KTM Reveals All-New 2016 SX bikes
KTM has released what many are calling the most anticipated off-road line-up of 2016. As many suspected, the 2016 models carry virtually all the aspects of the 2015.5 Factory Edition, which helped Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin capture the 2015 450SX and East Coast 250SX championships, respectively.
Highlights for All 2016 Models:
- · - Massive weight savings across the board for all
models, be eliminating any and all unnecessary weight
- · -New chassis and bodywork
- · -New engine with better overall horse power and
- · -Super lightweight Galfer Wave rotors, CNC
machined hubs, high-end Excel rims fitted with Dunlop GEOMAX MX32 tires are
- · -New lighter “ No Dirt” footpeg design that
provides a larger surface area and features a “scraper” to reduce dirt build-up
in the hinge
- · -New CNC machined upper triple clamp featuring a
rubber damping system for the new Neken handlebar and ODI lock-on grips
- · -The advanced WP 4CS (Four Chamber System) Fork
has been specifically designed for Motocross and features revised damping
settings optimized for the new chassis
- · -New airbox and airfilter design offers maximum
protection for the engine while ensuring maximum airflow and providing quick
“no tools” airfilter changes
Note: the 2016 250SX two stroke bike did not receive the same body and chassis updates, but does come with many other components found on the other models. Because the ’16 250 SX remained mostly unchanged, we speculate a massive rework for 2017!
2016 KTM 125 SX Highlights
The engine of the 125 SX has been known to be the most powerful and most competitive engine of the class. But it was time to give a new push to the segment and set a clear statement, that the two-stroke technology is going to have a successful future due to its outstanding power-to-weight ratio, low cost and simplicity. The newly developed 125cc engine for 2016 features a completely new architecture with the latest KTM engineering know-how and the most advanced technology in the class. The result is that it produces better power all over the rev range while being more compact and 4.4 pounds lighter. Combine the all-new engine with the new state-of-the-art chassis that is shared with the 4-Stroke SX-F line, and you have a better handling 125 SX that will set a new benchmark in the class.
2016 KTM 150 SX Highlights
The fun never ends, with all the agility of a 125 but with a power and torque increase to take the fight to the 250cc 4-strokes. For 2016 an all new and lighter engine producing better torque and power is fitted in a totally new chassis making the 150 even stronger and lighter. It’s unbeatable and fast package which will make the new 150 SX the ultimate competitor on the track.
2016 KTM 250 SX Highlights
With enough power to excel on all sorts of tracks and terrain, combined with an extremely lightweight chassis, the 250 SX has one of the best power-to-weight ratios in motocross. The unrivalled performance of the 2-stroke engine makes it a true contender against the more complex 4-Strokes. For 2016 the 250 SX features detail improvements and new colors and graphics, but retains the same excellent chassis and engine specifications as 2015.
2016 KTM 250 SX-F Highlights
The 250 SX-F was once again the World Champion in MX2 for 2014 and added a prestigious 2015 AMA Supercross 250SX Championship to its amazing trophy cabinet. The 2014 season was a great success in racing at all levels around the globe and the remainder 2015 promises to be no different. Already known for its strong performance, the new generation 250 SX-F presents itself with a newly developed, stronger engine built into an all new chassis. The combination of a powerful engine in a lightweight and agile chassis is sure to make the 250 SX-F the star of the show for the future. The new 250 SX-F, the lightest and best performing bike in its class, is the right choice for both the amateur and professional rider; a winning bike that the competition will find hard to follow.
2016 KTM 350 SX-F
the new generation of the 350 SX-F the success story can go on. The dominance
with which this machine has won one world championship title after the other is
unparalleled. In his first year as KTM factory rider, Antonio “Tony” Cairoli
already managed to win the 2010 MX1 World Championship with just 350cc. Ever
since, the Red Bull athlete from Sicily dominated the competition in his class
at will. The results are five consecutive World Championship titles, won with ease
in the top tier of MXGP by Cairoli and the KTM 350 SX-F. Almost as much power
as a 450, but the agility of a 250 – the basic idea is easily summarized. A concept
that has been successful from the start. For the 2016 everything is new: Chassis, suspension, bodywork and a more powerful
fuel injected engine. The all-new 350 SX-F is even faster also due to an
overall weight reduction of 6.8 pounds. An essential point in the new
construction was to create even more compact dimensions in order to achieve a
more effective centralization of mass for improved rideability. This combination of
low weight, playful agility and a high-revving engine will be again the right
machine for Cairoli to defend his title in the new season, since the 350 SX-F
provides the ideal characteristics for pros and amateurs alike.
2016 KTM 450 SX-F Highlights
If asked for maximum power there is no other way but the KTM 450 SX-F. This model has proven itself in championships around the world over the years. Thanks to its compact SOHC engine that delivers explosive but controllable power, it is the weapon of choice for the US KTM Factory Team’s successful 2013 & 2014 AMA Motocross Outdoor championships and 2015 AMA Supercross Championship. For 2016 the 450 SX-F presents itself with an all new chassis and engine, reducing overall weight 7.9 pounds making the new model even easier to ride. All the while, setting a new benchmark of 62hp in terms of peak power. The 2016 KTM 450 SX-F is the lightest, fastest 450 MX bike on the track, consider the game changed.