transmission: 5 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44 mm Throttle Body

Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Primary Ratio: 31:76

Final Drive: 13:48

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Keihin EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 18”

Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 101 kg / 222.6 lbs.


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2020 KTM 350 XC-F

With power that rivals 450cc machines and 250-class handling, the 2020 KTM 350 XC-F is a force to be reckoned with in any closed-course, offroad contest. A compact engine cranks out unbelievable amounts of power while traction control, launch control and selectable maps make all that power useable. Updated suspension damping settings and engine refinements take the KTM 350 XC-F to a level that other 450-class offroad bikes have trouble matching. 


HIGHLIGHTS


  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.  

  • Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.

  • Header pipes with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system for improved performance.  

  • Handlebar map switch selects between two maps and activates traction and launch control for better traction and more efficient starts.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop AT81 tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 

  • Offroad specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand, oversized tank and an 18” rear wheel ensures the 2020 KTM XC-F machines are READY TO RACE.


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke

Displacement: 349.7 cc

Bore / Stroke: 88 / 57.5 mm

Compression Ratio: 14.2:1

Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2Ah

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44 mm Throttle Body

Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Primary Ratio: 24:73

Final Drive: 14:51

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Keihin EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD forks, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant

Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 100.5 kg / 221.5 lbs


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2020 KTM 250 XC-F


With class-leading power no one can rival, the 2020 KTM 250 XC-F is a force to be reckoned with in any closed-course, offroad contest. A compact engine cranks out unbelievable amounts of power while traction control, launch control and selectable maps make all that power useable. Updated suspension damping settings, a new redesigned and refinements to the motor make this the ultimate offroad motorcycle.  


HIGHLIGHTS


  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.  

  • Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing. 

  • Header pipes with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system for improved performance. 

  • Handlebar map switch selects between two maps and activates traction and launch control for better traction and more efficient starts.

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop AT81 tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 

  • Offroad specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand, oversized tank and an 18” rear wheel ensures the 2020 KTM XC-F machines are READY TO RACE.


SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke

Displacement: 249.9 cc

Bore / Stroke: 78 / 52.3 mm

Compression Ratio: 14.4:1

Starter/Battery: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2 Ah

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 44 mm Throttle Body

Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Primary Ratio: 24:73

Final Drive: 13:51

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Keihin EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD fork, Ø 48 mm 

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant

Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 100 kg / 220.4 lbs

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2020 KTM 300 XC TPI


The 2020 KTM 300 XC TPI’s unrivaled torque, light weight and rock-solid handling make it an unstoppable machine for extreme cross-country terrain. The KTM 300 XC TPI, now proudly adding TPI to its name, further demonstrates KTM’s unrelenting commitment to 2-stroke advancement. The benefits are clear: besides huge improvements in fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions, the system also removes the need for pre-mixing fuel and re-jetting, meaning that with less effort, the engine always runs smoothly and crisply. The KTM 300 XC TPI is the most READY TO RACE offroad 2-stroke 300 ever created. 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW TPI (Transfer Port Injection) fuel injection system featuring industry-leading technology offers unparallel performance and simple operation: no premixing or jetting required.

  • NEW ambient air pressure sensor for improved altitude compensation.   

  • The 293.2cc engine is the pinnacle of 2-stroke performance with lightweight construction and features new CNC exhaust port and port timing. 

  • NEW exhaust system provides improved performance with reduced weight and a more durable construction thanks to the innovative corrugated surface on the expansion chamber.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.  

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.  

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop AT81 tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 

  • Offroad specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand, oversized tank and an 18” rear wheel ensures the 2020 KTM XC TPI machines are READY TO RACE.

  • Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions.

  • Lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the race.

  • Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 293.2 cc

Bore / Stroke: 72 / 72 mm

Starter: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2Ah

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: TPI, Dell’Orto Throttle Body Ø 39 mm

Lubrication: Electronically Regulated Oil Pump

Primary Ratio: 26:73

Final Drive: 13:51

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Continental EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD fork, Ø 48 mm

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant

Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 101.3 kg / 223.3 lbs


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2020 KTM 250 XC TPI

The KTM 250 XC now proudly adds TPI to its name for 2020 and further demonstrates KTM’s unrelenting commitment to 2-stroke advancement. The benefits are clear: besides huge improvements in fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions, the system also removes the need for pre-mixing fuel and re-jetting, meaning that with less effort, the engine always runs smoothly and crisply. The 250 XC TPI features a powerful yet smooth two-stroke engine fitted in a state-of-the-art chassis. The stellar performance of the lightweight 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender for offroad racing.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW graphics for a READY TO RACE appearance.

  • NEW TPI (Transfer Port Injection) fuel injection system featuring industry-leading technology offers unparallel performance and simple operation: no premixing or jetting required.

  • NEW ambient air pressure sensor for improved altitude compensation.   

  • Advanced 2-stroke engine offers class-leading performance with a lightweight construction and features new CNC exhaust port and port timing. 

  • NEW exhaust system provides improved performance with reduced weight and a more durable construction thanks to the innovative corrugated surface on the expansion chamber.

  • NEW WP XACT front fork setting for improved damping, and new fork piston for improved performance. Features proven, sophisticated air spring design with separate damping functions.

  • NEW WP XACT rear shock setting and new compression adjuster for improved tuning.  

  • High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with optimized stiffness provides a great blend of comfort and stability.

  • Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.

  • Bodywork features a slim design for optimal comfort, control and freedom of movement.  

  • Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for optimal performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.  

  • Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers light operation and highly controllable modulation of the clutch.

  • High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad bikes and are combined with lightweight Wave discs. 

  • Handlebar clamps feature a separated lower clamp and bridge-type upper clamp for more torsional stiffness.

  • KTM’s “No Dirt” foot peg design keeps the peg pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the foot peg is always in the correct position. 

  • Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC-machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop AT81 tires. 

  • “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition. 

  • Offroad specific additions such as hand guards, a side stand, oversized tank and an 18” rear wheel ensures the 2020 KTM XC TPI machines are READY TO RACE.

  • Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions.

  • Lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the race.

  • Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 249 cc

Bore / Stroke: 66.4 mm / 72 mm

Starter: Electric Starter / 12.8V, 2Ah

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: TPI, Dell’Orto Throttle Body Ø 39 mm

Lubrication: Electronically Regulated Oil Pump

Primary Ratio: 26:73

Final Drive: 13:51

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS-Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Continental EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Sub Frame: Aluminum

Handle bar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP XACT USD fork, Ø 48 mm

Rear Suspension: WP XACT Monoshock with Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 310 mm / 12.2 in; 300 mm / 11.81 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm / 10.24 in; 220 mm / 8.66 in

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant

Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.1º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,485 mm ± 10 mm / 58.5 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370 mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 950 mm / 37.4 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 8.5 L / 2.25 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 101.3 kg / 223.3 lbs





























































2019 Husqvarna FC450 Rockstar Edition Unveiled


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Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to launch the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION model year 2019, a thrilling production model that forms the basis of the bikes to be used by Rockstar Energy HusqvarnaFactory Racing’s AMA Supercross Champions Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne throughout the 2019 season.

Collecting feedback from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team and their championship-winning riders, Husqvarna Motorcycles engineers have combined this competition data with extensive testing and development to introduce a list of key upgrades. The new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION features the latest in engine and chassis developments, ensuring this state-of-the-art machine offers unrivalled on-track performance.

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This second edition of the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION continues to pay tribute to a highly successful collaboration between Husqvarna Motorcycles and their global partner Rockstar Energy Drink. Produced in limited numbers, the latest FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION will be available in early 2019.


BUILT FOR COMPETITION

At the leading edge of motocross development, Husqvarna Motorcycles introduce a series of considered upgrades to the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION. With the distinctive bodywork receiving new graphics, the end result clearly showcases thedirection of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ pioneeringdevelopment.

Replicating the advanced engine technology used by the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team in their championship-winning machines, the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION model year 2019 features a new CP forged box-in-box piston and a new PANKL conrod. Providing reduced friction, the new piston and conrod ensure the SOHC engine continues to offer the highest level of performance and reliability available in the market today.

The new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machinefeatures FMF Racing’s Factory 4.1 RCT silencer.The new exhaust system has a blue anodized titanium body and a carbon end cap. In addition, it offers a shorter overall length that makes it less susceptible to damage. Moving the silencer closer to the engine also aids mass centralization.

Made from high-grade aluminum, the all-new CNC- machined triple clamps feature optimally tuned steering stem stiffness as well as perfect alignment of the fork tubes for highly responsive and smooth fork action. Maximum gains in handling are provided by easy offset adjustment between 20 or 22 mm.

The list of upgrades is completed with a new set of anodized D.I.D DirtStar rims and anodized machined hubs. Offering maximum weight savings, this premium-quality combination ensures maximum strength and reduced weight. Tailored to the needs of every aspiring motocross racer, the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION features a carbon fiber reinforced engine protector and a mechanical holeshot device as standard.

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How It Works

  • Visit www.fmfracing.com and go to the apparel section and select FMF DROP TEE

  • Choose your size or your custom made to order FMF Tee

  • $29.99 (plus tax if applicable)

  • Rock the exclusive shirts that are built just for you

  • Early Roost special in the month of Oct will receive FREE SHIPPING for the life of your membership!

  • It’s super easy to cancel or skip a shipment with just a click of a button in your account page.



Please Note- We currently DO NOT accept any returns on The DROP subscription as each item is custom made to order.

Thor Corps Sponsorship Is Open



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THOR CORPS 2019 Athlete Support Season Now Open Effective September 12th, 2018 – November 30th, 2018

For the 2019 racing season, the THOR CORPS athlete support program is proud to continue our decades-long tradition of supporting athletes across all levels of the sport. We are now accepting resumes from dedicated racers to represent the THOR brand proudly and to be true ambassadors for motocross and/or off-road racing disciplines.

Space is limited and not every rider will qualify for support. Make sure that your resume is complete and up to date, represent yourself to the best of your ability and apply now for the THOR CORPS.

To apply, simply click the link below and follow the directions to the “Apply for Sponsorship” page.

https://ridersupport.thormx.com/login\

2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 Revealed


 

 

Suzuki Announces Key Details And Specifications On The 2019 RM-Z250

 

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Key New Advancements for the 2019 RM-Z250

  • Increased Engine Performance
    • New cylinder head delivers increased output and throttle response
    • New dual fuel injector system increases high rpm power
    • Evolved traction management system helps the bike hook up on a variety of surfaces
    • Updated Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) launches you out of the starting gate fast
  • Greater Cornering Performance
    • New frame and swingarm balances lightness with strength
    • Revised engine location and new mounts expands the chassis’ nimble handling 
    • Coil spring KYB fork provides superb performance and easy tuning
    • New KYB rear shock and linkage deliver remarkable control
    • Race-ready, High-grip Dunlop MA33 Tires
  • Improved Braking Performance
    • Larger front brake increases stopping power and feel
    • New, compact rear master cylinder is designed to prevent mud from collecting on it and from catching on the rider’s boots
  • Functional Styling
    • Aggressive new styling from the championship-caliber RM-Z450
    • Narrow cockpit and ergonomics lets rider move with ease for maximum racing performance
  • Rider-friendly Tuning
    • Fuel couplers are included for quick and easy EFI tuning

 

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Overview

Redesigned for 2019 and ready for battle, the RM-Z250 marries the sleek, race-ready appearance of the RM- Z450 with an upgraded engine and list of chassis changes to achieve superior performance. Using Suzuki’s “RUN, TURN and STOP” philosophy, factory engineers have made the 2019 RM-Z250 an even more formidable competitor.

The RM-Z250 has always set the standard as the best-handling 250 on the track. Now, the 2019 edition has more power, thanks to a host of changes that include a new cylinder head and dual injector EFI, to boost perfor- mance through the entire rev range. The frame and swingarm are new, as is the KYB-supplied suspension that includes a new coil spring fork. Strong brakes and ergonomically shaped bodywork that help keep the rider in control as the RM-Z250 carves up the racetrack.

Back in the pits, tuning the new EFI system for maximum performance is easy, thanks to Suzuki’s proven fu- el-coupler system. Suzuki’s Winning Balance is again on display with the 2019 RM-Z250, as it again raises its own high standard for cornering performance.

 

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Engine Features

• Fitted with a new cylinder head and other improvements for 2019, the fuel-injected, 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-valve, DOHC engine remains proven and reliable.

  • The engine improvements result in greater power output with improved throttle response through the entire rev range.

  • The cylinder head features a new intake port shape and nish that ne-tunes the fuel/air charge into thecombustion chamber to increase engine output.

  • A 30 percent larger air cleaner opening is combined with a more direct air cleaner outlet tube path into thethrottle body for increased air ow.

  • The updated fuel injection system has extra-smooth power delivery, high fuel ef ciency, superb reliability,and easy tuning capability.

  • The new throttle body eliminates complex control linkage so the rider feels a more direct connection to the engine.

  • For the rst time on a Suzuki MX model, twin fuel injectors are used. The fuel/air mix created by both injectors improves charging ef ciency and increases high rpm power.

  • To feed the new twin-injector system and mix the fuel and air charge to improve throttle response, the new, high-capacity fuel pump has 17 percent more output pressure.

  • The new throttle body eliminates complex control linkage, so the rider feels a more direct connection to the engine.

  • The cam chain tension adjuster and guide have been redesigned to reduce friction and mechanical loss.

  • The compact aluminum cylinder is finished with Suzuki Composite Electro chemical Material (SCEM) coating for durability, light weight, and ef cient heat transfer.

  • To increase reliability, the machining process at the piston pin holes is changed to reduce stress at the piston crown.

  • Engine starting remains simple, due to a proven kick-starter and automatic decompression system thatworks precisely and ef ciently (eliminating the need for a heavy and costly electric start system).

  • The new, high-low exhaust system has a longer head-pipe, tapered mid-section, and multi-layer silencer that has better ow through the entire rev range, with an emphasis on low-rpm performance.

  • The new exhaust silencer is a four-layer design that enhances performance and maintains compliance with AMA sound regulations.

  • New resin engine protectors help guard the coolant pump (on the right) and the stator cover (on the left) from debris and stones. 

 

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  • Advanced Electronics

    • Suzuki’s proven, easy-to-use Fuel Couplers are included to simplify EFI tuning

      For quick fuel adjustments to suit riding conditions, two couplers are provided. One is for a rich, and another for a lean fuel setting compared to the stock setting. Riders can change fuel settings in seconds by simply connecting either coupler to the wire harness.

    • The 2019 RM-Z250 features an evolved and faster traction management system. The Electronic Control Module (ECM) continually measures throttle opening, engine speed and gear position and then adjusts theignition timing and fuel injector duration to ne-tune the engine output to deliver the best traction for theriding conditions.

      The RM-Z250’s traction management system is different from a street-bike traction control system as it does not measure rear tire spin. Because the needs of a motocrosser are different than a street bike, this system offers constant adjustment that maximizes traction at all times.

    • The Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC) is a selectable launch system derived from the factory race bike to help riders’ takeoff from the starting gate for an early lead.

      To aid riders at the moment of launch, there are three stages of power adjustment from the S-HAC system; 1) the moment of initial launch, 2) when crossing the starting gate, and 3) acceleration up to full-speed.

    • There are three S-HAC modes riders can choose for the best option per their skill level and starting conditions. The launch settings for A-Mode and B-Mode are updated on the 2019 RM-Z250 to help the rider control engine speed during starts.

      A-Mode: For hard surfaces or slippery conditions at the starting gate. In this mode, S-HAC alters ignition timing at the moment of launch and the ride over the gate to reduce wheel slip to deliver a smooth take off. It also advances ignition timing during this sequence for stronger acceleration. After 6.0 seconds or when you reach fourth gear, the system shuts off and returns to normal ignition timing.

      Benefit of A-Mode: For novice riders, and/or hard and slippery traction conditions, use A-Modefor a more controlled launch.

      B-Mode: When conditions at the starting gate have better traction, and a more aggressive launch is desired. S-HAC will advance the ignition timing to allow increased throttle response and stronger acceleration off the line. The ignition timing alternation is in a similar sequence as A-Mode, but with increased overall timing. One of three conditions will return the ignition to normal operation(whichever happens rst): After 6.0 seconds or when you reach fourth gear, the system shuts off andreturns to normal ignition timing.

      Benefit of B-Mode: For skilled riders and/or good starting conditions, use B-Mode for a more

      aggressive launch.

      Base Mode: Standard power launch, no action required on the S-HAC switch.

      Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. ai3 09/06/2019 3 /6Speci cations and other information may change without notice.

 

Transmission & Drive Features

• The five-speed transmission is updated with a new second gear ratio and overall nal ratio to match theengine’s stronger output for better acceleration and top speed.

  • True to Suzuki transmission standards, the gear shift operation is smooth and precise. Carefully designed parts like the precisely machined shift cam and corresponding gears create a transmission a racer can rely on.

  • The multi-plate, wet-clutch uses a rack-and-pinion clutch release mechanism for precise feel of the engagement and disengagement points while riding.

  • The new, lighter-weight chain guide is shaped to accurately route the drive chain smoothly.

 

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Chassis Features

 

• The 2019 RM-Z250 features a new frame and swingarm design that continues Suzuki’s reputation for creating the best handling motocross motorcycles.

  • The new aluminum-alloy twin-spar frame combines cast and extruded sections to achieve superior front- and-rear weight distribution while balancing strength and weight.

  • The new frame is 370 grams (0.8 pounds) lighter, but has a 10 percent increase in torsional rigidity.

  • The position of the engine in the new frame is changed so the crankshaft sits higher in the chassis to further the bike’s nimble handling characteristics.

  • The design of the rear, upper engine mounts has been updated to a pair of mounts that are outboard of the cylinder head to increase rigidity and allow a direct intake path to the engine.

  • The engine mount material is changed to aluminum from steel to reduce weight.

  • The new swingarm is shaped using an innovative hydroforming process that maintains strength but reduces weight by 0.6 pounds (270 grams).

  • The new hydroforming process enabled engineers to create tapered swingarm beams that increased rigidity while reducing heavier assembly welding.

  • New hexagonal aluminum rails are used on the sub-frame for lighter weight, a slimmer appearance, andeasier air lter access.

  • The sub-frame rails are moved inward to slim the bodywork, but are also raised to provide additional space for the larger air cleaner.

  • Not only is the new sub-frame narrow, but all of the body work is slim so the rider can move freely in the cockpit, especially during spirited riding.

• The new, KYB-supplied shock absorber has a thin-wire spring, spring guide, cushion rubber guide, and lower link that weigh less and have better movement reaction. The new spring and link weigh a pound (447.5 grams) less than the prior parts.

  • This KYB shock has new damping force circuits and a different rear lever ratio to improve the suspension’s traction characteristics.

  • The damping force adjusters have a wider tuning range so the settings can better match the conditions and the rider’s style.

  • A new, high-performance KYB coil spring front fork replaces the PSF2 Pneumatic Spring Fork previously used on the 2018 RM-Z250.

  • Both fork legs have the same springs and damping force components, so front suspension tuning andmaintenance is balanced and easy: a great bene t during frequent riding.

  • This new fork uses a free-piston design that separates air and oil to optimize the damping characteristics. Other internal changes help control the damping cartridge’s pressure and spring recoil, so the fork action remains supple and precise.

  • The new Renthal aluminum tapered handlebar has a straighter bend (less pull-back) than prior models to help aid the rider during aggressive maneuvering.

  • A new, lighter upper fork bracket is used to complement the new front suspension and handlebars.

  • To improve stopping performance and feel, a new, larger 270mm, wave-style front brake rotor and a Nissin two-piston brake caliper are used.

  • The brake pad material is also changed to improve performance, plus the new front brake lever is a push rod type that more effectively transmits the squeezing force that the rider applies to the master cylinder.

  • A new design rear brake master cylinder hugs the frame beam to reduce dirt contamination and the chance of the rider’s boot touching it during riding.

  • The wheels feature black anodized D.I.D DirtStar rims with a new cross-section design that maintains strength while reducing un-sprung weight.

  • Suzuki beak-inspired styling has sharp front fender and radiator shroud shapes that blend into the frame’s side covers and an upswept tail, to promote the impression of speed while reducing weight and easing service.

  • The functional styling and the motorcycle’s trim chassis permits a variety of rider positions that facilitate control and comfort.

  • In addition to the ergonomic improvements from the new bodywork, the rider’s foots pegs are moved 0.12 inches (3.3 mm) forward and 0.2 inches (5.2 mm) upward, while the handlebar grip position is moved 0.3 inches (7.4 mm) forward and 0.15 inches (3.8 mm) downward, to create a high level of rider-control during competition.

  • The new plastic fuel tank weighs a half-pound less than the prior model’s aluminum tank. Fuel capacity is raised to 1.7 US gallons.

  • The seat base, inner fenders, and side covers were developed to reduce moisture and dirt from reachingthe air cleaner. This helps prevent debris from contaminating the air lter.

  • The new, slimmer seat has revised foam density to aid the rider’s control of the motorcycle. The seat weighs a half-pound less than the prior model’s and has a large gripper panel that runs nose-to-tail on the cover.

  • The Suzuki Championship Yellow bodywork is enhanced with distinctive striping and modern logo graphics.

    Additional Features

    • A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for RM-Z250 owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

    • Learn more about Suzuki’s industry leading contingency, plus the RM ARMY and Amateur Support programs at www.SuzukiCycles.com/Racing.

    • For more details, please visit www.suzukicycles.com.

Pricing:         TBA
Availability:  February 2019

Champions Choose WP Pro Components

 

 Champions choose WP Pro Components

Loretta Lynn’s amateur motocross championship

MURRIETA, Calif.–WP Suspension’s PRO COMPONENTS have proven to be the choice of champions capturing 9 National Championships and 18 podiums overall. 

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN played host once again to the most contested amateur motocross championship in the world, where racers and their families flocked to the historic venue to prove their grit. In 2018 one thing was clear, champions choose WP PRO COMPONENTS. 

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OPEN PRO SPORT 1st 250 A 1st

MITCHELL FALK

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JALEK SWOLL

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PIERCE BROWN

250 B 2nd SCHOOLBOY 2 2nd

MIKE BROWN JUNIOR (25+) 1st SENIOR (40+) 1st

MAX VOHLAND

SUPERMINI 1 (12-15) 2nd SUPERMINI 2 (13-16) 2nd

NATE THRASHER

SUPERMINI 1 (12-15) 1st SUPERMINI 2 (13-16) 1st

PRESTON BOESPFLUG

MINI SR 1 (12-13) 2nd

ETHAN MANN

SCHOOLBOY 1 2nd

HUNTER CALLE

450 B 3rd

JOHN GREWE

MASTERS (50+) 1st

 

            

When pushing the limits in the pursuit of glory, confidence is key. What does confidence look like? Pierce Brown setting the fastest lap of the week, Max Vohland being the only mini to air out a massive triple, and 46 year old Mike Brown winning the 25+ & 40+ Championships! These racers embody confidence and we are proud to help them GET IN FRONT!

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2019 Suzuki Motocross Models

Suzuki Introduces 2019 Motocross, DualSport, Off-Road and Youth Models

All-new RM-Z250 and DR-Z50 top the list of updated and returning models

 

Brea, CA (July 17, 2018) – Led by the advance look at an all-new RM-Z250 motocross machine and the new DR-Z50 mini, Suzuki Motor of America (SMAI) is proud to announce the introduction of its 2019 Motocross, DualSport, Off-road and Youth models including the QuadSport Z90 and QuadSport Z50 ATVs. The completely updated RM-Z250 features a long list of enhancements and performance improvements and now mirrors the cutting-edge styling of its big brother RM-Z450, introduced just last year. 

 

All-new from the ground up in 2018, the RM-Z450 returns with key updates to its suspension while Suzuki’s versatile DualSport and DR-Z400SM models continue to provide owners with class-leading performance whether riding on- or off-road. For those ready to take Suzuki’s renowned motocross bike handling to the trails, the RMX450Z returns for serious desert and woods riders. The DR-Z125L is everyone’s favorite trail bike and returns with RM-Z inspired graphics. 

 

 

2019 Motocross Models

Suzuki’s tradition of building championship winning, high performance motocross machines takes the next step forward with the pre-announcement of the all-new, 2019 RM-Z250. Designed to move it to the head of the 250 class, this all-new stunner features a long list of enhancements and performance improvements. Preliminary information on this new motorcycle is available now with full product details and specifications set to be announced in September.

 

Evolving the fundamental performance elements of ‘RUN’, ‘TURN’ and ‘STOP’ to a new level, Suzuki has infused the Winning Balance into the new 2019 RM-Z250. 

 

Suzuki engineers have achieved an even greater level of balance between the race-proven performance of the RM-Z250’s engine and chassis. Particular attention was focused on advancing its ‘TURN’ capabilities to continue Suzuki’s tradition of producing the best handling motorcycles on the racetrack. The styling of the RM-Z250 is all-new and unified with that of the RM-Z450.

 

2019 RM-Z250

2019 RM-Z250

 

NEW 2019 RM-Z250

New Aluminum Frame & Swingarm

More Power and Improved Throttle Response

Sleek New Bodywork & Ergonomics

New Coil-spring Fork & Shock/Linkage

Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics

MSRP $TBA

Estimated arrival at dealers: February 2019

*Additional information will be available in September 2018

 

 

With a decade’s worth of race win dominance, the 2019 RM-Z450 remains the champion’s choice. Fully-revised in 2018, the RM-Z450 returns with its sleek, race-ready appearance, strong engine and a nimble chassis that continues Suzuki’s tradition of having the best handling 450. To further improve the agile RM-Z450, a new spring has been fitted to the SHOWA BFRC shock with new damping force settings while the coil-spring fork has new damping-force settings as well.  Continual improvement is why the RM-Z450 remains the class standard for cornering performance.

 

2019 RM-Z450

2019 RM-Z450

 

2019 RM-Z450

DOHC 4-valve, 449cc, 4-stroke Engine

Suzuki EFI with Tuning Coupler System

Twin-spar Aluminum Frame & Swingarm

New Rear Shock Spring 

Updated Suspension Settings

Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics

MSRP $8949

Estimated arrival at dealers: August 2018

 

2019 RM85

2019 RM85

 

2019 RM85

The Choice of Future Champions

Strong & Reliable 84.7cc Two-stroke Engine

Six-speed Transmission & Manual Clutch

Fully Adjustable SHOWA Suspension

Champion Yellow with Red/Blue Graphics

MSRP $4199

Estimated arrival at dealers: November 2018

 

Enlist in the RM ARMY and enjoy Suzuki Amateur Racing Support! 

Suzuki’s renowned RM Army and Amateur Racing Support continues, offering over $3.8 million in contingency, trackside support, and the opportunity to train with Ricky Carmichael at Suzuki’s exclusive Camp Carmichael. Want to see why champions choose Suzuki? Visit www.racesuzuki.com for more information on Suzuki’s Amateur Support Program and enlist in the RM ARMY!

 

Kawasaki Unveils Its 2019 KX450F

 

Kawasaki looks to be a serious threat to the 450cc motocross class with their all new 2019 KX450F. We have seen spy photos for a while, but today confirms that the new green machine gets an A-Kit style spring fork, hydraulic clutch, a new electric start engine, new frame and much more. We are out at Pala tonight for the special presentation and will be testing this very machine on Wednesday. Look for a "First Impression" on Keeferinctesting.com and a special "Keefer Tested Podcast" come Thursday AM! In the meantime enjoy some of the information and photos Kawasaki provided for us. -KK

 

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Kawasaki Introduces All-New 2019 KX450 Motorcycle

 The Kawasaki KX™ lineup has an unmatched history of success and has paved the path to championships for the motocross heroes of today, while continuing to serve as the ultimate tool for the future stars of tomorrow. The KX family is the most dominant motocross and supercross brand of motorcycle available today, led by its flagship model the KX™450.  The all-new 2019 KX450 weighs in at 232.4 lbs without fuel while boasting a powerful engine, nimble handling, and technologically advanced features that are derived directly from the motorcycles used by Kawasaki’s factory race team. All-new features for 2019 include a new lightweight, more powerful engine, new slimmer aluminum frame, new Showa coil spring front forks with A-KIT technology, new hydraulic clutch and new electric start system.

 

The KX450 motorcycle is the bike that builds champions. Kawasaki racers also receive the benefit of the industry-leading Team Green™ support network that can be found trackside at events across the nation. The Kawasaki KX450 is notorious for asserting its championship proven dominance across the world.  

 

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ENGINE

  • NEW Kawasaki’s first electric start motocross bike 
  • NEW hydraulic clutch 
  • NEW finger-follower valve train designed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike engineers
  • NEW aggressive cam profiles 
  • NEW larger intake and exhaust valves 
  • NEW lightweight bridged-box piston  
  • NEW thinner air cleaner element 
  • NEW downdraft-style intake routing 
  • NEW longer exhaust header pipe
  • NEW larger 44 mm throttle body 
  • NEW change drum and shift fork reduce weight 
  • NEW plain bearings for the connecting rod big-end 
  • NEW compact fuel pump 

 

The engine of the KX450 has always been strong, and the lightweight engine package is even stronger in 2019 thanks to the input from the factory race team. The four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled 449 cc engine has increased peak power and a flatter torque curve that makes it easier to get on the gas sooner. 

 

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New for 2019, the KX450 becomes Kawasaki’s first motocross bike with an electric start, which is activated by the push of a button located on the handlebar near the right grip making starting easy and convenient. A lightweight, compact Li-ion battery helps keep weight down, as does an automatic centrifugal decompression system fitted to the exhaust cam, which lifts one exhaust valve to facilitate starting. 

 

In addition to an electric start, the KX450 also becomes Kawasaki’s first motocross bike equipped with a hydraulic clutch. The new clutch offers a more direct feel and an easier pull for lighter lever action, helping to reduce fatigue while on the racetrack. The hydraulic clutch is designed to provide a more consistent feeling through minimal change in clutch play as the clutch heats up during heavy use.  

 

Kawasaki brought top-level road racing technology to the KX450 valve train, using designs from Kawasaki World Superbike engineers. It uses finger-follower valve actuation, enabling larger-diameter valves and more aggressive cam profiles. Thanks to the finger-follower valve actuation, the rev-limit has been raised, contributing to increased high-rpm performance. The change to finger-follower valve actuation reduces the valve train mass and friction compared to a tappet-style valve actuation. A DLC coating on the finger followers helps protect against wear.  

 

Complementing more aggressive cams, larger 40 mm intake valves and 33 mm exhaust valves with increased lift help air flow and contribute to increased power. Valves are formed from lightweight titanium, reducing reciprocating weight and offering high-rpm reliability. Chromium steel valve spring retainers and a highly durable chromium nitride coating on the camshafts improve reliability at high-rpm. The lightweight bridged-box piston uses the same design as the Monster Energy® Kawasaki race team’s factory race bikes, contributing to strong performance throughout the entire rpm range. The revised piston design reduces weight and optimizes strength for durability. 

 

The cylinder is offset 8.5 mm forward to reduce mechanical loss through friction from the piston movement, enabling more efficient power generation. A special coating used on the intake port cores during the casting process make ports ultra-smooth, which increases efficiency and performance throughout the rpm range.

 

The new header pipe length has been increased by 105 mm to match the updated engine package and improves low-end power. A resonator chamber fitted to the exhaust system header effectively increases exhaust pipe length and helps reduce the decibel sound level. A new thinner air cleaner element improves air flow, contributing to increased performance at all rpm. New downdraft-style intake routing allows an even straighter approach for intake air into the cylinder, improving cylinder-filling efficiency and contributing to increased engine power. The new 44 mm throttle body is now larger and features reversed orientation of the butterfly for better fuel atomization from the top mounted injector. A new fine atomizing, 12-hole injector now sprays 75 micron droplets and flows over 20 percent more fuel to contribute to increased power, smooth power delivery and superb engine response at partial throttle. 

 

A close-ratio five-speed transmission features lightweight gears and shafts to keep weight down, yet retain strength, while contributing to the motorcycle’s winning performance. Revisions have been made to the shift drum and shift fork, resulting in a weight savings. The engine cases, which feature a scavenger pump on the right case, have been constructed of extremely light materials and are designed to meet the highest standards of durability. A change from needle bearings to plain bearings for the connecting rod big-end reduces mechanical loss, contributing to overall performance.

 

The new lightweight fuel pump is located in the plastic fuel tank and has a revised design that is more compact, enabling a flatter design for the top of the tank. 

 

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DFI® COUPLERS    

  • NEW Ability to adjust mapping while engine is running  

 

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    Contributing to the race-winning engine characteristics, the digital fuel injection system of the KX450 features a coupler package that has set the industry standard. Each KX450 motorcycle comes standard with three different couplers, easily allowing riders to select pre-programmed fuel injection and ignition mapping to suit their riding style or track conditions. The four-pin DFI® couplers select maps that are designed for standard, hard or soft terrain settings. Changing the engine map is as simple as connecting the coupler cap of choice. For riders looking to fine tune their ECU settings, the KX FI Calibration Kit (Handheld) is offered as a Kawasaki Genuine Accessory, and provides access to the fully programmable ECU. The handheld device eliminates the need for a trackside laptop and gives riders the ability to create custom maps for precise adjustment of fuel and ignition settings. The user-friendly device can store up to seven preset maps and is PC-compatible. For 2019, maps can now be changed while the engine is running by changing couplers, eliminating the need to shut off the engine.

 

LAUNCH CONTROL

The launch control system of the KX450 motorcycle is a favorite for riders who are focused on getting to the first turn ahead of their competition. The push-button activation retards ignition timing in first and second gear, helping maximize traction and put the bike’s potent power to the ground. Once the rider shifts into third gear, normal ignition mapping immediately resumes and full power is restored. 

 

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CHASSIS

  • NEW slimmer aluminum perimeter frame 
  • NEW engine used as a stressed member for rigidity balance 
  • NEW swingarm with revised rigidity to match the main frame

 

 Kawasaki’s engineering team has worked closely with the factory racing team to develop an industry-leading slim aluminum perimeter frame that is capable of providing precise cornering through excellent front-end feel and the ultimate agility at high speeds. As an evolution of the current design, the new frame boasts increased overall rigidity balance. The frame’s lightweight construction is composed of forged, extruded and cast parts, while the engine is used as a stressed member and adds to the frames rigidity balance. The overall rigidity balance has been increased through a new steering head area with optimized rigidity, main frame rails with revised cross-section, and a revised line for the swingarm brackets. Lower frame rails have been widened and also contribute to the bikes overall rigidity balance. Forged chain adjusters are also equipped with a self-locking rear axle nut. The axle nut holds 80 lb-ft torque without the need of a cotter pin, simplifying maintenance at the track. 

 

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The KX450 motorcycle also features a new lightweight swingarm that has revised rigidity and was designed to match the frame, and contributes to increased traction at the rear wheel. The alloy swingarm is constructed of a cast front section and twin tapered hydro-formed spars in a raw aluminum finish. With center of gravity and balanced handling in mind, engineers carefully placed the dimension of the swingarm pivot, output sprocket, and rear axle locations, so that the rear tire would drive the bike forward. 

 

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SUSPENSION & BRAKES

  • NEW Showa 49 mm coil spring fork with A-KIT technology 
  • NEW revised linkage ratios 
  • NEW rear shock layout and Uni-Trak® rear suspension
  • NEW front brake master cylinder 
  • NEW larger 250 mm rear disc
  • NEW rear brake master cylinder and hose
  • NEW larger-diameter 22 mm front axle

 

    For 2019, the KX450 motorcycle is equipped with new high-performance Showa 49 mm coil spring front forks with A-KIT technology, which feature large diameter inner tubes that are the same size as those found on Kawasaki’s factory racing team’s bikes and enable the use of large damping pistons for smooth action and firm damping.  A hard titanium coating on the outer surface of the fork inner tubes helps prevent wear abrasion. The increased surface hardness of the dark navy blue coating also helps to prevent scratches and damage to the tubes. As a result of the surface remaining smoother for a longer period, the reduction of friction creates a smoother and more enjoyable ride. A Showa “Dimplush™” finish process plus Kashima Coat creates a micro-dimpled surface on the inner walls of the outer fork tubes to improve oil retention, and helps prevent wear abrasion on the inside of the tubes, ensuring the sliding surfaces remain smooth for a long time, while the outside is protected against corrosion. The A-KIT technology used in valving, surface treatments and finishes, contributes to noticeably smoother suspension action at the initial part of the stroke and a better ride feel. Incredibly precise personalized settings can be found with 16-position compression and 16-position rebound adjustments. 

 

On the rear suspension, a new Kawasaki Uni-Trak® linkage system is designed to work in conjunction with the new shock, new aluminum frame and new swingarm. The linkage, which is mounted below the swingarm, allows for a longer rear suspension stroke and allows more precise rear suspension tuning. The linkage ratios have been revised to help keep the rear wheel planted for increased traction. The Showa shock layout has been shifted 5 mm to the right to allow room for the new downdraft-style engine intake and increases rear wheel traction. The new Showa Compact Design rear shock has A-KIT technology with bigger diameter compression adjuster, improving damping on the high frequency movements found on today’s motocross tracks. Dual compression adjustability can be found on the rear shock, allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be adjusted separately. The fully adjustable shock allows for settings to be personalized for riding preference and conditions. 

 

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An oversized 270 mm, petal-shaped front brake rotor from the renowned manufacturer, Braking, is fitted to keep up with the powerful engine of the KX450 and help riders brake harder and later than the competition. The front brake master cylinder has been revised and offers better initial control, while contributing to overall braking performance and consistency. The rear is equipped with a new larger-diameter 250 mm petal-shaped Braking® rotor that matches the large front disc and contributes to stronger stopping power. The rear brake master cylinder and hose have been revised to reduce weight. 

 

Derived from Kawasaki’s factory racing efforts, front-end traction has been improved thanks to a new larger-diameter 22 mm front axle shaft. Dunlop MX3S tires contribute to increased front and rear traction. 

 

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 ADJUSTABILITY

  • NEW lighter and wider footpegs 

 

Kawasaki continues its unmatched commitment towards providing riders with class-leading ERGO-FIT™ comfort thanks to its adjustable handlebar mounting system and footpegs to fit a variety of riders and riding styles. The handlebars feature four-way adjustable mounts. The multi-position handlebars offer two mounting holes with 35 mm of adjustability, and the 180-degree offset clamps boast four individual settings to suit different size riders. The new lighter footpegs are 5 mm wider and positioned 3 mm further rearward, offering excellent grip and making it easier to weight the pegs. The footpegs feature dual-position mounting points, with a lower position that reduces the standard setting by an additional 5 mm. The lower position effectively lowers the center of gravity when standing, and reduces knee angle when taller riders are seated. 

 

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BODYWORK & SEAT

  • NEW bodywork designed to facilitate rider movement
  • NEW slimmer single piece radiator shrouds 
  • NEW flatter and lower fuel tank 
  • NEW smooth engine covers 

 

Complementing its championship proven technology, the 2019 KX450 motorcycle features aggressive styling along with in-mold graphics on the radiator shrouds that result in an ultra-smooth surface and racy look needed to finish at the top of its class. The sleek bodywork has been molded to match the V-mounted radiators and narrow chassis design. The flatter fuel tank design allows the tip of the seat to be 20 mm lower and gives the rider greater freedom of movement when changing riding position, and facilitates sitting farther forward. 

 

Each piece of bodywork has been designed to help facilitate rider movement with long, smooth surfaces that make it easy to slide back and forth. New single piece shrouds are slimmer where they come to contact with the rider’s legs and are easier to hold on to. Seams between the shrouds, seat, and side covers are nearly flush in order to increase bike control as well as moving around on the motorcycle. 

 

Adding to the distinctive Kawasaki factory race team look is a green oil cap, generator cover plugs, green alumite suspension adjusters, and black alumite wheels. Engine covers were designed to be smooth in order to not impede rider movement. 

 

The 2019 Kawasaki KX450 motorcycle can easily be made to suit a large range of riders thanks to its flat seat design, adjustable handlebar and footpegs and adjustable suspension components. This perfectly complements the wide range of damping settings as well as the DFI couplers and optional handheld KX FI Calibration Kit, allowing the rider to find the ideal engine characteristics to suit a particular track or conditions. While the base settings on the KX450 motorcycle are based on extensive testing and racing, the motorcycle provides a huge range of technology and adjustment to help ensure every rider can experience the incredible ability of this extremely capable motocross bike.

 

CONTINGENCY

Kawasaki Team Green Racing Contingency for 2019 supercross, motocross, and off-road racing are set to be announced and include the all-new KX450. Highlights of the contingency program include increased payouts in off-road racing and more privateer support in both supercross and motocross. 

 

Color: Lime Green 

MSRP: $9,299

 

 

 

 

 

Yamaha Introduces Completely Redesigned YZ250F, Updated YZ450F & YZ85 for 2019

Yamaha Introduces Completely Redesigned YZ250F, Updated YZ450F & YZ85 for 2019

We were expecting a new YZ250F from Yamaha in 2019 and that is exactly what we get. The kids will also be stoked to learn that Yamaha made some major updates to the trusty YZ85 while the 2019 YZ450F only gets minor updates.

The Balancing Act Blog #2

The Balancing Act

Blog #2

 

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So I haven't really had time to write a blog since I started Keefer Inc. Testing so I decided that this Sunday morning would be a god time and let you know how it’s all been going. When I started this venture with Keefer Inc. Testing I knew it would be a tough task, but I have never been one to shy away from hard work. However, time delegation is something that I have been trying to get better at these past few months and let me tell you it’s a work in progress. Such is life right? As much as I would love to get you all tons of content everyday, the truth is I am only one dude and would rather put up quality tests than quantity. Being with the magazine for many years everything is “hurry up and get it up” and even though I did not like this type of “testing” it was something I was forced to do. It’s the nature of the beast when it comes to today’s media outlets, because everyone wants their shit up now and no one likes to wait. Hell, I am guilty of this as well, especially when it comes to Mrs. Keefer’s After Dark duties! :) Between getting quality content up for Pulp MX, learning this podcast thing and getting quality, informative tests put up right here on Keefer Inc. it has been tough. I have neglected some key things in my life that shouldn’t be neglected like family and friends so I could get this snowball rolling down the hill. 

 

 There are a lot more moving parts to my job now as I am now the editor, test rider and salesman for my brand. I am not very good at trusting just anyone and I keep my inner circle very limited. I worry more now that I am on my own because all that goes up on this site has my name is attached to everything that is performed. If there is one thing that I don’t negotiate with, it has to be my integrity. So when I left the magazine I offered a couple key guys that I trusted the most to come over here and help me create content. I get tons of questions on if we will be doing off-road stuff and the answer is “yes”, I am going to do some off-road testing. When I think back on how it all started when I was nine years old, it was with my dad out on the trails following him around. I grew up racing off-road and still love it so much to this day. Some of my best friends are off-road racers and I still follow it very closely. I brought my good friend Michael Allen with me from the magazine as he is the true epitome of an off-road guy. Michael could give two shits on what he looks like when he rides, he likes to go out on a trail ride for five to six hours, he’s willing to try and ride anything, he is very hard on equipment, he will have a beer after he rides and loves to bench race about the day’s events. To me this is the perfect guy to help me with my off-road program. You will get to know Michael more in an upcoming Husqvarna TE250i test here shortly.   

Keefer Inc. Testing Off-Road guy Michael Allen. 

Keefer Inc. Testing Off-Road guy Michael Allen. 

 

Now just like most of all of you guys and gals out there you probably get burned out on your job at work right? Duh. I deal with that same thing over here except the difference is the burnout I feel at times with my work is also my hobby. Some days I just need a few days to NOT ride, talk and type about dirt bikes. However, at the same time I end up stressing out that I am not creating content for you all and I am leaving all of you enthusiasts hanging. I feel guilty! This is the balancing act that I am working on so that all of you out there will have continual information to feed your brain over here at Keefer Inc. Names like Michael Allen, Dominic Cimino, Tyler Bowers, Lane Shaw, Colton Aeck, Broc Shoemaker and Matt Bynum among others are not only good test riders, they are good people that you can walk up and talk to at the track and you will not get that “cool guy” attitude. I like good hearted people! I don't like snakes in the grass and guys that aren't real. I’ve had enough of that at other places. 

 

Shootout time is here! We will be doing 2018 Shootouts this year, but unlike others out there we will be doing it in a different way. I will be feeding all of you daily information (via the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Keefer Tested podcast) on what went down on each day of testing. I wanted to do a daily wrap up show from each track we test at so it’s like you were all right there with us. There will be no delay in information and you will all be able to hear how each bike performed at each track we tested at. For those of you asking about a written version of each Shootout, yes there will be a 250 and 450 MX Shootout up here on the website as well. The goal for me is to try and create more ways for al of you to hear and read the information we have to offer. 

 

I appreciate everyone comments I have received and also for you all visiting Keefer Inc., Pulp MX and listening to my podcast. We are only a couple months in and I see the numbers growing, so I thank you. Also, if you see me at the track don’t hesitate to come up and shoot the shit and ask any questions you may have. If you like what you read here and like listening to the podcast don’t forget to stop by the store and grab a couple t-shirts for you and your buddies.  

 

Long Live Dirt Bikes!

 

-KK